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Election Results 2017: 'Modi'fied UP breaks Hindu-Muslim matrix

Modi govt's pro-poor agenda and reaching out to non-Yadav OBCs, non-Jatav Dalits seem to have worked

Archis Mohan & Radhika Ramaseshan 

People of Uttar Pradesh had risen above caste and community affiliations to deliver a mandate in favour of economic development symbolised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Saturday. He said Modi had found the widest possible support, including from OBCs and Dalits, adding, UP voters had come out of the Hindu-Muslim matrix and wanted economic progress and development. Other BJP leaders said the party had received votes from the Muslim community as well. So incensed was Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati at her ...

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First Published: Sun, March 12 2017. 02:45 IST
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