ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Indian Voter’s 2014 Mandate

Play in the States

Though the "Modi wave" has become the trope to explain the unprecedented results of the 2014 general elections, a different picture emerges when we disaggregate these results and understand them in the context of state-level politics. This article, first, analyses where the Modi effect did not work, and second, re-examines the issue of development and what it means when we say that the Indian voters handed down a mandate in favour of a developmental agenda.

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