The massive defeat of the Congress is the result of increased participation of people in elections. The rising middle class and youngsters who have suffered in the last few years voted honestly. This shows people’s anger over growing sycophancy, dynasty rule, inflation and poor governance.

Harshal Shamrao Thakare, Aurangabad

There seems to be a hasty rush to write off the Congress. It is true that the party has taken a severe beating, but its performance is certainly not the worst in its chequered history. Price rise, corruption, hasty enforcement of the food security law and the linking of Aadhaar to subsidies seem to have angered the average voter. It is now for the party to do some course correction before the Lok Sabha election.

M. Ramankutty, Tripunithura

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