The strategy of single-party control that the BJP brought to national politics through the Lok Sabha election has found its nuanced advancement in the October Assembly elections. The idea of centralisation of State politics appears paramount in the saffron party’s current political style. By VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN
Maharashtra faces a multi-cornered contest for the 288 Assembly seats. There are no clear favourites, but the State may throw up a few surprises. By ANUPAMA KATAKAM
In the September round of Assembly byelections, a BJP banking on communal polarisation suffers unimagined defeats that leave the leadership searching for answers. By VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN
While there is little reason for voters to get enamoured of the Congress in Haryana, it is apparent that the first 100 days of the Modi-led government at the Centre has not had the kind of impact the BJP would have wanted. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI
The Sangh Parivar is intensifying its drive to polarise voters across India on communal lines, encouraged by the presence of Narendra Modi at the helm of affairs at the Centre. The style and content of the campaign vary from State to State, but the goal is victory in the next round of Assembly elections. A survey of the ground situation.
In Haryana, the electorate is reluctant to re-elect the Congress, and the Modi wave of the Lok Sabha elections has disappeared. This situation may throw up interesting results. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI in Rohtak and Jind
The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs’ role and relevance remain ambiguous as it is part of a government with a majoritarian agenda. By V. VENKATESAN
After the resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections, the Sangh Parivar is gearing up for the next big game, to achieve total Hindutva dominance of the country’s political and social space. This is evident from the rising communal tensions across the country. By VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN