Tag - Campaign
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The Campaign Lens: Arun Jaitley

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I travelled to Amritsar in the first week of April to observe Arun Jaitley’s maiden Lok Sabha election campaign. It was the early days of his campaign, but Amritsar had already become one of the most keenly watched contests of these elections. Jaitley has been pitted against the colorful former Punjab chief minister, Captain Amarinder Read more

The Campaign Lens: Madurai’s Transgender Candidate Kannamma

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I met transgender activist and independent Lok Sabha candidate Bharati Kannamma in Madurai last Wednesday, the day after the Supreme Court of India officially recognized transgender individuals as the country’s ‘third gender’. Kannamma is a highly educated and popular figure, and is known for her social service to people living below the poverty line. It Read more

The Campaign Lens: Arvind Kejriwal

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Amidst politicians grandstanding at rallies and endless television debates, the truth about India’s elections is often forgotten. Convincing over 800 million people to vote one way or the other involves millions of supporters, thousands of miles on the road and hundreds of hours spent campaigning from door-to-door, neighborhood-to-neighborhood. Over the next few weeks, photojournalist Nitya Read more

The Obamafication Of Indian Political Campaigns

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This post originally appeared on the India At LSE blog During his visit to Hyderabad in September last year, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi chanted US President Barack Obama’s 2008 rallying cry, ‘Yes We Can’, in a public meeting. This was the most striking example to date of the Obamafication of Indian political campaigns. Read more