Why did Dalits desert the Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh? / Heath, Oliver; Kumar, Sanjay.

In: Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 47, No. 28, 2012.

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In trying to explain why so many dalits failed to vote for the Bahujan Samaj Party, it is found that there are strong "performance effects" that determined voter choice in the 2012 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. In the eyes of many dalits, particularly the young and the well-off, the BSP did not perform well enough on key issues of governance. The strongest effects for performance issues related to corruption and development during the BSP'S rule.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 2012
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