2024: Countdown

Kingmaker dream over, Gowda & Son biggest losers

V Shoba

Apart from family rivalries, JD(S) has lost its shine among voters who do not seem to associate it with the son-of-the-soil interests that patriarch HD Deve Gowda once leveraged very successfully

Congress Makes a Comeback

After a long gap, Congress gets it right in a major state, reasserts its main challenger status. But the party’s success needs to be replicated in crucial state elections due at the year end.

Nitish’s Misplaced Mission

It will take more than the Bihar chief minister’s enthusiasm to ensure opposition unity

DM from PM

BJP maximises the power of short videos in its social media campaign

The Last Leap of a Warhorse

As BS Yediyurappa bows out of electoral politics, Open hits the campaign trail with the Lingayat leader

Endgame Karnataka

On the eve of a high-stakes finale, BJP hopes to retain its only Southern bastion by pitching development against the opposition’s caste calculus

Hoping Against Hope

Congress banks on grassroots grievances

The Hassan Hustle

It’s a young BJP MLA versus the cross-generational family saga of JD(S)

The Deccan Supremacy

The stakes are high in the Karnataka assembly polls with BJP seeking a majority to strengthen its 2024 frontrunner status and Congress fighting to remain relevant in national politics


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