Let’s admit AAP is a political party!

The recent controversy created by Kapil Mishra alleging financial irregularities in AAP and bribery allegations against party Chief Arvind Kejriwal has dented the image of a party which was born out of social movement ‘India Against Corruption’. A section of supporters has been dejected at the recent sequence of events

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How exit polls in UP stack against pre poll forecasts?

Exit poll results are out for five states and as usual they don't help in identifying winner across these states. Key Findings of exit poll results are: BJP is the single largest party (SLP) across polls in UP. Some predict hung (C Voter, CSDS) while some outright BJP win (Today's

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Uttar Pradesh Election 2017: SWOT Analysis of Congress

STRENGTHS Joker in the pack in a triangular contest Old traditional base & Decent support among Upper Caste, Dalits and Muslims With 6%-8% vote share, any party can't defeat BJP without Congress support WEAKNESS Dearth of strong local leadership Absence of even a single anchor voting segment unlike BSP (Dalits), SP

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Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: SWOT Analysis of Bahujan Samaj Party

STRENGTHS Significant support among Dalits Strong support among poor and lower class Mayawati tallest woman leader with ears on the ground Cadre based party with each seat having 20-30,000 dedicated voters Decent support amongst Muslims and Brahmins (c.20% each) Strong presence across all seven regions of the state WEAKNESS Exodus

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Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: SWOT Analysis of Samajwadi Party

STRENGTHS High leadership ratings of Akhilesh Good development work done by SP govt. Popular social welfare schemes announced by govt. Strong organizational cadre Strong support among Muslim-Yadav voters Advantage Akhilesh in feud in family Cycle symbol with CM WEAKNESS Poor law and order situation in the state Delay in announcement

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Uttar Pradesh: The Countdown to the Mahasangram Begins

हिंदी रूपांतर के लिए यहां पढ़ें; Image Credit: www.indianexpress.com The Uttar Pradesh polls are touted as the semi finals to the grand finale in 2019 (LS polls). BJP which won 71/80 seats in LS polls riding on Modi wave is keen to come back to power in the state after

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Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: SWOT Analysis Of Bhartiya Janata Party

STRENGTHS Modi, Modi, Modi – his popularity, corruption free tenure and pro poor programs RSS cadre strong base Strong support among upper castes Good support for demonetization and surgical strikes against Pak Good support among OBCs and even young non-Jatav Dalits / Yadavs Solid funding to run a blistering campaign

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How UP election is starkly different from Bihar polls?

In the previous post we saw how Uttar Pradesh (UP) election is uncannily similar to Bihar polls and listed 10 similarities between them. In this post we will see how how UP elections despite being similar in some ways are starkly different. 1. Contest in UP is triangular (vs bipolar

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How UP elections is uncannily similar to Bihar polls?

Uttar Pradesh elections starting on 11th Feb. is a must win battle for BJP and Modi-Shah duo. After having lost in another Hindi belt Bihar, party cannot afford a loss here especially after it was leading in 328 constituencies. The elections bear uncanny similarities to Bihar 'dangal' where Modi-Shah jodi

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Has #YadavPariWar made BJP favourites to win Uttar Pradesh?

The poll bigule has been blown in UP. The elections are slated to take place in seven phases and public / state machinery is gearing up for crucial polls. Amidst this, the Yadav family saga continues with its innumerable twists and turns, expulsions and revocations. The pariwar has all the

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