How the BJP bettered its performance in the Muslim, SC dominated areas

The polarisation of Hindu votes in the Muslim dominated areas helped the BJP gain in numbers in the Muslim dominated constituencies. The party’s number grew from 6 in 2013 to 15 this year in the constituencies that are dominated by Muslims. In Karnataka there are 33 constituencies which have a Muslim dominated population. The fact that the BJP performed well in these belts could be attributed to the fact that there was a split of Muslim votes between the Congress and JD(S) apart from the fact that the Hindu votes had polarised in favour of the party.

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Author: Vicky Nanjappa

just a reporter

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