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ISAS-FASS Panel Discussion: "India's State Elections"

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 from 15:00 to 18:00 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)

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PROGRAMME (3.00pm to 6.00pm / Registration starts at 2.30pm)
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Welcome Remarks
Professor Subrata Mitra
Director and Visiting Research Professor
Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS

Panel Discussion
Chairperson
Dr Sojin Shin
Visiting Research Fellow
Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS

Panellists
Gujarat and Beyond: An Analysis of the Indian Assembly Elections
Dr Ronojoy Sen
Senior Research Fellow and
Research Lead (Politics & Governance)
Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS
 
Campaign, Media and Influence: Insights from India’s Election Study
Dr Taberez Ahmed Neyazi
Assistant Professor, Department of Communications and New Media
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS
 
Elections in Conflict-affected Regions in India
Dr Subhasish Ray
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS
 
Political Developments in Tamil Nadu – Implications for Indian Elections
Dr S Narayan
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS; and
Former Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of India
 
Question and Answer Session

Tea Reception and Networking
 
End of Event

About the Event

India’s election study is one of the most exciting subjects for students of Indian politics. One can understand not only how public sentiments judge governance, but also how social cleavages work differently to influence State elections in India.

The recent State Assembly election in Gujarat was an instance where both public concern and social cleavage resulted in a narrow win for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Despite an intensive election campaign by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2011 to 2014, and BJP’s President Amit Shah, the BJP’s seat share reduced by 16, compared to the 2012 State election. The anti-incumbency factor and rural distress in Gujarat worked in favour of the opposition Indian National Congress. Such dynamism is cause for concern for the BJP leaders as they prepare for elections in four major States – Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Karnataka – and four northeastern States – Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura and Mizoram – this year.

The panellists will analyse the recent Gujarat election and its implications for the State elections in India in 2018. They will also look at the political developments in Tamil Nadu and highlight their impact on the Indian elections. At the same time, the panellists will examine the State elections through the trends of past elections as well as look at the role of the media, and ethnic and communal violence in the election process. The discussions will provide theoretical and practical insights into the upcoming elections in India.

Do you have questions about ISAS-FASS Panel Discussion: "India's State Elections"? Contact Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore

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MEI Conference Room, Level 6
29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119620
Singapore

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 from 15:00 to 18:00 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)


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Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore

The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) is an autonomous research institute at National University of Singapore. The establishment of ISAS reflects the increasing economic and political importance of South Asia, and the strong historical links between South Asia and Southeast Asia. ISAS is dedicated to research on contemporary South Asia. The Institute seeks to promote understanding of the region, and to communicate the knowledge and insights about it to policymakers, the business community, academia and civil society, in Singapore and beyond.

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