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UP’s Dalits Remind Mayawati: Democracy is a Beautiful

Party Vote-share Seats
BSP 27.42% 20
SP 23.26% 23
Congress 18.25% 21
BJP 17.5%
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The higher you fly, the harder you crash. Kumari Mayawati has just learnt this lesson, and is finally giving her ever-expanding fleet of air-crafts some rest. There was clear evidence before the results were out that Dalits were not going to the polling booths to vote; if they did they wouldn’t be able to press any button other than the elephant. Dalit activists in UP had been telling me this for some time now. There were rumours that the UP police has also informed the administration of this trend. Continue reading UP’s Dalits Remind Mayawati: Democracy is a Beautiful