New Delhi: If there was one overarching theme in the just-concluded elections to state assemblies, the outcome in four states showed it was the desire for an alternative to the Congress party. The electorate ousted Congress governments in Delhi and Rajasthan, and handed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a third straight term in power in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh; the BJP also emerged as the single largest party in the Delhi assembly. Mint compares the governance agenda promised by the BJP in the four states and lists key development indicators to show the legacy that incoming administrations inherit.

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