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Ghanshyam Shah

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

Chapter 8: Gujarat: Goebbel's Propaganda and Governance: The 2009 Lok Sabha Elections in Gujarat1

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Gujarat: Goebbel's Propaganda and Governance: The 2009 Lok Sabha Elections in Gujarat1
Gujarat: Goebbel's propaganda and governance: The 2009 lok sabha elections in Gujarat
GhanshyamShah

Gujarat is the only state in India where the BJP has continuously secured over 50 percent of the total seats in the last six Lok Sabha elections. It secured 20 out of 25 seats from Gujarat in 1991, the 10th Lok Sabha polls. The sweeping victory paved its way to secure power in the state in 1995 by capturing 121 of the 182 seats in the Assembly. However, its shares in votes declined from 50 percent in the Parliament to 43 percent in the Assembly polls. The polling reversed in 2007 and 2009. In the Assembly, the party secured 127 seats and ...

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