- Dwaipayan Bhattacharya, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
- Snigdhendu Bhattacharya, Author and Journalist
- Shoaib Daniyal, Journalist, Scroll
- Rahul Verma, Fellow, CPR
- Mukulika Banerjee, Associate Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science
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About the Discussion
The upcoming West Bengal election is one of the most anticipated electoral contests in some time. The battle between the BJP and the TMC will not only alter the nature of political competition in the state but also has import for the future of regional parties against the looming presence of the BJP. It may provide us with new insights into the effects of religious polarisation in electoral contests. We are also likely to get a glimpse of the churning among Muslim voters as they look for new political options beyond the Congress and the TMC. The 2021 electoral contest in a way presents the culmination of a political moment that began with the surprise gains made by the BJP in 2019. The discussion would focus on the impact of these gains on the current electoral landscape, and the implications of the unfolding competition on West Bengal's social and political life.
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 second 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|
|5 March||Assam: Watch the video here|
|10 March||West Bengal|
|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