congres-party-india.jpgIndia’s election results Saturday deserve to be celebrated on more than one count. The country has pulled back from the trend of recent decades: fragmentation of parties along religious, caste, language and regional lines.

Also we should be happy with the outcome: a decisive swing to the Congress Party and the government it leads under the present Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh ensures an India that will pursue inclusive, secular policies and steady economic reform at home, and co-operative foreign policies with its Western and Asian friends.

(Continue Reading in Sydney Morning Herald)

Thanks to Bill Filthorn for calling in with the story!

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