Dipankar Ghose

Articles By Dipankar Ghose

Chhattisgarh Election Results 2018: Of BJP’s 15 MLAs, 12 won with a little help from Jogi

The only three BJP men that seemed to win straight face-offs with the Congress, were Raman Singh, Brijmohan Agrawal, and Vidya Ratan Bhasin.

Chhattisgarh assembly election results 2018: Singhdeo, Baghel front-runners in 4-man race for CM

Mallikarjun Kharge, who as the party's observer chaired the CLP meeting, told the media that a motion had been passed to authorise Congress president Rahul Gandhi to take a call on the CM.

Farmers to cadres, how Congress scripted its win in Chhattisgarh

What helped the Congress was a two-year intensive booth-training programme. The party leadership held sankalp shivirs throughout the state, which strengthened the party cadre.

Congress brings BJP 3 notches down

In the evening, Congress president Rahul Gandhi declared victory in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, giving the credit to “party workers, farmers, youth and small businesses”.

Chhattisgarh: Ajit Jogi-BSP coalition gets six seats, but no leading role

In theory, if the battle for Chhattisgarh had been close, Jogi could have played kingmaker.

Chhattisgarh: BJP failed to read anti-incumbency mood

At the state level, what has hurt the BJP, especially in the plains — its usual strongholds — are perceived violations of promises made to farmers.

Chhattisgarh assembly elections: After landslide win, Congress focus shifts to CM race

After the Congress forms the government, its immediate priority is clear — the party has promised a farm loan waiver within 10 days of government formation.

Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections: In first 3-cornered fight, all eyes on new coalition

While both the BJP and Congress have said that they will form the government with clear majorities, the JCCJ-BSP-CPI coalition has indicated that it believes no government will be formed without its support.

Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh: Naamdars in BJP too, higher share in Congress

An analysis by The Indian Express shows that while the BJP has more number of dynasts than the Congress in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, the Congress leads in Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh: Congress moves Bilaspur HC for stepping up security outside strongrooms, tallying of votes

The petition, which says that “recent developments in the state of Chhattisgarh have cast a shadow of doubt on the integrity of EVMs and the security of election strongrooms”, will be heard by the High Court on December 10.

MP Elections: Between poverty and ravines, Chambal locals cry for development

Over the years, there has been much debate on what to do on the terrains of Chambal. The government has considered razing sections of the ravines into farmlands, but environmentalists contend that the area’s ecology is sensitive.

MP elections: Nilgais, fuel prices on mind, Bhind farmers weigh options

In north Madhya Pradesh, apart from anti-incumbency and farmer anger, local BJP units also have to take into account the influence of the Scindias.

MP: Dalit anger over April 2 violence may cast shadow on BJP prospects in Gwalior

Privately, leaders of both the BJP and the Congress in Gwalior admit that it is caste that might sway this election. The BJP presently holds four of six seats in the area.

Chhattisgarh elections: ‘If farming turns difficult, what else can we do?’

Many in the village argued that the Congress has not lived up to promises in the past, and by and large it is Raman Singh who looks after them.“

Chhattisgarh Assembly elections: Voting today, BJP battles anti-incumbency

Chhattisgarh Chief Election Officer Subrat Sahu told reporters on Monday evening that there were just over 1.54 crore voters across the 72 seats, with 77.53 lakh male, 76.46 lakh female and 877 transgender voters.

PM Modi: Congress threw Sitaram Kesri on footpath to make way for Sonia Gandhi

Modi’s comments on Kesri, who was the Congress president from 1996 to 1998, was a continuation of his latest line of attack against the party in the run-up to the state elections.

Chhattisgarh elections: In Kharsia, BJP bets on former IAS officer, Congress on Patel legacy

The odds are steep, for Kharsia is the bastion of Umesh Patel, son of Congress stalwart Nand Kumar Patel and brother of Deepak Patel, both killed in the Darbha attack by Maoists in 2013.

Chhattisgarh campaign ends today, Ajit Jogi says will die but won’t give or take BJP support

On November 15, asked a question by NDTV on whether he was not ruling out an alliance with the BJP, Jogi had said, “In politics, you can’t rule out anything. Anything can happen. But I’m quite certain that eventuality will not arise.”

In Chhattisgarh towns, one refrain in poll talk: Where are the jobs?

No surprise then that the Opposition Congress and Ajit Jogi’s Janta Congress Chhattisgarh Party (JCCP) have highlighted an unemployment stipend in their manifestos. The move forced the ruling BJP to declare a similar stipend in its manifesto as well.

PM Modi targets Rahul Gandhi: Did your Nana-Nani lay water pipes?

Dares Congress to make a non-Gandhi the party president for 5 years