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"The Samajwadi Party's Social Coalition Seems to be Stronger Than That of the BJP"

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The farmers' agitation has also weakened the ruling party in the state, which would make it difficult for the BJP to retain power in UP.

The social coalition that had been put together by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh and which had paid the party rich electoral dividends, appears to be in tatters today. Anti-incumbency sentiments are running strong against the incumbent government. The farmers' agitation has also weakened the ruling party in the state, which would make it difficult for the BJP to retain power in UP. Nevertheless, if it wins the ongoing assembly elections in UP, the future of democracy in India would be in grave danger, says senior political analyst Abhay Kumar Dubey, professor at Ambedkar University, in an exclusive interview with NewsClick.

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