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General Elections, 1996-BJP Politics: Looking beyond the Impasse

BJP Politics: Looking beyond the Impasse Pramod K Kantha The era of the 'aggregative party' that successfully combines the interests of various groups in society appears to be over for Indian democracy. Instead, political parties in India, as manifested by the past three general elections, are going to be increasingly 'representative' in character, increasingly focused upon narrower interests along various lines of social and economic cleavages that divide Indian society. The shape of national politics in this context will be determined by fluid coalitional politics between these various actors.

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