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Andhra Pradesh : Setback for TDP in Panchayat Elections

The results of the panchayat elections in Andhra Pradesh reflect the highly polarised political situation in the state. No immediate shift in voting patterns has been observed, and though the TDP lost a number of seats, it did not see a major decline in its vote share. The elections however, mark a rejuvenation of Congress' fortunes, which the TDP will find hard to confront given its several internal dilemmas and contradictions.

By-Election Results : Warning Bells

With only a few months to go for the assembly elections in UP, the results of the by-elections in two Lok Sabha and nine assembly constituencies across seven states could not have come at a more inconvenient time for the BJP. For the Congress, on the other hand, there were signs, already visible in the May assembly elections, of some revival of fortunes. The party has won four of the assembly seats at stake.

Assam : Elections under the Shadow of the Gun

The shadow of insurgency and insurgent groups looms large over the elections to the Assam state assembly likely in mid-April. The political parties to be watched and which could play a key role in government-formation after the elections are the smaller parties.

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