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BJP supporters celebrating party's win in the Lok Sabha elections | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

How BJP’s one-party dominance differs from Congress: it co-opts local elites and opponents

OBC representation, which rose significantly during the 1990s, has either plateaued or decreased in most north Indian states, including UP and Bihar.

Not just Modi’s personality, this key factor was behind BJP’s massive win in 2019 elections

Perceptions around BJP’s performance were hardly enough to put it on driving seat. And yet it got 50% votes in more than 200 constituencies.
Modi waving at the audience

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.
President Ramnath Kovind with Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

After an election all about Modi, it’s President Kovind who may decide India’s fate

With 2019 election results almost certain to throw a hung Parliament, who President Kovind invites first could make all the difference.
Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav, his son and party President Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati during their joint election campaign rally in Mainpuri

Making Mayawati India’s prime minister in 2019 will fix its casteist past and present

Whites in the US showed their humane side by twice electing Barack Obama, a black minority. Can India’s upper castes ever support a Dalit PM?
Attendees hold a Congress banner during an event in New Delhi | T. Narayan/Bloomberg

Wins in state polls do have a bearing on Lok Sabha elections, if held within 2 years: Study

Elections in two-party states like MP, Rajasthan indicate who will win in Lok Sabha polls but the trend isn’t true for multi-party states.

Arvind Kejriwal says will not accept AAP leader Ashutosh’s resignation

AAP insiders claim Ashutosh was 'angry' over being denied a Rajya Sabha ticket by the party.

On Camera

People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.