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

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Kerala Civic Polls 2015

Lessons fo r the LDF and UDF

In the November local body elections in Kerala, the Left Democratic Front emerged victorious, and the Bharatiya Janata Party made some headway, while the Congress-led United Democratic Front came a cropper. Tainted with corruption and riven with factionalism, the UDF could not combat a resurgent left. The BJP's alliance with the leading Ezhava organisation, Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam, did help the party in improving its performance, but the alliance did not work as well as had been expected.

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