Decoding the BJP’s stellar performance with Dr. Sandeep Shastri

modi-newNew Delhi, May 27: The 2019 Lok Sabha elections were clearly about the Central Government. This could be seen in the rout of the Congress in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, where it had recently come to power in the assembly elections.

Dr. Sandeep Shastri, one of India’s top psephologists says that most of the difference for the BJP was made in the north, west and central barring Punjab. In this interview with OneIndia, Dr. Shastri says that the BJP did exceptionally well, where it was in a direct contest with the Congress.

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What are the chances of a rich candidate winning elections?

New Delhi, May 27: Out of the 539 Winners analysed, 475 (88 per cent) are crorepatis. Out of 542 Winners analysed during Lok Sabha 2014 elections, 443 (82 per cent) Winners were crorepatis. Out of 543 Winners analysed during Lok Sabha 2009 elections, 315(58 per cent) Winners were crorepatis according to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

Average assets:

Out of 301 Winners from BJP, 43 (84 per cent) out of 51 Winners from INC, 22 (96 per cent) out of 23 Winners from DMK, 20(91 per cent) out of 22 Winners fielded by AITC, 19(86 per cent) out of 22 Winners fielded by YSRCP, and 18(100 per cent) Winners from SHS have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.

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Will the BJP benefit from lack of alliance chemistry in Old Mysore region?

bjp223New Delhi, Apr 16: 14 Lok Sabha constituencies will go to polls in Karnataka on April 18. In all Karnataka has 28 Lok Sabha constituencies and on Thursday, 12 constituencies in the old Mysore region will go to polls.

Polling will also be held in the Shimoga and Davangere seats. The old Mysore region in particular will witness an interesting contest as this is considered to be a stronghold of the Congress and JD(S), which is fighting the elections together.

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423 crorepatis, 10 with rape charges will contest 2nd phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019

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New Delhi, Apr 14: There are 251 candidates with pending criminal cases who will be fighting the 2nd phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

A report prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that 251(16%) out of 1590 candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.

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As battle shifts down South, a lot at stake for all parties

electionsNew Delhi, Apr 15: Phase two of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 promises to be an interesting one. One would get to witness several interesting battles that include the ones to be fought in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Karnataka.

Polling will be held on 97 seats and all eyes would be on the seats in Uttar Pradesh, where the BSP and SP together are taking on the BJP.

Polling percentage in 1st phase of LS polls better than 2014

New Delhi, Apr 13: The voter turn out in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 was recorded at 69.43 per cent, the Election Commission said.

A total of 91 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 18 states and two Union territories had gone for polls in the first phase.

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Several political parties yet to publish criminal antecedents of its candidates

New Delhi, Apr 10: There are 35 candidates from the Congress who have declared pending criminal cases against them. Out of the 83 candidates analysed, 35 with pending criminal cases are fighting in the first phase of the polls.

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How electoral bonds fund India’s political parties

politicaparties-donateNew Delhi, Apr 03: Who funds India’s political parties. It is an important question to ask amidst the electoral heat ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The Indian law allows donors of amounts below Rs 20,000 to remain anonymous. In the 2017 Union Budget, the government announced an electoral bond scheme that allowed large scale anonymous donations. As a result, more than half of all the income of national parties in India is derived from unknown sources, says a detailed report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

Disrupt polls in every J&K constituency: Pakistan’s latest directive

kashmir-votingNew Delhi, Mar 30: The Intelligence Bureau has sounded yet another alert stating that the Lashkar-e-Tayiba would look to disrupt the polls in various parts of the country.

In an earlier alert, accessed by OneIndia, the IB had said that both the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammad are activating their sleeper cells/modules across the country to strike ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

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This election is about the success of coalitions: Dr. Sandeep Shastri

cong-bjpNew Delhi, Mar 27: It is election time in India and the big question on everyone’s mind is who will emerge victorious. It has been an election of narratives so far and all parties are looking at how it should be packaged in order to reap the maximum benefits from the voter.

Will these narratives by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress be national trends as polling day approaches. It will not be and it will play out differently in different states says leading political scientist, Dr. Sandeep Shastri in this interview with OneIndia.

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