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Swing States | The Big Battle for Survival

A battle of epic proportions is on in election 2024 even as voting for the 543 seats of the Lok Sabha crosses the midway mark on May 7. And it’s playing out in three theatres of war—Maharashtra, West Bengal and Bihar. Collectively, they may contribute only a fourth to the total parliamentary strength, but the outcome in these three states will have far-reaching consequences for the nation. It will, for instance, determine whether the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cruises to a third consecutive majority, or huffs and puffs its way across the finish line. It is also a battle of survival for the regional satraps, who pose a formidable challenge to the dominance the BJP is striving for. They are what stands between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his place in history but, if they fa...