India's Watershed Vote: The Risks Ahead

  title={India's Watershed Vote: The Risks Ahead},
  author={Sumit Ganguly},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  pages={56 - 60}
  • S. Ganguly
  • Published 9 October 2014
  • Economics
  • Journal of Democracy
Abstract:As the accompanying essays by Eswaran Sridharan, Ashutosh Varshney, and Rajiv Kumar underscore, India’s sixteenth general election constituted a dramatic shift in the political fortunes of the two principal national political parties, the Indian National Congress (INC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). With a firm BJP majority in the Lok Sabha (the lower house of Parliament), handpicked loyalists in key party positions, and an enfeebled parliamentary opposition, Prime Minister… 

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