Name: Seema Upadhyay
Constituency: Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh)
Party: Bahujan Samaj Party
Terms in parliament: First term
A BSP Brahmin candidate from Fatehpur Sikri, Seema Upadhyay, held on because her constituency falls in the area which has one of the highest concentration of Dalits in UP. A tacit understanding between the unlikely allies, Muslims and Brahmins to send the Bharatiya Janata Party out which gained gained momentum after the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992, has contributed to her success.Mrs. Upadhyay, wife of high profile Brahmin leader and Minister for electricity in Mayawati cabinet is reported to have received undisputed support from the Brahmin community, and despite the luke warm enthusiasm from the Dalits, she has won, defeating the Congress candidate Raj Babbar.
For more details, visit the following links:
- Man Mohan Rai. 2009. The changing equation in Uttar Pradesh. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com. 17/5/09. 6/6/09