The results of the assembly elections are out and they have gone as predicted by the exit polls. The Left Front has won West Bengal for the seventh time in a row, and has toppled the UDF in Kerala in style.
Questions: Will the Left which, while keeping the UPA government afloat, has stymied some of its market-friendly measures, now become more aggressive? Or, will it learn from Buddhadeb Dasgupta's success, and run with the market hares and hunt with the marxist hounds?
Will it allow the privatisation of airports to go on or will it put its foot down? Will it allow the petrol price hike or will it quietly buckle in? And is it such a good thing for a party which has just a tenth of the seats in Parliament to hold the rest of the country to ransom?