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FY 2009/2010 Research Topic: 3-05
The Formation of New Government in India after 2009 Parliamentary Election: Its Policy and Direction


India held a general election in April 2009, and the 15th House of People (Lok Sabha) is to be constituted this May. The last general election in 2004 saw the victory of the Indian National Congress-led alliance, which became the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) after the election, defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance. In spite of it being a coalition government, the UPA government remained in office for the full term of 5 years, during which the UPA government raised India’s international status by way of the high economic growth rate, conclusion of the India - United States nuclear energy agreement, etc. But difficult problems remain, such as the ultra-leftist movement (Naxalite struggle), agricultural stagnation, the world financial crisis and its affects on India since last year. The record of accomplishment of UPA governance is to be evaluated by people in the election. In view of the growing importance of India, it is necessary to examine the nature of the new government to be established after the general election, which is the main purpose of this study.


2009/5 - 2011/8


Members of the Research Project

OTA Hitoshi
INOUE Takeshi
HORIMOTO Takenori (Professor, Department of Policy Management, Faculty of Policy Management, Shobi University)
SATO Hiroshi (Researcher)
TAMARI Kazutoshi (Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University)


The report is to be published in the Home Page of I.D.E. in September 2009 (in Japanese).