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May 13, 2004

The rout of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance in the 14th Lok Sabha election has left almost every political analyst eating their words.

The BJP, which seemed certain of returning to power when it called an election ahead of schedule, has been shocked by ths scale of its defeat.

What led to the BJP's drubbing at the hustings?

Was it its inability to address the common man's grievances?

Was it the 'anti-incumbency' factor?

Or was it just old-fashioned complacency?

Tell us.

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i would like to say that the people of india were wrong to vote out the vajpayee govt. from power. I have never seen a ...

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the only strength was bajpaeeji and its very sad that the others in the party couldnt learn anything fron such a great leader.

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