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

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Changinga Balance in Rajasthan Politics-Voting Pattern in 1967

Voting Pattern in 1967 Amit K Gupta Navneeth Though it failed to win an absolute majority in the State Assembly, Congress did much better in Rajas than in the Fourth General Elections than pollsters had predicted. Pessimism on the eve of the elections about the party*s chances had stemmed mainly from the breaking away of the influential Jat leader, Kumbh Ram Arya, and the fear of alienation of a substantial section of Jat voters as a result. If these dismal prognostications were not fulfilled it was mainly because the right-wing alliance of Swatantra party, Jan Sangh and dissident Congressmen did not have time to consolidate itself.

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