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How, and Why, the BJP Sometimes Courts Muslim Voters
November 23, 2022

How, and Why, the BJP Sometimes Courts Muslim Voters

By Anuttama Banerji
Despite its Hindutva ideology, in some states and some elections the BJP courts Muslim voters.

India’s PM Is Perpetually in Campaign Mode
November 16, 2022

India’s PM Is Perpetually in Campaign Mode

By Kavita Chowdhury
Preoccupied with inaugurating infrastructure projects and addressing election rallies, Narendra Modi is neglecting governance and the problems confronting the people.
What’s Next for India’s Congress Party?
October 14, 2022

What’s Next for India’s Congress Party?

Nistula Hebbar, Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr., and Gilles Verniers discuss the leadership election and the prospects for India's main opposition party.

Critic and Key Challenger Softens Stance Against Indian PM Modi
September 23, 2022

Critic and Key Challenger Softens Stance Against Indian PM Modi

By Kavita Chowdhury
Chastened by investigations against her party leaders, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee makes a tactical shift.

A New Defection Threatens India’s Congress Party
September 15, 2022

A New Defection Threatens India’s Congress Party

By Anzer Ayoob
Veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad’s exit from the Indian National Congress poses a challenge to India’s battered opposition party.

Can Rahul Gandhi’s Long March Revive the Fortunes of the Congress Party?
September 12, 2022

Can Rahul Gandhi’s Long March Revive the Fortunes of the Congress Party?

By Kavita Chowdhury
The march has enthused the rank and file but India’s main opposition party needs to address its leadership crisis and organizational issues as well.

AAP’s Dangerous Turn Toward Hindutva
June 11, 2022

AAP’s Dangerous Turn Toward Hindutva

By Anuttama Banerji
The AAP’s bid to become a national power has seen it converge with the ruling BJP in embracing Hindu voters – to the exclusion of other groups.
Modi’s India Has No Space For Muslims
April 22, 2022

Modi’s India Has No Space For Muslims

By Tarushi Aswani
Hindutva activists are implementing a planned strategy to destroy Muslims, their homes, shops, and way of life.

India Has a Problem With Election Handouts
February 05, 2022

India Has a Problem With Election Handouts

By Neeta Lal
Ahead of India’s state polls, carefully curated gifts are being dangled in front of voters to influence them to vote for specific parties.

Who Will Muslim Voters Support in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election?
February 04, 2022

Who Will Muslim Voters Support in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election?

By Tarushi Aswani
The state's Muslim voters are expected to back the party in the strongest position to defeat the BJP.

Aam Aadmi Party’s Right-Turn
December 14, 2021

Aam Aadmi Party’s Right-Turn

By Tarushi Aswani
Its "soft Hindutva" rhetoric is aimed at drawing Hindu votes.
How India’s Opposition Parties Are Strengthening the BJP
December 02, 2021

How India’s Opposition Parties Are Strengthening the BJP

By Niranjan Marjani
Since 2014, India's opposition parties have had one goal: Unseat the BJP. But all their actions to date have been counterproductive.

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