How Many Murderers Are We Electing To Parliament?

India has a large proportion of criminals in politics who also get elected through the democratic process.   The latest statistics following the recent Lok Sabha elections stand like this: there are 186 Members of Parliament (MPs) who have criminal cases against them, nearly 34% of the total elected MPs. This number is the highest … Continued

Peace Essential For Development: TMC’s Ranjit Mooshahary

Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, Trinamool Congress candidate from Kokrajhar, West Bengal, says peace in the area is important to ensure development. He feels the administration must encourage people to work by promising incentives.   This initiative is part of Mera Neta, India’s largest candidate outreach programme, which has exclusive updates of the candidates contesting the Lok … Continued

Bengal Govt Doing Its Best: TMC’s Dasharath Tirkey

Dasharath Tirkey, Trinamool Congress candidate from Alipurduar, West Bengal, says the financial condition of the state is weak but the state Government is doing its best to implement infrastructure and social programmes. He added that another key issue would be the welfare of workers in tea estates.   This initiative is part of Mera Neta, … Continued

Indian Elections: Debunking The Debunked Myths

“Survey shatters 5 Indian election myths” read a Financial Times headline in its characteristically emphatic style. The motivation for the headline was a survey carried out by the Centre for Advanced Studies of India at the University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Endowment that presumably busted some purported myths based on voter surveys and data analysis. After listening to the … Continued