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Despite controversies on tribal issues, BJP wins in tribal constituencies

Updated : June 03, 2019 04:33 PM IST

Issues related to tribal communities and forest dwellers had gained public and media attention just ahead of India’s recently-concluded 2019 parliamentary elections.
However, the outrage on the issues failed to translate into electoral gains for opposition parties. Of the 47 seats in the elections, reserved for scheduled tribes, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party won more than half and even improved its performance from the 2014 elections.
The tribal community didn’t vote as a single block and were swayed by BJP’s focus on nationalism, emphasise civil society groups and political experts
Despite controversies on tribal issues, BJP wins in tribal constituencies
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