Why the Congress Party Lost the Elections The Congress Party, a powerful organization loaded with cash and influence, however, lost the elections, because: 1. An immature leader in Rahul Gandhi is at the helm. He possesses a mix of old pensioners and inexperienced operatives, as advisors, 2. Excessive opposition to Hindu values (Hindutva). They failed to take into account that 83% of India is Hindu, 3. Too much reliance on fake charges of corruption in Rafale deal, which did not stick, 4. And finally, the false promise of farm loans made during three Hindi belt provincial elections could not be held. They failed to figure that the voters are proud of their Hindu heritage, whether they are Brahmin or Dalit or others, they are proud. In fact, Hindutva was making a dent in people’s mind after being dominated by Muslim and then the British for 900 years. Secularism in this election was taking a back seat. The Congress Party had early on realized this implication and tried to make Rahul Gandhi as Hindu, (although not true), but it did not stick. He stayed on a miss mash of Christian or Parsee heritage. Modi remained a favorite choice of the electorate, including half the Muslim base of 160 million (diehards excepted). Low grade writers in major Western publications like The Time (Aatish Taseer) or Michael Safi elsewhere had tried their best to run down Modi with anti Hindu rhetoric, again it did not stick. In fact anybody who became aware of their writings changed his mind and voted Modi. That is where left oriented Lutyenites including Shekhar Gupta also went awry. Over years they have been cultivated by the Congress Party and other left leaning urban groups against any change in government. They were happy with 50 years of the corruption filled Congress Party rule. They cared less that India has fallen too far behind China economically. They were happy to have secular India than prosperous India. This attitude of their’s was not working. Loosing elections in 2014 and then again in 2019 was guaranteed as they focused on false mind games of rural uplift, unfulfilled promises, corruption in the administration and excessive minority rights. Well, this formula failed and failed miserably. Minorities although they were a bit restrained during the election campaign felt that they will be better served by voting for the winning party, hence about half of them, especially the womenfolk voted for Modi. Finally, putting India’s enemies in their proper place during Doklam incident and Pulwama incident was long overdue. Time for sending the protest note was over. It was time to let them know that India means business and India has the power to back it up. Modi did that and succeeded.