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The Bharatiya Janata Party appears set for a victory in four states: Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. In Punjab, though, the Aam Aadmi Party is recording a historic win.
What does this mean for national politics? Siddharth Varadarajan speaks to Seema Chishti, Rajesh Mahapatra and Javed Ansari.