Neelanjan Sircar

Neelanjan Sircar is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ashoka University and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research.

Articles By Neelanjan Sircar

Behind rise of BJP in Bengal: Polarisation, violence, erosion of Left and Congress base

A weakening Congress and Hindu-Muslim polarisation triggered significant defection from the Congress to the TMC in many places, but the significant overlap in support bases created many opportunities for the Congress to play spoiler for the TMC.