UP’s Murky Secret: Why Small Political Parties Are Big Business

As India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh (UP) has the largest number of Assembly seats in the country – 404. And it also has one-fourth of the 1,786 unrecognised political parties in the country. Among its 474 unrecognised political parties are sundry small outfits vying for seats against the bigwigs– the Bharatiya Janata Party, the[…]