Urban Voting and Party Choices in Delhi: Matching Electoral Data with Property Category

Joshi, B., Pradhan, K. C., & Sidhwani, P. (2016). Urban Voting and Party Choices in Delhi. Economic & Political Weekly, 51(5), 65.

Posted: 21 Feb 2016

Date Written: January 30, 2016

Abstract

In most parts of the world there is a direct relation between economic and social well-being and political participation. India, though, is among the exceptions to this tendency. The poor in India vote more than the rich. This paper, using the case of Delhi, shows that neighbourhoods have a significant influence in voting patterns. The rich in poor neighbourhoods vote more than the rich in affluent neighbourhoods and the poor in rich neighbourhoods vote less than the poor in underprivileged neighbourhoods. This paper uses property tax and property categories to arrive at Delhiā€™s wealth parameters and then tries to match them with voting patterns.

Keywords: Urban Voting, Delhi, India, Political Preferences, BJP, INC, Voting Behavior

JEL Classification: D72

Suggested Citation

Pradhan, Kanhu, Urban Voting and Party Choices in Delhi: Matching Electoral Data with Property Category (January 30, 2016). Joshi, B., Pradhan, K. C., & Sidhwani, P. (2016). Urban Voting and Party Choices in Delhi. Economic & Political Weekly, 51(5), 65., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2735355

Kanhu Pradhan (Contact Author)

Centre for Policy Research ( email )

Dharma Marg
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi, 110022
India

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