ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Communal Riot and the Electoral Politics of the Ghetto

Modi, Mulayam, Muzaffarnagar

As electoral competition intensifies, the key battleground of Uttar Pradesh begins to experience severe stresses. Low level conflicts, amenable to resolution through local processes, are likely to explode into major electoral issues. The Bharatiya Janata Party, which seeks redemption from two electoral debacles in a return to its hardline ideological agenda, will strive to dismantle electoral bonds created as acts of resistance to its majoritarianism. Its competitor, the Samajwadi Party which holds power in the state, will try to induce the religious minority, which has substantial electoral clout, to forget their divided loyalties and invest solely in it.



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