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What were the challenges behind the first general election of India?
Election History, Featured

What were the challenges behind the first general election of India?

According to our country’s preamble to the Constitution, India is a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic. In order to become a democratic republic, it was essential for India to hold free and fair elections where the Indian public would play the crucial role in the election in the government. Let's see what were the challenges behind the first general election of India. The elections were to be held, taking into consideration the directives written in Constitution. The Constitution asked for the formation of an Election Commission, which will direct and control the entire process of elections. It was their duty to conduct free and fair elections without any corruption or malpractices. On 25th January 1950, the Election Commission was established with a goal of administe
Rajasthan elections 2018 – Can Sachin Pilot lead the Congress to a victory?
Analysis, Rajasthan

Rajasthan elections 2018 – Can Sachin Pilot lead the Congress to a victory?

The Rajasthan elections 2018 are going to be a litmus test for the BJP led National Democratic Alliance at the center for 2019. The BJP formed the government in the 2013 elections with a stunning tally of 163 seats in the 200 member Rajasthan Assembly. This was naturally followed by a victory in all 25 Lok Sabha seats thereby making the state their stronghold. The subsequent road ahead for Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia however, has not been a smooth one. From getting embroiled in Lalit Modi controversy, to facing rebellion from her party colleagues, Raje has had quite an eventful tenure so far. The state of Rajasthan has a reputation for having cyclical power dynamics. Historically, Congress and BJP have been in power for alternate terms. All interested parties are therefore well ...
Can Congress make a comeback in 2019 election drawing from its past experience?
India, Lok Sabha, Opinion

Can Congress make a comeback in 2019 election drawing from its past experience?

In order to divulge in the question of electoral issues and its complexities in India, which has held 16 major Lok Sabha Elections it is important to understand the types of elections in India. Our country hosts for types of elections namely – Presidential and Vice Presidential (Executive), Parliament (Union Legislature), Assembly Elections (State Legislature) and elections for Local Bodies. The responsibility of holding the elections has been vested in the Election Commission, based on Universal Adult Suffrage and first – past – the – post. The two elections in the electoral history that are of strategic importance have been that of 1980 and 2014. Let's deep digger a bit and see can congress make a comeback in 2019 election drawing from its past experience? The 7th Lok Sabha held in 19
What is the Strategy of Congress for Karnataka Polls?
Analysis, Karnataka

What is the Strategy of Congress for Karnataka Polls?

The last standing bastion of Congress in the south, Karnataka goes to poll soon and they are all set to defend it. For Congress and their new President Rahul Gandhi, this election also brings a unique challenge. They have the task of retaining their only state in the south. Up till now, Congress seemed to be on an attack under Rahul Gandhi but this could change for Karnataka elections. Congress on its part will try and strategies around positive aspects of Siddaramaiah Government. Ground realities though will defer. For large talks about development being the issue for votes, in India factors like Caste and religion do affect the voting on a large level. So let’s see what could be the strategy for Congress for Karnataka polls. A local face In Karnataka Polls -  In recent elections, Congr
Why is Congress losing its ground in India?
India, Opinion

Why is Congress losing its ground in India?

Being the first party of the Indian subcontinent, Indian National Congress always played a major role in this country from being a mediator between the crown and subjects to becoming a freedom fighter’s party till governing the nation for past 70 years (64years of Government rule). Although the impact of Congress has been decreasing from the past few electoral years from being single majority party to not even getting one-third seats in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. So let us look at the major reasons to know why is Congress losing its ground in India? Read more: Can BJP Win The General Elections 2019? 1) No prominent face is main reason for Congress losing in India Congress had continuously ruled independent India till 1978 (the after effect of emergency). But then the Indian politics sa
2G Spectrum Scam Verdict: Will it help Congress to regain power?
Analysis, India

2G Spectrum Scam Verdict: Will it help Congress to regain power?

19th December 2017 is the date which now hold significance for UPA and its allies. The date marks the end of the trial of 2G spectrum scam. The 2G spectrum scam was the starting point of UPA’s decline and first of many scams to come. The date though will be remembered by the Congress and its allies in UPA II as the date of vindication. The special court in its verdict of acquitted all the accused, including the then IT minister A. Raja and Kanimozhi. With the verdict, Congress leader Kapil Sibal came out questioning the former CAG controller Vinod Rai about the CAG report. The report played the important role of quantifying the loss to the government. It put the loss around 1.76 lakh crore to the exchequer. The loss in terms of reputation damage was much larger. As Time magazine puts it
Himachal opinion poll : Who will win Himachal Assembly Elections 2017?
Himachal Pradesh, Polls

Himachal opinion poll : Who will win Himachal Assembly Elections 2017?

As the tenure of the Congress government in Himachal Pradesh is about to end, the Himachal Pradesh Election is around the corner. Participate in Himachal Pradesh opinion poll and let us know which party do you think will win Himachal Pradesh assembly election 2017. Read more: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT UPCOMING HIMACHAL PRADESH ELECTIONS Read more: Virbhadra Singh’s Government: Success And Failures All You Need To Know
Gujarat opinion poll: Who will win Gujarat assembly election 2017?
Gujarat, Polls

Gujarat opinion poll: Who will win Gujarat assembly election 2017?

As the tenure of the BJP government in Gujarat is in its last phase, the Gujarat election is around the corner. Read more: Rahul Gandhi Vows To Make A Comeback In Gujarat Elections Participate in Gujarat election opinion poll and let us know which party do you think will win Gujrat assembly election 2017. Read more: Gujarat Elections 2017: How Did BJP Perform In The Last 5 Years?
Why Congress is unable to defeat BJP in Gujarat?
Election History, Gujarat

Why Congress is unable to defeat BJP in Gujarat?

Gujarat, which has been home state for the great Congress leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, was once dominated by the Indian National Congress. Until 1995, Congress used to rule Gujarat and was always considered favorite. However, the same Congress Party which used to rule the state for many years has been under the shadow of the BJP for the last 20 years. Congress has failed to win last four assembly elections of the state. However, there are certain questions which arise in our minds. So what is the reason for this downfall? Why is Congress unable to rise after the fall? Will Congress be able to defeat BJP? There are many reasons which justify that why Congress has been unable to defeat BJP in Gujarat from past 20 years. Modi Effect: We all know that PM...
Rahul Gandhi at Berkley: Appreciable, but not fully honest
Analysis, India

Rahul Gandhi at Berkley: Appreciable, but not fully honest

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on 12th September addressed young students on ‘India at 70: Reflections on the path forward’ at the University of California, Berkeley. Gandhi, in his speech on ‘India at 70’, reflected on contemporary India and the path forward for the world’s largest democracy.  He is on a two-week visit to the US to interact with global thinkers, political leaders, and overseas Indians. Every time Rahul Gandhi arranges a speech or a press conference or any public speaking event, we pray that he won’t embarrass his political party as well as his family. But still, we wonder if this time it will be different. Many claim it will be Rahul 4.0 or 5.0, but still, we wonder is he good enough for the post of Vice President of INC. However, speech at the University of Califor