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

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Karnataka Elections : Shifts, New Trends and the Congress Defeat

The Lok Sabha and assembly elections in Karnataka in April 2004 revealed a paradigm shift in the state's politics. While the BJP has made several gains in most regions, boosted by its strong Hindutva base and by the division of votes between the two main secular parties, the state for the first time also looks set for an era of 'secular' coalition politics.

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