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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Punjab and UP Opinion Polls Suggest Game Abhi Baaki Hai!

Two channels, ABP News (CSDS) and India Today (Axis) have carried out opinion polls for the four states which go to polls in Feb. and Mar. 2017. While both predict the same winner in Uttarakhand (BJP) and Goa (BJP), the two polls have produced starkly different results for Punjab and

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The Golden Era of Vajpayee

Image credit: www.narendramodi.in In 1996 Lok Sabha elections, BJP emerged as the single largest party bagging 161 seats (+41). Congress lost 104 seats compared to its 1991 tally and finished at 140. President Shankar Dayal Sharma appointed Vajpayee as PM and asked him to prove majority. With support of 3

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Why Rahul is upping the ante against Modi?

Image credit: www.ndtv.com Rahul Gandhi made an allegation a few days ago that PM Modi had received kickbacks from Birla and Sahara group companies. He was pointing to the evidence in Birla / Sahara diaries case which Prashant Bhushan is currently pursuing in Supreme Court. BJP was quick to rebut

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Todi calls Fah & Jhootly amidst Demon

A satire on Demon which has grabbed headlines for the past 1.5 months across media platforms. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On a chilling winter night in Delhi, Fah was preparing to go to sleep. It was a hectic day. Campaigns and defending demonetization at each platform. So much so that he had to

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Know Your Neta: Jitin Prasad

Image Credit: www.dnaindia.com Kunwar Jitin Prasada (born 29 November 1973), a banker turned, politician in the Congress Party, served in the Government of India as one of the youngest minister from 2004-2010. Elected from Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh, a state which sends the most lawmakers to Parliament and where his Congress

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Why BJP is front runner in Uttar Pradesh?

Image Credit: www.zeenewsindia.com Uttar Pradesh (UP) elections due early next year are generating a lot of curiosity having all the elements of a Bollywood potboiler. Initial opinion polls suggest Mayawati’s BSP is ahead of BJP with SP a distant third. While BJP is grappling with the issue of whether to

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