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Tag Archives: Caste politics in India

U.P. election 2017: The gamble that it was.

Analyzing election results.

Uttar Pradesh or U.P. in short, which literally means ‘Northern Province’, has finally got a new BJP Government with Yogi Adityanath as its Chief Minister. BJP won and all the rest lost including media which had  predicted BJP a distant third. But the results raise a few unanswered questions.

Unanswered questions:

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Bihar election results raise old questions.

Bihar election results are long in and belligerent BJP is eating humble pie. Arrogance of RSS and other Hindu supremacists is replaced by tacit silence. Bihar is the last place in the country to learn a lesson on fair play but in this case many lessons can be learnt by every person.

Location of Bihar in IndiaWhy BJP lost Bihar would be reinventing the wheel. Bihar was lost for the same reasons it was always lost. Caste polarisation. Real question to be answered is: Does the BJP understands as to how and why it won last General Election?
Another good question would be: Did BJP won last general election or was it Modi or both?

Caste polarisation politics:

It is said that in Bihar ‘MY’ was added with D and the resultant ‘MYD’ won. M stands for Muslim, Y stands for Yadav and D stands for Dalit or very backward caste. Continue reading