Since Independence in 1947, India had experienced one dominant party rule of Congress party. Congress was in the forefront of the Indian freedom movement and enjoyed great respect among the masses due to its policies, leadership, and overall contributions made by a galaxy of its charismatic leaders. Unlike one dominant party rule in the whole of the country after India’s independence, Kerala opted for a coalition government since the beginning. The researcher tries to trace the meaning and origin of coalition politics. She further attempts to bring forth and analyze the political, and socio-economic scenarios of Kerala that prevented one-party rule in the state since its existence as a group of princely states or as a constituent state of the Indian federation.
Kerala, Coalition, Travancore, Nairs, Ezhavs, Congress, Maxist, Centre, State