25 January 2019

Please see our Predictions below:

Predictions

Kolkata rally highlights emboldened opposition but competing ambitions and agendas will likely prevent formation of strong federal alliance

Opposition failure to unite around single prime ministerial candidate or form genuine alliance will give ruling party campaigning advantage

Divergent agendas and ideologies will likely prove difficult to reconcile in event of new coalition defeating ruling party in general election

Analysis

Representatives of 23 political parties, including the main national opposition Congress party, attended a large rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, on 19 January, organised by the state’s chief minister Mamata Banerjee. Several hundred thousand people reportedly….Request the full report here.