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Middle class politics: from outrage to demands of instant solutions

india Updated: Dec 27, 2013 13:23 IST
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The year 2013 moved in the fast lane. The year marked the coming of age of the middle-class politics in India, manufacturing instant outrage over issues ranging from corruption to gender rights and demanding immediate solutions. The trend had started in 2012, but it was in 2013 that it came to fruition.

Two politicians seem to be riding this wave – Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal.

Politicians went to jail and lost their Parliament seats as a result of legal process.

Evolutionary approach to change is not really ‘liked’ on social media; and the Congress, despite its victory in Karnataka in the beginning of the year, looks bruised and beaten by the end of the year.

Anti-incumbency seems to be working only against the Congress, as the BJP managed to retain power in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh for a third term while the former lost Delhi and Rajasthan.

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