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Hafta 488: Lok Sabha 2024 results, exit polls debacle

The podcast where we discuss the news of the week.

WrittenBy:NL Team

This week, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande  and Raman Kirpal are joined by The News Minute’s Dhanya Rajendran and Sudipto Mondal to discuss the Lok Sabha 2024 results. 

On the major factors that stood out in the results, Abhinandan says the polls broke the perception of distinct north and south politics. Raman delves into the relevance of caste in elections, particularly in Uttar Pradesh, while Sudipto talks about his experience of tracking the rise of Hindutva in the south. 

Dhanya throws light on the battleground constituencies. Manisha explains how the election humbled the BJP and Modi. 

The conversation moves to the exit polls, and pollsters’ reactions to the results. They also talk about the role civil society groups play in election results and its repercussions. 

This and a whole lot more. Tune in!

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00:00:00 - Introduction

00:04:27 - Headlines 

00:12:28 - Three things that made the panellists go “hmm” 

00:34:00 - Karnataka result analysis

00:39:10 - Andhra Pradesh result analysis

00:49:49 - Delhi result analysis 

00:53:03 - Will Chandrababu Naidu and Nitish Kumar get good portfolios?

01:11:25 - Final thoughts 

01:23:58 - Letters 

01:49:03 - Recommendations 


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