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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 1
First page : ( 15) Last page : ( 23)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2019.00004.4

Voters, Significant Issues and Political party: A Case Study of Nadia District of West Bengal

Biswas Firoj1,*, Mondal Nasim Ahamed2

1Doctoral Fellow, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

2Project Officer, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, nasimamu32@gmail.com

*Corresponding Author Email: biswasfiroj2@gmail.com

Online published on 15 May, 2019.

Abstract

Introduction

The elections of a democratic country at national and regional levels are the landmarks for distribution of power within the boundary of the state. Without an election, without open competition between social forces and political groups for political power, there is no democracy. The election is the pillar of all democratic countries.

Objectives

To study the Socio-economic and demographic profile of voters of Nadia district, West Bengal, to explore what are the significant issue in coming election and to know the perception of voters about best suited political party to solve the significant problems with background characteristics in Nadia district, West Bengal.

Data and Methodology

The present study based on both the arm of research primary and secondary source of data. A community based cross-sectional design adopted for the study at Tehatta2 block of Nadia district in West Bengal state. The analysis was completed with the help of SPSS, STATA as well as Excel to get accurate and correct analysis.

Findings

The study concluded that among the respondent, male representation (74.5%) is higher than female and the majority of the age group of the respondents are young. TMC party is very popular among the younger voters. Religion is considered one of the most significant aspects of voting behaviour. Major problems that the people are facing Unemployment, communal violence, hike petrol prices. It had found that most of the respondents opined that TMC, CONGRESS party is the best to solve all the major problems.

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Keywords

Election, Democracy, Voting behavior, Nadia.

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