Western Rajasthan is spread over an area of 208487 sq. kilometers. It comprise eleven districts of Rajasthan known as Barmmar, Bikaner, Churu, Ganganagar, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Sikar and Pali. These districts cover 60 percent of the area of the state and support about 38 percent of its population. It seems that at least Western Rajasthan is now leading towards a two party system. In Rajasthan a straight contest between the Congress and the Bhartiya Janta Party seems inevitable. The other political parties like Bahujan Samaj Party, Lok Jan Shakti Party, Communist Party of India, Indian National Lok Dal, Rajasthan Samajik Nyaya Manch and Janata Dal (United) virtually have no base at least in Western Rajasthan. If we analyze the prevailing trend in Rajasthan democracy, winning election has become the sole criteria for political parties. In order to win election, political parties compromise with values, ethics and morality, which used to be associated with it. It has weakened the base of Rajasthan politics. The present research paper highlights the emerging trends in the politics of Western Rajasthan.
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