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

Mumbai

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