A+| A| A-

Delhi Elections - The 'Local' Matters

The Congress decisively won all seven seats in Delhi in the May 2009 Lok Sabha poll with almost all sections of the population supporting it. Its clean leadership, and its strategy of bringing competing local identities into its fold contributed to its popularity. The Bharatiya Janata Party, paid the price for not having a coherent or effective strategy to match that of the Congress, while the Bahujan Samaj Party came nowhere near staging an upset.

NORTH

Delhi Elections – The ‘Local’ Matters

To read the full text Login

Get instant access

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

₹826for India

$50for overseas users

Comments

(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Two highlights of the 2009 Lok Sabha election were that it was held following a fresh delimitation of constituencies and that it involved the use...

While the BJP was victorious in terms of the seats won in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand, its vote share was less than in 2004. The...

In every election since the creation of Haryana, the ruling party has been defeated, but this time around there has been a reversal of this anti-...

Analysing the peculiar nature of alliances in the April-May 2009 Lok Sabha elections, this study points out that a major change was wrought by the...

Data from the National Election Study 2009 for voting patterns among the dalit community across the country indicate that the dalit vote is not...

Belying expectations of a repeated outcome mirroring the December 2008 assembly verdict, the Congress made major gains in the 2009 Lok Sabha...

The same issues - security in land rights and livelihood concerns - that have driven voter preferences in rural West Bengal since 1977 were...

National election Study 2009: A methodological Note Lokniti Team We give our special thanks to the over 1,800 investigators whose commitment and...

The second consecutive victory of the Congress Party in the 2009 parliamentary and assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh does not mean that the...

The Indian state has managed the asymmetrical relationships in a hierarchical, multi-ethnic and multi-religious society by redefining,...

Back to Top