June 15, 2024

Good morning. Every Saturday, we publish the results of polls from feature stories that were published the past week. We also give a brief overview of the topics that were discussed.

🗳️ POLL RESULTS – Week 179
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Will a worldwide no-first-use rule on nuclear weapons work?

Daily | 11 June 2024

Most recently, China called for some control on the use of nuclear weapons. Earlier this year, it proposed all nuclear weapon states agree on a treaty of no first use against each other. While this sounds good and necessary on paper, can it work in practice? Read more on this here.

Is the INDIA alliance now a formidable opposition?

Daily | 12 June 2024

While the BJP remains the single-largest party in the country, the INDIA alliance seems to have shown some fight this election. It’s a surprise, particularly since most analysts and pundits had all but written off any hopes of the alliance taking the fight to the BJP. With the results now there for everyone to see, will the INDIA alliance now be a formidable opposition going forward? We discuss it here.

Has BJP begun its ascent in South India?

Daily | 13 June 2024

South India was always going to be an uphill battle for the BJP. But the party and Modi spent a lot of time and resources in the southern states. It seems to have paid off. Victories in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and ground gained in Tamil Nadu and Kerala are proof. Is this the beginning of the party’s ascent in South India? We unpack this here.

Do the election results affect the BJP-RSS relationship?

Daily | 14 June 2024

One curious aspect of the recently concluded election is how the results affect the BJP’s relationship with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The two have been inexplicably linked on several fronts over the past decade. While it has seen its fair share of roadblocks, will the dynamic change? Find the debate here.