Unpacking the Uttar Pradesh Verdict

Date and Time

March 14, 2022

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


Online via Zoom

Rahul Verma

Fellow, CPR

Neelanjan Sircar

Senior Fellow, CPR

Gilles Verniers

Senior Visiting Fellow, CPR and Co-Director, TCPD, Ashoka University

Moderator Yamini Aiyar

President and Chief Executive, CPR

The Politics Initiative at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and the Trivedi Centre for Political Data (TCPD), Ashoka University invite you to a discussion on:

Unpacking the Uttar Pradesh Verdict

Rahul Verma, Fellow, CPR
Neelanjan Sircar, Senior Fellow, CPR
Gilles Verniers, Senior Visiting Fellow, CPR and Co-Director, TCPD, Ashoka University

Moderator: Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive, CPR

Watch the session online on the CPR Facebook page.

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About the Discussion:
The BJP has successfully retained power in the politically significant state of Uttar Pradesh. What explains BJP’s performance? Why did the opposition fail to put up a formidable challenge? Does this historic return of the incumbent signal what is in store in 2024, when Lok Sabha elections are to be held? Scholars at the Politics Initiative at CPR will present a data-driven analysis of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election results.

About the Series:
The CPR-TCPD Dialogues on Indian Politics brings together academicians, policy and political practitioners, and civil society actors to grapple with important social and political issues in India. It provides a forum for intellectually rigorous, non-partisan commentary to strengthen public discourse on politics in India. This dialogue series is an effort to understand the changing dynamics of Indian political parties, the impact of new and emerging social movements and the use of new instruments of mobilisation in our polity.

The CPR-TCPD Dialogues is curated by the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and the Trivedi Centre for Political Data (TCPD) at Ashoka University. Founded in 1973, CPR is one of India’s leading think tanks, providing rigorous policy research on a variety of issues. Founded in 2015, TCPD is among India’s most well-respected institutions working with political data, providing data-driven research, policy work and journalism on India’s political life by producing and disseminating in open access scientifically collected and treated political data. The CPR-TCPD Dialogues leverages the unique strengths of these two institutions to provide rigorous and innovative commentary on India’s social and political challenges.

About the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF):
The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) is a German political foundation, working globally  for the past 60 years in the service of peace, democracy and development. The activities of the foundation in India are an attempt to contribute towards sustainable development through capacity building aimed at supporting local governance, women empowerment, creating safety for women and children in urban and rural spaces, as well as environment protection and water conservation. For more details –