In 1967, the female voter turnout was lower than the male turnout by a whopping 11.3 percentage points. This gap remained intact through the subsequent decades, dropping only marginally to 8.4 percentage points in 2004. That gap dramatically fell to 4.4 percentage points by 2009. By 2014, it dropped even further to 1.8 percentage points. In parts of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and in all of Pondicherry, women voters outnumbered men, despite being lower in numbers.
The staggered election schedule shows that EC has made light of the harm fake news can do to the electoral outcome
In 1999, a caretaker Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee led India to war at Kargil against Pakistani intruders. BJP led coalition won handsomely in those polls. Will that template be repeated after Pulwama?
Her entry into politics delayed by demonetisation and surgical strikes, Priyanka Gandhi is in active politics to transform Congress’s fortunes in coming elections. Can she do it?
There are different ways to rig elections and from Bangladesh to other countries, authoritarian figures are mastering it all over the world. Can our Election Commission rebuild trust?
As the race to win 2019 elections intensifies, there are rumors that the law enforcement agencies might arrest some of the leaders that are being probed on charges of corruption. How fair then 2019 elections be?
The ongoing saga of CBI has not really unearthed significant insight into ways the agency is compromised. The media discourse suggests that the ruling party [largely PM and his associates] try to choose a Director who follows their diktats. All the efforts by the Supreme Court and reformers is thus aimed at ensuring fair selection to this important post.
In the past five years, farmers have taken to the streets on countless occassions in an attempt to bring clear focus to the crisis of the agrarian sector and time after time the State has shown no restraint in pushing them back
Was he really in the wrong party? Vajpayee laid the foundations for the expansion of the BJP in everyway from its pro-business slant to its position towards minorities in the country