Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicVoter

Topic: Voter

Lockdown-stressed Indians would have defeated Modi if polls were held in June 2020: Study

India’s mental health crisis in the aftermath of strict lockdowns received little attention. Our study focuses on its political implications.

Whatever happened to the aspirational Indian?

No government could ever be good enough for the aspirational voter, until one fine day, the voter stopped being aspirational. 

In photos: UP’s Bijnor and Muzaffarnagar go to polls in first phase voting

ThePrint brings images from Bijnor and Muzaffarnagar constituencies.

Sorry urban voters, election 2019 is all about wooing the rural Indian

The political theatre has shifted to rural India ahead of the 2019 election.

Does Narendra Modi have any more surprises up his sleeve?

Unexpect the unexpected.

Modi, after all, had no solution to the poor and nasty lives of most Indians

Five years on, the reality hasn't changed for young Indians. Subsidies and hand-outs are all that they've got.

Terror attacks don’t change the mind of the voters, it increases turnout

New study shows strong correlation between the increase in likelihood to vote and geographical proximity to a terror attack.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at the party's Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, on 15 May 2022 | Twitter/@ANI

Rahul Gandhi must clear his position on Congress leadership. Cintan Shivirs won’t help

If a 137-year-old party is still discussing its foundational ideas and core ideology, and can’t have everyone on board, the road ahead seems rocky.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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