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Has the first-past-the-post system polarised Indian politics? | The Hindu Parley podcast

Politicising social divides and failings of the parliamentary system have led to this situation.

August 26, 2021 11:41 pm | Updated August 27, 2021 01:21 am IST

India’s parliamentary democracy is going through a phase of intense confrontation between the dominant ruling party and a weakened but belligerent Opposition. Is this situation a consequence of the first-past-the-post (FPTP) system, where a party with the the highest votes gets the seat even if it doesn't win a majority?

Here we address this question.

Guests: E. Sridharan, Academic Director and Chief Executive at the University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India, and Editor-in-Chief of India Review ; Suhas Palshikar taught political science at Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, and chief editor of Studies in Indian Politics

Host:S rinivasan Ramani

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