Monday, 27 June, 2022
TopicIndian voters

Topic: indian voters

Crowds at rallies don’t mean victory and have no bearing on how voters will vote

In 'How India Votes', CEO of Axis My India Pradeep Gupta writes that not even 10% of the crowd that claps and cheers for a leader will vote for him/her on the basis of what they hear at a rally.

Opposition MLAs face wrath of Indian voters after natural disasters, not ruling party’s: Study

Researchers from US and South Korea used data from 4,313 assembly constituencies over the years 1977-2007 to estimate the effects of droughts and heavy rainfall on Indian elections.

Indians vote on caste, religion because they lack information on MP, MLA performance: Study

In a randomised evaluation in UP, researchers asked voters to discuss development issues and told them about how MLAs spent their funds. Here’s what happened.

Kejriwal thinks free electricity will work magic. But single issues rarely decide election

Dissatisfied Indian voters are not irrational when they don't punish the party in power. Perhaps they reward and punish on multiple issues.

On Camera

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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