भाजपा की दो स्पष्ट विजय, गुजरात और हिमाचल प्रदेश, के बावजूद राजनीति का वह क्षेत्र खुल गया है, जो की 2019 तक सीलबंद लगता था.
Rahul visited more than 20 temples of many faiths, including the influential BAPS and Khodaldham, to Dalit icon Megh Mahya's temple.
If Vikaas is a big balloon, Jignesh Mevani is the pin that can burst it.
For many Indians, the idea of being ruled by a single family seems increasingly anachronistic, and even degrading.
Results of both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections could also work as a reminder for Rahul that the road ahead is full of challenges.
Congress treated Mevani-Patel-Thakor as political fragments, and didn't incorporate their arguments in its electoral agenda for a new political narrative.
Hardik Patel has definitely helped Congress made some gains in Saurashtra and Mehsana; in North Gujarat, Congress wins 15 out of 27 seats while BJP bags 11 seats.
On the campaign trail, the Congress capitalised on many of the BJP’s shortcomings, but it had no counter for Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself.
Aiyar’s ‘neech aadmi’ remark about PM Modi and Sibal’s plea to defer the Ayodhya SC hearing until 2019 damaged the Congress’s hopes.
Despite the two clear victories for the BJP, Monday’s results have opened up the political space which had seemed locked and sealed until the summer of 2019.