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India: Landslide Victory of Right Wing BJP in 2019 election results - select links to commentary & data

27 May

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Amartya Sen, I A Rehman, Sugata Bose, Christophe Jaffrelot, Bharat Bhushan, Mahesh Rangarajan, Arundhati Roy, Pieter Friedrich, Sankarshan Thakur, Pankaj Mishra, Ruchir Joshi, Neera Chandhoke, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Shiv Visvanathan, Vinay Sitapati, Pervez Hoodbhoy, Kapil Komireddi

Links to select commentary and data: [updated on 6 June 2019]

See also some from writings during or prior to the election results:

some general reference material on the BJP::

McDonnell, Duncan & Luis Cabrera. The right-wing populism of India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (and why comparativists should care), Democratization, Volume 26, 2019 - Issue 3

Jaffrelot, Christophe. “Refining the Moderation Thesis. Two Religious Parties and Indian Democracy: The Jana Sangh and the BJP between Hindutva Radicalism and Coalition Politics.” Democratization 20, no. 5 (2013): 876–894. doi: 10.1080/13510347.2013.801256

Palshikar, Suhas. “The BJP and Hindu Nationalism: Centrist Politics and Majoritarian Impulses.” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 38, no. 4 (2015): 719–735. doi: 10.1080/00856401.2015.1089460

Final result of Lok Sabha elections 2019 are as follows- BJP- 303 Congress- 52 DMK- 23 TMC- 22 YSR- 22 SS- 18 JDU- 16 BJD-12 BSP-10 Others-64

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Arithmetic behind the surge in Modi wave | Roshan Kishore, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Source: Hindustan Times, May 24, 2019
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Resource & Reference Material on the India’s elections: