Politics The many lessons from the state election results for the BJP and Congress Updated : December 13, 2018 05:56 PM IST It should be obvious to everyone that perceptions of political leaders individually possessing unimpeachable integrity and being honest are great qualities. Hindutva politics pays electorally only up to a point; it is reactionary narrow politics to counter the Muslim and minority appeasement politics practised by Congress and other regional parties. Prime Minister Narendra Modi must actually be thankful for this defeat because the results are a blessing in disguise. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.