Blog: Bullet Meri Jaan? Not Really, Not AnymoreSanket Upadhyay | Friday September 15, 2023 As a child, it was great fun to see my mamas and chachas in Ayodhya ride the 'Bullat' (called Bullt in Delhi) and go on and on about it. They would even hum the iconic 'ye bullet meri jaan manzilo ka nishan' song.Blog: Cancel Culture Infects Gujarat ElectionSanket Upadhyay | Thursday November 24, 2022 Many commentators have written off the Gujarat elections as "predictable". Some say the municipal corporation polls in Delhi are offering much more bang for the buck. The Gujarat campaign has caught up with a global trend. The Cancel Culture.Blog: Star-Studded Campaign In Gujarat's Diamond CitySanket Upadhyay | Wednesday November 23, 2022 Surat, the diamond city in the south of Gujarat, votes on December 1. For any party in Gujarat, winning Surat is important. Multiple factors are at play in this city and the results are often surprising.Opinion: PM's Strategy In Gujarat - Avoid Any Reference To AAPSanket Upadhyay | Tuesday November 22, 2022 As part of the NDTV's election yatra in Gujarat, we have been travelling to various parts of the state. One of our halts was at the crucial south Gujarat city of Surat.Blog: Rural UP's Biggest Election Issue - The Mighty BullSanket Upadhyay | Saturday February 19, 2022 Our assessment, based on our travels in the rural pockets of Rampur, Etawah, Mainpuri, Shahjahanpur, Bareilly and Kanpur Dehat, is that one issue remains a constant - the Bull.Blog: The Legend Of Kasganj And Who Wins UPSanket Upadhyay | Wednesday February 16, 2022 Kasganj, a small town in West-Central Uttar Pradesh, has a unique history. The party that wins Kasganj takes power in Lucknow. Barring aberrations, this has been the tradition for four decades. The town votes in Phase 3 of the UP election on Sunday.Blog: In UP's Polarisation Laboratory, Decoding A Lower Voter TurnoutSanket Upadhyay | Saturday February 12, 2022 Despite an increase in the number of voters, the polling percentage in the 58 seats was around 60 percent, down 2 percent in comparison to 2017.Blog: Dangerous For Akhilesh Yadav To Assume This About MuslimsSanket Upadhyay | Wednesday February 09, 2022 Muslims seem to welcome farm leader Rakesh Tikait's assertion that west UP will not fall for a Hindu-Muslim trap. At the same time, they doubt his credentials, given his history of openly supporting the BJP earlier.Blog: Akhilesh Yadav's Jinnah Remark - Bad Call Or Concerted Move?Sanket Upadhyay | Monday November 01, 2021 At an event in Hardoi in Central Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, an upbeat Akhilesh Yadav who has embarked on a rath yatra for the forthcoming elections, went on and on about the great contributions of "The Iron Man of India" - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.Blog: Mayawati's Big Gameplan For The UP ElectionSanket Upadhyay | Sunday July 04, 2021 Mayawati has a tradition of keeping her strategy classified. So the only reason given by her top aides for the party sitting out crucial elections this week is that participating would distract from the preps for the big state election next year.Blog: In UP, BJP = Yogi Adityanath. The Party Takes A Tough CallSanket Upadhyay | Sunday June 06, 2021 Despite senior leaders in Uttar Pradesh conveying their dissatisfaction with Yogi Adityanath to the BJP's decision-makers, the party is clear that the next state election will be contested without any change to his status.Blog: Nandigram Will Destroy One Career On May 2Sanket Upadhyay | Wednesday March 31, 2021 Suvendu Adhikari, 50, has to prove his worth to his new political matters. Whether he can deliver the goods. Can he hold together his reputation of being the real 'Trinamool' - the Bengali word for grassroot?