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Politics is a mathematician’s game.

Whypoll is at the moment playing fly on the pakora in Uttar Pradesh where parties are readying for one of the biggest electoral battles in recent times, one that might well decide the next decade in Indian politics.

A Samajwadi Party (SP) in transition with a young Akhilesh Yadav taking over from his father, the ageing, ill former wrestler  Mulayam Singh Yadav, and a Mayawati on the purge, ‘cleansing’ her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) essentially from crooks and murders, who, as she admitted in her birthday speech yesterday, had managed to enter the party, ostensibly due to political compulsions and influence, and proceeded to plunder, might be the best bet for the resurgence of the Congress in its once-upon-a-time home state.

It’s all about the math.

Here’s Mayawati’s,

Her full list of 403 candidates has:

a. 88 contestants from the scheduled castes

b. 113 from the OBCs or Other Backward Classes

c. 85 from religious minorities (mostly means Muslim candidates)

d.  and 117 from the upper castes (74 Brahmins and 33 Khastriyas).

Her crown runneth over

Like the Victorian, Holmes-ian lamp posts that her government put at the down town bazaar of Hazratganj in capital Lucknow (along with the incessantly infamous concrete parks and statues of elephants and herself), the math is so shockingly brazen, and yet so refreshingly honest, that it, like the lamp posts, might soon get sullied by over-reporting.

By the way, here’s the 2007 list of BSP,

a. 86 Brahmins

b. 61 Muslims

c. 89 Dalits

d. 120 OBCs

e. 47 others including Khastriyas etc.

Oh, and yes, here, by the way, are the 403 aforementioned constituencies,

 

