India after the 2014 general elections: BJP dominance and the crisis of the third party system

  title={India after the 2014 general elections: BJP dominance and the crisis of the third party system},
  author={Arjan H. Schakel and Chanchal Kumar Sharma and Wilfried Swenden},
  journal={Regional \& Federal Studies},
  pages={329 - 354}
ABSTRACT This article critically assesses claims that India has entered a new party system after the 2014 general elections, marked by renationalisation with the BJP as the new ‘dominant’ party.’ To assess these claims, we examine the electoral rise of the BJP in the build-up to and since the 2014 general elections until the state assembly elections in December 2018. Overall, we argue that despite the emerging dominance of the BJP, a core feature of the third party system -a system of binodal… 

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