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Winds of Change

The results of the recent assembly elections are a boost to the Bharatiya Janata Party and its prime ministerial aspirant only in the psephological sense. The real political message of these polls is that space for a democratic alternative to the Congress and the BJP is not only available but also realisable. Will the days leading up to the general elections see a consolidation of this alternative?

Can the BJP Revive Itself in 2014?

A study of the vote share of the Bharatiya Janata Party over the past four Lok Sabha elections indicates a sharp fall in support among its core constituency of the rich and middle-class voters. Recent indications of a surge in support for the BJP points to a return of these classes to it, while the Congress has seen a whittling away of support from all classes of voters. Will this be enough to ensure a victory for the BJP in the next general elections?
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