ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Maharashtra : Towards a New Party System

Maharashtra went to the Lok Sabha and assembly polls in quick succession giving us the rare opportunity to compare changes or continuities in the public mood over a period of six months. If the Lok Sabha elections underscored the inevitability of coalition politics in the state, the assembly polls opened up a multi-level competition across regions and among different social sections. The present indeterminacy of the social bases of parties is an indication of this transformation of the party system in the state.

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