Multiple levels of casual attitude led to second surge of COVID-19: Dr. Shastri

New Delhi, Apr 27: As India grapples with the second and a deadlier wave of COVID-19 cases, many questions have been raised about the preparedness as well as the reason behind the spread.

There is no doubt that there have been multiple levels of casual attitudes with regard to the pandemic in second round, leading political scientist, Dr. Sandeep Shastri tells OneIndia.

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The TN elections are too close to call: Here is what changed in the past three weeks

New Delhi, Mar 24: It is usually said that an election can be called only after the last vote is counted.

The same could be said in the case of Tamil Nadu, where pollsters who had initially said that it would be easy pickings for the DMK, now say that the race is tighter than it was expected. 

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Will anti-incumbency be a factor in the West Bengal elections 2021

New Delhi, Mar 23: As the race for the West Bengal elections 2021 hots up, the TMC would be looking to retain power, while the BJP making all efforts to unseat the existing dispensation

. While it is relatively clear as of now that the main battle is between the TMC and BJP, the question is who will come out victorious at the end.

Dr. Sandeep Shastri, one of India’s leading psephologists tells OneIndia that are multiple factors that one would have to look into before drawing a conclusion. 

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JEE-NEET: If you do not fix a date, how do you determine the preparedness

jee-neetNew Delhi, Aug 27: There has been a growing chorus against the conduct of the JEE Mains and NEET exams.

The opposition parties have questioned the logic to hold the exams next month and raised issues of safety amidst the ongoing pandemic.

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Congress has proven, more things change, more things remain the same

soniarahulNew Delhi, Aug 27: The Congress faced yet another crisis after 23 senior sought for an introspection.

A stormy meeting of the Congress Working Committee was held and Sonia Gandhi was asked to continue as the interim president until a new leader is elected. Is the crisis over or is there is more to come?

OneIndia caught up with leading psephologist, Dr. Sandeep Shastri to discuss the issue.

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Rajasthan crisis a reflection on the inadequacies in the anti-defection law: Dr. Shastri

ashok-gehlot1New Delhi, July 23: The Rajasthan crisis is now playing out in the judiciary. On the face it the Rajasthan crisis can be described as a reflection of the inadequacies in the anti-defection law.

OneIndia caught up with leading psephologist, Dr. Sandeep Shastri to find out his views on the issues.

The lockdown challenge and how the poor need to cope with education

educationNew Delhi, May 08: One of the sectors that has been worst hit by the nation-wide lockdown is the education sector. Exams have been postponed and in many cases results have been delayed.

While in the cities, many managements have ensured that learning continues online, the big challenge is for the poorest of poor and in the rural areas.

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PM Modi’s communication skills have been critical in the fight against COVID-19

pmmodi-speech1New Delhi, Apr 24: Communication is key in these times and Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has got it right during his addresses to the nation.

The lockdown was extremely important to contain the spread of coronavirus and over the past few weeks another positive trend that we have noticed is the increasing consultation between the Centre and the states, says leading political scientist, Dr. Sandeep Shastri.

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Uddhav’s in-experience, political distancing of Shiv Sena defeating fight against coronavirus

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Udhav Thackeray, Inset pic: Dr Sandeep Shastri

New Delhi, Apr 24: Maharashtra is facing one of its worst crisis in handling the coronavirus spread. The state tops the national number and the spread of the infection in Dharavi, Asia”s largest slum is not making matters easy either.

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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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