Monday, May 20, 2019 | Last Update : 12:17 AM IST

Sanjay Kumar

Is this election over after just 6 phases?

The campaign shifted to Maa Beta bail par hai, Rajiv Gandhi, corrupt number one and other issues related to the Gandhi family.

16 May 2019 2:28 AM

Bengal violence signal of shift in its politics?

West Bengal has a significant Muslim population (27 per cent) and there are a large number of constituencies where they are in sizeable numbers.

04 May 2019 12:49 AM

Is it disadvantage BJP post first phase polling?

In the remaining six Lok Sabha seats, that have a sizeable proportion of Muslim voters, the turnout dropped compared to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

13 Apr 2019 1:31 AM

At this point, it seems like Advantage BJP!

With the Opposition failing to form alliances, it seems extremely difficult to defeat Modi in 2019.

06 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

New upper caste quota: BJP gains to be limited

The upper castes do play an important role in the politics of the northern Indian states, but this impact is limited to some extent.

14 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

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2019: Game wide open, but BJP has advantage

The BJP’s defeat in these Assembly elections, popularly referred to as the “semi-final” before 2019, has certainly made the “final” more interesting.

07 Jan 2019 1:00 AM

A clear sign that the mood is changing

The Congress managed to snatch Rajasthan from the BJP in a tighter contest than was expected.

12 Dec 2018 1:53 AM

Polls and the missing voters’ voices

The question is, if these are the real issues of voters how do political parties manage to put these issues aside and win elections with big fanfare?

08 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

Can Assembly verdict change 2019 narrative?

It is likely to shape/change the narrative of the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

28 Nov 2018 12:43 AM

Rafale not Bofors, little impact likely in 2019

The Rafale issue can’t put the Modi government in deep trouble, though it has the potential of giving some anxious moments for the government.

10 Nov 2018 6:46 AM

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Why 2019 can’t be compared with 2004

The parallels and analysis being done and the conclusions being drawn are too simplistic and require a careful study.

29 Oct 2018 12:00 AM

Stakes bigger for Cong than BJP in state polls

A possible defeat of the BJP in a few states may worry party leaders, but it will not signal a defeat for it in 2019.

11 Oct 2018 12:44 AM

For Congress, road to 2019 is very difficult

The party had called for a nationwide bandh over the issue of rising fuel prices, that was supported by 21 other parties.

19 Sep 2018 1:22 AM

Caste-based mobilisation a reality in Indian polls

The caste-based mobilisation is one of the most important tools of voter mobilisation of all political parties in present-day politics in India.

03 Sep 2018 12:01 AM

Simultaneous polls will be a blow to federalism

The argument against holding simultaneous elections on the ground of having its impact on the federal character is even stronger.

23 Aug 2018 12:47 AM

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One poll, and its pitfalls

India is one country, but we need to recognise the existence of 29 states within this country and each state having its own elected government.

15 Jul 2018 12:15 AM

Nitish’s summersault likely before 2019 polls

Nitish Kumar, who had displayed flip-flop attitude in recent times, might do another summersault before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

07 Jul 2018 12:10 AM

Verdict in 2019 might be all about alliances

In 2019, victory may depend largely on the question of which side can form the bigger or a stronger alliance.

26 Jun 2018 12:46 AM

No sign of a Modi wave, but voters did want to bring change in K’taka

The BJP ended up winning 104 seats, while the Congress ended up winning 78 seats.

16 May 2018 1:06 AM

Dalit anger boils, BJP set to face a hard time

The dalits deserted the Congress, for which they have been voting a long time, and backed the BJP in 2014.

17 Apr 2018 1:00 AM

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