Prashant Kishor has largely faltered without 'wave' on his side, faces uphill task as Mamata's poll strategist in Bengal
If Mamata Banerjee manages to retain power in West Bengal in the 2021 Assembly polls, Prashant Kishor would surely hog the limelight again claiming to be the differentiator who stopped the Modi-Shah juggernaut, but if he fails, the moniker of a fair-weather strategist will stick to his name for a long time to come
Rajasthan Congress in disarray; all guns trained on Ashok Gehlot for focussing on son's campaign, neglecting other seats
Rajasthan Congress, which faced an embarrassing defeat in the state in the Lok Sabha elections only months after winning the mandate in the Assembly polls, appears to be lacking leadership, with all guns trained on Ashok Gehlot.
Ram Madhav's remarks that BJP may fail to win absolute majority in Lok Sabha could boost Opposition's campaign drive
Ram Madhav's statement could provide impetus to the waning drive of the Opposition parties to come together to form an anti-BJP front.
Congress won 8 of 39 Assembly polls under Rahul Gandhi; recent victories due to anti-incumbency, not strategy
Assembly Election Results 2018: There is also no clear trend in the rise of the fortunes of the Congress under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, be it the victories in Punjab and Karnataka, the performance in Gujarat or the wins in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan this week
"The postal ballots found at Home Guards office should have been delivered to service voters, who are posted outside. It appears that they had not been given to the jawans. This should be investigated," MP Congress Election Affairs Wing in-charge JP Dhanopia said.
High turnout in Madhya Pradesh polls doesn't indicate anti-incumbency or pro-Opposition trend, other factors matter
The record voter turnout in this election in Madhya Pradesh could be the result of various other factors such as the anti-incumbency factor, introduction of new voters, mobilisation of voters, high-decibel campaigning, the role of the Election Commission and a renewed strategy of the Congress.
Congress' decision to go solo in upcoming Assembly polls will help party ascertain its position, size up likely allies for 2019
Congress did not concede to Mayawati’s demands because it would have conveyed the impression that it lacks the confidence to win on its own in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh even with the BJP encumbered by 15 years of anti-incumbency
The Election Commission (EC) had on Saturday announced the election schedule for five states, including Telangana.
Karnataka Assembly Election 2018: Four electoral trends emerging from state as Congress, BJP, JD(S) battle it out
As Karnataka's voters go to polls on Saturday, to choose between BJP, Congress and JD(S), it's worth pondering over how four past trends will play out.
Those who think that the Karnataka Assembly election will set the tone for national politics are bound to be overwhelmed by the next set of political calculations that may emerge from the Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
Rahul Gandhi and Congress apart, triple anti-incumbency looms as major threat to Narendra Modi's return in 2019
BJP’s electoral success over the last four years that has seen it control almost two-thirds of India could become its own enemy, hobbling prospects of a slam dunk victory for Narendra Modi in 2019
Centre's refusal to confer special status to Andhra has given Chandrababu Naidu chance to overcome anti-incumbency
Chandrababu Naidu has successfully used people's discontent over Centre's refusal to confer special status to Andhra Pradesh as an instrument to avoid the sporadic disgruntlement over the non-implementation of several promises made by TDP in 2014
Tripura BJP strategy: Party banking on anti-incumbency among youth, effective booth management to oust CPM
BJP's Tripura strategy is twofold. To fight the narrative & ideology war at the macro level, and to engage in effective booth management at the micro level.
Chhattisgarh Assembly Polls: Narendra Modi's popularity will help BJP win again, says state minister Brijmohan Agrawal
The BJP will beat anti-incumbency to win the Chhattisgarh assembly polls for a fourth term and the entry of a new political outfit led by Ajit Jogi will not hinder but improve its chances, says state minister Brijmohan Agrawal
Gujarat election results: It's wrong to understand outcome through vote-shares, BJP came very close to losing this critical poll
A look at the strike rates — seats won against seats contested — of BJP and Congress, show that the gap has never been this close since 1985
Surmounting numerous factors like the much-discussed anti-incumbency factor, attempted caste-based social engineering by the Congress and perceived anger over the GST, BJP managed to clinch the polls
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar congratulated Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah after the party's win in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls, hailing it as a "victory of people"
Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2017: Results of these polls will go beyond 'routine' anti-incumbency
CVoter tracker shows that Himachal Pradesh is likely to provide another "sweeping" verdict. That seems to be the norm of India at the moment. This way or that way
Congress facing an existential crisis, collective effort needed to 'overcome' BJP, says Jairam Ramesh
Senior party leader Jairam Ramesh said that business as usual approach will not work against Narendra Modi and Amit Shah and advocated for a flexibility in approach to make Congress relevant
BMC Election 2017: BJP unlikely to benefit from increased turnout as Sena strongholds vote in large numbers
The high voter turnout is unlikely to have a negative impact on Shiv Sena in the BMC Election 2017 especially since voting percentage was high in 100 wards which are Shiv Sena strongholds