After the assembly elections, parties other than the BJP and Congress will control 49% of assembly seats in India
To successfully defend four states is no easy feat. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has managed that and, in the process, strengthened its status as the only nationally dominant party. True, in Goa, it is clinging on, and Punjab has given it a new challenger in the Aam Aadmi Party. But in the most prized Uttar Pradesh, and also in Uttarakhand and Manipur, the ruling party has made waves with elan.