ABOUT AUTHOR: PRADEEP BHANDARI is an entrepreneur and Founder and CEO of Jan ki Baat, an on-ground public opinion platform. Considered to be one of the most accurate psephologists in the country, he is also the youngest political analyst to have travelled across more than 400 constituencies in India at the age of 28. Pradeep's analysis and polls feature on Republic Media Network, where he also hosts the popular Hindi show Lalkar.
Review of a Book
‘I recommend Modi Mandate 2019 as the best account you would get from anybody who has pursued the voters and gauged their intentions.’
—Meghnad Desai, Member, House of Lords, United Kingdom
‘Pradeep is a rare mix of academic rigour, tremendous hard work and impeccable field work—a combination that no other psephologist in India can match.’
—Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief and Founder, Republic TV
‘Pradeep Bhandari’s book provides a rare analysis of the 2019 verdict. It is penned by the person who, since his arrival less than a decade ago, has changed the grammar of psephology and indeed represents a generational shift among psephologists who engage with India’s elections. This book offers the reader insights on both the mandate itself and the drivers of voter choice. It is a must-read for all who want to engage with the world’s largest democratic exercise.’
—Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation