Politicians who distanced themselves from the Congress before its stunning election victory are rushing back with almost indecent haste in the hope of being embraced by the new government.
Much ado about nothing
The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) grabbed 262 seats in the month-long polls, leaving it just 10 short of an absolute majority.
The Congress alone won 206 seats -- its best performance in 18 years.
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