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Kerala Elections, 1991 Lessons and-Non-Lessons

Kerala Elections, 1991: Lessons and Non-Lessons T M Thomas Isaac S Mohana Kumar This essay seeks to bring out the basic differences between the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala not merely with regard to their national alignments and perspectives on long run political transformation in India but also with regard to their short run response to the problems facing the state. The significance of the LDF platform and the new policy initiatives of its government (1987-1991) becomes evident against the background of the deep contemporary crisis of Kerala's economy, society and polity.

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