Thursday, 7 July, 2022
Topic2014 elections

Topic: 2014 elections

If Modi wins on Sunday

Stage set for ultimate Sonia vs Modi battle. If he loses, the RSS he defied will get back. Either way, wait for the rise of a new politics.

This is what changed for voters from 2014 to 2019 Lok Sabha elections: Nothing

Issues on voters’ minds, and belief in Modi's abilities, have not changed significantly between 2014 and 2019 elections.

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.

Here’s how many seats Congress can win in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

This forecast is based on the assumption that Indians are as frustrated with BJP-led Modi's regime in 2019 as they were with the Congress in 2014.

Bleak record on economy – the reason Modi’s BJP has returned to communal politics

Voters have to ask themselves why & what this angry, polarising, ugly campaign foretells for the nation if the BJP wins again.

BJP didn’t make Rs 15 lakh promise in 2014 manifesto, says party leader Kalraj Mishra

The former Union minister said the opposition was misleading people, and clarified that BJP said if black money stashed abroad came back, an estimated Rs 15 lakh can be given per family.

There are very few BJP strongholds or Congress bastions in India. Data shows why

‘Party stronghold’ concept is perhaps a marketing ploy by local politicians to attract voters to the preferred party or to extract resources from candidates.

Poll rigging: EC wants police to hunt for ‘EVM designer’, employer says he doesn’t exist

The EC looks to file FIR, ECIL denies that 'cyber-security expert' was an employee as BJP targets Congress over Kapil Sibal's presence at press conference.

Modi: Your time starts now

Modi has run a brilliant and single-minded campaign. People have gifted him the power to change history, to mould it in his image and he needs to handle this very carefully.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.