ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Gujarat: BJP Scrapes Through

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 pattern in Gujarat and the regional character of BJP. However, during the Lok Sabha elections 2009, in the absence of any strong wave or emotional mobilisation, "normal politics" came into play. Caste equations and their support to political parties became the key factors deciding the fate of parties.

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