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Arvind Kejriwal has lost the elections as have most of his colleagues in most seats. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has clearly flattered to deceive. The party that captured the nation’s imagination, with its anti-establishment politics of agitation, gave a brief hope to a young and emerging middle class in India that finally there was a voice and party to reverse the downtrend that Indian politics and governance seemed to be sinking in. The initial [...]

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From a tea seller to a 4 time Gujarat CM to now Prime Minister elect of India, Narendra Modi has swept this country by a storm that perhaps has not been witnessed since 1984. The craze & spectacle surrounding his victory has just begun. Victory speeches, rallies and Ganga Aartis, aside here’s a look at the rise & rise of Narendra Modi.   Personal life Narendra Modi was born on September 17, 1950. He hails [...]

Modi starts victory march from Vadodara

Vadodara is one of the important constituencies of the state of Gujarat, the first seat from where BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi filed his nomination and came out victorious by around 3 lakh votes. The district, in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, saw a contest among the BJP’s Narendra Modi, INC’s Mistri Madhusudan Devram, AAP’s Sunil Digambar Kulkarni and BSP’s Rohit Madhusudan Mohanbhai. And it was none other than Narendra Modi, who emerged as [...]

Conversations with Sanjay Dixit

Continuing our series on Elections 2014 # Conversations, we caught up with IAS Officer Sanjay Dixit to talk about the process that goes into making of biggest elections in the world. Here’s an excerpt of the question & answer session on twitter. The session was moderated by @Counting2014 Q: What has been your assessment of #Elections 2014? Has it been fair & sqaure? Sanjay: It has been absolutely fair. Of course there would be small [...]

Conversations with Mahrukh Inayet

As the tempo builds up to Counting day, we decided to to ask the stakeholders, outside of our Netas, questions imperative to these elections. We start this series with the Media – the fourth Estate, that perhaps influence us most, in forming perceptions & views about almost everything.  Mahrukh Inayet, renowned journalist & TV anchor  - decided to face those tough questions & that too on the relentlessly difficult platform – Twitter. The Q&A  session [...]

When the voter is the VIP

A hot Hyderabad morning, long queues as Telangana voted in a historic election. A circumspect actor turned politician stood in queue waiting for his turn to vote. Perhaps, hoping his vote might help in changing his party’s dwindling fortunes. But, watching the politician stand in the heat made the voters standing ahead, uncomfortable. His superstar status laced with his political standing was adding to the starstruck fans’ discomfort. Almost like a scene out of one [...]