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Shifting Political Equations in UP

A Congress-SP alliance may signal a new era in UP politics. Much depends however on how serious the Congress is about its recent overtures to Mulayam Singh.

UP Assembly Elections:Caste Dominates Ideology

Analysis of the February 2002 assembly elections in UP and their outcome: the issues, the division of seats among the electoral alliances, the composition of candidates of different parties, the gains and losses of the parties in terms of seats and vote shares for the whole state and for different regions, voter preferences for parties by caste and other characteristics and the impact of the election campaigns on the performance of the parties.

Political Prospects in UP

Indian national politics is believed to be largely UP-centric. Electoral outcomes in UP have an impact on political developments in the whole country. Pointers to the likely results of the elections to the UP assembly later this month from a large-scale pre-poll survey.

UP: BJP's Caste Card

Though the UP government claims that its decision to implement the Hukum Singh Committee's recommendations will promote an equitable system of job reservation, it also serves up for the BJP a master electoral stroke as it seeks to woo the traditional support base of its major rivals, the SP and the BSP.

UP Urban Civic Polls

The results of the urban civic polls in UP in last November offer several pointers to political trends in the state, significant in the context of the coming elections to the state assembly.

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