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

Elections 1999 - Uttar Pradesh :BSP's New Electoral Strategy Pays Off

The issues over which political parties fought elections in this state throughout the politically volatile decade of the 1990s - mandir and and Mandal - are increasingly becoming irrelevant. In this fluid situation the BSP has emerged a winner in the present elections, retaining and consolidating its dalit vote base even as it evolved a carefully planned electoral strategy which effectively expanded its caste base.

Subscribers please login to access full text of the article.

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

826for India

$50for overseas users

Get instant access to the complete EPW archives

Subscribe now


(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top