The reasons behind the BJP’s victory in this round -- Modi factor, Hindutva, welfarism and party machinery -- may not work across states
In politics as in cricket, the better side wins. It is credit that must necessarily be shared between the leader/captain and members.
The media space was saturated with rocket attacks on Kabul, boosting Islamophobia sky-high.
The hard reality is that the Modi factor was absent in all the four states.