Election Adda at CPR: How will Assam vote in 2021?

Election Adda at CPR: How will Assam vote in 2021?
Sandhya Goswami, Rajat Sethi, Arunabh Saikia, Rahul Verma, Neelanjan Sircar
Friday, 5 March 2021 Add to Calendar 2021-03-05 17:30:00 2021-03-05 19:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Election Adda at CPR: How will Assam vote in 2021? The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) invites you to Election Adda at CPR: How will Assam vote in 2021? Discussants: Sandhya Goswami, Author and Former Professor, Gauhati University  Rajat Sethi, Author and Advisor to Chief Minister of Manipur  Arunabh Saikia, Journalist, Scroll Rahul Verma, Fellow, CPR Moderator:  Neelanjan Sircar, Senior Visiting Fellow, CPR and Assistant Professor, Ashoka Univeristy The session will be online via Zoom, please Register here. The session will also be live-streamed on the CPR Facebook page. In case of any issues and for any queries, please email at communication@cprindia.org. About the Discussion Issues of identity and citizenship have remained at the forefront of electoral politics in Assam now for many decades. The CAA-NRC debate has further deepened existing faultlines and is set to play a major role in the upcoming state elections. As a gateway for the BJP in the east, the significance of this election for the incumbents in the state and the political trajectory of the region cannot be overstated. The discussion will focus on understanding the key issues, shifting coalitions and campaign strategies of the contesting parties, and its political and social consequences for the voters in Assam. About the Series Election Adda is a space for debate and analysis on key issues that dominate elections in the country. From forecasting the outcome to dissecting trends and debating the big themes, this series offers important insights into political campaigns and party strategies during national and state elections. This is the first in a series of discussions on the upcoming Assembly Elections. Stay tuned for the upcoming discussions. Further details to follow.  Election Adda at CPR Schedule Date Discussion on 10 March West Ben... Online via Zoom
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Online via Zoom
The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) invites you to Election Adda at CPR: How will Assam vote in 2021?
Discussants:
  • Sandhya Goswami, Author and Former Professor, Gauhati University 
  • Rajat Sethi, Author and Advisor to Chief Minister of Manipur 
  • Arunabh Saikia, Journalist, Scroll
  • Rahul Verma, Fellow, CPR
Moderator: 
  • Neelanjan Sircar, Senior Visiting Fellow, CPR and Assistant Professor, Ashoka Univeristy

The session will be online via Zoom, please Register here. The session will also be live-streamed on the CPR Facebook page.

In case of any issues and for any queries, please email at communication@cprindia.org.

About the Discussion

Issues of identity and citizenship have remained at the forefront of electoral politics in Assam now for many decades. The CAA-NRC debate has further deepened existing faultlines and is set to play a major role in the upcoming state elections. As a gateway for the BJP in the east, the significance of this election for the incumbents in the state and the political trajectory of the region cannot be overstated. The discussion will focus on understanding the key issues, shifting coalitions and campaign strategies of the contesting parties, and its political and social consequences for the voters in Assam.

About the Series

Election Adda is a space for debate and analysis on key issues that dominate elections in the country. From forecasting the outcome to dissecting trends and debating the big themes, this series offers important insights into political campaigns and party strategies during national and state elections. This is the first in a series of discussions on the upcoming Assembly Elections. Stay tuned for the upcoming discussions. Further details to follow. 

Election Adda at CPR Schedule
Date Discussion on
10 March West Bengal
16 March Kerala
23 March Tamil Nadu
15 April Mid-Poll Assessment
3 May Post-Election Analysis

The event is held in partnership with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS), a German-based foundation working in South Asia and other parts of the world on the subjects of critical social analysis and civic education. It promotes a sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic social order, and aims at present members of society and decision-makers with alternative approaches to such an order. Research organisations, groups working for self-emancipation, and social activists are supported in their initiatives to develop models that have the potential to deliver social and economic justice. The work of Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, South Asia can be accessed at www.rosalux.in