ISBN 9780761993889,Indian Politics and the 1998 Election : Regionalism, Hindutva and State Politics

Indian Politics and the 1998 Election : Regionalism, Hindutva and State Politics


Ramashray Roy


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 1999

ISBN 9780761993889

ISBN-10 0761993886

Hard Back

Number of Pages 376 Pages
Language (English)


This is the first book to critically analyze the 12th General Elections held in India in 1998 in terms of changes in the party system and the bases of social support. Table of Contents Preface: Back to the Future! Introduction: India`s 1998 Elections?Hindutva, the Tail Wags the Elephant, and Pokhran Party Competition and Fragmentation in Indian National Elections: 1957-1998 Post-Congress Politics in Uttar Pradesh: The Ethnification of the Party System and its Consequences The 1998 General Elections: The Janus-faced Policies of the BJP and Religious Mobilization at the District Level in Uttar Pradesh Split the Votes and Win the Election: An Analysis of the 12th Lok Sabha Election in Bihar The 12th Lok Sabha Elections in Maharashtra: The Congress Alliance Defeats the BJP/Shiv Sena The 12th General Election in Karnataka: The BJP Achieves its Southern Beachhead Regime Change and Shifting Social Bases: The Telugu Desam Party in the 12th General Elections Orissa: The Fall of the Congress Fortress Conflicting Ambitions in Goa`s Parliamentary Elections Punjab: Changing Political Agenda Elections in Kashmir: A Question of Pragmatism The BJP and Indian Democracy: Elections, Bombs, and Beyond Index