Prakash Ambedkar

The fate of small parties

The space occupied by smaller parties is shrinking and the larger parties have become hegemons. These are not good signs for parliamentary democracy and really bad signs for a diverse and hierarchical society. The recent assembly election and its results in Maharashtra indicate the consolidation of the multi-party bipolar political system in the state. It’s …

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Shades of colour in a black and white election

The most recent survey supervised by this author for Tractus predicted a surge in the prospective vote-share of the Congress-NCP alliance but a comfortable victory for the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in the state. The political status quo during the assembly election in Maharashtra is going almost unchallenged because no one is expecting much and no …

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