India Matters: Muslim Politics of West Uttar Pradesh

PUBLISHED ON: February 9, 2017 | Duration: 18 min, 26 sec

   
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Twenty-eight per cent of the electorate that will vote in the first two phases of the elections in west Uttar Pradesh are Muslims. On India Matters, we look at this region's volatile Muslim politics - the rhetoric used by Muslim candidates who compete to establish their supremacy and how the Muslim voter moves between caste, traditional allegiances and local issues on the one hand and on the other, responds to the wider issues linked to his or her identity as a minority voter.
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