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Karli Srinivasulu

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

Chapter 14: Andhra Pradesh: Political Mobilization, Competitive Populism, and Changing Party Dynamics in Andhra Pradesh

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Andhra Pradesh: Political Mobilization, Competitive Populism, and Changing Party Dynamics in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh: Political mobilization, competitive populism, and changing party dynamics in Andhra Pradesh
KarliSrinivasulu

The performance of the Congress in the 2009 elections in AP, held simultaneously to the state assembly and national parliament, has proved that the Congress still retains its vitality. This, despite the fact that these elections were keenly fought between three principal political contestants—the Congress, the TDP and its allies (the CPI, CPM, the TRS), and the newly formed Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) led by a popular film actor, Chiranjeevi. All of them attracted huge public responses to their election meetings. This made predictions about election results very difficult indeed.

In Indian politics since the 1980s, many states have seen a ...

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