ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Elections 2003: Changing Patterns of Support

Three common strands are evident in the election results across Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh - a fragmentation of the Congress vote that has not directly accrued to the BJP, a restructuring of the BJP's social bloc, increasingly assimilating tribals and the emergence of smaller parties - often driven by caste and community considerations - especially in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

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