Sajjan Kumar

Bengal polls 2021: How Trinamool is losing narrative to BJP

Barring rare exceptions, the people’s impression of the local Trinamool leadership everywhere falls in the same template. corrupt, rowdy and arrogant.

26 Mar 2021

How BJP turned West Bengal’s Left support base in their favour

The incumbent Trinamool blames it on the vitriolic anti-Mamata mentality of the CPM, which in their desperation to see the Trinamool defeated, aligned with the devil.

05 Feb 2021

Winds of change blowing in Bengal ahead of Assembly Polls

At present, barring the Muslim respondents, the mood for change could be positively tested on the ground if one could go for a random but demographically representative response from the voters.

03 Feb 2021

The Gandhis symbolise the death of politics

As the electoral prospects of the Cong dwindle, the party inner circle and the Gandhis are busy alienating charismatic young leaders. Sachin Pilot is just the latest example

14 Jul 2020

A muddy Holi for Congress

However, the ongoing political development in Madhya Pradesh has a subtext that concerns the Congress, which delineates it from the seemingly similar events in other states in the recent past.

11 Mar 2020

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: 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

Is BJP bringing Opposition together?

Political genius lies not only in devising a strategy to ensure victory for one’s party, but also in preventing the consolidation of rivals

02 Jun 2018

Tripura Assembly Elections 2018 |  Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura may play kingmaker’s role

In poll battle between the Left and the Right, the key to power in Tripura lies with Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura, which is contesting elections with BJP.

18 Feb 2018

Tripura Assembly Elections 2018 | What ails the CPM?

Four reasons why the February 18 election is an existential battle for the party and why it will feel tremors from the outcome even outside the state.

18 Feb 2018

Tripura Assembly Elections 2018 | Congress reduced to signboard party in state

The grand old party has become irrelevant in Tripura by completely alienating its support base and has become a party just for name’s sake.

17 Feb 2018

What’s the meaning of Nitish’s nifty footwork?

The Bihar CM is a past master in the art of defection. His move to the NDA is indicative of regional parties’ perpetual need to woo power to remain relevant in their respective states.

27 Jul 2017

Kovind: A choice thrown up by Dalit Hindutva interface

The NDA candidate is not a stray Dalit card played by the BJP. It’s a choice signifying the latent aspirations of some social groups within the Dalit discourse

21 Jun 2017

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