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Bollywood Actors in Politics

Bollywood has given numerous actors who have enthralled us with their performances. But, a few actors, at the height of their careers, decided to enter the world of politics. Many of these carved successful careers in politics. Here we list a few Bollywood actors who  turned politicians. Shatrughan Sinha As far as actors turned politicians in Bollywood are concerned one of the first names that come to mind is Shatrughan Sinha. He is a BJP [...]

NOTA-None of the Above

What Is NOTA? NOTA is an acronym for None of the Above. It is the option of exercising a scratch vote or a mandate against all the candidates in the running. The NOTA option was offered to the Indian voter after a Supreme Court verdict in 2013. The Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) of the country are programmed to register a NOTA vote in the state assembly and in the general elections in which these are [...]

BJP's Success in 2017 Assembly Elections

Gujarat state legislative assembly polls – one of the most important political events of the year – has now drawn to a close. The verdict of the people of Gujarat is clear now. Or is it? The mandate in Gujarat was quite enough for BJP to beat 22 years of anti-incumbency but it has fallen short of Amit Shah’s Mission 150 by a considerable gap. In fact, the BJP has not been able to even [...]

Team Mapsofindia.com with its associate business Elections.in endorse 5DotsPartners.com’s election analysis for Gujarat. Exit polls and analytical assessment follow different approaches towards predicting a number. This team has been precise, accurate, almost right and of course way of the mark, but way of the mark has been only a few instances and that also far between. We hop that we are at least accurate this time too. Phase 1 – BJP 58/89, Congress 30/89, Others [...]

Gujarat Election 2017

Polling is on in one of the most dramatic, high-pitched elections of this year – the Gujarat state legislative elections. Do state Vidhan Sabha elections justify the hype that this western state is currently drawing? No matter what our individual opinions are, the leading parties in the country are looking at this as the beginning of the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. To use Bollywood inspired terminology, 2017 Gujarat state elections is [...]

Russia India China trilateral meeting

The 15th edition of the annual meeting of the Russia-India-China (RIC) group took off in New Delhi this morning. The meeting assumes great significance when viewed in the context of a world in which the countries from the Asia Pacific region are gaining greater economic and political clout each passing year. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi are attending the meeting with their Indian counterpart, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. [...]

Gujarat Election 2017: BJP's Mission -150

The biggest political battle of the year is near at hand. Gujarat has turned into a battleground with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Indian National Congress (INC), and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) emerging as the main parties contesting the Gujarat legislative assembly elections to be held on 9 and 14 December. A clear victory in the state polls is very important for BJP which has held on to the state government for about [...]

Gujarat Election 2017

With the Himachal Pradesh state Assembly Elections now out of the way the country is eager to know the mandate of the people of Gujarat. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has always considered Gujarat its home state.  For about 22 years now, the party has been at the helm of the state government.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on the basis of his success in the state and by highlighting [...]

Gujarat Assembly Election-2017

Diwali may be over but the biggest “phataka” (firecracker) of the year is yet to commence. The much awaited and keenly followed Gujarat State Legislative Assembly elections are scheduled to be held (in two phases) on 9 December and 14 December 2017, the Election Commission announced yesterday. After registering an unexpected but massive win in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat may not look like a tough battle for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but [...]

Fall of Mahagathbandhan in Bihar

The Grand Alliance in Bihar was perhaps always meant to run into the ground one day or the other. There were problems in it right from the outset. There were far too many contradictions and the alliance was being headed by a chief minister – Nitish Kumar in this case – who was not exactly pleased with the restrictions that had been placed on him by the other members of the alliance. Still then, the [...]