Express Elections

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.

Express ElectionsIn 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.
Episode 06 November 15, 2018

How BJP rose to power in Madhya Pradesh

In this episode, we look at the political history of Madhya Pradesh and examine how BJP managed to rise to power in the state.

Episode 5 November 12, 2018

What makes Mizoram’s election so interesting?

With 40 Assembly seats up for grabs, Mizoram goes to the polls at the end of November. This episode looks at the political history of the state

Episode 4 November 10, 2018

How will the BJP vs Congress fight play out in Chattisgarh?

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.

Episode 3 November 7, 2018

Who are the main voter groups in Chhattisgarh and who will they vote for?

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.

Episode 2 November 3, 2018

Will Chhattisgarh’s political history dictate its future?

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.

Episode 1 November 1, 2018

Welcome to Express 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.