The Seven Phase Fight for Uttar Pradesh: Phase 5

Ayodhya–and the ‘bhavya’ Ram Mandir at Ayodhya–remain central pillars to the BJP’s electoral campaign for 2022. However, its efficacy in retaining incumbency remains to be seen | Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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Nishads–a community predominantly involved in fishing–command significant electoral influence in the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh. Sanjay Nishad’s NISHAD Party is contesting this election in an alliance with the BJP | Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
While there were talks of fielding CM Yogi Adityanath from Ayodhya Assembly seat for the upcoming polls, according to BJP sources, the party decided against it after the SP fielded Pawan Pandey, a Brahmin from the constituency | Image Source: Open Verse
In 2012, when the SP formed the government in the state with Akhilesh Yadav as the Chief Minister, the party won forty-one of the sixty-one seats going to polls in Phase 5 of 2022 elections. By 2017, its tally reduced to just five seats while it came runner up on twenty-seven other segments | Image Source: Openverse
Data Visualisation by the Data Team at Polstrat

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