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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BJP National Executive Meet: Party’s 7 Tier Strategy for 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

BJP held its national executive meet in Delhi today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Chief Ministers of BJP ruled states, party’s MPs and MLAs all attended this grand event to devise the strategy for Lok Sabha 2019. BJP govt. has completed c. 3.5 years (70%) of its

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AAP wins #BawanaByPoll, makes a comeback

After drubbing in MCD polls, pollsters and analysts wrote at length about AAP's obituary. AAP is finished. In 2020 polls, BJP will make a comeback. In an article in FirstPost, I had emphasized, that we need to wait till 2020 before pronouncing any verdict. In a high pitched battle, AAP

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Bihar: Situation Still Not Clear, Anything is Possible

Will the mahagathbandhan survive? Will Nitish go back to NDA? The situation in Bihar is still fluid. Anything can happen. I examine here 5 possibilities which can still emerge. I rule out mid term elections as a possibility as MLAs across parties wouldn't want to end their term mid way.

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Lalu Yadav throws the ball in Nitish Kumar’s court, Tejaswi won’t resign

Amidst suspense over the continuance of mahagathbandhan, Lalu held a meeting of party MLAs at his residence to formalize RJD’s strategy in the aftermath of CBI raids. FIRs have been filed in corruption cases on Lalu, his wife Rabri and son Tejaswi, who is Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar. This

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