Indians Tend Not To Vote For Development: Study

Bengaluru: Indian voters do not vote on the basis of  development or policies, according to a recent study, confirming the results of the 2019 general elections. Despite a raft of economic w...

17th Lok Sabha Elects Most Women MPs Ever

Mumbai: The 17th Lok Sabha has the highest ever number of women parliamentarians ever--at 78--with 716 women candidates having contested and logging a success rate of 11%, as per an IndiaSpend analysi...

India Votes For National Security Over Development, Governance

Mumbai: Having won 302 seats and leading in another one of 542 seats, 21 more than its seat share in 2014 (282), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP...

How 335 MPs Grew Rs 6-Crore Richer Between 2014 And 2019

Mumbai: Five members of parliament (MPs) grew over 1000% richer--among them the Congress’ Jyotiraditya Scindia--and 95 grew over 100% richer between the Lok Sabha elections of 2014 to 2019. The asse...

What Research Reveals About the Impact of Media on Voter Behaviour

Delhi: The 2019 Lok Sabha elections are on track to be the costliest general election by advertising spends--spending by political parties is projected to surge 73% above the 2014 Lok Sabha elections....

In Impoverished East UP, BJP Tries Star Power To Win Back Voters

Gorakhpur and Sant Kabir Nagar (Uttar Pradesh): Ravi Kishan tied an orange safa (turban) around his head as his SUV stopped at a village named Domari No. 1. Kishan, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ca...

In India’s Holiest City, Modi Not As Omnipresent As Before

Varanasi and Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh): “I don’t fake things. Sometimes, if I don’t want to speak the truth, I can tell you the extended truth. But I don’t lie.” At a primary school i...

Why Nifty, Sensex Rose After Every General Election Since 1999

Pune: India’s key stock market indices, the Nifty and Sensex, showed a rise six months after all the four Lok Sabha elections between 1999 and 2014, compared to the previous six months, according to...

Celebrity MPs: Lower Attendance, Fewer Debates & Questions

Mumbai: Celebrity Members of Parliament (MPs)--film artistes and singers--logged lower attendance, participated in fewer debates, asked fewer questions but used their constituency development funds be...

Religion, Caste Politics In The Face Of Widespread Distress In Awadh

Ayodhya, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh): Ram Tirath, 55, and his wife Mithilesh Kumari, 50, were squabbling over whom to vote for on May 6, 2019. The couple grow sugarcane and mustard on their 2.5-acre farm ...