Verdict 2022

AAP: The Deflated Challenger

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Kejriwal’s AAP relies more on hype and underperforms

Congress: Cold Comfort

Congress will find solace in its victory in Himachal Pradesh but it is still far from posing a serious threat to BJP in 2024

Himachal Pradesh: Outcome As Usual

BJP pays for downplaying the danger of populism and its large number of rebels

The Five Leaders to Watch

Bhupendra Patel | CR Paatil | Harsh Sanghavi | Mansukh Mandaviya | Shankar Chaudhary

Gujarat: The Enduring Model

Gujarat’s voters will not switch allegiance without a credible alternative to BJP

The Modi Alchemy

He is still Hindutva’s flag-bearer and BJP’s winning plank

Biren Singh: The Mahabharat Man Returns

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

The Big Message from a Small State

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

A Successful Final Lap

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

Creating a Stakeholder Economy

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


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