Narendra Modi is presented with a mace by Himachal Pradesh BJP leaders during an election rally at Sundernagar-PTI

Narendra Modi is presented with a mace by Himachal Pradesh BJP leaders during an election rally at Sundernagar-PTI

Narendra Modi is presented with a mace by Himachal Pradesh BJP leaders during an election rally at Sundernagar-PTI

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