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Contents – Indian General Elections 2014 (Issue 6)

Index - Indian General Elections 2014 (Issue 6)

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Editorial

By Mary Ann Chacko & Mosarrap H. Khan
In our euphoric expectation for a better economic future over the next five years, we must not lose sight of the fact that a democratically elected government must ensure social equity and justice for each and every citizen.

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A Handbook of Indian Politics

By Indranil Dey
For the 2014 polls, let me do a Bejan Daruwala. I see Narendra Modi wave sweeping BJP into a possibly strong NDA coalition. I can only hope that it will not repeat its mistakes and allow lives to be lost again. What India needs is a visionary who will create a technological edge. That will pave the way for a bright future for India.

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The shadow of 2004 hangs over the 2014 elections

By Vivek Dehejia
An apparently rudderless economic policy, rather than a sustained commitment to economic development, has been the hallmark of the past ten years, punctuated by a string of corruption scams, each, it seems, more monumental than the last.

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The Success of BJP and the Greater Economic Glory

By Alan Potter
Returning to the main question of whether economic indicators affect the majority of voters in India, does the result of 2004 Lok Sabha elections suggest that the economy does not affect voting in India in the same way it does in, say, the U.S.?

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On-shore Anticipation for Lok Sabha Elections 2014

By Priyanka Banerjee
According to Shenoy India currently needs a political party which believes in the proven model of “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance”, an idea that dates back to the golden era of Kautilya and endorsed by Mahatma Gandhi and Ambedkar in modern times.

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Narendra Modi, My Safe Bet for PM

By Soumya Sundar Chowdhury
Over the past decade, Gujarat has made excellent progress on all fronts and these efforts have not gone unnoticed: whether it is rehabilitation of earthquake victims or the implementation of e-Governance for transparency; best practices in solid waste management or environment consciousness.

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Narendra Modi as PM: What It Means to Me

By Jinju S.
I silently cried as I read about the pregnant woman whose belly was slit open and the foetus thrown into the fire, about the thousands raped, slaughtered and burned for a crime they had not the least association with.

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Secularism in Crisis: The Fate of ‘Muslims’

By Abdul Matin
The projection of Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate of India is not only against the idea of India but also against the basic ethos of democracy, secularism, fraternity, social justice, gender, and minority rights.

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On the Forthcoming Indian General Elections 2014

By Maidul Islam
But one thing is clear. If non-Congress and non-BJP parties like the AIADMK, BJD, TMC, and BSP support a BJP-led NDA government as they had previously done in their electoral career, then they will certainly betray the cause, hope, and secular-democratic aspiration of many people including their own voters.

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Corporate Cronyism with a Communal Face

By Prasenjit Bose
The Modi plank, therefore, represents a heady mix of naked backing by the greedy corporates, who have looted and plundered the country’s resources over the past decade, on the one hand and assorted fundamentalists, rioters and crooks, on the other. If this toxic combine succeeds in grabbing power at the centre, India’s democracy will be at peril.

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The Aam Aadmi in Indian General Elections 2014

By Mosarrap H. Khan
In the General Elections 2014, we are confronted with at least three distinct notions of the aam aadmi: Congress’ traditional aam aadmi, the economically poor; Kerjiwal’s new aam aadmi, who demands an honest system; and Modi’s aspirational aam aadmi, who aspires to reach the pinnacle through enterprise.

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Hope and Change: Indian Elections 2014

By Dan Mayur
AAP is an idea. Kejriwal is a symbol that typifies the frustrations of the thinking, proud, and hard-working people muddling through life in a nation ruled by uncaring, corrupt, and selfish politicians. Humanity moves on hope and Kejriwal represents hope.

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An Interview with Prof. Zoya Hasan

By Abdul Matin
An Interview with Prof. Zoya Hasan, Professor & Dean, School of Social Sciences, JNU.

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An Interview with Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati

By Mosarrap H. Khan
An Interview with Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor of Economics and Law, Columbia University.

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An Interview with Mr. Asaduddin Owaisi

By Abu Saleh
An Interview with Mr. Asaduddin Owaisi, President, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen.

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Photo-Essay: A Journey through Indian General Elections

By Mary Ann Chacko
A photo-essay on Indian General Elections since 1951-2.

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