Is the BJP in Trouble? Caste, Class, and the Urban-Rural Divide in Gujarat

By Ashish Ranjan and Neelanjan Sircar
13 December 2017

After 22 years in power, the BJP is feeling the heat this year in Gujarat's election campaign. This paper analyses the reasons for this sudden frustration with the BJP – with a particular focus on caste mobilisation, urban-rural division, and emerging class politics in Gujarat.