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Who did Muslims vote for in UP?

A post-poll survey shows 44% respondents were worried about development

N Sundaresha Subramanian 

Mayawati can’t believe it, many political pundits misread it, but the theory that Muslims don’t vote for BJP or that they vote against it enmasse, which was seriously tested in 2014, stands busted with Saturday’s election results.  Take the case of Deoband. According to the 2011 census, the city had a Muslim population of 71 per cent. Yet, BJP candidate Brijesh garnered over 102,000 votes with a lead of nearly 30,000 over Bahujan Samaj Party’s Majid Ali.  Similarly in Aligarh, BJP’s Sanjeev Raja was leading against two Muslim ...

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First Published: Sun, March 12 2017. 00:50 IST
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