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The NDA, THE UPA and TWO Types of Chicken

The nda, the upa and two types of chicken

Since the mid-1980s, Indian politics was characterized by coalition government at the Centre. In 2014, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) captured 282 seats, a majority, on its own, even though it fought as part of a larger coalition. The ruling Congress returned a poor performance with only 44 seats. As 2019 election is here, the very different dynamics of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coalitions are highlighted by drawing parallels with an important collective action problem called ‘chicken’.

The exit of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) from the NDA in March 2018 has placed the spotlight on the inner dynamics of the NDA. ...

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