Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/105783
Authors: 
Basu, Deepankar
Misra, Kartik
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, University of Massachusetts, Department of Economics 2014-06
Abstract: 
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the 2014 General Elections in India and emerged as a single party with absolute majority, a result not witnessed since 1984. Not only did it win a majority of seats, it also managed to increase its vote share in almost all states between 2009 and 2014. Using state-level data, we show that BJP’s extraordinary poll results relied crucially on attracting young, especially first time, electors.
Subjects: 
Election
India
states
JEL: 
D72
R19
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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