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Social Justice and Quotas in Government Jobs for Other Backward Classes: The Mandal Debate, 1990

Rochana Bajpai

in Debating Difference: Group Rights and Liberal Democracy in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067504
eISBN:
9780199080410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067504.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter reconstructs arguments for and against the extension of employment quotas to the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the 1990 Mandal debate, focusing on the concept of social justice. It ... More


Expulsions and the Law on Defections 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0038
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter criticises Speaker of the Lok Sabha Shivraj Patil's thoughts about the expulsion of Janata Dal's twenty-five members in Lok Sabha from December 1990 to July 1992. Patil argued that the ... More


Resignation of Disqualified Ministers 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0040
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the conflict between Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar and Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray because of the latter's decision to disqualify eight Janata Dal members of Lok Sabha under ... More


The Rise of the Regions (1980–1989)

Sanjay Ruparelia

in Divided We Govern: Coalition Politics in Modern India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190264918
eISBN:
9780190492175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264918.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyzes the rise of new state-based parties and growing regional demands during the 1980s. The Congress’ return to power in 1980, and its massive electoral victory following the ... More


The National Front (1989–1991)

Sanjay Ruparelia

in Divided We Govern: Coalition Politics in Modern India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190264918
eISBN:
9780190492175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264918.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter explains the formation, performance and demise of the National Front, a minority coalition government that became the second non-Congress administration to capture national power, with ... More


The Speaker on the Law of Defection 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0039
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter criticises the June 1993 ruling made by Lok Sabha Speaker Shivraj Patil on the expelled members of the Janata Dal. It argues that Patil's decision to provide separate seats in the Lok ... More


The Decline of the United Front (May 1997–March 1998)

Sanjay Ruparelia

in Divided We Govern: Coalition Politics in Modern India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190264918
eISBN:
9780190492175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264918.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyzes the short-lived prime ministership of Inder Kumar Gujral and the events that marked his tenure. Gujral met his Pakistani counterpart, Sharif, to improve Indo-Pakistan relations. ... More


Kalikesh Singh Deo

Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah

in India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190125837
eISBN:
9780190991456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190125837.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Kalikesh Singh Deo is a two-time elected member of the Lok Sabha from Odisha. He belongs to the Biju Janata Dal. Of royal lineage, Kalikesh and many of his family members are active in electoral ... More


Kerala’s Electoral Pendulum Swings Back and Forth

K.M. Sajad Ibrahim

in Party Competition in Indian States: Electoral Politics in Post-Congress Polity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198099178
eISBN:
9780199082988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099178.003.0026
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

There is one important trend in the electoral outcomes in Kerala over the past three decades: the incumbent party loses out unless extraordinary circumstances come into play. The results of the 2009 ... More


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