25 September, 2020

Mutiny Of Pawns

Of the many local outfits, some like Peace Party may make a dent

Nirala Tripathi
Mutiny Of Pawns
outlookindia.com
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The Small And Big Of It

There are over 190 small parties in Uttar Pradesh registered with the Election Commission. Here are some of them who pose a challenge, even if minor, to the bigger ones:

  • The Peace Party: Muslim-led formation seeking support of other communities. May cut into Congress, SP votebanks.
  • All India Minorities Front: Claims to represent Muslim interests nationally, advocates negotiated solution to the Ayodhya issue
  • Shoshit Samaj Dal: Represents Dalit and backward Muslims, also known as Pasmandas
  • Apna Dal: The Kurmi interests. Has tied up with Peace Party.
  • Rashtriya Lok Manch: Amar Singh’s party is furthering the cause of statehood for Poorvanchal and is bent on playing SP spoiler. Supported by actress Jaya Prada.

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