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Bhawani Singh & Vibhuti Singh Shekhawat

In: India's 2009 Elections: Coalition Politics, Party Competition and Congress Continuity

Chapter 10: Rajasthan: Silent Tsunami in Rajasthan: BJP Bastion Busted in 2009

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Rajasthan: Silent Tsunami in Rajasthan: BJP Bastion Busted in 2009
Rajasthan: Silent Tsunami in Rajasthan: BJP bastion busted in 2009
BhawaniSingh and VibhutiSinghShekhawat

The state of Rajasthan remains perpetually in transition. Being a conglomerate of old princely states up to 1947, Rajasthan witnessed new political germination when it switched from a feudal to a democratic political system. The transition was peaceful with little turmoil, which helped the state in catching up with the more advanced and developed states of India. In terms of development indices, no other state except Haryana and Punjab can equal her in north India. Territorially the largest in India, Rajasthan is a political minnow in population; therefore it sends only 25 representatives to India's lower chamber of Parliament.

The December 2008 Assembly election led ...

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