Domino Effect: Can 2023 State Elections Upset the Modi Machine in 2024?
By Nikhil Sehra
India's state elections don’t usually foretell national polls, but this time around, many will be looking for signs of a winning strategy.
The BJP’s Southern Strategy
By Joe Wallen and Tushar Shetty
How the BJP plans to win over South India in the lead up to the 2024 election.
State Elections Hold the Key for the New INDIA Coalition
By Bilal Ahmad
In the run up to the 2024 elections, state polls will test whether the opposition grouping will unite and grow – or fall apart to infighting.
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.
Trial by Pandemic: Uttar Pradesh Polls Big Test For BJP
By Krzysztof Iwanek
The 2022 elections in UP may indicate whether the BJP’s popularity has been dented in any way by the pandemic.
Indian Leader’s Party Takes Electoral Hit Amid Virus Surge
By Ashok Sharma
Meanwhile, health experts say the massive electoral rallies have fueled India's terrifying COVID-19 outbreak.
Even COVID-19 Can’t Stop the Battle for Bengal
By Sudha Ramachandran
The skyrocketing cases in India have barely made a dent in the feverish campaigns being mounted in West Bengal’s elections.
The Making of Brand Modi
By Asim Ali
Narendra Modi has created one of the most powerful political brands in India’s history. But that centralization of power creates its own weaknesses.
India’s Toughest COVID-19 Test Still Lies Ahead
By Soma Basu
Winter smog, religious festivals and election campaigns pose a crucial test of India’s pandemic management.
Rasheed Kidwai on the Pitfalls of the Gandhi Dynasty
By Anuradha Sharma
Rahul Gandhi is set to fill in his mother’s shoes as head of India’s main opposition party. But should he?
Beef, Biryani, and Indian Politics
By Tej Parikh
India's "cow politics" reveal schisms among religious and caste groups.
India's State Elections Reflect a Mood for Change
By Sanjay Kumar
India's state elections symbolize a broader clamor for change across the country.