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Gujarat: how an exclusionary political pact is also a durable one

Chandhoke, Neera and Priyadarshi, Praveen (2012) Gujarat: how an exclusionary political pact is also a durable one. South Asia @ LSE (03 Dec 2012). Website.

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As the Indian state of Gujarat prepares to go to polls in December, most commentators agree that the chief minister Narendra Modi and his BJP party will be voted back to power yet again. Dr Neera Chandhoke argues that the electoral performance of the BJP government is based on a Hindu majoritarian political pact that sustains itself by excluding and marginalising the Muslim community. This exclusion, and its relationship with the majoritarian political pact, can best be understood by looking at the plight of victims of the 2002 pogrom and the resettlement colonies in Ahmedabad that they continue to inhabit. (Dr Chandhoke’s working paper, “Some Reflections on the Notion of an ‘Inclusive Political Pact’: A Perspective from Ahmedabad”, has been summarised here by Praveen Priyadarshi).

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Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 12:21
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2021 23:18

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