Corruption in West Bengal becomes a major issue only when there are no redeeming features to offset these charges
Thursday's television analysis repeated four fatal errors of election analysis that I have seen (and sometimes participated in, I'm ashamed to say) over the past two decades
The Left might have won in Kerala, but losing West Bengal despite going for an alliance with the Congress has come as a big blow for the party that had ruled the state for more than three decades at a stretch.
Ask any leader where the Left and the Congress harmonized and the answer was to “just to oust the present government”.
The final results for the election in four states and one Union Territory are yet to be announced but the outcome is pretty clear to by now and it was a helluva roller-coaster.
The counting of votes for the Assam polls will begin soon. Three exit polls have stated that BJP will win in Assam and end Tarun Gogoi’s chief ministership.
The Left is set to return to power in Kerala, two exit polls predicted on 16 May evening.
It is a matter of a few hours now. And depending on which way the wind blows today, it could either be Jayalalithaa retaining power or M Karunanidhi taking over the reins in Tamil Nadu.
The electoral outcomes in three states – Assam, West Bengal and Kerala – have gone on expected lines, but Tamil Nadu sprung a surprise.
As votes were being counted on Thursday and results started trickling in, scores of congratulatory messages started trickling in from political parties and leaders.
In the West Bengal exit poll surveys conducted by regional and national channels have given TMC a clear majority in the 294-member Assembly.
Of all the five state Assembly elections, the results of Assam election are set to redefine political concept of majoritarianism
West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK seem set to retain power on Thursday as the BJP is on the road to victory in Assam and the Left appears to be making a comeback in Kerala.
Much before a flurry of exit polls predicted a big win for the BJP-led alliance in Assam, the Congress appeared to have had thrown in the towel.
In the run up to the 2006 Assembly elections, culture of freebies touched a new high when the DMK announced free colour televisions.
Here is a look at whether the 2011 exit poll results had predicted the outcomes of the previous elections in the states and union territory accurately.
The results of the exit polls in both in Kerala and TN aren’t surprising because they follow the historical trend of alternating governments and the unavoidable burden of anti-incumbency.
If exit polls are to be believed, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala will have a decisive victory in Kerala.
Exit polls are divided over Tamil Nadu but predict that BJP will win Assam, the Left Kerala, the DMK Puducherry, and TMC West Bengal
The post-poll freebies, which are the promises made in the election manifestos, are the second level of lure, as has been the case in Tamil Nadu.