This is the last cycle of Assembly elections this year and is being seen as a litmus test for the Lok Sabha elections slated for early next year. Will the outcome decide which way the wind will blow for general elections?
These elections can be seen as a straw poll for the mighty Lok Sabha elections in 2024. These elections can defy or give credence to the anti-incumbency argument. These elections will show whether leaders' popularity takes precedence over issues that concern the people.
Even a one per cent swing in vote share can seal the fate of political parties in Madhya Pradesh
There has been a constant effort to divide Rajasthan's adivasis on religious lines by any means possible
Beyond Maoism and the Indian government’s punjiwadi development, Bastar’s Adivasis are realising that the fight is really between roti kapda makan and jal jangal jameen
The question of who is an Adivasi appears political rather than technical. The politics is evident in the demands by groups like Janjati Suraksha Manch led by RSS ideologues and BJP workers actively propagate Hinduism among tribal belts to expel Adivasis converting to religions (other than Hinduism) from the ST list.
In Telangana, many of the marginalised who need support the most have not been able to tap into the benefits of a slew of government welfare schemes
Since assembly elections are fought on area-specific issues, it has a limited influence in shaping the agenda of the General Elections in 2024
The Israeli military is trying to exterminate Hamas and all the innocent civilians in Gaza who come in its way
The people of Gaza are losing families, friends, homes. But they still firmly believe in their right to resist the occupation to win their dignity and freedom
So far over four thousand children in Gaza have reportedly been killed by Israeli attacks as the deadly conflict rages on
The people are tired, and they want to be a part of the mainstream of the country. In the villages falling in the ambit of the 1,400 sq km DNP of Barmer district, there has been administrative indifference for many years, and government schemes have hardly made a difference.
Renaming the country could divert valuable resources from critical areas of development and progress
Author Mahua Sen writes about her hometown of Forbesganj in Bihar.