Narendra Modi greets his supporters after casting his vote in the second phase of the state Assembly elections—AP

Narendra Modi greets his supporters after casting his vote in the second phase of the state Assembly elections—AP

Narendra Modi greets his supporters after casting his vote in the second phase of the state Assembly elections—AP

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.