ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Himachal Pradesh : Bipolar Contest

The two-party system appears to be getting entrenched in the electoral politics of the highly literate state of Himachal Pradesh. With both the Congress and the BJP having a stable support base, a marginal swing in votes decides the outcome of elections. The 2004 electoral verdict was effectively a performance evaluation of the party in power, and the elections also showed that the people voted for the party which they believed would perform better in the state.

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