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National Election Study 2009

National Election Study 2009
The logic of stitching a large coalition of political parties, each with its social base, to ensure an electoral victory in Tamil Nadu seems to be a thing of the past in the state. The results of the...
The peculiar history and social composition of Sikkim have compelled its government, dominated by the Sikkim Democratic Front, to pursue a prudent, all-inclusive policy. This has yielded rich...
The Congress Party's victory in Rajasthan can be attributed to its motivated organisation and electoral canvassing under the leadership of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, a positive evaluation of the...
Discussing the variations in electoral participation and party preferences of adivasis, a subject that has received scant attention so far, this article points out that it is erroneous to treat the...
This examination of the effect of both "national" and "personal" conditions in the economy on voting decisions in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections demonstrates that the perceptions of people on economic...
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) won both the Lok Sabha seats in Tripura by handsome margins for the fifth consecutive time. The party has a distinct social character and support among all...
The repeated re-election of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state assembly election and the repeated refusal of the voters to reject the Congress in the Lok Sabha election indicate the split voting...
This article attempts to look at the social pattern of voting in Assam by analysing the verdict of the 2009 Lok Sabha elections in the state. The social pattern reflects a significant transformation...
The Bharatiya Janata Party's win in Chhattisgarh can be attributed to a positive appraisal by the voting populace of the state government's performance in the state.
This analysis, based on the National Election Study 2009 data, supports the contention that Indian women do not always vote as women - as gendered beings independent of social and regional-level...
The story of the Lok Sabha election in Uttar Pradesh was the comeback of the Congress, which won 21 seats and substantially increased its vote share. The Bahujan Samaj Party did not rise up to the...
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 of photo electoral rolls. A great many professed...
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 Congress and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, separately or...
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...
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 Congress opting to abandon its national alliance in...

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