ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Assam: A Fractured Verdict

This article attempts to look at the social pattern of voting in Assam by analysing the verdict of the 2009 Lok Sabha elections in the state. The social pattern reflects a significant transformation in the alignment of social groups displaying a deep-rooted fractured politics with almost every community asserting its identity. Ideology seemed to have taken a back seat as political parties opted for statelevel alliances with the intent of bolstering individual seat tallies.



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