Is Scindia’s resignation an isolated case or the start of a procession?

jscindia-mnThe Congress seems to be unable to come out of its stupor. Given the resignation of Jyotiraditya Scindia, it’s only natural to think that many other leaders will follow suit.

Bengaluru: Do we see the resignation of Jyotiraditya Scindia as a case in isolation or is it the start of a procession in the Congress?

There is already talk that the likes of Sachin Pilot and Milind Deora may follow suit, although both have denied such claims. In Scindia, the Congress lost one of its most prominent faces and this makes it clear that the party is in doldrums and it is highly doubtful that it would be able to pull itself out of this slump anytime soon.

MyNation caught up with leading psephologist, Dr Sandeep Shastri to discuss the ongoing political crisis. He says that these incidents only go on to show the volume of drift within the Congress.

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Kejriwal vs Modi: Is it time for AAP to stick its finger in the national pie

modi-kejriwalNew Delhi, Feb 13: Will Arvind Kejriwal be Narendra Modi’s challenger in 2024. There are a good four years away for the next national election, but there is already talk that Kejriwal would be the face of the Opposition in the 2024 elections.

While the AAP would already be nurturing its national ambition, leading psephologist, Dr. Sandeep Shastri feels that Kejriwal should not dip his finger in the national pie now.

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Delhi: Close contests result of straight fights, Congress has become irrelevant: Dr. Shastri

aap-bjpNew Delhi, Feb 11: It is certain that the Aam Admi Party is returning to power in Delhi. Most of the contests have been a close one.

Why have the margins been so close. To explain all of this, OneIndia caught up with leading political scientist, Dr. Sandeep Shastri.

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Delhi elections will not be about NRC, citizenship law

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CAA prostests, Inset pic: Dr Sandeep Shashtri

New Delhi, Jan 21: The elections in Delhi are round the corner and the battle promises to be an interesting one. The question is whether the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will return with a similar mandate as it did in 2015 or will it lose the battle to the BJP.

Leading psephologist, Dr Sandeep Shastri speaks with OneIndia about the trends in Delhi and who has their nose ahead in the elections. He says that looking at the recent trends, it is clear that the voter is making a distinction between national and state elections.

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The significance of J P Nadda and what will he bring to the table

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From Left: JP Nadda, new BJP President Inset: Dr Sandeep Shastri

New Delhi, Jan 21: In a major event held on Monday, J P Nadda took over the president of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was the working president before he took over the top post in the party from Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

What is the significance of Nadda taking over the party chief. Let us hear it from leading political scientist, Dr. Sandeep Shastri.

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An impressive BJP and a hopelessly divided Congress: Analysing the Karnataka by-poll

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Inset pic: Dr Sandeep Shastri

Bengaluru, Dec 09: The thumping win by the BJP has ensured that it would continue to rule in Karnataka with a majority. Karnataka, no doubt has a history of electing the party in power during a by-election.

However, the fact here is that the Congress has yet proven that in Karnataka no one defeats the party, but it ends up defeating itself.

Maharashtra: The lessons for the BJP to learn

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Inset pic: Dr Sandeep Shastri

New Delhi, Nov 28: After much drama in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress will form the government with Uddhav Thackeray at the helm of affairs. One would say that the BJP would have been better off had it not staked a claim to form the government.

The early morning swearing-in by Devendra Fadnavis turned out to be a misadventure, as he was unable to muster up the numbers. There are some lessons for the BJP to learn from this incident.

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Maharashtra: Shiv Sena played the game a bit too long, took the fight a bit too far

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Inset pic: Dr Sandeep Shastri

New Delhi, Nov 11: The impasse in Maharashtra continues and the ball today is in the court of the Shiv Sena. The party has been invited by the Governor, to form the government after the BJP said on Sunday that it did not have the required numbers.

If the Shiv Sena decides to form the government, then it basically means that there would be a three-party government which would include the NCP and the Congress. But has the Shiv Sena played its cards well?
It now appears as though the strategy is more about keeping the BJP at bay. The negative glue brings you together, but can the positive glue hold you together.

OneIndia caught up with India’s leading political scientist, Dr Sandeep Shastri to understand the dynamic in Maharashtra.

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‘Lal Bahadur Shastri: Politics and Beyond:’ A fitting tribute by Dr Sandeep Shastri

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The book on Lal Bahadur Shastri, Inset pic: Dr Sandeep Shastri

Bengaluru, Oct 29: On the day, India’s second prime minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri signed the Tashkent Agreement, he had told his aides that this is one of the greatest tribute he could pay to Mahatma Gandhi.

Dr Sandeep Shastri, leading psephologist and pro-vice-chancellor, Jain University captures the life and times of India’s second prime minister in his new book ‘Lal Bahadur Shastri: Politics and Beyond.’

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Maharashtra-Haryana elections: Why everything seems to be favouring the BJP

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BJP rally in Maharashtra. Inset pic: Dr Sandeep Shastri

New Delhi, Oct 10: The lack of enthusiasm that one sees around both the Maharashtra and Haryana elections gives the indication that it could be a one-sided affair. All pollsters have already said that the assembly elections in both states would see the BJP emerging as a winner.

The lack of leadership and infighting within the opposition have only been added advantages for the BJP, which also is riding high on its 2019 momentum. Leading psephologist, Dr Sandeep Shastri tells OneIndia that the BJP and its allies have a clear advantage in both Maharashtra as well as Haryana.