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

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Continuity of Second Dominant Party System

Electoral dominance of a single party underlines the political limits of the opposition parties.

Suhas Palshikar writes:

When party competition is marked by the dominance of a single party, every election is watched with the expectation that it may breach that dominance and throw up a competitor. The recently held round of elections in November and December 2022 was no exception to this. So much so that even the local municipal elections of Delhi were treated almost as state assembly elections. Together with Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat assembly elections, elections to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) assumed nationwide excitement. When the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which controlled the three pre-merger local bodies in Delhi, lost to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), attention was focused on AAP without worrying whether AAP voters disapproved of the Modi government or were simply being prudent in choosing AAP locally.

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Updated On : 24th Dec, 2022
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