Uttar Pradesh is the largest state of India having a population of 20 crores. On an average Muslims form 20% and scheduled caste form 22% of total population. Both the sections are vote-bank of the main opposition in Uttar Pradesh.
It is said that whoever rules UP, will rule India. So, it is interesting to see which party will get majority support of voters.
From the beginning, Uttar Pradesh has played an important role in giving prime ministerial candidates to India. These seats are also important for the election to the seats of Rajyasabha. At present the ruling party at centre. BJP was in minority in Rajyasabha. More Vidhnsabha seats for BJP will mean that more BJP members will get elected to Rajyasabha in future. Vice Versa will be true for opposition parties too. UP is considered to be a formidable bastion of Congress, Raibareily and Amethi, the constituencies of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, being part of UP. It is to be seen whether Congress can revitalize by its alliance with SP. IF Congress is unable to defend these two seats, it will be destroyed from politics.
It was ruled by Samajwadi Party of Mulayam Singh Yadav and BSP of Mayawati since last 20 years. This time it’s Bharatiya Janata Party versus all other parties. Mulayam Singh left the seat of CM to become PM.
Uttar Pradesh is like a mini India with a population of 20 crores and 80 Lok Sabha constituencies. UP is considered to be 6th most populous one in the world. Caste wise it is well balanced and poverty too is pronounced. In the last twenty years the power in UP is altering with two regional parties SP and BSP. Only in 2017 BJP a national party, is in poll position and also won with a comfortable two thirds majority. Because of its victory in UP, the road to 2019 will become easier for BJP.