Pro-incumbency gets votes in Indian democracy

The re-election of Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and the “surprise” victory of the BJP in Uttarakhand, along with ruling parties doing unexpectedly well in Goa and Manipur compels us to conjure a mythical fable to describe reality. Let’s say there is a country that once was stricken by an infectious ailment every few years. Pundits were right to discuss and analyse this phenomenon. Then came a time when a few regions of the country….

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