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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 4
First page : ( 772) Last page : ( 778)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00130.4

Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA Govt (2014–2018): Assessment, Challenges and Prospects for upcoming 2019 General Elections

Wagay Bashir Ahmad*

Assistant Professor (Political Science), Department of Higher Education, J & K

*Corresponding Author Email: apbashir786@gmail.com

Online published on 30 January, 2019.

Abstract

The National Democratic Allaince govt was formed in May 2014 after BJP led NDA coalition secured a total of 336 lok sabha seats and delivered a serious blow to the UPA II govt in general and congress in particular. The BJP on its own secured 282 seats while its allies secured 54 seats. This was a watershed moment in the Indian democracy as it was after 1984 general elections that any single party has been able to cross the magical parliamentary electoral threshold figure. The 2014 election is said to have redefined Indian politics and is being considered as tectonic shift within Indian political system. With about a year to go for 2019 general elections, politics in India is turning high voltage undergoing fast political churning and wheeling dealing on the part of different political parties. The 2019 elections would be like 2014 elections the largest democratic exercise on earth. Although opinion polls predict in favor of BJP but with the recent bypoll defeats of BJP in various states and the attempts of opposition parties towards forging Mahagathbandhan, 2019 is believed to be no cakewalk for BJP & co. The party will need to address the challenges of varying nature for staying in electoral fray against opposition.

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Keywords

Byelections, vote share, lok sabha, hindutva, coalition, voter mobilization.

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