Thursday, March 16, 2017

Analysis: Uttar Pradesh Elections
ThoughtSpace Episode 12: Analysing BJP's Victory in Uttar Pradesh
Neelanjan SircarBhanu Joshi & Ashish Ranjan
In the podcast (above), Neelanjan Sircar, Bhanu Joshi, and Ashish Ranjan draw on their extensive field work and analyse data to deconstruct the strategy that catapulted BJP to a historic win in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh elections.

Victor and the vanquished
Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes in The Indian Express that the real worry is whether the opposition's despair will turn into more timidity, post the consolidation of BJP's dominance.  

Rewriting the U.P. equation
Neelanjan SircarBhanu Joshi & Ashish Ranjan

Neelanjan Sircar, Bhanu Joshi, and Ashish Ranjan explain in The Hindu how the UP verdict is better understood in terms of caste consolidation rather than religious polarisation.

Misreading the new
Sanjaya Baru

Sanjaya Baru writes in The Indian Express that for any serious analysis of the decline of Congress and the rise of the BJP on the national scene, a new political science approach is necessary.

The massive mandate for Modi's vision for India by 2022 
Rajiv Kumar

Rajiv Kumar writes in the Daily Mail that 'UP voters have voted for Modi with the hope that UP catches up with the rest of the country'.

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