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Supporters of BJP candidate from Gharaunda, Harvinder Singh Kalyan celebrate his win in the Assembly election in Karnal on Thursday.(Photo: PTI)

Anti-incumbency, tactical voting by Jats stopped BJP juggernaut

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 05:14 AM IST
The consolidation of Jats in favour of the Congress and the JJP hurt the BJP a lot as only five Jat candidates fielded by it made it to the assembly
Punjab ministers and Congress leaders Navjot Singh Sidhu and Manpreet Singh Badal in an election campaign roadshow.(PTI photo)
Punjab ministers and Congress leaders Navjot Singh Sidhu and Manpreet Singh Badal in an election campaign roadshow.(PTI photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Anti-incumbency a challenge for Congress’s poll ambitions in Punjab

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 07:44 AM IST
The Lok Sabha election is a mid-term test of popularity for the Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in a multi-cornered fight in this border state.
In 2014, most BJP MPs running afresh were re-elected (88.8%), against half of them five years earlier.(HT File Photo)
In 2014, most BJP MPs running afresh were re-elected (88.8%), against half of them five years earlier.(HT File Photo)

Parties pick new candidates as anti-incumbency plays spoiler

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Gilles Verniers
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2019 02:19 PM IST
Rebalancing of local caste equations one of the reasons why parties tend to change their candidates.
Chief minister of Mizoram, Lal Thanhawla.(PTI Photo)
Chief minister of Mizoram, Lal Thanhawla.(PTI Photo)

Mizoram Election 2018: Anti-incumbency is not a factor this time, says CM Lal Thanhawla

Hindustan Times, Aizawl | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 07:46 AM IST
In the 2013 polls, Congress came to power by winning 34 of the 40 seats in the assembly. But in recent months, five of those legislators , including party vice-president and home minister R Lalzirliana, have left the party to join rivals.
The Congress appointed Praveen Chakravarty as the chairman of its newly constituted data analytics department this February.(Bloomberg Photo)
The Congress appointed Praveen Chakravarty as the chairman of its newly constituted data analytics department this February.(Bloomberg Photo)

Anti-incumbency in Madhya Pradesh double than Rajasthan, says Congress’ data analytics unit head

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 08:55 AM IST
Praveen Chakravarty, chairman of the Congress’ newly constituted data analytics department, speaks about the party’s efforts in the poll-bound states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and others.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramiah. No government in the past 33 years has managed to beat anti-incumbency.(PTI)
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramiah. No government in the past 33 years has managed to beat anti-incumbency.(PTI)

Karnataka Election Results 2018: It is plain old anti-incumbency at work

By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 08:14 PM IST
From a mere 40 seats in the outgoing 224-member assembly, to striking distance of attaining a simple majority is no mean achievement
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