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Shreyas Sardesai


Shreyas Sardesai is Research Associate at Lokniti-CSDS.

When Aadhaar-related problems lead to denial of rations and benefits: what the data show
Sun, Apr 18, 2021

Have people been denied foodgrains due to non-possession of an Aadhaar ID or because their Aadhaar biometric details didn't match? Here's data from a Lokniti-CSDS study

Decoding the close Bihar election 2020 verdict
Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Bihar Assembly election results 2020: Held against the backdrop of the pandemic, the Bihar contest was also one of the closest in recent times. In this post-poll survey, Lokniti-CSDS unpacks the many aspects of NDA’s narrow victory over the Mahagathbandhan — caste & community, confidence in Modi, and women voting more for NDA.

Delhi assembly election results: Power to buses, AAP benefits reached almost all
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

As many as 77%, or over three-fourths of the 3,335 voters interviewed reported that their household has been getting decreased electricity bills during the last few months.

Stunning gender gap: Women voters powered AAP’s landslide in Delhi
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

According to the poll-eve survey conducted by Lokniti-CSDS, available exclusively to The Indian Express, women were 11 percentage points more likely to have voted for AAP in this Assembly election than men, 60% to 49%.

Delhi Assembly elections: Vikas mattered most; backing CAA did not mean backing BJP
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

An election-eve survey conducted by Lokniti-CSDS among 3,335 voters of Delhi in the final week of campaigning found that for an overwhelming majority of voters, issues of governance, performance and service delivery mattered the most.

Delhi Assembly elections: Shaheen Bagh had resonance but not impact, BJP overestimated gains
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Such was the obsession of the BJP with Shaheen Bagh that in the last two weeks of campaigning, not a day might have passed without some BJP leader or the other referring to the protest in their election speeches.

Delhi commuters as voters
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

More support for free bus rides for women than for free Metro rides, dissatisfaction with Metro fares, endorsement of higher traffic challans — findings of a survey of 2,298 Delhi voters conducted by Lokniti-CSDS.

Delhi governance survey: Testing the twin pillars of health and education
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

From mohalla clinics to parent-teacher meetings in government schools — over the last five years, the AAP government has often emphasised on its focus on two key areas, health and education. To what extent has it succeeded? A survey of 2,298 Delhi voters by Lokniti-CSDS attempts to find out

Capital worry: Pollution
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

A survey of 2,298 Delhi voters by Lokniti-CSDS suggests that bad air will emerge as a key factor when people step out to vote in a few months. A look at how people assessed the AAP government’s performance on this front.

The anti-Left of Tripura and their one-way voting
Mon, Mar 05, 2018

Two in every five voters call themselves anti-Left, Nine in 10 of them say they voted for BJP-IPFT

Meghalaya and Nagaland: Behind fractured verdicts, affinity for local candidates rather than parties
Mon, Mar 05, 2018

Voters in both states appear to have had other considerations when they made their choice — leadership being least important.

Poor dump Left for Trinamool, Muslims solidly behind Didi
Sun, May 22, 2016

Some unhappiness, but no real anti-incumbency; TMC scores high on delivery of social goods

Assam Assembly polls: How BJP tackled ST status demand
Sat, May 21, 2016

The BJP’s wooing of these 6 communities came with the risk of alienating the Scheduled Tribe Bodos and Rabhas, who are apprehensive that extending ST status to these communities might affect their benefits.

Assam Assembly polls: Unprecedented Hindu consolidation around BJP
Sat, May 21, 2016

In state where outcomes are generally seen in terms of ethnicities, religious identity has emerged as the main determinant of choice.

Bihar post-poll survey: Both caste and development, viewed through identity lens
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

While the upper castes overwhelmingly voted for the NDA, Yadavs, Muslims and Kurmis stood behind the maha gathbandhan.

Bihar post-poll survey: Why did Lalu’s party fare better than Nitish’s despite the latter’s immense popularity?
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

Nitish Kumar’s core vote transfers better than Lalu’s does

As Nitish Kumar gained likes, ‘har har Modi’ became ‘arhar Modi’
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

Nitish gained popularity among Yadavs, lower OBCs, Muslims, and supporters of other parties.

In Bihar, caste comes across as more relevant than last time but development still comes first
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

While development and related concerns are still the main issues in Bihar elections, caste and community considerations too remain relevant.

30 seats, 2,079 respondents: How Lokniti survey was done
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Field investigators asked the respondents, face to face, a detailed set of questions which could take up to 20-25 minutes. The achieved sample largely matches the actual demographic profile of the population in Bihar.

Just behind on personal appeal, PM Modi has an edge in New Delhi
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

A victory in Bihar next month may again tempt many to conclude that it was nothing but Modi that tilted the scales in the NDA’s favour.

Three reasons why Nitish Kumar lost half his charm in five years
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

No other leader in Bihar comes close to Nitish Kumar as the choice for chief minister.