Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Managing Trustee at CLPR, writes LiveMint on the Karnataka Elections 2018. He analyzes two elements of the campaign strategy. Firstly, he argues that Congress’s choice of Kannada linguistic nationalism as a campaign frame did not fare well against the cultural and religious national sentiment. Secondly the double-layered campaign structure of the BJP helped them secure the highest seats – leaders from centre and state and the grassroots political workers carried out a well designed campaign strategy.
Dr. Sudhir Krishnaswamy, 'Manufacturing electoral choice' (16 May 2018) <https://www.livemint.com/Opinion/LSZz0I3VPKwDSuBLDDu5eL/Manufacturing-electoral-choice.html> accessed on 29 Jul 2021