V. P. KASHIN
Candidate of Historical Sciences
NARENDRA MODI VS THE GANDHI-NEHRU DYNASTY
Key words: India, Parliamentary elections 2014, Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Gujarat, Bharatiya Janata Party, Indian National Congress
According to the Indian Constitution, general parliamentary elections will be held in 2014, which will expire on May 31, 2014. They are usually held in several stages in April-May. On September 13, 2013, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was officially named as the candidate for Prime Minister from the main opposition party, the conservative Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) .1
A survey conducted by India Today magazine in early 2013 indicated that 36% of respondents wanted him to be Prime Minister.2 The centrist Indian National Congress (INC) candidate Rahul Gandhi was supported by 22%, BJP Patriarch Lal Krishna Advani by 6%, Sonia Gandhi by 5% and incumbent Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by 4%. And if the parliamentary elections were held in early 2013, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the BJP, would have 198-208 seats (159 in 2009), and the United Progressive Alliance (OPA), led by the INC, 152 - 162 seats (259 in 2009).3. A survey of 9,000 respondents representing the Indian media also showed that 48% of respondents want to see N. Modi as the future head of government of the country, and R. Gandhi-18%4.
In September 2013, more than 60% of Indians viewed Modi's work positively. He enjoys particularly strong support in the north and west of the country, and in the southern states N. Modi and R. Gandhi are on a par 5.
THE GLITZ AND POVERTY OF GUJARATI AVANT-GARDISM
As a rehearsal for the 2014 parliamentary campaign, the country's leading parties, the INC and the BJP, considered the Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections held in late 2012. They provided rich food for thought and forecasts for the future. The author of the article was an eyewitness to the events and repeatedly traveled along the route from the largest metropolis of Ahmed ... Read more