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Electoral Politics in Punjab

Parliamentary and assembly elections since 1996 have continued to reflect a shift in the electoral politics of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) - politico-economic issues have replaced ethno-religious ones. Also discernible is the shift from an anti-centre stand to cooperative federalism and from a politics of confrontation to peace and Hindu-Sikh unity. However, it needs to adopt a new social profile moving beyond its image as a party of jat Sikhs and khatris.

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