ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Economic Origin of Regional and Caste Parties

Political scientists have proffered many reasons for the decline of the Congress and the rise of regional/caste parties, but one set of reasons that has been overlooked has to do with the very nature of planning from the Second Plan onwards under which the provision of basic services was neglected.



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