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Episode 13 November 30, 2018

Will the BJP lose in Rajasthan because of Vasundhara Raje?

In the last two decades, Rajasthan has shown a tendency to oscillate between the BJP and Congress for the state elections. Will this combined with the mood of anti-incumbency against CM Vasundhara Raje hurt the BJP’s chances in the upcoming elections? Sanjay Lodha, a Professor at the Department of Political Science, Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, joins us on this episode to examine Vasundhara Raje’s unpopularity in the state and how caste groups affect the elections. Lodha has also carried out the various Lokniti-ABP ‘Mood of the Nation’ surveys in Rajasthan for the Centre for Study of Developing Societies and shares some insights from recent polls.


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Will the BJP lose in Rajasthan because of Vasundhara Raje?In the last two decades, Rajasthan has shown a tendency to oscillate between the BJP and Congress for the state elections. Will this combined with the mood of anti-incumbency against CM Vasundhara Raje hurt the BJP's chances in the upcoming elections? Sanjay Lodha, a Professor at the Department of Political Science, Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, joins us on this episode to examine Vasundhara Raje's unpopularity in the state and how caste groups affect the elections. Lodha has also carried out the various Lokniti-ABP 'Mood of the Nation' surveys in Rajasthan for the Centre for Study of Developing Societies and shares some insights from recent polls. 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 on Apple Podcasts so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.