8 December 2008: The instant arguments and analysis on terrorism as a poll issue coming alongside the five assembly election results are frightening, to say the least. The Congress's victory in Delhi and Rajasthan are seen as a repudiation of the BJP's anti-terror plank and the BJP's retention of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are attributed to development and progress. In part, the BJP is guilty of playing down its own plank now. And analysts close to the Congress are spreading the word that terrorism is not an election issue.