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UP elections 2022: Pipped by Akhilesh, BJP casts its caste net

National Herald | 17/01/2022 04:01 PM | Click to read full article

In the first list of candidates of BJP for UP assembly polls, which was released two days back, the party introduced its own brand of Mandal politics to counter the allegations that the BJP is anti-backwards when it gave 60 per cent of the seats to the members of the backward and Dalit communities.

As many as 44 OBC names, including 16 Jats, figure in the list, followed by 43 upper castes and 19 from Scheduled Castes.