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Party Competition in Indian StatesElectoral Politics in Post-Congress Polity$
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Suhas Palshikar, K C Suri, and Yogendra Yadav

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198099178

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099178.001.0001

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Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh

Ruling Party Syndrome

(p.324) 14 Arunachal Pradesh
Party Competition in Indian States

Nani Bath

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on political competition in Arunachal Pradesh and shows how thedifferent nature of political competition here is due to the late emergence of electoral politics in the state. Congress has been in the driver’s seat in Arunachal for a long time, though competition to Congress comes both from the BJP and from various more localized regional forces. The underdeveloped nature of competitive politics makes possible the ruling party syndrome. Apart from the late entry into competitive politics, politics in Arunachal is also caught up in the clash over the influence of ethnicity and traditional village councils. While both these factors do matter, their impact and role are different. Therefore, their influence would only mean a more competitive politics. As this relationship is formalized or settled, party competition may also become more stabilized in the state.

Keywords:   Arunachal Pradesh, political competition, electoral politics, localized regional forces, ruling party syndrome, ethnicity, traditional village councils

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