UP polls 2017: Vote-shares of 4 major parties among social groups in 2007, 2009, 2012 polls

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The politics of Uttar Pradesh is a cobweb of social groups and their interplay. Besides the upper castes, Jats, Yadavs, Kurmis, Other Backward Castes, the Muslims also make up an important part of the political competition that elections bring with them.

The electoral battle in the state is a four-corner one and is fought between the two regional parties---Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) which is currently in power and the Sanajwadi Party (SP) and the two national parties---the Congress and BJP.

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Here we take a look at the vote-share of each of these four parties among the main social groups in the state in the 2007 and 2012 Assembly elections and 2009 Lok Sabha election for convenience of comparison:

VOTE SHARE (%) OF PARTIES AMONG SOCIAL GROUPS IN 2007 UP ELECTION
Social groupsBSPSPCongressBJPOthers
Brahmins1610194408
Rajputs1220094609
Vaishyas1412105212
Other upper castes1517124114
Jats1008021802
Yadavs0772040510
Kurmis1617064216
Other OBCs3020091719
Jatavs8604020304
Other SCs6416040913
Muslims1845140313
Others2723121418

VOTE SHARE OF PARTIES AMONG SOCIAL GROUPS IN 2009 LOK SABHA POLL
Social groupsBSPSPCongressBJPOthers
Brahmins0905315301
Rajputs0712065312
Vaishyas1411185700
Other Upper Castes1006315400
Jats4110133105
Yadavs0573110606
Kurmis1818282017
Other OBCs1925172910
Jatavs8405040502
Other SCs6410160802
Muslims1830250621
Others2723172410

VOTE-SHARE OF PARTIES AMONG SOCIAL GROUPS IN 2012 UP ELECTION
Social groupsBSPSPCongressBJPOthers
Brahmins1919133811
Rajputs1426132916
Vaishyas1512214210
Other Upper Castes1715131734
Jats1607110715
Yadavs1166040910
Kurmis1935132012
Other OBCs1926121723
Jatavs6215050512
Other SCs4518171108
Muslims2039180715
Others2331091621

Source: CSDS Data Unit

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