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Have we matured in Political Choice?

  • Category
    Indian Polity
  • Published
    31st May, 2019
  • Electoral verdict as delivered in 2019 general elections has shocked and surprised all political pundits.
  • While the jury is divided, it is important to analysis - within the ambit of this article, if the verdict of 2019 has demonstrated that the electorates have matured in making political choices.

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  • Electoral verdict as delivered in 2019 general elections has shocked and surprised all political pundits.
  • While the jury is divided, it is important to analysis - within the ambit of this article, if the verdict of 2019 has demonstrated that the electorates have matured in making political choices.

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  • For instance, the divided electoral provided a thumping majority to BJP - rising above caste, dynasty, regional dimensions and the son of the soil narratives.
  • This is to be contrasted over how they voted in the recently held general elections. In these elections, the long tenured state governments were replaced with change of guards.
  • Does this imply that the nation is ready for "simultaneous elections" - as envisaged by the political parties and the ECI?
  • Or, was the outcome due to charismatic oratory skills of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
  • In the analysis part, these are some questions, the article will try and find answers of.
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