Bihar Verdict: Is Lalu Prasad Yadav's overwhelming success a sign that caste is all that matters?

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| Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 21:24
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Yes its a huge mandate for Grand Alliance, but the noteworthy fact is that the biggest benefactor from it is a man who was written off after a humiliating Lok Sabha defeat the RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. If you take a close look at the numbers, while JD(U)'s seat tally has only seen a dip from 2010. The RJD according to the latest trend is has managed to grab 81 seats in the 2015 polls, 59 more than what they managed last time. So what's the reason for that is Lalu's overwhelming success a sign that caste is all that matters in Bihar or was the BJP's personalised campaign against Lalu that is to be blamed. Moreover, will the BJP now accept that its model of development has been rejected.

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