Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Topic: HImachal Pradesh elections

Modi’s going to have a much tougher 2018 than anyone’s expecting

The triumph in the polls should not distract attention from the intriguing subtext that the ruling party is vulnerable.
BJP CM Candidate, Prem Kumar Dhumal addresses during an election rally in Hamirpur

Prem Kumar Dhumal and other major upsets in the Himachal Pradesh election results

The BJP's chief ministerial candidate wasn't the only major upset in the Himachal Pradesh poll results. Here's a list of the biggest upsets.
For Himachal photo-finish winners, voters are ‘god’

For Himachal photo-finish winners, voters are ‘god’

Kasauli BJP candidate Rajeev Saizal won by 24 votes in 2012 assembly polls; the state has seen close contests in 2003 and 2007 as well.
Age is no issue for many of the candidates contesting the upcoming HImachal Pradesh polls

Age no bar for contesting elections in Himachal Pradesh

The state has many elderly politicians who have won back-to-back elections for decades, and still remain their party’s best bet to retain their seat.
Central transfers can make up some, not all, of the inequality in India (Representational image) | PTI

India needs to fix the growing inequality between poorer east and richer south

Social sector spending by the poorer states remains lower than in the better-off ones. If they are to catch up, this is the opposite of what it should be.

Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics?

The Karnataka Congress called a legislature party meeting Friday to address the issue of horse trading in the state and put up a show of strength. The Congress ...