Reportedly to no one's surprise, exit polls by various news channels predicted a saffron sweep in the haryana and maharashtra Assembly elections. Meanwhile the television debates lacked the usual cacophony; Opposition spokespersons' assertions looked half-hearted, and the usual word of caution on exit polls' accuracy was cast aside in print and digital media articles.
Furthermore the party that has had the longest run in power in india was not reduced to this state in a day; the signs of decay were long coming since the party lost out to bjp in 2014 lok sabha polls and could not even muster the strength needed to lead the Opposition in the Parliament and it had mixed fortunes electorally, losing more states and local body polls than it managed to save. But something more seems to have crumbled since after the second-consecutive route in general elections.
Moreover sources within the party say that the maha aghadi (as the Congress-NCP alliance is known in Maharashtra) is presently disjointed. Further, congress workers say that campaigning wasn't even half as hectic as it used to be even until lok sabha elections. congress leaders didn’t work hard enough during the campaign in Maharashtra. congress leaders didn't even attend Rahul's rallies. So if we don’t get success, then the congress will be responsible".