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The Battle for Ballot in North-East India

In all likelihood, the so called “Modi wave” will not dent the Congress party’s prospects in north-east India, its stronghold. Though there are a number of political parties contesting the elections in the region, the main battle is going to be fought between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party. In the current scenario, the hypothesis that there will be a pan-NE commonality in voter choice stands irrelevant with the presence of diverse issues and multiple players.

The Reality of North-East as an Entity

In spite of the fact that "north-east" is a commonly used term at all levels of discourse, there are some who still have problems with it. This article is an attempt to show that "north-east" or "pan-north-east" has become a legitimate term that one has to reckon with.
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