First Phase, Last Hope

February 04 2017

The first phase of the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh on February 11, which will decided the fates of 71 seats, will be keenly watched. It is going to be a tough fight. In the 2012 polls in these 71 seats, Samajwadi Party had won 22, but this time around it seems poised to lose about seven or eight of those. There is no schism in the dalit voters, who are united and firmly behind Bahujan Samaj Party. The higher castes seem to be more on the side of Bharatiya Janata Party, though the Congress will also eat into that bloc. The Jats are very much with Ajit Singh, the foreign educated son of Jat legend Chaudhary Charan Singh. The SP is banking on yadavs and Muslim vote banks. But the minds of the communities of backward and extremely backward castes are defying to be read as of now, and they will turn the fates of many candidates. Meanwhile, the ace is in the hands of the OBCs. Their might decide to vote seat by seat or case by case of the candidates, but they are the ones who can turn the table on many a hopeful.

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