Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Elections: Battle For The Nishad Vote

PUBLISHED ON: May 14, 2019 | Duration: 25 min, 55 sec

  
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The Nishad community makes upto around 3-4% of the population of the state. Their number is not massive, but they are seen politically significant for two reasons. First, they are concentrated in over a dozen seats, mainly in eastern Uttar Pradesh. The second reason is that they are also believed to largely vote as a bloc. Reality Check travels to the Nishad-dominated villages on the outskirts of Gorakhpur to see which party enjoys their support.
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