NEWS + ANALYSIS
RAHUL V. KUMAR

NEWS + ANALYSIS

THE MAKING OF A NEW INDIA: THE ELECTION OF 2014

May 21, 2014 | by Rahul V. Kumar

When India’s elections results were announced on May 16, no one seemed surprised that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the pro market Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), had handily defeated the incumbent and long-ruling Indian National Congress (INC). The only surprise was that in the past thirty years a single party was achieving majority in parliament and they need not seek the support from regional parties in order to form a government. The INC, with only 44 seats (out of 543), had its worst performance in independent India, and the Left is on the verge of losing its status as a national party.

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