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Modi & the Monk

BJP’s victory in UP sets the tone for 2024

04 Mar, 2022 - 11 Mar, 2022
Vol 11 | Issue 122

STORIES IN THIS ISSUE

Two Faces of War

S Prasannarajan

Between the citizen president and the cult of fear

Modi & the Monk

PR Ramesh

It was the ‘double-engine’ magic of Modi-Yogi at work in UP. In the run-up to 2024, the unambiguous message is that leaders like Adityanath will give no quarter to slow-footed rivals

Fulfilling Ambedkar’s Dream

Guru Prakash

Dalits tend to benefit more than others with social peace and stability

Creating a Stakeholder Economy

Anil Padmanabhan

Development and access to basic amenities are moving voters away from the traditional draw of caste and religion in India’s most politically significant state

The Triumph of the Outsider

Siddharth Singh

AAP decimated Congress and SAD with a more attractive model of populism, changing the political map of a traditional two-party state

A Dress Rehearsal of 2024

Swapan Dasgupta

UP election was simply a dress rehearsal of the General Election due in 2024

A Successful Final Lap

Amita Shah

Modi’s personal touch and women voters played a crucial role in BJP’s victory

The Big Message from a Small State

Rajeev Deshpande

The decline in Congress votes and the role of smaller parties gave BJP the winning advantage

Biren Singh: The Mahabharat Man Returns

Sudeep Chakravarti

BJP’s delivery optics and total politics trumped the game. Biren Singh now has a second chance to deliver on the promises of peace, infrastructure, connectivity, prosperity and accountability

UPset and SetUP

Jayanta Ghosal

Why Mamata Banerjee didn’t contest any seat in UP despite visiting the state twice

The Delhi Dilemma

Michael Kugelman

Putin’s war presents South Asia, especially India, with difficult choices

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