Articles by Vandana Agrawal
Dec 15, 2018
Women in Chhattisgarh helped sway poll mandate from BJP to Congress; anger palpable in seats when fewer men votedOf the 21 constituencies in Chhattisgarh where more women voted than men, the Congress won 17 seats, while the BJP bagged only two and the other two went to the BSP and JCC.
Dec 03, 2018
Chhattisgarh polls: EC rejects claims of inconsistent voting percentage, but widely differing figures cause concern, require inquiryWhile the State Election Commission declared the final polling percentage the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections as 76.35 percent, the Directorate of Public Relations pegged the figure at 76.60 percent.
Nov 13, 2018
Chhattisgarh polls: Not rivals, candidates fear NOTA may emerge biggest slayer in repeat of 2013 nightmareIn 2013, NOTA was at the third position in 35 of the 90 Assembly seats of Chhattisgarh.
Nov 12, 2018
Chhattisgarh Assembly Election phase one sees 70% turnout; voting takes place for first time in several placesAuthorities in Chhattisgarh succeeded in bringing more tribals into the democratic process, with the first phase of Assembly elections recording a 56.58 percent turnout.
Oct 31, 2018
Chhattisgarh polls: Realms long gone, but royals' undiminished popularity keeps them in hunt for powerWhile Chhattisgarh's royal families may have lost their realms, the power they exert in these regions is still formidable
Sep 03, 2018
Protests at HNLU enters second week as law students await concrete decision from interim vice-chancellorHNLU students have been demanding withdrawal of hostel curfews as well as a host of changes to administrative rules.
Aug 29, 2018
Bhima Koregaon raids: Chhattisgarh workers' unions warn of protests if Sudha Bharadwaj isn't released soonSudha Bharadwaj, one of the activists arrested in the Bhima Koregaon raids, has worked with the Chattisgarh Mukti Morcha and fought for workers' rights for decades.
Jul 18, 2018
BJP govt in Chhattisgarh increases MSP of rice by Rs 200; paddy farmers decry 'pointless' hike as inadequateDespite a hike of Rs 200 per quintal to Rs 1750 in the minimum support price (MSP) of rice by BJP govt, paddy farmers in Chhattisgarh are an unhappy lot.
May 30, 2018
Ahead of Chhattisgarh election, privatisation of Shivnath river looms large for Raman Singh govtChhattisgarh goes to the polls this December and, considering the RWL contract is up for renewal in October 2020, the Shivnath issue is bound to loom large once again.
Apr 13, 2018
Chhattisgarh govt's decision to reduce MSP on forest produce threatens livelihood of 14 lakh tribal familiesTribals across Chhattisgarh face a threat to their livelihoods ever since the state government drastically reduced the MSP of minor forest produce.