ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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UP Assembly Elections

The political space in Uttar Pradesh during the run-up to the assembly elections has been marked by two parallel trends. The regional parties, in order to expand their core constituencies, have been compelled to revise their electoral strategies in economic rather than merely caste terms. This trend has disturbed and reconfigured the traditional caste categories which in elections normally form economic constituencies. National parties, on the other hand, are reconfiguring their perspectives on relevant "identarianism" - caste and religious politics - through their own ideological biases.

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