Journal of People, Politics and Administration https://apricusjournals.com/index.php/joppa <p>Journal of People, Politics and Administration is published by Apricus Journals, an imprint of Apricus E-Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd.. It is a tri-annual, peer-reviewed, open-access Journal published in English. Published three times a year, the Journal of People, Politics and Administration brings out Book Reviews, Review Papers, Research Papers and Short Communications by scholars, academicians and professionals. The focus and scope of the Journal corresponds to all topics related to Political Science and Public Administration.</p> <p> </p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"> </p> Apricus Journals, an imprint of Apricus E-Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd. en-US Journal of People, Politics and Administration Analysing the Rise of Saffron Politics in India with Special Reference to Seventeenth Lok Sabha Elections https://apricusjournals.com/index.php/joppa/article/view/162 <p><em>Strength of the Central government depends on a clear majority in the lower house of the Parliament. With each passing year, the national reach of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has grown, while the reach of the Congress has shrunk. The BJP's gains have largely come at the expense of the Congress; whereas the latter ran thirteen states prior to the last general election (2014), today it governs in just three (also as a coalition partner in Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu). Riding on a massive saffron surge sweeping through most parts of India, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government became the only non-Congress government to return to power in Indian political history. Altogether, the seat and vote gains mark a new high in India's history of saffron politics. The lion’s share of the credit for the BJP’s resurgence belongs to Modi, who remains the most popular politician in India. This paper is an attempt to analyse the major factors in the 2019 Lok Sabha election that dominated in the favour of BJP</em></p> Mr. Rishi Kumar Bhardwaj Dr. Jyoti Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of People, Politics and Administration 2024-06-04 2024-06-04 1 2 Political Strategies of BJP in Tripura: An Analysis https://apricusjournals.com/index.php/joppa/article/view/151 <p>Political strategy refers to a deliberate plan designed to secure the supremacy of a political party in one or more states, with the objective of attaining and maintaining formal control over significant systems, such as society, community, or organisations. The BJP-IPFT alliance became victorious in the 2018 Tripura Assembly elections by securing 44 out of 60 seats, thereby ousting the CPI(M)-led Left Front, which had been in power in the state for a period of 25 years. In the 2013 elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) failed to secure any parliamentary seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) displaced the primary opposition parties, the Indian National Congress (INC) and the All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC), and toppled the ruling Left government. The BJP-IPFT combination emerged victorious in the 2023 Tripura assembly elections, securing 32 seats and successfully establishing a second-term government. Their victory came at the expense of the Left-Congress alliance and Tipra Motha. These triumphs have established a significant milestone in the political landscape of North East India and have also ensured the formation of state governments in multiple additional states within the area. Examining the political tactics employed by the BJP in Tripura is essential because of the varied context it presents in the North East region of India. Therefore, the paper aims to understand the political strategies of BJP in Tripura.</p> Dr. Dipendra Kumar Khanal Ms. Chayanika Bora Prof. K. V. Reddy Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of People, Politics and Administration 2024-05-26 2024-05-26 1 2 Election Bonds Unconstitutional in India: Implications for Democracy and Political Transparency https://apricusjournals.com/index.php/joppa/article/view/184 <p>The Indian Supreme Court's recent decision that electoral bonds are unconstitutional is examined in this essay. Introducing electoral bonds in 2017 gave contributors an opportunity to support political parties without giving their identity out. Opponents countered that the opaqueness permitted unrestricted and limitless corporate contributions to political parties. This infringed against the Indian Constitutional right of citizens to knowledge. In this document, the State Bank of India's election bond system is explained. In order to make a direct financial contribution to the parties' accounts, donors might buy bonds in different quantities anonymously. The article explains how the judges unanimously decided that bonds violated the public's right to know where political money originates. They did this by analyzing the Supreme Court's reasoning. Arguments for preserving donor privacy were outweighed by this privilege. The bond's inability to prevent black money as claimed was also discovered by the court. Thus, all bond transaction details must be provided to the Election Commission by the State Bank. The impending national elections in 2024 will take place prior to the release of this data. We examine the ramifications of this decision, including how it may affect the finances of the ruling party and the credibility of the Indian elections. In the end, the report emphasizes how fair, constitutional political funding systems must strike a compromise between transparency and reasonable privacy concerns. By facilitating voter awareness and control of donor influences, this will enhance Indian democracy. The background information, important details, arguments made in support of the court verdict, consequences, and conclusions of the entire study article are all included in the abstract. By emphasizing how the case preserved democratic values of accountability and openness against possible misuses of anonymous political donations, it highlights the importance of the subject.</p> Dr. Monika Jain Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of People, Politics and Administration 2024-06-04 2024-06-04 1 2 G20 Nations and Collaborative Research: Space for Indian Researchers https://apricusjournals.com/index.php/joppa/article/view/152 <p><em>At a time when India was leading the G20 member nations, the G20 Presidency offer greater opportunity for Indian students, scholars and faculties to explore the areas of advanced research so as to conduct the study in the universities and higher educational institutions where in requisite research opportunities exist in the member nations. This paper is aimed at exploring the prospects of collaborative research among G20 Nations, for the benefit of Indian students and scholars. While analyzing the significance of collaborative research, this paper is also about identifying a few countries that offer better opportunities for the Indian students. Of all the 19 nations that constitute the G20, Australia, China, Canada and Germany seem to be having numerous opportunities for Indian students and scholars undertaking the collaborative research. This paper is focused on exploring the research opportunities in a couple of these countries.</em></p> Prof. Kalmekolan Vidyasagar Reddy Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of People, Politics and Administration 2024-05-26 2024-05-26 1 2