A CONVERSATION BETWEEN NEELANJAN SIRCAR, BHANU JOSHI, ASHISH RANJAN, AND RICHA BANSAL
ELECTION STUDIES POLITICS PODCAST
The Uttar Pradesh (UP) state elections of 2017 saw the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, script an unprecedented and unexpected landslide victory in the state.
In the 12th episode of CPR’s podcast, ThoughtSpace, (above), Richa Bansal talks to Senior Fellow Neelanjan Sircar, and Research Associates Bhanu Joshi and Ashish Ranjan, who spent months conducting intensive field research in UP, to deconstruct BJP’s victory.
Drawing on their experience from the field and analysing available data, Sircar, Joshi and Ranjan explain the strategy that catapulted BJP to a historic win, as well as what this means for UP’s future, and for the general elections of 2019.