February 27, 2017

India: Uttar Pradesh election 2017 - Why Brahmins give BJP a reason to smile

Feb 27, 2017 20:44 IST

Vinod Sharma
Hindustan Times

At tier two, Brahmins are at the forefront of the hugely OBC-ised Bharatiya Janata Party’s campaign in Uttar Pradesh. They’re without a leader or a party they can truly call their own. What keeps them going is their resolve, their fears and the flair for social stewardship.
I spent considerable time decoding the trend during my 10-day tour of the state. The answers that seem valid aren’t based on empirical data. They’re a distillation of stray and considered comments on the ground. [ . . . ]