Two developments on Wednesday proved that if you played your cards right in Indian politics, everyone could be a winner.
In West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee’s party trounced the Congress and arch-rival Left in civic body elections.
Unfortunately, the Communists can’t escape to Sanand in Gujarat.
That is where the TataNano project sought haven. On the same day that the Trinamool Congress swept Kolkata, Ratan Tata and Narendra Modi inaugurated a Tata Motors plant, which has a capacity of up to half a million Nanos a year.
Chasing away the Nano from Singur won Banerjee popularity and votes, which she celebrated.
Cutting his losses and quickly switching loyalties helped Tata find a new home for the same Nano, which he celebrated.
The lesson? There are no good guys or bad guys in politics. Only winners and losers.