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Nalin Mehta combines scholarship, in-depth reportage and first-person interviews with a wide range of senior BJP leaders and junior functionaries

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Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay
The New BJP: Modi and the Making of the World’s Largest Political Party
Author: Nalin Mehta
Publisher: Westland
Pages: 840
Price: Rs 999

There is no doubt that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is India’s most dominant political party. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office in 2014, it registered remarkable territorial and social expansion. From being a traditional urban-based party with upper caste Hindus as its primary constituency, the party has penetrated rural hinterlands besides making inroads into other backward castes and Dalits, especially non-dominant communities in these caste groups. But does this make it the “world’s largest political party“? This claim was made

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First Published: Jan 24 2022 | 11:29 PM IST

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