Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Lok Sabha on no-confidence motion during the Monsoon Session of Parliament.(PTI File Photo)

Incumbency in India: More curse than blessing?

By Milan Vaishnav and Matthew Lillehaugen
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 07:35 AM IST
History suggests that incumbency tends to hurt ruling party politicians in the country more than it helps. To the extent that this trend holds in the next Lok Sabha elections, the BJP’s recent political dominance would appear to harm its prospects of retaining its majority.
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