Minority votes

Potent antidote

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Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav felicitating Tabassum Hasan of the RLD who won the Kairana Lok Sabha seat, at his party office in Lucknow on June 6. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

The RLD’s victory in the Kairana Lok Sabha byelection proves that majoritarian triumphalism, which has taken root since the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014, can be defeated with grass-root level social engineering and by making minority votes matter.
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