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Assembly Elections 2002Subscribe to Assembly Elections 2002

Contestation and Negotiations

The evidence from elections studies suggests that voters are guided by their perception of the performance of the party in power and their evaluation on this count of the contender party, although organisations of political parties and their modus operandi in mobilising voters also play an important role. At this stage the BJP in Gujarat is not in a comfortable position to convince voters about its ability to provide good governance. But that is not enough. The alternative party will have to articulate and highlight vital socio-economic issues. If it fails in doing so,emotional issue will dominate and work in favour of the BJP.

Punjab Assembly Elections

In the Punjab assembly elections this year the polarisation of voters between the Congress and the Akali Dal was so sharp that other parties and groups, including the allies of the two, were reduced to the position of spoilers at best.

Uttaranchal: Assembly Elections: Marginal Difference

The difference in the proportion of votes polled by the Congress which won a majority of seats in the assembly and the BJP which came a poor second is small enough to prompt a more serious inquiry into the voting behaviour of the electorate in this new state.
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