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Verdict 2016

Narendra Modi Re-elected as Prime Minister: A Photo Essay

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a second term in India’s general election, held in seven phases between April 11, 2019 and May 19, 2019. In the world’s largest electoral exercise, the Hindu-nationalist BJP trumped its opposition securing 303 seats in the 543-seat Lok Sabha, which is an even bigger majority than it had five years ago. This photo essay captures the essence of the 43-day exercise culminating with the declaration of results on May 23, 2019.

Tamil Nadu After Jayalalithaa: A Photo Essay

The 12 months since the demise of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, on December 5, 2016, have been filled with political action in Tamil Nadu: leadership ...

Jayalalithaa (1948-2016)

The passing of Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, leaves a void in the State's politics. A political leader since the 1980s, the Chief ...

Assembly Election Results 2016


Elections in India, more often than not, spring up surprises. The elections to five state Assembly constituencies in the summer of 2016 were no different. The results, which were declared on May 19, 2016, had a mix of the usual, the unusual and the unexpected.

Assembly Elections 2016

Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry went to polls on May 16, 2016, bringing to an end the election marathon in five Indian states in 2016. The other two ...