Phrases like “watershed,” “historic,” and “epochal” were used to describe India’s 2014 general election. The Bharatiya Janata Party secured the first single-party majority in three decades, forming the government as the National Democratic Alliance. We argue that the 16th Lok Sabha elections marked a realignment, not a clean break with the past.
India’s 2014 General Elections: A Critical Realignment in Indian Politics?
Subrata K. Mitra is Director of the Institute of South Asian Studies, and Visiting Research Professor, National University of Singapore, and Professor Emeritus, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jivanta Schöttli is Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, and Associate Member, South Asia Institute, and former Interim Professor of Political Science at Heidelberg University. Email: <email@example.com>.
Subrata K. Mitra, Jivanta Schöttli; India’s 2014 General Elections: A Critical Realignment in Indian Politics?. Asian Survey 1 August 2016; 56 (4): 605–628. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.4.605
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