The BJP’s return to power : mobilisation, conversion and vote swing in the 2014 Indian elections. / Heath, Oliver.

In: Contemporary South Asia, Vol. 23, No. 2, 05.05.2015, p. 123-135.

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The BJP’s return to power : mobilisation, conversion and vote swing in the 2014 Indian elections. / Heath, Oliver.

In: Contemporary South Asia, Vol. 23, No. 2, 05.05.2015, p. 123-135.

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