ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Defeat of Saffron in Karnataka

With the debacle of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Karnataka 2013 assembly elections, the Congress takes over the reins of the state. Blatant corruption, aggressive Hindutva and factionalism have led to the demise of the saffron party in the southern state. An analysis of the election results shows that even though the gains of the Congress are not that dramatic, the voters have delivered a clear mandate against the politics represented by the BJP.

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