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What is an electoral wave?

Is it appropriate to describe Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory in the recent Lok Sabha polls as an outcome of an electoral wave? There are two explanations to this question. The pro-Modi explanation, which draws its inspiration from the media-centric Modi campaign, focuses on BJP’s electoral performance - number of seats won by the party,  BJP’s spread across India, its increasing social base etc -- to suggest that Narendra Modi’s charm as a leader transformed him into a political phenomenon and paved the way for BJP’s impressive victory.


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