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

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Evaluation of SAD–BJP Government (2007–17)

Regarding the performance of the Shiromani Akali Dal–Bharatiya Janata Party alliance government since February 2007, available trends suggest that there exists a gap between the claims made by the government and the actual work done. The perceptions of the people, based on empirical evidence and ground-level reality, suggest tough times ahead for the ruling alliance.

This article is an attempt to assess the performance of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)–Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance government since 2007 on various parameters along with its comparison with previous coalition governments and pure Akali government. After presenting a history of coalition governments in Punjab, followed by a review of the administration, policies and programmes of the SAD–BJP government, the article ends with highlights of people’s perceptions of important issues and government performance.

Short History of Coalitions

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Updated On : 25th Jan, 2017

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