Unpacking the results of the Karnataka elections

28 May 2018
Unpacking the results of the Karnataka elections
Introductory Discussion of the CPR-TCPD (Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University) Dialogues on Indian Politics

Watch the full video (above) of a short data-driven presentation by Neelanjan Sircar unpacking the results of the Karnataka elections, followed by a panel discussion between Sreenivasan Jain, Manisha Priyam and Sugata Srinivasaraju.

Bringing together experts from academia and media, the event analyses the electoral performance of the BJP (Bhartiya Janata Party), Congress (Indian National Congress) and JD(S) (Janata Dal-Secular) in Karnataka, and the relevance of the election outcome for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

Neelanjan Sircar is a Senior Fellow at CPR.

Sreenivasan Jain is Managing Editor at NDTV.

Manisha Priyam is Associate Professor at the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA).

Sugata Srinivasaraju is Co-Founder and Editorial Director at The State.

The question and answer session that followed can be accessed here.

The presentation from the event can be accessed here.

About the CPR-TCPD Dialogues

This was the first event in the CPR-TCPD Dialogues on Indian Politics series, launched in a partnership between Centre for Policy Research and Trivedi Centre for Political Data (TPCD) at Ashoka University. This 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 mobilization in our polity. 

The views shared belong to individual faculty and researchers and do not represent an institutional stance on the issue.