Modi 3 years: 6 Hits, 3 Flops

Given the multitude of assesments available, I have focussed on the statistics mostly. Our reviews are less important, our agenda is to educate voters. As far as the voters are concerned, multiple surveys indicate a fairly high degree of Satisfaction with the Modi Government. So what we did was take into account key factorsthat were important to the voters in 2014. The factors that were important are available in the CSDS 2014 post poll survey. We identified a total of 11 attributes of which

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Is violence going up in Kashmir and Maoist infested regions?

The pre-dominant narrative on social media is that the situation in Kashmir is getting worse and 'something' must be done. In Chhattisgarh, the State's improving social metrics count to nothing for many given the recent Sukma massacre. So what is the truth, is violence going up in these two States? Kashmir Using SATP collated data, here is the summary of trends in Kashmir If we look at the 27 years of insurgency in Kashmir, violence is close to historic lows. For example

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Seven Reasons Why It Won't Be Easy For SP-INC In Uttar Pradesh

Finally after much drama, SP and Congress finalized their seat sharing pact. SP will contest on 298 and Congress on 105 seats. Given the recent trend of all opinion polls, it was clear that SP would not pass the half way mark on its own. It felt that it was best to have the buffer of 6%-8% vote share which grand old party offers. The ‘minigathbandhan’ on the lines of ‘mahagathbandhan’ in Bihar aims to prevent BJP from coming to power which was leading in 328 assembly seg

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The Political Value Of Modi's NYE Speech

The Prime Minister delivered a speech on the last day of the year. The circumstances were unusual (Demonetisation), so the speech had to be oddly timed. Soon after the speech, twitter was bursting with how the next few elections were going to be won by the BJP. I think it is a little premature to conclude that. I will focus my attention on the key segments that would benefit from these announcements (source NDTV   Home loans: For loans up to 2 lakh - 3 per cent interest relief; 9 l

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