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The new Bengal assembly in 28 charts: Fewer Muslims, more Scheduled Caste MLAs – and not much youth | Breaking down the numbers

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By Gilles Verniers, Avishek Jha, Mohit Kumar & Neelesh Agrawal
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Bengal verdict: 25 charts show how the Trinamool conclusively beat the BJP

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By Gilles Verniers, Basim-u-Nissa, Mohit Kumar & Neelesh Agrawal
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Opinion | Decoding women’s representation in the 2021 state elections

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By Avishek Jha and Gilles Verniers
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Analysis | In state elections, when incumbents had a high success ratio

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By Basim-U-Nissa, Ananay Agarwal and Gilles Vernier
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India’s ruling party just lost a key election. It’s worrying that they even stood a chance.

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By Zack Beauchamp

Gilles Verniers and Neelanjan Sircar on the BJP’s performance in the 2021 West Bengal assembly elections
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Despite Mega-Modi Push, Why BJP Lost Bengal | Reality Check

“Heard from multiple people that during the lockdown, it was Mamata Banerjee who saved them and not PM Modi,” says Nilanjan Sircar, senior visiting fellow, CPR, and Assistant Professor at Ashoka University.

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April 2021

Highlights: TCPD announces its new logo, Incumbency profile for Kerala updated, 2021 Summer Internship decisions slated to be announced on 10 May 2021

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The way these state polls were held should leave us in dismay

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By Gilles Verniers
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In Discussion | Elections amidst a Pandemic: Decoding Verdict of Assembly Polls 2021

Panelists:
SY Quraishi, Former Chief Election Commissioner & Distinguished Fellow, TCPD
Neelanjan Sircar, Assistant Professor, Ashoka University & Senior Visiting Fellow, CPR
Gilles Verniers, Co-Director, TCPD & Assistant Professor, Ashoka University & Senior Visiting Fellow, CPR
Rahul Verma, Fellow, CPR

Moderator:
Yamini Aiyar, President & Chief Executive, CPR

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West Bengal election: Modi loses a battle in the ‘war for Indian democracy’

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By Soutik Biswas (India Correspondent)

Neelanjan Sircar on Mamata Banerjee’s politics of “gender and welfare” providing an ideal counter-narrative to that of the BJP.”
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