Blog: Cancel Culture Infects Gujarat Election

Blog: Cancel Culture Infects Gujarat Election

Sanket 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 City

Blog: Star-Studded Campaign In Gujarat's Diamond City

Sanket 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 AAP

Opinion: PM's Strategy In Gujarat - Avoid Any Reference To AAP

Sanket 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 Bull

Blog: Rural UP's Biggest Election Issue - The Mighty Bull

Sanket 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 UP

Blog: The Legend Of Kasganj And Who Wins UP

Sanket 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 Turnout

Blog: In UP's Polarisation Laboratory, Decoding A Lower Voter Turnout

Sanket 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 Muslims

Blog: Dangerous For Akhilesh Yadav To Assume This About Muslims

Sanket 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?

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 Election

Blog: Mayawati's Big Gameplan For The UP Election

Sanket 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 Call

Blog: In UP, BJP = Yogi Adityanath. The Party Takes A Tough Call

Sanket 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 2

Blog: Nandigram Will Destroy One Career On May 2

Sanket 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?