Understanding the Interplay of Healthcare Management and its Impact on Voting Behavior

Purva Mittal and Ishtiyaque Ahmed Saumya Sharma Kanishka Sangwan
University of Delhi The NorthCap University Delhi Technological University


India faced severe repercussions from the pandemic’s second wave, attributed to
heightened transmissibility, national planning deficiencies, and inadequate enforcement
of health measures during events and elections. This study delves into the pandemic’s
impact on political party election performance in Indian states. It scrutinizes the nation’s
democratic governance amidst the pandemic, encompassing governmental actions,
healthcare standards, crisis management, and electoral ramifications. Utilizing multiple
linear regression and ANOVA analyses via the OriginLab platform, the research explores
respondents’ data. The study underscores the global political ramifications of the
pandemic, disrupting rallies and gatherings, posing internal governance challenges,
and potentially influencing election outcomes. Its primary objective is to assess the
efficacy of healthcare guidelines established by Indian authorities, including the central
and state governments and bureaucratic entities, during election periods. Additionally,
it emphasizes the importance of maintaining election schedules and encouraging
voter engagement despite outbreaks. The findings highlight the necessity for robust
governmental responses and electoral procedures to mitigate pandemic’s impact on
democratic processes and public health

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