Centre for Policy Research & Trivedi Centre for Political Data (Ashoka University) invite you to a discussion onMaking Sense of the December 11 Results
Neelanjan Sircar, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ashoka University and Visiting Senior Fellow at CPR
Gilles Verniers, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ashoka University and Co-Director of the Trivedi Centre for Political Data
Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive at CPR
Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
The state elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telengana and Mizoram are the last electoral tests for before the 2019 general elections. What do these results say about the state of strength of both national parties? How does the Congress-TDP alliance prefigure future opposition alignment? What do we learn about the verdict returned by voters in the three Hindi belt states governed by the BJP? These are some of the questions that two elections experts – Neelanjan Sircar and Gilles Verniers – will address by diving into the outcomes’ data.
About the Series
The CPR-TCPD Dialogues on Indian Politics is a monthly event that brings together academicians, policy and political practitioners, and civil society actors to grapple with important social and political issues in India. It provides a forum for intellectually rigorous, non-partisan commentary to strengthen public discourse on politics in India. In these polarised times, debates on politics in India have tended to be increasingly noisy, blurring the lines between critical engagement and partisan endorsement. This dialogue series is an effort to carve out a space for critical, nuanced engagement to understand the changing dynamics of Indian political parties, the impact of new and emerging social movements and the use of new instruments of mobilisation in our polity.
The CPR-TCPD Dialogues is curated by the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and the Trivedi Centre for Political Data (TCPD) at Ashoka University. Founded in 1973, CPR is one of India’s leading think tanks, providing rigorous policy research on a variety of issues. Founded in 2015, TCPD is among India’s most well-respected institutions working with political data, providing data-driven research, policy work and journalism on India’s political life by producing and disseminating in open acce