POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Apr 09, 2009 AT 22:37 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 09, 2009 22:43 IST

Political scientist Yogendra Yadav examines six myths surrounding the Indian elections on BBC

  • Women vote according to the wishes of their husbands
  • Muslims vote heavily and as a bloc
  • The young vote distinctly and independently
  • High turnout leads to defeat for the ruling party
  • There is widespread apathy towards politics
  • Indians don't cast their vote, they vote their caste

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POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Apr 09, 2009 AT 22:37 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 09, 2009 22:43 IST
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4/D-212
Apr 12, 2009
07:50 AM
Good survey. Some conclusions are contradictory to the popular belief (of media). Urban middle class media tirelessly deplore alleged indifference or even hostility towards politicians. None of these can be further from truth. People are intensely involved in politics. Of course they hate politicians, those who are in political opposition. Indians have more faith in politics than any western democracy.
Rajesh
Phoenix, United States
3/D-69
Apr 11, 2009
12:19 AM
viru do u think had india really shone during 1999 to 2004
vinodhkumar
chennai, India
2/D-138
Apr 10, 2009
04:53 PM
yogendra Yadav could have added that Hindu voters look to the fair skinned Nehru family as their ordained rulers.
S.S.Nagaraj
Bangalore, India
1/D-120
Apr 09, 2009
10:46 PM
yes correct.That is y we donot have good govt since Independence,or we say we were made to vote like this from 1947 by congress
virendra kumar
New Delhi, India
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