A deeply-layered and multi-dimensional exercise, the ongoing polls in India are being fought on a wide spectrum of factors: socio-economic development; caste, religious and linguistic diversity and individual personalities of leaders.
Since its independence, India has had major revolutions -- the primary ones being the green revolution and the dotcom revolution. But none of them has excited and energized the whole country as the ongoing broom revolution.
As India looks forward to the new year, a political party's ability to usher in a new era of governance will be keenly observed not only by Indians, but also by those around the world interested in political reform.
Following record-breaking electoral participation, the results of four state assembly elections were announced on Sunday. The resounding 4-0 victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party served as an ominous flogging of the Indian National Congress.