India votes in 2019: A trendsetter for majoritarian politics and populism

Nandy, Mrittika

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This SADF Focus outlines the onset of the 17th General Elections in India between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Grand Coalition of parties, which includes the Congress. Political campaigns currently swing between divergent areas – we witness a great variety of promises, including ‘India/Hindu First’ propaganda and strong promises related to poverty removal, promise of employment, and others. Come this 23rd May, the counting of votes would define a choice between majoritarian politics and populism.

Document type: Article
Publisher: South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2019
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2021 12:14
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Keywords: Indien, Wahl, Parlamentswahl
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indien, Parlamentswahlen, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Große Koalition, politische Kampagnen, Propaganda, Versprechen, Armutsbekämpfung, Beschäftigung, Mehrheitspolitik, Populismus / India, General Elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Grand Coalition, political campaigns, propaganda, promises, poverty removal, employment, majoritarian politics, populism
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: India
Series: Themen > SADF Focus
Volume: 41