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

Election Adda at CPR: How will Kerala vote in 2021?
J Prabhash, Liz Mathew, Nidheesh M K, Rahul Verma, K K Kailash
Tuesday, 16 March 2021 Add to Calendar 2021-03-16 17:00:00 2021-03-16 18:30:00 Asia/Kolkata Election Adda at CPR: How will Kerala vote in 2021? The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) invites you to: Election Adda at CPR: How will Kerala vote in 2021? Discussants: 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 Moderator:  K K Kailash, Professor, University of Hyderabad 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 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 Online Via Zoom
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Online Via Zoom
The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) invites you to: Election Adda at CPR: How will Kerala vote in 2021?
Discussants:
  • 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
Moderator: 
  • K K Kailash, Professor, University of Hyderabad

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

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
Date Discussion on
5 March Assam: Watch the video here
10 March West Bengal: Watch the video here
16 March Kerala
23 March Tamil Nadu
15 April CPR-TCPD Dialogue: Mid-Poll Assessment
3 May CPR-TCPD Dialogue: 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