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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.
Basu, Deepankar and Misra, Kartik, "BJP’s Demographic Dividend in the 2014 General Elections: An Empirical Analysis" (2014). Economics Department Working Paper Series. 172.
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