Deep Down South (no we are not even touching TamilNadu yet)

YoYa: The South is likely to witness a series of critical elections that can shape the future of state politics. But precisely for this reason, the Lok Sabha election is likely to be focused on regional issues and personalities. Modi vs Rahul presidential-style contest makes no sense here. The BJP has low stakes in the region, as ... Read More

Talking about ‘North Zone’ of JK & Punjab and AAP ki Baat

YoYa: The North is not much of a separate region. It is just that the politics of Punjab and J&K does not fit into the pattern of the Hindi-speaking states. If one goes by the record of the local bodies elections and the implosion within the AAP, the Congress appears set to make small gains in ... Read More

Likely losses for BJP in West

I had reckoned that YoYa’s observation on the gains in “Eastern Greenfield States” for BJP would differ significantly from our tracker numbers. To my surprise, it didn’t. So, no need to argue where we agree.  Not surprisingly however, we differ about the West Zone, where YoYa’s perceived loss of about 15 to 20 for the ... Read More

Starting with the East

It started with a fun-tweet at my end, poking Prof. Yogenadra Yadav that he doesn’t take @cvoterindia’s numbers seriously. In a way, I interjected in a conversation between Dr. Sanjay Kumar of CSDS and Prof. Yadav. Dr. Sanjay disagrees with Prof. Yadav in his assessment (or rather assertion) that BJP’s fortunes are taking a nosedive ... Read More

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