Indian society is deeply tolerant to religious, cultural – and even culinary – diversity. The voices of intolerance coming from the BJP deeply disturbed the middle-class. The Bihar poll result is proof the humble Indian will swiftly turn ruthless against the breed of politicians who sow communal and religious discord. There will be no tolerance for those hate-mongers among the political class. The voters reacted with vigour sending the mighty Modi packing after 30 rallies in the state. They hit out with gusto when their freedom was threatened. Politicians cannot curb what they drink, dress or eat. Front pages of leading national dailies are now telling the real story after 16 months of bans and their accompaniments. India is screaming secularism, gloating over the fall of those faithful to the Hindu extremist cause. Cartoonists are having a field day, their political demons exorcised.