Articles by TR Gopalakrishnan
Apr 18, 2019
Lok Sabha polls second phase: 66% voter turnout recorded despite EVM malfunctions and sporadic violenceThe second phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections saw a total voter turnout of 66 percent.
May 29, 2018
Karnataka govt formation: Congress-JD(S) butting heads over portfolio distribution shows all isn't well in allianceMeanwhile, the finance portfolio is the biggest bone of contention between Congress, JD(S)
May 24, 2018
Sterlite protest: AIADMK govt's indifference towards environmental concerns helped Opposition earn political mileageThe severity of the AIADMK govt's response to those protesting in TamilNadu's Tuticorin against the Sterlite plant, is surprising, especially given its potential to be taken advantage of by the TTV Dinakaran faction within the AIADMK
May 23, 2018
Anti-BJP leaders gather in Karnataka for Kumaraswamy's swearing-in: How long will this ragtag alliance last?Only a few of the stars on show have major problems with the BJP, especially now that Hindutva, albeit a "soft Hindutva" is no longer a dirty word for many, including the Congress
May 21, 2018
Congress-JD(S) regime in Karnataka may be characterised by spats over portfolio allocation, focus on populismIt is bound to be a prickly government in Karnataka, given all the rhetoric the Congress and JD(S) directed at each other during the campaign.
May 16, 2018
Not kingmaker, but king: HD Kumaraswamy may have last laugh after JD(S) twist to Karnataka Assembly pollsArray
May 04, 2018
BJP micro-manages Karnataka campaign to target specific caste groups, counter Siddaramaiah's AHINDA supportThe BJP is micro-managing its campaign in Karnataka to target caste and community groups and outmanoeuvre the Congress.
May 01, 2018
Karnataka polls: As Rahul Gandhi skips Udupi's mutts, Narendra Modi, BJP eye success in 'Hindutva laboratory'Consolidating the Hindu vote is a key part of the BJP's strategy in the state as a whole, especially so in coastal Karnataka, which is viewed as BJP's Hindutva laboratory, and where it seems to be succeeding.
Apr 22, 2018
Karnataka polls: Three-cornered contest involving Congress, BJP and JD(S) will depend on final line-up of candidatesThe final line-up of candidates in Karnataka will become clear only after withdrawals on 27 April.
Apr 16, 2018
Karnataka Assembly Election 2018: BJP putting up a brave face, but not gaining the electoral traction it hoped forThe BJP is yet to unleash the Narendra Modi factor in Karnataka as it had done in Gujarat, however, there are indications that it may not happen.