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India’s ruling party just lost a key election. It’s worrying that they even stood a chance.

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

BBC News
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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Splits at top over India’s Covid crisis

Socialist Worker
By Charlie Kimber

Gilles Verniers, Co-director at TCPD and political scientist at Ashoka University says, “The message is that the Modi brand on its own is probably fading, and is insufficient to compensate for the lack of proper organisation and governance.”
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Modi’s Party Loses a Key Election, Held Under the Cloud of Covid

The New York Times
By Jeffrey Gettleman and Hari Kumar

Gilles Verniers, Co-director at TCPD and political scientist at Ashoka University opines to The New York Times on the BJP’s loss to the TMC in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections: “The West Bengal results tell us that Modi’s personal, divisive and aggressive campaign in West Bengal backfired.”
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India’s ruling BJP suffers setback in state elections

Financial Times
By Amy Kazmin

Gilles Verniers, Co-director at TCPD and political scientist at Ashoka University opines on the BJP’s loss to the TMC in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections
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West Bengal Election Result 2021: Neelanjan Sircar On TMC’s Massive Lead In Bengal | India Today

West Bengal Results: ‘Khela shesh’ or ‘khela hobe’ in Bengal? India will know the answer to this million-dollar question today as the counting of votes for the 292 seats in West Bengal that went to the polls in eight phases. According to the latest update, TMC is currently leading over 200 seats, On the other hand, BJP is at 88 seats.
Neelanjan Sircar speaks to India Today over Mamata Banerjee-led TMC’s massive lead over BJP in West Bengal.

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Modi Opponents Seen Leading in India Polls Amid Covid-19 Mayhem

Bloomberg
Bibhudatta Pradhan
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The political fallout of the second wave

The Hindustan Times
Roshan Kishore
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Should election campaigns be made virtual? | The Hindu Parley podcast

The Hindu Parley Podcast
In conversation with Neelanjan Sircar and Sajay Kumar
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