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The Chessboard Episode 4: Is caste arithmetic trumping nationalism in UP?

In episode four of the Chessboard, Ankur Bhardwaj talks to Archis Mohan about Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Congress-AAP alliance talks in Delhi

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In episode 4 of Business Standard’s podcast on politics, The Chessboard, Ankur Bhardwaj talks to Archis Mohan who has recently visited parts of

117 Lok Sabha constituencies vote in phase 3 of elections today. This includes the states of and and parts of the state of and among others.

In the BJP swept the seats in 2014. How is it placed this time with and the coming together in an alliance. Is arithmetic trumping chemistry? Is caste overcoming nationalism in the state?

saw the recover ground in assembly elections in 2017. A rural-urban divide became a factor in those polls. Is this divide still a feature of elections in

Both the and the have announced their candidates for all the seats in now. That has ended the speculation about an alliance between the two parties. What were the compulsions and what are the implications?

For more on all of these questions, tune in.

First Published: Tue, April 23 2019. 12:39 IST