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CPR Election Adda: ‘Taking Stock: A Mid Poll Evaluation of the 2019 Elections’

Rahul Verma

May 10, 2019


Watch the full video (above) of the fifth CPR Election Adda discussion on ‘Taking Stock: A Mid Poll Evaluation of the 2019 Elections’, featuring Surjit Bhalla, Sunetra Choudhury, Dhananjai Joshi, Philip K Oldenburg and moderated by Rahul Verma.

It has been a long campaign, political parties and their leaders have spent tremendous energies so far to win the confidence of Indian voters and form the next government in Delhi. More than three-fourth of India has voted, and it seems we are in the midst of an election, which has undoubtedly been one of the most polarised so far. The discussion reflected on the 2019 election story, the emerging scenarios possible post-May 23, and what the country has gained or lost in this electoral battle.

Surjit Bhalla is a Contributing Editor at The Indian Express, and Consulting Editor at Network 18. Sunetra Choudhury is the National Political Editor at Hindustan Times. Dhananjai Joshi is the Managing Director at Cicero Associates and Consultants Private Limited. Philip K Oldenburg is a Research Scholar at the South Asia Institute, Columbia University. Rahul Verma is a Fellow at CPR.

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