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That same alliance is now down to 29 percent, that TMC ended up sweeping West Bengal. an official said on Friday. have been targeted by separatists.

when do they matter? To that endI propose for consideration three questions regarding the electoral impact of economic policies Firstare voters even aware of the policy in question This is not a trivial pointas public debates over policies often assume most Indians are fully informed about them On the contrarya study by Lokniti found 40 per cent of the rural poor were not even aware of the existence of NREGA in 2009despite considerable effort to publicise the schemeand nearly 50 per cent of Dalits in UP were unaware of the BSPs cash handout scheme in 2012 Seconddo voters clearly perceive the impacts of proposed policies Policies that visibly affect individual voterseither positively or negativelyare more likely to affect electoral outcomes Public opinion data from the 2009 elections found widespread opposition to reducing the number of government jobsbut more diffuse opinions on trade liberalisation Such variations may reflect differences in voter understanding of the costs and benefits of each measure In the current debatewe would do well to distinguish between policies that have a clear impact on household pocketbookssuch as the diesel price hike or the cooking gas subsidy cuts and those that do notsuch as expanding foreign investment in aviation or restructuring bank debt Finallywell-known policies with clear impacts may not register electorally if voters remain unclear about whom to credit or blame Such clarity of responsibility is muddied by Indias multi-tiered federal structure and complicated coalitions Should voters attribute a specific policy to a local politician who publicises ita state government that implements itor a national government that funds it For examplethe recent reforms let individual states decide if they want to allow foreign investment in multibrand retailmaking policy attribution difficult In contrastvoters may more clearly ascribe the diesel price hike to the central government These questions are just starting points and answers will vary between statesand even across the support bases of different parties But if we are to better understand the relationship between policiespublic opinionand elections in Indiawe need to pursue such answers The importance of these efforts should be only too clear in a context in which the figure of the aam aadmi is repeatedly invoked by champions and critics of major shifts in policy without actual reference to what such a figure knows or thinks The writer is assistant professor of political science and South Asian studies at Yale University express@expressindia For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 28 2017 11:16 am Padmavati: The rumours of their break up were doing the rounds after Ranveer Singh gave recent awards show a skip Deepika Padukone’s attendance at the same event raised many eyebrows Top News One of the most-under-the-radar couples of Bollywood Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are very much together So the fans who were hyperventilating when a lot of publications announced that Deepika and Ranveer have parted ways can breathe easy However the Padmavati co-stars sure are going out of their way not to be clicked together A picture capturing the love birds seated comfortably side by side in an airport shuttle shouts out loud and is a fitting reply to speculations of their break up The picture suggests that Ranveer wasn’t happy about being clicked with Deepika The otherwise camera-friendly star looked a bit hassled while Deepika wore a composed visage The rumours of their break up were doing the rounds after Ranveer gave recent awards show a skip Deepika’s attendance at the same event raised many eyebrows Both Deepika and Ranveer never shied away from attending events together The two might not have admitted being in a relationship but have never tried to elude paparazzi from being captured In fact the two smile generously and don’t hesitate from indulging in public display affection Their gestures are a symbol of a genuine friendship and comfort level However their recent effort to avoid being captured together come in the light of the recent attack on Padmavati sets and related controversy Some media report suggest that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has given strict orders to both Deepika and Ranveer to avoid seen together publicly before Padmavati’s promotions Also Read:Baahubali 2: SS Rajamouli gets emotional shares heartfelt messages for Prabhas Rana Daggubati Karan Johar Anushka Shett The obvious reason behind Bhansali’s endeavour seems to the ongoing controversy surrounding Padmavati The team has made it clear that there would be no romantic scenes between Rani Padmavati (played by Deepika Padukone) and Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) after the certain section of society objected to the portrayal of Rani Padmavati It seems like Sanjay doesn’t want any unwanted attention to the film again Padmavati is set to be released on November 17 2017 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top Newsmost political parties formulate economic policy platforms that are internally inconsistent and often indistinguishable from those of other parties. 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was a member of the P. green spaces and road-line. 2017 Bheekmangon ki tarah nahin, acting and content.and hence the task of political scientists is to document it and examine its dynamics.buts?but they were there And they were growing Should they be there for him to get a certificate of reasonableness from the court of scholarly opinion Must he be reasonable in engaging with counterfactuals in all circumstances Must heas an inhabitant of a poisoned worldbe reasonable Is not being reasonable succumbing to the wiles of the established order For a Dalit demanding respect and dignity from the oppressive social orderto be told to be reasonable is to ask him to make allowance for competing claimsto do a trade-off with them But this is the world of poisoned bread By being unreasonable in a democracyhe makes the established order listen Theyin contrasthave now to become reasonable As long as there is no violencehis attitude of unreasonableness will democratise democracy Imagine a conversation on TV where my colleague states his unqualified admiration for the Dalit leader The anchor wades into him with details of pending CBI cases My colleague just replies to this barrage of counterfactuals with a simple so.

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