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

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UTTAR PRADESH

Sectional Politics in an Urban Constituency Generalganj (Kanpur) R K Srivastava The 1993 election in Generalganj showed that constituency-level politics cannot remain immune from influences operating at the state level and beyond. In this particular constituency, for example, the secularising forces are weakening. The consolidation of the Muslim vote tends to integrate the Hindu vote, and vice versa. On the other hand, caste self consciousness as a mobilising principle may continue to fragment the Hindu vote.

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