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January 2, 2019

Granted statehood in 1950, Uttar Pradesh (UP) has been among the country’s most popular and key states; key in multiple senses, including national politics. It is the most populous state of India, and hence, the largest vote bank. To top that, Uttar Pradesh is home to the greatest number of Lok Sabha seats i.e. 80. The state is often called the pathway to Parliament, and perhaps, rightly so. With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections beginning [...]Read More

December 24, 2018
Politicians who made the headlines in 2018

From Congress’s revival in the country, and Uttar Pradesh’s CM being in the headlines, to the dissolution of assembly first in Telangana, then in Jammu & Kashmir, 2018 has been quite eventful for our “big shots”. Politics is one sharp roller coaster, after all, if nothing else. And, what is the political scene without our beloved politicians? Not exactly ‘beloved’, but you get the gist, right? So, as this year comes to an end, we [...]Read More

December 23, 2018
Glimpse through 2018

While the time arrives to flip the calendar over to 2019, it is also important to look back at 2018. That’s what the essence of the new year is all about, right? To look back and see- how far we’ve come, and what lies ahead. There is no growth in either stagnancy or ignorance. So, let’s turn around and give one final look to 2018. What are we taking forward from this 365 days? Well, [...]Read More

December 19, 2018

  Different people would have different things to say about December 17, 2018. What’s so special about that date, one might ask. Well, plenty. Let’s call it a day of ironies, or of juxtaposition. It was the day when Congress had its selected members swearing in as Chief Ministers of three key states- Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh. It was also the day when a historic judgment came from the benches of the Delhi high [...]Read More

December 12, 2018
Telangana voted decisively for K Chandrashekar Rao

Telangana has voted and decisively in favour of K Chandrashekar Rao of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) for the second term in office. The results haven’t come as a surprise despite the last-minute challenge mounted by the Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP and Congress alliance – the Mahakutami. The final results: Total Seats: 119 Party Seats Number of Votes Vote Share Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) 88 9,700,749 46.9% Indian National Congress (INC) 19  5,883,111 28.4% All India Council [...]Read More

December 12, 2018
Mizoram assembly elections

December 16th marks the one-year anniversary of Rahul Gandhi’s presidency of the Indian National Congress (INC). And, what a year it has been! From being called “Pappu” every other day, to becoming what many term as a “serious threat to Modi in 2019”, Gandhi has come a long way. On December 11th, results were declared for Legislative assembly elections of five states, and Congress came out as the obvious show-stealer. It managed to snatch 3 [...]Read More

December 12, 2018
Surprising defeat of the 15 year old government of BJP in Chhattisgarh

BJP’s surprising loss in three significant states has sounded the alarm bells for the party. While the Modi magic has been ruling the country since 2014, many believe the invincibility is now starting to wear off. With the 2019 General Elections just a few months away, it looks like Modi’s “good days” (Acche Din, in his words) might be coming to an end. The recent loss is like a trailer of the bigger picture. Dissatisfaction [...]Read More

December 12, 2018
Congress beats BJP in a close fight in Madhya Pradesh

The results of the 2018 Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh is out, and the Indian National Congress (INC) has beaten the Shivraj Singh Chouhan Singh-led BJP to emerge with maximum seats – 114 out of a total of 230 seats. The final results: Total Seats: 230 Party Seats Number of Votes Vote Share Indian National Congress (INC) 114 15,595,153 40.9% Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 109 15,642,980 41.0% Independent 4 2,218,230 5.8% Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) [...]Read More

December 12, 2018
Vasundhara Raje - Voted Out of Power

The Indian National Congress has managed what a few months back would have seemed impossible – defeated the Vasundhara Raje-led BJP in Rajasthan. Out of a maximum 199 seats, INC won 99 seats, and the BJP ended with 73 seats. The early stages of counting pointed to a rout, but the BJP put up a stronger show to finally close the day with 73 seats. The Congress is set to form the next government in [...]Read More

December 10, 2018
Exit Poll of Mizoram Assembly Elections 2018

On November 28, 2018, the people of Mizoram voted to elect 40 representatives to the Legislative Assembly from 209 contesting candidates. The results will be declared on December 11. The colourful northeastern state takes its democracy seriously, and over 80% turned out to exercise their franchise. The Lal Thanhawla-led Indian National Congress is in power for two consecutive terms from 2008 and faces a strong challenge from an old rival and former two-time CM Zoramthanga [...]Read More

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