Yesterday, Abhisek Manu Singhvi said on TV that BJP has been hung by its own petard. I think the correct phrase would be 'hoist your own petard'. The phrase means hoist with one's own petard, which means "to be harmed by one's own plan to harm someone else" or "to fall into one's own trap," implying that one could be lifted up (hoist, or blown upward) by one's own bomb. Poor Mr Adjective Manu Singhvi. That apart there are many indication that these by polls seem to indicate. Was it that the major one being that the General Election was voting in Modi and it was not an endorsement for BJP er se? Could it be that this overdrive of resurgent Hinduvta is not really the elixir of life as per the majority of Indian voters are concerned? That apart, interestingly, the Congress seems to have done well because of the absence of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi canvassing for the Congress. On the other hand, Sachin Pilot has done what was not thought to be possible - winning 3 out of the 4 seats in Rajasthan! Isn't it time for the Congress to give the Gandhi family a one way ticket out of the Congrress Party so that it can be resuscitated from the near dead moribund condition? Surprising is that the Congress, which claimed to be an all India party with presence in all States, while the BJP wasn't. now finds itself wearing the same shoe. They have become irrelevant in many States and very surprisingly, in West Bengal, where BJP seems to be the 'Opposition' and not the Left or the Congress. In fact, the congress candidate lost his deposit in Bashirhat! As far as UP goes, apparently the BSP not contesting the election did assist the SP, but so did they removing of that rabble rousing Azam Khan from the scene, while the BJP inducted the rabble rousing 'leaders' and that obviously did not go down well amongst the voters. This bypoll has given all political parties some lessons to chew upon so that they come up smelling of roses, the next time around. One thing for sure, and that is, development and good governance is what the Indian voters want, and not rabble rousing and vote bank politics.