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The fine print of the Bihar polls: How ghettoisation of secular votes trumped NDA's firm social coalition

Nov 25, 2015    

By Yashwant Deshmukh and Manu SharmaIf the Bihar Assembly 2015 polls divided the analysts fraternity regarding the eventual result, the final verdict has thrown up even more confounding trends despite the decisive nature of the mandate. The vote share distribution and gap in the seats won seem to indicate a socio-political landslide in favour of the Mahagathbandhan (MGB), that, however, is half the story.Was this election decided purely on the basis of a performance differential between the respective social coalitions led by the MGB and the NDA in addition to specific narrative based factors?...

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