The meteoric rise of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) under the aegis of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati has led to some political pundits claiming that it has emerged as a credible third force in Indian politics.
However, a survey conducted by the Marketing and Development Research Associates (MDRA) shows that the reality may not match perception in the general election.
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