December 22, 2022
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Lecture Room I, IIC Annexe, India International Centre, Delhi
Former Chief Election Commissioner of India
Executive Director, Future of India Foundation
Partner and Chair (India), The Asia Group
President and Chief Executive, CPR
The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and Hanns Seidel Stiftung (HSS) invite you to the report launch and panel discussion:
India’s Political Parties
A report based on a comprehensive profile of parties and a survey of experts on state politics.
SY Quraishi, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India
Ruchi Gupta, Executive Director, Future of India Foundation
Ashok Malik, Partner and Chair (India), The Asia Group
Introduction and Welcome: Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive, CPR
Presentation and Moderation: Rahul Verma, Fellow, CPR
Thursday, 22 December 2022, 4:00 PM IST onwards.
Lecture Room I, IIC Annexe, India International Centre, Delhi.
High Tea: 4:00 PM IST
Report Launch and Panel discussion: 4:30 PM IST
About the event
Modern democracies are unimaginable without the political parties as they serve as the nerve centre linking citizens and the State in three critical domains—as channels of voicing individual grievances, vehicles of political ambitions, and platforms for interest groups to forge political settlements. As India celebrates 75 years of independence, the Politics Initiative at the Centre for Policy (CPR) has been deeply engaged in understanding India’s political parties and party system changes. The new developments in India’s political system indicate that the country’s political parties are undergoing rapid transition and there are visible changes in at least four key areas: generational transition, social base, ideological positioning, and changes in organizational set up and campaign strategies.
This panel will reflect on the Politics Initiative’s latest report that analyses the factors determining the emergence, survival and success of political parties in India. Furthermore, the report presents the scholarly evaluation of mainstream political parties on facets of ideological platforms, organizational strength, policy positions on major socio-economic issues, campaign strategy, candidate selection to name a few.
This report launch and panel discussion is also supported by Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), a German political foundation, working globally for the past 60 years in the service of peace, democracy and development. For more details – https://india.hss.de/