The parties failed to build on their organisational base and could never increase their vote share. The BJP, however, focused on dismantling satraps cultivated by Congress-NCP.
Madhya Pradesh has always been a laboratory for the RSS. This time though, it is trying its biggest experiment yet.
There is palpable anger among Muslim, Dalit and agricultural communities against BJP. But has the Congress capitalised on this? Has the Modi Wave swept again? How is Raj Thackeray impacting the polls?
While five years back Modi spoke more about farmers and development, this time he stuck to Hindu pride and nationalism.
Is Uddhav Thackaray now convinced that 'chowkidar' is not 'chor'?