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Gujarat and Himachal Election Results 2017-Will this affect 2019 election?
Analysis, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh

Gujarat and Himachal Election Results 2017-Will this affect 2019 election?

The recently concluded elections in the states of Himachal and gave both - the parties and the people - many lessons in political observation and prediction. Let's have a look on the assembly election results 2017 a little depper to understand its impact on 2019 election. Gujarat, the home turf of the Bharatiya Janata Party mirrored to a large extent the expected trends of  2019, which we can safely say, will be replicated in the rest of the country, plus or minus the unique social mechanics of each state. At the same time, it would do both the diminished-but-not-yet-defeated BJP and the resurgent-but-not-yet-risen Congress, well,  to tread the path of caution. Himachal, on the other hand, has stuck to its tradition of booting out the incumbent. As expected the BJP won well, but here
The road ahead for BJP in Gujarat after assembly elections 2017
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The road ahead for BJP in Gujarat after assembly elections 2017

The election season of 2017 has now ended with Bharatiya Janata Party emerging victorious. They won both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections with a comfortable margin in both. In the process, they have also raised their tally of states to nineteen. The victory in both the states comes as a boost to Bharatiya Janata Party’s cadre before a string of elections scheduled in the next year. But there is a fine line of worry attached to this victory. Though Bharatiya Janata Party retained Gujarat, for the first time since 1995 their tally came into a double-figure at 99 seats. This shows the effect of multiple factors that have plagued the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state since PM Modi went to Centre in 2014. These issues played a big part in reducing their seat tally in the polls
Gujarat and Himachal exit polls 2017: Is it an encouraging sign for Congress?
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Gujarat and Himachal exit polls 2017: Is it an encouraging sign for Congress?

Exit polls 2017 predict a victory for BJP in Gujarat and Himachal pradesh. Unlike the Opinion poll, which is conducted before the elections and asks the only opinion of the respondent, Exit Polls are conducted just after and during the polling hours. They do not ask for the opinion but asks the actual choice that voter made. Thus, they are far more accurate then Opinion polls but still carry a margin of error. Like Opinion Polls, they too are conducted on a sample representing the whole electorate and thus are supposed the choice of very few in comparison to the actual size of voters. Exit Polls are also very speculative in nature as different agencies and News Channels tend to play with numbers and include their biases as well.The danger and folly of Exit polls were best illustrated in...
Gujarat Elections 2017: Will Coalition Be The Answer Of Gujarat Elections?
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Gujarat Elections 2017: Will Coalition Be The Answer Of Gujarat Elections?

Gujarat elections 2017 will be held on 9 December to 14 December 2017 and the results will be declared on 18 December. BJP has been in power in Gujarat since 1995. Gujarat elections will be like a litmus test for NDA government for upcoming 2019 elections. Coalition will be the answer to Gujarat elections is tough to predict. Vote now: Gujarat Opinion Poll: Who Will Win Gujarat Assembly Election 2017? The parties contesting in Gujarat elections 2017 are – Bhartiya janta party Aam aadmi party Congress Shiv Sena Janata dal Jan Vikalp Patel Nav Nirman Sena The key and deciding factors in Gujarat elections 2017 are – Reservation of Patidars Demonetization and GST Weak chief ministers Reservation of Patidars – Patels are most influential communit
Gujarat Opinion Poll: How many seats can AAP win in Gujarat elections 2017?
Gujarat, Polls

Gujarat Opinion Poll: How many seats can AAP win in Gujarat elections 2017?

This year's Gujarat Opinion Poll clearly states BJP as the victorious party of the three in competition, namely AAP, BJP and Congress. How many seats can AAP win in Gujarat elections 2017? According to the current scenario, BJP and Congress are set to contest the elections while AAP lacks the confidence after two successive losses in state elections. AAP entered the political arena after forming a minority government in Delhi in November 2013 with a promise to implement the Lokpal Bill. But when the party couldn't convince the other parties to the passing of the bill, Arvind Kejriwal resigned after 49 days. Vote now: Gujarat Opinion Poll: Who Will Win Gujarat Assembly Election 2017? Later in February 2015, AAP formed a majority government in Delhi after winning 67 of the 70 seats
Gujarat Elections 2017: Will AAP be able to win a single seat in Gujarat ?
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Gujarat Elections 2017: Will AAP be able to win a single seat in Gujarat ?

