ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Muslim Political Parties in Uttar Pradesh and Assam

A comparative assessment of three Muslim-based political formations in Uttar Pradesh and Assam reveals varied performances by these outfi ts in assembly and Lok Sabha elections.

Uttar Pradesh: Signs of a Congress Revival?

The story of the Lok Sabha election in Uttar Pradesh was the comeback of the Congress, which won 21 seats and substantially increased its vote share. The Bahujan Samaj Party did not rise up to the expectations its triumph in the 2007 assembly election had aroused. The Samajwadi Party won the highest number of seats but lost the backing of the Muslims, who had consistently supported it in earlier elections. Though the BSP led in terms of vote share and public opinion, the Congress was aided by the popularity of the central government.
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