Both SP and the Congress have reached a seat-sharing agreement after initial hiccups. It will be a now or never opportunity for the Congress to boost its sagging political fortune. Priyanka Vadra, taking major initiative in intervening in the finalisation of seat sharing, would mean Rahul Gandhi has receded into the background. This is in a way a favourable development in turning the tide in favour of the Congress as Rahul’s style in personally targeting repeatedly Modi who by all accounts is still popular with the masses, an impression of ennui, was created that he was spoiling the chances of the Congress to refurbish its image. For the BJP, it is now a challenge.
H R Bapu Satyanarayana, Mysuru