While India enters the poll process with the announcement of Lok Sabha elections on Sunday, Tamil Nadu people will also be voting for the longevity of the state government. For, along with Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission will be holding bye-elections for 21 Lok Sabha constituencies to be held[Read More…]
Author: KV Lakshmana
Ever since the Congress dealt a fast one on BJP by extending support to HD Kumaraswamy with his 38 JD (S) MLAs to form the government, the BJP could never stomach it.
If the exit poll results of five assembly elections hold, they indicate a Congress revival in the Hindi belt ahead of the crucial 2019 general elections. Now, this revival can work in two ways – can energise the Congress and it can become more aggressive when it takes on Prime[Read More…]
It is now increasingly becoming clear Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had miscalculated his chances in advancing elections by eight months. Apparently, it was to deny the opposition time to regroup, but ironically the decision only acted as a catalyst that accelerated the formation of a grand alliance against[Read More…]
One may not read much into bye-elections but this here Karnataka ones are a trifle different – from the state as well as national perspective. The ruling Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) combine won four out of the five bye-elections to three Lok Sabha and two assembly seats. In itself, these seats[Read More…]
The Madras High Court order upholding disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs paves the way for immediate by-elections to fill the vacancies, along with two other seats that fell vacant due to death of incumbents. The disqualified MLAs on a Wednesday declared they will face bye-elections rather than move the Supreme[Read More…]
Away from the heat and dust of assembly elections to three BJP ruled states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan dubbed as the semi-final before the 2019 Lok Sabha general elections, an interesting battle is ensuing in the newest state of Telangana in South India for the December 7 polls. Here the[Read More…]