strange it may be observed but the 2009 loksabha elections certainly diluted the ethnic emotions of both the political parties and the rural voters in general . pre-poll tie-ups did not help parties in andhra pradesh neither did it catch currency in other parts of the country, especially in the mine field of uttarpradesh. is it a happy diversion that identiy has assumed multiple faces without ethnicity as a pre-requisite. is mr. paswan . miss mayavati or for that matter, mr. lalu prasad yadav listening? an implementation of policies in bihar has seen a clear mandate for mr. nitish kumar across bihar. in no uncertain terms the people has elected members of parliament based on belief of a progressive governance.