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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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In the News

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In 2019, fewer sitting MPs in poll fray
Hindustan Times, May 11, 2019
Gilles Verniers

The Election Commission must act tough
The Hindu, May 07, 2019
S.Y. Quraishi

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Will BJP be able to win back key heartland states from Congress?
Hindustan Times, Apr 25, 2019
Gilles Verniers

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Research Publications

The Struggle of RTI Activists in Gujarat
Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 53, Issue No. 33, 18 Aug, 2018
By Christophe Jaffrelot, Basim-U-Nissa

The Transformation of Backward Class Politics in Uttar Pradesh
Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 53, Issue No. 33, 18 Aug, 2018
By Gilles Verniers (2018)

Conservative in Practice: The Transformation of the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh
Studies in Indian Politics, vol. 6(1), pp.1-16.
By Gilles Verniers (2018)

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If you haven't seen it yet, the Trivedi Centre's Lok Dhaba has the best tool to look at the 2014 results in case you want to compare:

And beyond that: download raw data for every state and national election going back to 1962. All cleaned and ready for analysis courtesy @gilkumar and team.

What are the trends in turnout so far? What does it mean for the BJP? I dig into the data to provide some insights using election results and satellite imagery. A big thank you to @shamichirps for processing the satellite data! via @indiatoday

The 2019 election is anything but a festival of democracy.Travelling across India, observing and listening, revisiting my rural research site, talking to academic colleagues and students on campuses, consuming media accounts, I cannot but help come to this demoralising conclusion

As an analyst, I never make partisan calls. But this is beyond partisan politics. Such misogyny is a strong deterrent against women participation in politics (that and parties' selection biases). It must be dealt with unequivocally by all parties. #IStandWithAtishi

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Raphael Susewind delivers a talk at TCPD on urban segregation of Muslims in India. Great example of how data and qualitative work can go hand in hand. ... See MoreSee Less

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