BJP to triple Kerala vote share as Hindus leave Congress in droves – prepoll survey

A survey conducted by Asianet News and C-FORE polling agency ahead of upcoming assembly elections has revealed a dramatic shift of Hindu votes away from the Congress-led United Democratic Front towards the Bharatiya Janata Party. The BJP is set to triple its vote share to 18% from 6% five years earlier, the survey found. The […]

BJP set to win first ever seats in Kerala Assembly next year – Asianet opinion poll

A survey by Kerala’s biggest broadcasting group, Asianet in association with agency C fore, has predicted rising influence for the Bharatiya Janata Party among young voters in Kerala and predicted that the party will send its first ever representatives to the Kerala Assembly in 2016. UPDATE: Asianet has published a new survey as well. The […]

Preamble controversy :Are liberals losing the plot?

The popular impression is that the political right wing is dogmatic, unreasonable etc, while the left-liberals are the people who listen to logic and reason. But is it really so? The latest ‘controversy’ over the “deleted words” from the preamble of India’s constitution forces us to rethink such notions. For those who’ve just climbed out […]

Modi factor – Polling gets off to strong start in Kerala

Indicating the strong interest in the evolving scenario at the centre, polling got off to a strong start in Kerala, where nearly half of the population are Christian and Muslim. Nearly 14.3% of the registered voters have cast their ballots in the first two hours of voting, according to unofficial information from the election commission. […]

General Elections 2014: Minority consolidation to help Congress retain Kerala seats

The vote share of the Congress Party-led United Democratic Front will fall by 3% in the upcoming general elections 2014 in Kerala, while that of the Left Democratic Front will remain the same compared to 2009 – according to an opinion poll by Asianet News network and research firm C Fore. The Bhartiya Janata Party […]