1 Seohara 2 Dhampur 3 Afzalgarh
4 Nagina (SC) 5 Nazibabad (SC) 6 Bijnor
7 Chandpur 8 Kanth 9 Amroha
10 Hasanpur 11 Gangeshwari (SC) 12 Sambhal
13 Bahjoi 14 Chandausi (SC) 15 Kunderki
16 Moradabad West 17 Moradabad 18 Moradabad Rural
19 Thakurdwara 20 Suartanda 21 Rampur
22 Bilaspur 23 Shahabad (SC) 24 Bisauli
25 Gunnour 26 Sahaswan 27 Bilsi (SC)
28 Budaun 29 Usehat 30 Binawar
31 Dataganj 32 Aonla 33 Sunha
34 Faridpur (SC) 35 Bareilly Cantonment 36 Bareilly City
37 Nawabganj 38 Bhojipura 39 Kawar
40 Baheri 41 Pilibhit 42 Barkhera (SC)
43 Bisalpur 44 Puranpur 45 Powayan (SC)
46 Nigohi 47 Tilhar 48 Jalalabad
49 Dadraul 50 Shahjahanpur 51 Mohamdi (SC)
52 Haiderabad 53 Paila (SC) 54 Lakhimpur
55 Srinagar 56 Nighasan 57 Dhaurehra
58 Behta 59 Biswan 60 Mahmoodabad
61 Sidhauli (SC) 62 Laharpur 63 Sitapur
64 Hargaon (SC) 65 Misrikh 66 Machhrehta (SC)
67 Beniganj (SC) 68 Sandila 69 Ahirori (SC)
70 Hardoi 71 Bawan (SC) 72 Pihani
73 Shahabad 74 Bilgram 75 Mallawan
76 Bangarmau 77 Safipur (SC) 78 Unnao
79 Hadha 80 Bhagwant Nagar 81 Purwa
82 Hasanganj (SC) 83 Malihabad (SC) 84 Mahona
85 Lucknow East 86 Lucknow West 87 Lucknow Central
88 Lucknow Cantonment 89 Sarojini Nagar 90 Mohanlalganj (SC)
91 Bachhrawan (SC) 92 Tiloi 93 Rae Bareli
94 Sataon 95 Sareni 96 Dalmau
97 Salon (SC) 98 Kunda 99 Bihar (SC)
100 Rampurkhas 101 Gadwara  102 Pratapgarh
103 Birapur 104 Patti 105 Amethi
106 Gauriganj 107 Jagdishpur (SC) 108 Issauli
109 Sultanpur 110 Jaisinghpur 111 Chanda
112 Kadipur (SC) 113 Katehari 114 Akbarpur
115 Jalalpur 116 Jahangirganj (SC) 117 Tanda
118 Ayodhya 119 Bikapur 120 Milkipur
121 Sohawal (SC) 122 Rudauli 123 Dariyabad
124 Siddhaur (SC) 125 Haidergarh 126 Masauli
127 Nawabganj 128 Fatehpur (SC) 129 Ramnagar
130 Kaiserganj 131 Fakharpur 132 Mahsi
133 Nanpara 134 Charda (SC) 135 Bhinga
136 Bahraich 137 Ikauna (SC) 138 Gainsari
139 Tulsipur 140 Balrampur 141 Utraula
142 Sadullah Nagar 143 Mankapur (SC) 144 Mujehna
145 Gonda 146 Katra Bazar 147 Colonelganj
148 Dixir (SC) 149 Harraiya 150 Captainganj
151 Nagar East (SC) 152 Basti 153 Ramnagar
154 Domariaganj 155 Itwa 156 Shohratgarh
157 Naugarh 158 Bansi 159 Khesraha
160 Menhdawal 161 Khalilabad (SC) 162 Hainsarbazar (SC)
163 Bansgaon (SC) 164 Dhuriapar 165 Chillupar
166 Kauriram 167 Mundera Bazar (SC) 168 Pipraich
169 Gorakhpur 170 Maniram 171 Sahjanwa
172 Paniara 173 Pharenda 174 Laxmipur
175 Siswa 176 Maharajganj (SC) 177 Shyamdeurwa
178 Naurangia (SC) 179 Ramkola 180 Hata (SC)
181 Padrauna 182 Seorahi 183 Fazilnagar
184 Kasia 185 Gauri Bazar 186 Rudrapur
187 Deoria 188 Bhatpar Rani 189 Salempur
190 Natthupur 192 Ghosi 193 Sagri
194 Gopalpur 195 Azamgarh 196 Nizamabad
197 Atraulia 198 Phulpur 199 Saraimir (SC)
200 Mehnagar (SC) 201 Lalganj 202 Mubarakpur
203 Mohammadabad Gohna (SC) 204 Mau 205 Rasra (SC)
206 Siar 207 Chilkahar 208 Sikandarpur
209 Bansdih 210 Doaba 211 Ballia
212 Kopachit 213 Zahoorabad 214 Mohammadabad
215 Dildarnagar 216 Zamania 217 Ghazipur
218 Jakhania (SC) 219 Sadat (SC) 220 Saidpur
221 Dhanapur 222 Chandauli (SC) 223 Chakia (SC)
224 Mughalsarai 225 Varanasi Cantonment 226 Varanasi South
227 Varanasi North 228 Chiraigaon 229 Kolasla
230 Gangapur 231 Aurai 232 Gyanpur
233 Bhadohi (SC) 234 Barsathi 235 Mariahu
236 Kerakat (SC) 237 Bayalsi 238 Jaunpur
239 Rari 240 Shahganj (SC) 241 Khutahan
242 Garwara 243 Machhlishahr 244 Dudhi (SC)
245 Robertsganj (SC) 246 Rajgarh 247 Chunar
248 Majhwa 249 Mirzapur 250 Chhanvey (SC)
251 Meja (SC) 252 Karchana 253 Bara
254 Jhusi 255 Handia 256 Pratappur
257 Soraon 258 Nawabganj 259 Allahabad North
260 Allahabad South 261 Allahabad West 262 Chail (SC)
263 Manjhanpur (SC) 264 Sirathu (SC) 265 Khaga
266 Kishunpur (SC) 267 Haswa 268 Fatehpur
269 Jahanabad 270 Bindki 271 Aryanagar
272 Sisamau (SC) 273 Generalganj 274 Kanpur Cantonment
275 Govind Nagar 276 Kalyanpur 277 Sarsaul
278 Ghatampur 279 Bhognipur (SC) 280 Rajpur
281 Sarvankhera 282 Chaubepur 283 Bilhaur (SC)
284 Derapur 285 Auraiya 286 Ajitmal (SC)
287 Lakhana (SC) 288 Etawah 289 Jaswantnagar
290 Bharthana 291 Bidhuna 292 Kannauj (SC)
293 Umardha 294 Chhibramau 295 Kamalganj
296 Farrukhabad 297 Kaimganj 298 Mohammdabad
299 Manikpur (SC) 300 Karwi 301 Baberu
 302 Tindwari 303 Banda 304 Naraini
305 Hamirpur 306 Maudaha 307 Rath
308 Charkhari (SC) 309 Mahoba 310 Mehroni
311 Lalitpur 312 Jhansi 313 Babina (SC)
314 Mauranipur (SC) 315 Garautha 316 Konch (SC)
317 Orai 318 Kalpi 319 Madhogarh
320 Bhongaon 321 Kishni (SC) 322 Karhal
323 Shikohabad 324 Jasrana 325 Ghiror
326 Mainpuri 327 Aliganj 328 Patiyali
329 Sakeet 330 Soron 331 Kasganj
332 Etah 333 Nidhauli Kalan 334 Jalesar (SC)
335 Firozabad 336 Bah 337 Fatehabad
338 Tundla (SC) 339 Etmadpur (SC) 340 Dayalbagh
341 Agra Cantonment 342 Agra East 343 Agra West (SC)
344 Kheragarh 345 Fatehpur Sikri 346 Goverdhan (SC)
347 Mathura 348 Chhata 349 Mat
350 Gokul 351 Sadabad 352 Hathras
353 Sasni (SC) 354 Sikandara Rao 355 Gangiri
356 Atrauli 357 A ligarh 358 Koil (SC)
359 Iglas 360 Barauli 361 Khair
362 Jewar (SC) 363 Khurja 364 Debai
365 Anupshahr 366 Siana 367 Agota
368 Bulandshahr 369 Shikarpur (SC) 370 Sikandrabad
371 Dadri 372 Ghaziabad 373 Muradnagar
374 Modinagar 375 Hapur (SC) 376 Garhmukteshwar
377 Kithore 378 Hastinapur (SC) 379 Sardhana
380 Meerut Cantonment 381 Meerut 382 Kharkhauda
383 Siwalkhas (SC) 384 Khekra 385 Baghpat
386 Barnawa 387 Chhaprauli 388 Kandhla
389 Khatauli 390 Jansath (SC) 391 Morna
392 Muzaffarnagar 393 Charthawal (SC) 394 Baghra
395 Kairana 396 Thana Bhawan 397 Nakur
398 Sarsawa 399 Nagal (SC) 400 Deoband
401 Harora (SC) 402 Saharanpur 403 Muzaffarabad

 

Whypoll will be why-ing on many of them.

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