2017 Indian Assembly Elections
Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand: A Clear Mandate
Prerana Priyadarshi and Sarral Sharma · 22 Mar, 2017 · 5253
On 11 March, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a clear mandate in the legislative assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Uttarakhand. In UP, the BJP single-handedly won 311 of 403 seats, and with allies, Apna Dal (Soneylal) and S ...
Punjab: Congress and Strong Regional Leaders
Niharika Tagotra · 22 Mar, 2017 · 5252
The Punjab state assembly election results, declared on 11 March, gave a clear mandate to the Congress. Congress secured 77 of the 117 available seats, emerging as the single largest party in this crucial border state. The Shiromani Akali ...
Manipur: A Turning Point
Angshuman Choudhury · 22 Mar, 2017 · 5251
On 15 March, Nongthombam Biren Singh took oath as the Chief Minister (CM) of Manipur, the first from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As a political entity that had zero presence in the state till just a year ago, the BJP raked a sizeabl ...
Goa: Staging Post of the Resourceful
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 17 Mar, 2017 · 5244
Otto Von Bismarck wrote, "Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable, the art of the next best." The quotation assumes relevance in Goa's context where the declining popularity and poor show of the Bharatiya Janata ...