Will BJP rise in J&K?

sandeepshastriIt can be termed as the mother of all elections. The polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be watched by one and all as the BJP is aiming to make major gains. While this would be a major election, one must also not forget that there is an important election in Jharkhand as well.
What will be the fate of the various parties aiming to stake a claim on both these states? We at oneindia.com have leading psephologist Dr Sandeep Shastri to take us through in this three part series, which will cover the elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand and Delhi. In the first, part Dr Shastri discusses with us the elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand.Read more

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South India elections- Who is winning?

south_leadersWhat will be the election trends in South India? The common questions that come to mind are- Is there a Modi wave, how has the Andhra Pradesh bifurcation issue dented the Congress or helped it, has the return of Yeddyurappa helped the BJP and what the three way fight in Tamil Nadu means to J Jayalalithaa.

Dr. Sandeep Shastri, noted psephologist and national coordinator of Lokniti a research programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies speaks with rediff.com about the election trends in Southern India which comprise Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

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