Why retaining the Dalit vote is a tough challenge for the BJP3 min read 25 Apr 2018, 07:37 PM IST
Younger, educated Dalits voted for the BJP in large numbers in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, and may be moving away now
New Delhi: The massive protests across the country by Dalit organizations against the Supreme Court judgment on SC/ST Atrocities Act earlier this month and letters written by some Dalit MPs of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to the Prime Minister expressing concerns seems to have put the BJP on the back foot. An analysis of trends in voter preferences suggests that the BJP has good reasons to worry about the ongoing churn in Dalit politics.
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