The Tamasha of Exit Polls Continues: Axis & Chanakya slog it out

Exit polls on Gujarat and Himachal are out and the trend is clear, BJP is all set to win both these elections. Not a single poll predicts a Congress victory in either state. This is in line with the pre-polls, which, despite predicting a close contest, claimed BJP would win

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Adivasis turn saviour as Patidar support drops for BJP in Gujarat

While social media is agog with Rahul’s NavSarjan Yatra and how his team has trumped BJP in the field in which they are masters, opinion polls predict a win for party similar to 2012. While Axis predicts 120 seats, CSDS predicts 117 for BJP. Axis predicts BJP will maintain a vote

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BJP’s 3 Pillar Strategy for #GujaratPolls

Image Credit: http://www.livemint.com 1. Playing the Gujarati Asmita Card Modi during his visit to Vadnagar played the emotion card to the hilt. He was quoted by Economic Times as saying “Coming back to one’s hometown and receiving a warm welcome is special. I go back with your blessings and assure you that

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Increasing urbanization has been one of the primary reasons for BJP’s success in Gujarat

Gujarat Elections is turning out to be a prestige battle for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah. A high pitch battle is ensuing between the Congress and BJP in the state. While Rahul is gaining traction in his Navsarjan Yatra, opinion polls predict a BJP win. However,

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5 Reasons Why #GujaratElections Are Different This Time

The party which has been propagating a Congress mukt Bharat is battling a strong social media campaign of “Congress ave Che” in Modi’s home turf Gujarat. The elections are different this time and nobody can deny this. Surveys predict BJP maintaining its historical 2x seat tally of Congress. 5 Factors Which

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The Caste Calculus in #GujaratElections

Key Highlights: While BJP will try to make it a Hindu vs Muslims contest Congress is trying to make it a caste-based contest and divide the Hindu vote Congress has to not only revive the KHAM alliance but also expand its anchor voting segment groups It also has to successfully

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Trend is likely to continue in Himachal, BJP set to make a comeback

Himachal is all set to go for polls on 9th of November. There is an interesting battle going on between the BJP and the Congress. The contest has been bipolar for decades in the state and this time it's no different. While BJP has put its star campaigner Prime Minister Modi

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#GujaratPolls: Even with support of young turks troika, it’s an uphill task for Congress

Image Credit: http://www.news.raftaar.in The three young Turks of Gujarat politics, Hardik Patel, Jignesh Devnani, and Alpesh Thakur, have joined the Congress or openly declared their support for the Congress party. These three individuals represent the Patidars, Dalits and OBCs of Gujarat, accounting for half of population of the state. All the three were

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#GujaratElections2017: A Historical Perspective

Key Highlights: State has been a Congress bastion till late 1980s enjoying support of upper caste, patidars & baniyas In early '80s Congress rooted for reservations to Dalits and OBCs creating the unbeatable KHAM alliance Patels, a powerful block, disillusioned from Congress, started backing BJP BJP formed its first govt.

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#GujaratElections2017: An Interesting Battle On the Cards

Dates for the all important and eagerly awaited Gujarat elections have been announced. The two phase poll will be held on 9 & 14 of December with counting on 18th. Can BJP continue its winning streak and push Congress into permanent hibernation in the state? This question is in everyone's

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