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The Election Outlook in Karnataka Karnataka Votes 2023


Dec 06 2022 to Dec 06 2022 6:30 p.m.



Bangalore International Centre

7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071

Event Description

Karnataka will be going in for Assembly elections in the middle of 2023. The Bangalore International Centre has organised a series of talks – Karnataka Votes 2023 – that highlights the various elements of state politics, its culture and history that are often unique to this state, and affect the voting pattern. The first in this lecture series is a talk by long-time observer of Karnataka politics, Prof. James Manor, who will discuss the political history of Karnataka bringing it up to date. Among the themes that Prof. Manor will be discussing are the difficulties that ruling parties have faced in winning re-elections in Karnataka since 1985, the social and geographical bases of the main political parties and the promise and limitations of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity in state elections. He will also debate the role of campaign funds and the potential role of social polarisation in the upcoming Legislative Assembly elections. His assessment of the three main parties will go alongside his analysis of the impact of recent changes in the delivery of goods, services and benefits. A Q&A will follow his presentation.

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