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Assembly elections


Hardik Patel will have key role in polls, says Congress’s Gujarat in-charge

April 29, 2022 1:17 am

With Hardik's list of BJP invitees largely staying away, the state Congress working president returned the favour by saying it could be said that the issues he had with the Congress had been resolved.

Counting death, poverty and taxes

April 24, 2022 9:15 am

P Chidambaram writes: There were 6,64,369 villages in India in 2019. Assuming that 20% of these were too remote and therefore not affected by the pandemic, that leaves over 5,00,000 villages. Even if, two persons in every village had died due to Covid (a gross underestimate), that will out deaths at 10,00,000.

Daily Briefing: China seeks to revive bilateral dialogue; BJP likely to retain CMs in 3 states

March 17, 2022 7:23 am

From China’s push for reviving bilateral dialogue to the aftermath of Assembly elections, here are the top reads from today’s edition.

BJP won Assembly polls due to lack of cooperation among opposition parties, says TN leader K S Alagiri

March 16, 2022 9:25 am

Alagiri said it was imperative for secular opposition parties, which believe in democracy, to join hands to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP in the 2024 general election.

Gandhis should step aside, give some other leader a chance: Kapil Sibal

March 15, 2022 7:11 am

Slamming the party’s decision to hold a brainstorming session, he said the leadership is living in “cuckoo land” if it is not aware of the reasons for the party's decline even after eight years.

Message from New India in recent election results

March 14, 2022 9:37 am

It wants new ideas and a government with the right intent to keep the country firmly on the path of growth and development

Daily briefing: BJP wins 4 of 5 states; what's next for Congress; and more

March 11, 2022 9:10 am

After a high-octane electoral battle, make sense of the day’s news and ideas. We guide you through what’s happening — and why it matters.

With UP win, BJP breaks trend of state losses after 2014

March 11, 2022 8:16 am

The return of Yogi Adityanath as Chief Minister in Uttar Pradesh after a full five-year term not only marks a watershed in the state’s political history but, along with the BJP’s victory in three other states, upends the party’s national trend of losses in states after Narendra Modi took charge at the Centre in 2014.

Yogi creates history for BJP as Congress, BSP flunk poll math

March 11, 2022 2:34 am

Yogi Adityanath is the first ever chief minister in the history of Uttar Pradesh's electoral politics to win a consecutive term for his party after completing full five years in office.

Daily Briefing: Cabinet clears NLMC to monetise Govt land; upper age limit of NEET-UG scrapped

March 10, 2022 7:27 am

On the eve of the counting of votes in Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission announced that the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer would be deputed as special officer in Meerut, while the Bihar CEO would supervise counting in Varanasi.


Sonia Gandhi on campaign trail in Assam

March 30, 2016 6:53 pm

Sonia Gandhi on campaign trail at Biswanath Chariali in Sonitpur district, Assam.

Stage set for Assembly polls in Maharashtra

October 14, 2014 5:38 pm

On the eve of the polls in Maharashtra, poll officials were seen collecting the EVMs at various polling booths.


How Congress sealed the deal in Rajasthan and MP | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

It was a close contest in both Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh between the Congress and BJP. But the grand old party did get a few things right which helped it get ahead of the bump in both the states. Manoj CG breaks it down.

BJP's silence is louder than Congress' celebration. The wait for Modi-Shah's concession speech is still on

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

The big difference between Congress and the BJP after an election result was at display on Tuesday. While after almost every election defeat Rahul Gandhi addressed the media and answered questions about the result, the BJP headquarters fell silent.

How the election result impacts BJP's Lok Sabha numbers | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

The change in leadership in three big states in the heart of north India may or may not influence the 2019 general election, but there will be a significant impact on the BJP's numbers in Lok Sabha. And it's not all good news. See more: https://ind

Where the BJP faltered and what Rahul Gandhi did right on the campaign trail: DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

With the Congress bagging victory in three important states in the Hindi heartland, a look at what turned the tide against the BJP in all three states. It's also interesting to see what Rahul Gandhi did right as he registers the first big wave of vic

Why the Telangana poll result should worry the BJP about southern India | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

K Chandrashekhar Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has swept Telangana. For the BJP, more than losing the election, the fact that these numbers put its dream to enter southern India on hold should be of greater concern.

As TRS sweeps Telangana, here’s what worked in KCR’s favour | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

K Chandrashekhar Rao will continue as Chief Minister of Telangana for a second term. The victory is, for the most part, not a surprise. But here’s what worked in his favour. And what about the Congress-TDP alliance? Liz Mathew breaks it down.

UNBOXING with Prashant Kishor | How to plan, execute and win an election

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Poll strategist and National Vice President of JD(U) Prashant Kishor talks about what it takes to plan, execute and win an election in this month's Unboxing.

Why I Voted: The Battle for Delhi

February 07, 2015 2:33 pm