Pranav Gupta

Pranav Gupta is with Lokniti-CSDS, Delhi.

Articles By Pranav Gupta

The BSP in a changed battlefield

The trouble for the BSP is that a much younger and energetic Dalit leadership has started shaping the discourse within Dalit politics. The BSP’s future in Indian politics depends heavily on what Mayawati chooses to do in the coming months.

AAP, interrupted

MCD setback shows that it has lost the political initiative. It needs to remake itself.

A chief minister like Yogi

Building a Hindu social coalition helped the BJP win UP. Adityanath represents that mandate

Close, but no Bihar

There are similarities between UP polls and the lead-up to the Mahagathbandhan’s victory last year. But the BJP seems to have made critical adjustments this time.

Late to the party

BSP needs to look beyond social engineering, at the changing grammar of politics. It could focus on Mayawati’s image as an efficient administrator.

In the ruins of Babri

The mandir-masjid dispute continues to frame the political debate in UP 24 years after the destruction of the mosque. Communal faultlines in the state have deepened, in recent times

Lokniti-CSDS post-poll analysis: BJP enters Kerala cutting into votes of Left, Congress fronts

The NDA received 14.6 per cent of votes and apart from winning one seat, the BJP candidates were runners-up in six seats.

Lokniti-CSDS Result: BJP fails to build on 2014 foundation

Unlike 2014, when the party got relatively greater support among the middle class, there was no class pattern in the support for the BJP this time.

Bihar Polls: BJP consistent, Congress erratic among upper castes

The performance of the Congress amongst the upper castes shows sharp swings. In 2000, the party secured a decent 22 per cent vote share.

Bihar polls: The road to 1 Anne Marg

For the BJP, strategic placement of allies could make or break this election.

Ahead of Bihar elections, Nitish Kumar understands growing importance of women voters

The prohibition pledge acknowledges the growing importance of women voters.

Divided government, gridlocked House

Different parties rule at state and national levels. It is not yet clear if this is a sign of maturing democracy or a crisis of governance