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The Election Fix: Have BJP’s attempts to solve India’s education problems done more harm than good?

Welcome to The Election Fix. On Sundays, we take a closer look at one theme that will play a significant role in India’s Lok Sabha elections. In the past, we’ve looked at things like agriculture and the discrimination faced by Muslims in politics. This week, Shreya Roy Chowdhury takes a look at education, from how the big promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party have turned into piecemeal efforts to the major challenges facing India’s policymakers in the future. We are running a reader survey about the Election Fix and what you would like to see from our…

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Election Commission Explains Reason For High Voter Turnouts In Bengal, Assam

For the part one of the first phase of polls in West Bengal on April 4 involving 18 segments, the Election Commission declared a final turnout figure of 84.22 per cent. (File photo) KOLKATA:  Amid ongoing controversy over high voter turnouts in West Bengal, the poll panel has claimed its Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) initiatives have led to “huge” voting figures in first phase of Assembly polls in both West Bengal and Assam. In a statement dated April 9, the Election Commission had specified state-wise steps being…

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