"Oblivion To Resurrection": Mayawati Seen By Many As Key To Defeating PM

Admin October 14, 2018

A woman who represents millions of India's poorest citizens is now the country's most sought-after politician.

Mayawati, an icon of country's traditionally oppressed Dalits who were once known as "untouchables," is central to opposition efforts to prevent Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reelection in 2019.

With rising sectarian tensions leading to stronger political unity among Dalits -- a swing force that consists of about 16.6 percent of country's population -- many parties are turning to Mayawati to forge an alliance ahead of general elections.

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