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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : January 28, 2017, 09:11
Duration : 02:29

UP Elections 2017: BJP didn't have candidates for 150 UP seats

Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the BJP its UP goal to end 14 years of exile in the state by returning to power. But, After multiple surveys over the months before the assembly elections to work out the right balance of caste and community that it needs in each of UP's 403 seats, the BJP realised that the more difficult task was to find the right candidate."The lack of right candidates has reasons rooted in the party's past. The BJP was dominated by the upper castes and it traditionally gave a majority of the seats to them. What was left was given to others. But now the politics has changed. The BJP has to retain its traditional vote bank, plus engage other communities who are larger in number," the leader said. UP votes in seven phases starting February 11. Results will be declared March 11.

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