- J Prabhash, Professor, Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Kerala
- Liz Mathew, Associate Editor, The Indian Express
- Nidheesh M K, Independent Journalist
- Rahul Verma, Fellow, CPR
- K K Kailash, Professor, University of Hyderabad
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About the Discussion
Kerala has voted to alternate state governments since 1977. The upcoming assembly election could very well upturn this trend as various reports give the incumbent Left Democratic Front (LDF) government an edge over its nearest competitor, the United Democratic Front (UDF). However, one must not dismiss the iron law of anti-incumbency entirely as the Congress-led UDF would want to recreate its 2019 performance. Kerala is also the party's closest chance of coming to power anywhere this election season on its own, even as Left parties battle to protect their last electoral bastion. The steadily growing presence of BJP, albeit still limited, has the potential to upset electoral calculations for others. The discussion would focus on these aspects of party competition, while also dwelling on ideological contests and governance issues salient in this election.
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 third 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: Watch the video here|
|23 March||Tamil Nadu|
|15 April||CPR-TCPD Dialogue: Mid-Poll Assessment|
|3 May||CPR-TCPD Dialogue: Post-Election Analysis|
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