- 23 May 2019 08:08
Well vast majority of Muslims obviously don't vote for Modi/BJP but unlike say US presidential election its not so easy, last time when BJP got complete majority on its own, it still had only 34% of the total votes as each constituency has on an average around 15-20 candidates in here, so an anti BJP vote by muslims can go to various different parties rather than consolidating with one candidate helping them to win that constituency. Around 14% voters are muslims iirc.
Not necessarily leftists, I won't call congress leftists but there are other factors. For example the most surprising results is from the state of UP which alone has 80 seats out of total 542 for which votes were cast.
Now this state has two powerful regional parties, SP with traditional voters being a caste called Yadavas (A caste that has a large population in UP) and Muslims and another party called BSP with traditional voters being Dalits (The so called untouchable castes), now these two parties generally fight against each other and that was the reason why in the last election BJP made a big gain in UP, to counter BJP this time these two former enemies joined hand to fight against BJP in UP independent of Congress and yet against all expectation BJP is leading on 58 seats out of 80, clearly they have managed to sell their extremist version of hinduism over the cast dynamics that these two parties were selling.
"Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form." Karl Marx