So, what worked in favour of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leader Narendra Modi during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections? A clear shift of Dalit/Muslim votes to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a vote for governance and leadership and a clear preference for the BJP among young voters.

That, among others, are the salient points that came across on Boom News's #TheIndiaHangout that got together Govindraj Ethiraj, Yashwant Deshmukh, founder of CVoter, Rajeeva Karandikar of Chennai Mathematical Institute and Chakshu Rai of PRS Legislative.

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