They were wrong - terribly wrong, thank god. They were wrong about the 2004 elections too. Boo! So next time round I refuse to listen to them witter on and get heartburn in the process. I will get poll predictions from my sabziwalla in future instead. He rang my doorbell while I was still doing my victory dance.
"The Congress is winning," I screamed, instead greeting him with my usual polite namaste. He broke into a broad grin and did a sort of victory dance too. Well, more of a jig. And then he told me that in UP (where he's from), people are sick of caste politics. They believe that the Congress is an inclusive party, and they've begun to prefer that.
Second highlight of the day: Watching the BJP (Arun Jaitley) admit defeat in public. YAY!!!!
Third highlight of the day: The Congress may not ask the SP and oily Amar Singh to join the UPA fold. Hooray!
Fourth highlight of the day: Watching an ashen-faced Karat mumble some rubbish about the party getting into introspection mode. What's to introspect, dude? You're the biggest problem in the party!