© Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University 2018
The state elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telengana and Mizoram are the last electoral tests for before the 2019 general elections. What do these results say about the state of strength of both national parties? How does the Congress-TDP alliance prefigure future opposition alignment? What do we learn about the verdict returned by voters in the three Hindi belt states governed by the BJP? These are some of the questions that two elections experts – Neelanjan Sircar and Gilles Verniers – will address by diving into the outcomes’ data.