ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Electoral Response to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the North East

An examination of survey data is undertaken to understand why the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill issue did not affect the poll fortunes of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the North East. While it has caused widespread outrage in the region in the past many months, why then did it not dent the National Democratic Alliance’s electoral performance? Poll results in Manipur, Meghalaya and Nagaland are examined since these were the only states in the North East (other than Assam) where the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies–Lokniti conducted a post-poll survey. Local-level factors seem to explain the outcome better.

Mizoram : Positive Vote for the State Government

In Mizoram, the resounding success of the ruling Mizo National Front is due to the overwhelming popularity the party enjoys in the state. Its popularity cuts across all age-groups and classes. Its rival, the three-party alliance of the Mizo Secular Front, could make little headway, as the MNF was widely perceived to have headed a government that actually delivered.
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