PM Manmohan Singh, Mrs Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi being garlanded at the party’s FDI Rally in New Delhi-PTI

PM Manmohan Singh, Mrs Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi being garlanded at the party’s FDI Rally in New Delhi-PTI

PM Manmohan Singh, Mrs Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi being garlanded at the party’s FDI Rally in New Delhi-PTI

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We are now in the final stages of this general election. On Thursday, May 7, voters will elect a new Parliament. So far the campaign has been curiously lacklustre and timid.

An unquestionably authentic verdict is fundamental as much for democracy as it is for political parties that win with spectacular success.