House Matters: The BJP, Modi and Parliament

  title={House Matters: The BJP, Modi and Parliament},
  author={Ronojoy Sen},
  journal={South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies},
  pages={776 - 790}
  • Ronojoy Sen
  • Published 2 October 2015
  • Political Science
  • South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alone enjoys a majority in the current Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament), it lacks numbers in the Rajya Sabha (upper house). This paper examines how the opposition mobilised, especially in the Rajya Sabha, to counter some of the Modi government's legislative agenda during its first year, and the government's response of promulgating ordinances. A particular focus is on the issue of amending the 2013 land acquisition legislation passed by the previous… 



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