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May 31, 2018 11:38 PM IST India India
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In March this year, the BJP faced a shock defeat in the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats. Today must have felt like Déjà vu as the party BJP lost yet another prestige seat — the communal hotbed of Kairana. The Rashtriya Lok Dal had a political resurrection of sorts today, after its candidate Tabassum Hasan was backed by the SP, BSP, Congress and managed to defeat BJP's Mriganka Singh by over 40,000 votes. The strategy was quite calculated — A Jat-dominated party like the RLD putting up a Muslim candidate, who was being backed by Jatavs. Pure and direct arithmetic. The man who solved this puzzle is RLD’s Jayant Chaudhary.

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