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What Swayed the Delhi Voters towards BJP?

In a triangular contest in Delhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party won all the seven Lok Sabha seats. The National Election Study 2019 of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies–Lokniti points towards three reasons for the BJP’s victory. The first is the increasing gravitation of Delhi voters towards the BJP in Lok Sabha polls. The second is the satisfaction of voters with BJP’s governance at the centre. The final factor is that the BJP gained votes among all segments of society.

Delhi Elections - The 'Local' Matters

The Congress decisively won all seven seats in Delhi in the May 2009 Lok Sabha poll with almost all sections of the population supporting it. Its clean leadership, and its strategy of bringing competing local identities into its fold contributed to its popularity. The Bharatiya Janata Party, paid the price for not having a coherent or effective strategy to match that of the Congress, while the Bahujan Samaj Party came nowhere near staging an upset.

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