Gujarat elections 2017 just a month ahead is all set to give an election thriller and this thriller is interesting and plot twisting. All the parties are chalking out strategies and plan to win this polls as Gujarat elections 2017 are taken as one of the building blocks for 2019 Lok Sabha battle. For Modi, Gujarat Elections 2017 polls are the first elections in his home turf after being made Prime minister so he surely wants to win this battle for prestige while for Congress winning this election will help them come out as a strong contender for 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) is against BJP and as Patidars represent 12.3% of Gujarat populations Congress wants PAAS to support them but this will not be easy for Congress as PAAS wants reservation quot...
Gujarat Elections 2017: Are Patidars and Dalits an obstacle for BJP?
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Gujarat Elections 2017: Are Patidars and Dalits an obstacle for BJP?

The date is set for the Election showdown in one of the most important states of India. Yes, Gujarat elections 2017 is picking up the pace and the dates have already been announced. The Gujarat elections 2017 in the home state of PM Narendra Modi are set for the showdown on 9th and 14th of December. With BJP ruling over the state for almost two decades now, stakes are high for Congress, who are determined to do well. However, Congress is not the only obstacle in the way of BJP. Patidar leader Hardik Patel and the likes of Jignesh Mevani and Alpesh Thakor are making sure that the elections this time are not a walk in the park for BJP. So let us analyze how Hardik Patel and Jignesh Mevani will cause problems to BJP. Read more: Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Are The Parties Keeping Their
Gujarat Opinion Poll: Would Demonetization and GST affect BJP’s performance?
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Gujarat Opinion Poll: Would Demonetization and GST affect BJP’s performance?

As the Gujarat Elections 2017 is around the corner, the people are more interest in knowing the fate of BJP after the Gujarat Elections 2017. According to a survey carried out by Axis - My India for India Today recently reported that the people were highly dissatisfied with the decision of Demonetization and implementation of the GST bill. Read more: Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Are The Parties Keeping Their Stakes High? According to the reports of the survey, a majority of 51% were not satisfied with the implementation of GST while only 38% were satisfied with the same. On being asked about if demonetization was profitable for the citizens, 53% said No while 44% showed the positives of demonetization. Read more: Gujarat Elections 2017: How Did BJP Perform In The Last 5 Yea
Gujarat Assembly Elections 2012: Why is it considered as a landmark event?
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Gujarat Assembly Elections 2012: Why is it considered as a landmark event?

The 13th Vidhan Sabha elections in Gujarat were conducted on 13th and 17th December 2012. The Gujarat assembly elections 2012 were held for all the 182 seats, out of which 92 seats were required for a clear majority. Narendra Modi, the sitting Chief Minister of the state was running for his fourth term. The leader of the opposition was Shaktisinh Gohil of the Indian National Congress (INC). MANIFESTOS for Gujarat assembly elections 2012: The two major parties in the state, BJP and INC fought the elections with different promises and manifestos. Both the parties promised improved in different aspects of development in Gujarat. BJP’s manifestos for Gujarat Assembly Elections 2012: The BJP pledged to introduce an improvement in the field of education, health, irrigation, agriculture a
Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Are the parties keeping their stakes high?
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Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Are the parties keeping their stakes high?

Gujarat assembly elections 2017 are approaching quickly. The home state of PM Modi and BJP President Amit Shah is all geared up for the elections coming winter. As the election comes closer, both the BJP as well as Congress have started their election campaign. Both the talisman of the BJP as well as Congress, Narendra Modi as well as Rahul Gandhi, has visited the state twice. BJP, who has been ruling the state for last two decades, is set to face the elections for the first time since Modi departed. Whereas Congress, who is winless in the state for the last 20 years, is determined to win the election at any cost. Let us take a look at all the challenges as well as preparations for both the parties.   Big Challenge upfront for Congress: Having taken over the charge of the...