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Saradha, Narada don't matter: Benefits outweigh corruption in West Bengal
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Saradha, Narada don't matter: Benefits outweigh corruption in West Bengal

Corruption in West Bengal becomes a major issue only when there are no redeeming features to offset these charges

A sense of dèja vu: How TV election analysis errs time and time again
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A sense of dèja vu: How TV election analysis errs time and time again

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

Assembly elections 2016: What went wrong with the Left
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Assembly elections 2016: What went wrong with the Left

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.

Nothing without ideology: Mamata's jibe on the Cong-Left alliance proven true
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Nothing without ideology: Mamata's jibe on the Cong-Left alliance proven true

Ask any leader where the Left and the Congress harmonized and the answer was to “just to oust the present government”.

Didi, Amma return; mummy and son suffer setback: Key takeaways from 2016 Assembly elections
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Didi, Amma return; mummy and son suffer setback: Key takeaways from 2016 Assembly elections

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.

As it happened: BJP's historic victory in Assam ends Tarun Gogoi's 15-year rule
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As it happened: BJP's historic victory in Assam ends Tarun Gogoi's 15-year rule

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.

As it happened: Left stages a comeback, BJP opens account in Kerala
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As it happened: Left stages a comeback, BJP opens account in Kerala

The Left is set to return to power in Kerala, two exit polls predicted on 16 May evening.

Tamil Nadu Live: Jayalalithaa salutes people's mandate, says result put an end to family rule
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Tamil Nadu Live: Jayalalithaa salutes people's mandate, says result put an end to family rule

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.

Tamil Nadu is the only surprise in otherwise predictable electoral outcomes
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Tamil Nadu is the only surprise in otherwise predictable electoral outcomes

The electoral outcomes in three states – Assam, West Bengal and Kerala – have gone on expected lines, but Tamil Nadu sprung a surprise.

'We lost because of the Congress': Who said what after Assembly election results
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'We lost because of the Congress': Who said what after Assembly election results

As votes were being counted on Thursday and results started trickling in, scores of congratulatory messages started trickling in from political parties and leaders.

West Bengal election results live: Didn't expect a politics of slander, says Mamata after the win
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West Bengal election results live: Didn't expect a politics of slander, says Mamata after the win

In the West Bengal exit poll surveys conducted by regional and national channels have given TMC a clear majority in the 294-member Assembly.

Assam polls as a case study: It's time to reboot your idea of India
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Assam polls as a case study: It's time to reboot your idea of India

Of all the five state Assembly elections, the results of Assam election are set to redefine political concept of majoritarianism

Assembly election results: Here's what unfolded on counting day
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Assembly election results: Here's what unfolded on counting day

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.

Exit polls give BJP lead in Assam, but Congress conceded defeat a while ago
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Exit polls give BJP lead in Assam, but Congress conceded defeat a while ago

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.

Freebies in Tamil Nadu: A unique way for netas to fulfil moral obligations
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Freebies in Tamil Nadu: A unique way for netas to fulfil moral obligations

In the run up to the 2006 Assembly elections, culture of freebies touched a new high when the DMK announced free colour televisions.

Exit poll results: How accurate were election surveys during the 2011 Assembly polls?
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Exit poll results: How accurate were election surveys during the 2011 Assembly polls?

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.

Exit polls show that AIADMK and UDF have some serious thinking to do
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Exit polls show that AIADMK and UDF have some serious thinking to do

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.

Kerala exit polls: BJP is no kingmaker, but can it end state's bipolar politics?
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Kerala exit polls: BJP is no kingmaker, but can it end state's bipolar politics?

If exit polls are to be believed, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala will have a decisive victory in Kerala.

Exit polls: BJP to end Gogoi's rule in Assam, Mamata to win Bengal, limbo in TN
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Exit polls: BJP to end Gogoi's rule in Assam, Mamata to win Bengal, limbo in TN

Exit polls are divided over Tamil Nadu but predict that BJP will win Assam, the Left Kerala, the DMK Puducherry, and TMC West Bengal

Freebies belong in the past: Leaders should focus on honest governance instead of buying votes
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Freebies belong in the past: Leaders should focus on honest governance instead of buying votes

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.