In six months, India holds general elections. Before that, five states hold Assembly elections. The Indian Express brings you a podcast that peels back the layers of political mudslinging and campaign rhetoric to cover everything you need to know about India voting. Over the next six months, Express Elections will equip you with expert analysis and commentary on the significant events and players, an assessment of where the current government stands, and an understanding of the electoral process in India.
As Rajasthan goes to polls, we discuss which party will pull through and why this is significant for the 2019 elections.
Professor Sanjay Lodha discusses how anti-incumbency against Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje may cost the BJP and how caste groups in the state affect elections.
For the first episode on the Rajasthan state elections, Dr. Sanjay Lodha explains its political history, the oscillation of the state between the Congress and BJP and more.
We look at the highs and lows of Chouhan's tenure and try to understand what makes him stand apart from other BJP chief ministers in the country.
In this episode, we deep dive into issues that will drive Mizoram to vote with Adam Halliday, editor of a the weekly magazine The Frontier Despatch in Aizawl.
For the last episode of our Chhattisgarh election coverage, correspondent Dipankar Ghose explains why despite a narrow a margin, the Congress hasn't won in the state for the last three elections.
Sanjay Kumar (CSDS) helps us explore the main voter groups in Chhattisgarh and their political affiliations. Dipankar Ghose explains who the JCC(J)-BSP-CPI alliance is going to hurt and what it means for the 2019 elections.
To kick off our Express Elections coverage we discuss Chhattisgarh's political history, what a typical voter seems like and the BJP vs Congress fight in the state.