Observing party's diminishing performance in successive polls, many Congress spokespersons very rightly said that there was a need of introspection. Even Digvijay Singh, a veteran Congress leader and political guru of Rahul Gandhi is of the opinion that Congress needs surgery this time.
To analyse Tamil Nadu assembly elections one has to consider some unique facts of its polity. Populism, sycophancy and corruption is hall mark of Tamil Nadu polity. Even the Supreme Court gave verdict that populism can be considered as welfare and hence not unethical practice. Thus there is a competitive populism in Tamil Nadu.
LDF's return to power in Kerala is seen by many as a routine matter as both LDF and UDF rules God's own country alternatively since decades. BJP opening its account in the State is seen as a success of the party. Congress sympathisers are asking BJP, "where is their success. Except Assam BJP is not visible in any other state."