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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Pranav Gupta

Pranav Gupta is with Lokniti-CSDS, Delhi.

The BSP in a changed battlefield
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

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
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

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

A chief minister like Yogi
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

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

Close, but no Bihar
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

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
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

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
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

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
Mon, May 23, 2016

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

Elections 2016
Lokniti-CSDS Result: BJP fails to build on 2014 foundation
Sun, May 22, 2016

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.

Decision 2015
Bihar Polls: BJP consistent, Congress erratic among upper castes
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

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

Decision 2015
Bihar polls: The road to 1 Anne Marg
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

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
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

The prohibition pledge acknowledges the growing importance of women voters.

Divided government, gridlocked House
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

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