The flimsiness of the 'Hindu bloc' argument

BJP has marginalized the Yadavs’ dominance in UP and Bihar by giving them minimalist representation.

28 May 2019

Opposition staring at a deep crisis 

BJP’s rise in the East speaks volumes about India’s ideological shift. But there is another significant message in this result.

24 May 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: How political script changed in UP, Bihar

By 1990s, the anchors of this political shift were two Yadavs — Mulayam Singh and Lalu Prasad — in the two populous and politically significant Hindi-states.

20 May 2019

Lok Sabha elections: How is Bihar voting in 2019?

The Nitish factor in Bihar is akin to ‘jaman’, an important ingredient to turn milk to yoghurt, whose company has ensured victories for the allies.

14 May 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Adverse UP demographics challenge BJP

Seen from the vantage point of Uttar Pradesh, the 2019 elections are about the Modi factor rather than a Modi wave.

29 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Opposition alliance, caste equation, Modi factor make UP battle interesting

Uttar Pradesh has always acquired centrality during general elections on account of the sheer number of Lok Sabha seats it offers.

11 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha polls 2019: In UP, optimism alternates with anxiety for BSP

Therein lies the moment of anxiety and of potential crisis for BSP coexisting with the optimism. 

18 Mar 2019

MP election key decider of BJP’s fate

Of all the six election bound states, Madhya Pradesh excites the most.

26 Nov 2018

BSP beyond Uttar Pradesh: Assumptions vs reality

This electoral wisdom, coupled with statistical data and past voting trends, has shaped the debate regarding the ongoing/ensuing Assembly elections, particularly in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

19 Nov 2018

Chhattisgarh: Congress may spring a surprise

As Chhattisgarh goes to the polls on November 12 and 20 in two phases, the electoral dynamics of the state is still fluid and subject to multiple speculations.

11 Nov 2018

Can Meira Kumar stop Hindutva’s inroads into Dalit politics?

Such is the preponderance of identity politics that even the election of the next President of India has been subsumed under the acrimonious debate over ‘authentic vs.

26 Jun 2017