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Book discussion | How BJP Wins: Inside India’s Most Powerful Election Machine

About the author

Prashant Jha is a journalist with the Hindustan Times. He has also authored the book: Battles of the New Republic.

About the book

Talking to BJP insiders, members of the RSS, seasoned observers, voters, and based on extensive reportage from India’s biggest states, the author dissects the BJP’s election machine. He brings insights from both strategists and those in the frontline of the electoral battles.

Read the programme here.


Arvind Gupta, Founder, Digital India Foundation/ National Technology Head, BJP, India

Maya Mirchandani, Senior Fellow, ORF

Prashant Jha, Hindustan Times

The timing of the discussion is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.