The cabinet system of governance was eroded in UPA’s tenure. Modi’s challenge will be to restore credibility of its key decision-making bodies.
This Lok Sabha election was a structural break for India as its voters comprehensively rejected their Nehru-Gandhi past.
The young care about achievement and opportunity, reject fear mongering
At the risk of blowing my own horn I have to say that it was more than a year ago that I saw the first signs of a Modi wave.
Some parties didn’t even have spokespersons to defend their dismal performances.
The intelligent Indian voter has responded to Modi’s charms. If he had not been the BJP’s PM candidate, the instability feared by all would have become a nightmarish reality.
Electoral data does not support the argument that the influence of regional parties is waning.
The May 2 killings in Kokrajhar were more than an election issue. At their heart lie insecurities relating to land and demographics.
When the US kept its distance from Modi, Asian powers like China and Japan had aggressively courted the Gujarat Chief Minister over the last decade.
A visit to West Champaran to find out why a rural roads revolution does not seem to be working for the Nitish Kumar government this election.
A thug wanted for murder has joined the fight against communalism, a firebrand secular isn’t pleased they threw eggs at his rudraksh.
Over 3 crore voters, including 1.35 crore women, are expected to exercise their franchise at 19,881 polling centres.
It is an election about “vikas” and “parivartan” and Modi is seen as the magician who can make these things happen.
Poorvanchal, voting in the last phase on May 12, is far less polarised on religious lines than western Uttar Pradesh.
In this part of a series on constituencies that have improved on social indicators, The Indian Express visits Ghazipur, where the number of schools has increased but the quality of education has not improved.