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Episode 554 October 8, 2019

Will Congress factionalism and INLD implosion help the BJP retain power in Haryana?

Like the Maharashtra state polls, the upcoming Haryana State assembly elections seem almost predictable- a confident BJP is facing off against an infighting Congress and imploding Indian National Lok Dal. On today’s episode, we take a look at the Haryana elections- who the key parties are and what challenges they’ll be facing. Special correspondent Pradeep Kaushal explains how the BJP changed Haryana politics with their 2014 win, how they’ve kept the momentum going and why national issues, not local issues, seem to be the flavour of the season. Next, Manoj CG, who covers the Congress for the Indian Express, unpacks how the party has over the last five years emerged as the main Opposition and why factionalism is weighing down its chances in Haryana. Last, we discuss a new party that has entered the fray.


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Will Congress factionalism and INLD implosion help the BJP retain power in Haryana?Like the Maharashtra state polls, the upcoming Haryana State assembly elections seem almost predictable- a confident BJP is facing off against an infighting Congress and imploding Indian National Lok Dal. On today's episode, we take a look at the Haryana elections- who the key parties are and what challenges they'll be facing. Special correspondent Pradeep Kaushal explains how the BJP changed Haryana politics with their 2014 win, how they've kept the momentum going and why national issues, not local issues, seem to be the flavour of the season. Next, Manoj CG, who covers the Congress for the Indian Express, unpacks how the party has over the last five years emerged as the main Opposition and why factionalism is weighing down its chances in Haryana. Last, we discuss a new party that has entered the fray. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.