A Lasting Legacy: The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance and India's Politics

  title={A Lasting Legacy: The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance and India's Politics},
  author={Chris Ogden},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Asia},
  pages={22 - 38}
  • Chris Ogden
  • Published 1 February 2012
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Journal of Contemporary Asia
Abstract This article investigates how the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government influenced India's domestic politics from 1998 to 2004. It argues that the core norms constituting the BJP's ideological basis precipitated lasting changes in the nature and functioning of India's domestic politics. The article finds that through leading the NDA government, the BJP made trends that had been normalising prior to 1998 and mainstreamed them in Indian domestic… 

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