Author: Vidyut

Vidyut has a keen interest in mass psychology and using it as a lens to understand contemporary politics, social inequality and other dynamics of power within the country. She is also into Linux and internet applications and servers and has sees technology as an important area India lacks security in.
Democracy
Digital Rights

More than 1000 Citizens write to CM Devendra Fadnavis opposing proposed Aadhaar-Voter ID linking

The Times of India reported on July 22 that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had written to India’s Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora regarding linking voter IDs with the Aadhaar number. The report quoted Fadnavis as saying “that this linkage will help prevent bogus and ensure that there is proper identification of voters”. A subsequent […]

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Corruption
Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary

Checking the latest provisional data from the Election Commission of India (with map)

After we published the previous analysis, the Election Commission of India took down their Final turnout data by state and replaced it with provisional nationwide turnout data by state. Apart from the absurdity of replacing non-detailed final turnout data with even less detailed provisional data after an elected government is sworn in on the basis […]

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Corruption
Politics & Political Commentary

Comparison of Constituency-level “votes polled” & “votes counted” data #GeneralElections2019 #InteractiveMap

Update: The “final turnout” data has also been deleted by the ECI and replaced with provisional data. The investigative posts will be updated accordingly soon. The map below displays the comparison between votes polled and votes counted data for each Constituency in which elections were held during the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. To understand the […]

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Corruption
Politics & Political Commentary

A scathing indictment of the once respected, now suspected Election Commission of India

This post has been based on the tweets of @kanwal33 To the once respected but now suspected Chief Electioner Commissioner of India Sunil Arora, India’s electorate as well as opposition political parties were apprehensive of foul play at your end. They’ve caught you red handed and found clear evidence that, in 373 constituencies, there is a […]

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Corruption
Politics & Political Commentary

Consolidated Constituency and state level data of votes polled and votes counted – downloadable file

Votes are the currency of an election. Every vote polled is the right of a citizen exerted and the results decide who represents the people. This cannot be trivialized. There are various sources of information regarding votes cast and counted that provide checks against malpractice in determining the will of the people. It is concerning […]

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