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Published: 08 November 2021

Is the Anti-Incumbency Sentiment Changing in Tamil Nadu? A Case Study of 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections

Anurag Piyamrao Wasnik, Divya Saroja Chayanam

Indian Institute of Management (India), XLRI (India)

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10.31014/aior.1991.04.04.316

Pages: 57-62

Keywords: Elections, Tamil Nadu, Voting Behaviour, Anti-Incumbency

Abstract

Elections are the most important pillar of democracy. A voter's behaviour is influenced by many parameters that can turn the outcome of the election. Many constituencies follow a certain voting pattern. The voters of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, have often been categorized as having an anti-incumbency sentiment, where the ruling party has often switched in every consecutive election. However, there seems to be a gradual shift in this sentiment. This paper presents a case on the relaxation of the anti-incumbency sentiment by analyzing the voting data across the constituencies in the five elections of the last two decades. Some aspects which could have contributed to this voting behaviour are also discussed.

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