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

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Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh

The Samajwadi Party has been facing the dilemma of carrying forward its anti-BJP politics even while it must avoid becoming part of a Congress-led coalition. It is an important example of a party engaged in consolidating social cleavages and, simultaneously, in overcoming them. In its multi-pronged strategy, it seeks to consolidate the caste cleavage by uniting OBCs and also appealing to upper caste voters in the name of development and globalisation.

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