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avatar By : Shankar Kumar
Though the Congress party has emerged as a leading party, but it is still away from the majority mark. There are a total 60 assembly seats and a party which wants to form a government will have to win 31 seats. The BJP narrowly missed to unfurl its victory flag...
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In the multi-cornered contests in Goa, the ruling BJP failed to win majority. The saffron party came second after the Congress, which surprising all pollsters, managed to win 19 seats. But it too remained two seats away from majority 21 seats, needed to form a government in the 40-member state...
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Why did BJP win in Uttarakhand?
avatar By : Shankar Kumar
After Uttar Pradesh, it was in Uttarakhand that the ‘Modi wave’ took everyone by surprise. The BJP, which won a landslide victory in the state, broke all records. This the party won despite no declaration of any chief ministerial candidate. Though, the saffron party didn’t repeat the same copybook of...
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In winning an election, many factors work. The Congress’s win in Punjab highlights the fact that the party, which has a pan India presence, marked well by projecting Captain Amarinder Singh as its chief ministerial candidate. An experienced and seasoned politician, the Captain had been Chief Minister of Punjab from...
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hy Did the BJP Win in Uttar Pradesh?
avatar By : Shankar Kumar
The ‘Modi wave’ stormed Uttar Pradesh, pulverizing Akhilesh-led Samajwadi Party and Mayawati-headed BSP to mere debris. This spectacular performance by the saffron party left far behind its own record, created during the ‘Mandir wave’ in which the party had won more than 230 seats. Reports coming from the ground show...
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Big gains for BJP in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, SAD falls in Punjab The long awaited Exit polls are out and they would be tested on March 11 when the actual results are declared. In the past the Exit polls have been rather unreliable; sometimes they predict rather accurately...
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avatar By : Shankar Kumar
If election is a matter of crude mathematics, all political parties in the fray use all means, including muscle and money power to solve that mathematics in accordance with their capacity and experience. This banality of democracy continues unabated and perhaps, more rudely and brazenly in Uttar Pradesh, which is...
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In the long and arduous seven-phase assembly election in Uttar Pradesh, the fifth phase polls for 51 seats saw 57.36 percent voting. Despite this, electioneering for this round of polls remained highly watched affair for political watchers. Simply because of the fact that of the total 11 districts that went...
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avatar By : Shankar Kumar
Over 61 percent turnout in third phase Across Uttar Pradesh, if the Samajwadi Party’s “Kaam Bolta Hai” slogan has to submit to the voters’ acceptability test in real terms, it is in the state’s all 12 districts, stretching from Lucknow to Etawah and Mainpuri to Sitapur and others. Regarded as...
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In the do and die battle for the ruling Congress in Uttarakhand, only good performance at hills and plane can keep it away from defeat. In the last election in the state, the party did well in the hills while it’s main rival, the BJP in the plane. This election...
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avatar By : Shankar Kumar
Electoral pundits often say that it is Western Uttar Pradesh that actually sets the trend of voting in the state. They appear to be right as around 65 percent voters participated in the first phase of election, held across 73 of the total 403 assembly seats in the state. A...
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Amid tight security, the Election Commission’s close watch which included large scale use of CCTV cameras in voting booths, polls conducted for Punjab’s 117 assembly seats and Goa’s 40 assembly seats, remained largely peaceful. Due to glitches in Electronic Voting Machines in some places in Punjab, though, some tense moments...
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Akalis may fade, close contest a surety between Congress and AAP
avatar By : Shankar Kumar
Mist over voters’ priority in Punjab assembly election has to a large extent evaporated. Earlier confusion among electorate as to whom they will vote for this time round, has started disappearing. Direct contest between the Congress and the AAP appears to be on the card in Punjab, while Prakash Singh...
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Remaining always in the grip of crisis out of militancy, fake encounters, territorial integrity, blockades and violence, Manipur today symbolizes chaos and unpredictability. According to an estimate, more than 46 per cent of people in Manipur are below the poverty line. Agriculture is the mainstay of people’s life in this...
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BJP plays Parrikar card to win voters back
avatar By : Shankar Kumar
It is battle of nerves for the BJP and the Congress in Goa, a small state with just 40 assembly seats. Going for the poll on February 4, what is unnerving strategists of these two national level parties is the presence of a rookie, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which...
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After months of talks, and weeklong high drama in the bungalows of Lutyens’ Delhi and Lucknow, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress finally sealed their pre-poll alliance deal for Uttar Pradesh election. Under this deal, while the SP will contest on 298 seats, the Congress on 105 of the...
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Powered by favourable wave, BJP appears ready to sink Rawat's boat in Uttarakhand
avatar By : Shankar Kumar
In Uttarakhand, like elsewhere, political parties are besieged with the problem of plenty and turncoats. Despite this, in the small hilly state which is going for a single-phase poll on February 15, there is no ambiguity or confusion in assessing what move electorates will take this time around. Four main...
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It is election time and Punjab has thrown several possibilities regarding winners and losers, yet there is a fear that the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party may not be able to duck anti-incumbency factor this time around. Ruling for the past 10 years, the SAD-BJP combine may find itself...
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Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: A Look At the Current Political Scenario
avatar By : Shankar Kumar
It is not a mere saying, but a fact that the road to power at the Centre passes through Uttar Pradesh, the highly important state that every political party wants to control in its bid to strengthen its electoral calculations. At the time when the Election Commission has declared seven-phase...
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avatar By : Nivedita Majumdar
While voters in Uttar Pradesh are all too familiar with pre-election drama, discontentment and defections every five years, what is happening within the Samajwadi Party now is unprecedented. Trouble has been brewing up within this party for quite sometime now with regular tiffs between party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and...
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Who Will be Next CM of UP?
avatar By : Nivedita Majumdar
With just about six months to go for Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017, the political scenario is all heated up in the state. Now the big question on everyone's mind is who is going to form the next government and who will be the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh....
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avatar By : Nivedita Majumdar
In case you didn't know, elections to the state legislative assembly of the politically significant state of Uttar Pradesh are due early next year. Politically significant because it sends the largest number of MPs (80 to be precise) to the nation's apex law-making body, the Lok Sabha. In fact, many...
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BJP performance in 2016 assembly elections
avatar By : Deepak Parvatiyar
Following his party’s better show in recent elections in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala,Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, the BJP president Amit Shah, who till recently was struggling to explain the party’s debacles in Bihar and Delhi, attributed it to the voters’ approval of Modi government's “pro-poor, pro-farmers and pro-village work”. Obviously,...
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avatar By : Nivedita Majumdar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his NDA 2 government completed two years in office on 26 May 2016. Modi came to power on the back of raging anti-incumbency. The Indian electorate was palpably disenchanted with the sagging economy, scam-ridden UPA government and dwindling employment opportunities for the ever growing young...
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