THE SIGNIFICANCE OF U.P IN INDIA ELECTIONS (124 images)

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For many elections after independence in 1947, Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) remained the most influencial to the formation of any government in New Delhi. It was, and remains, the largest contributor of parliamentarians to the Lok Sabha. The state controls 80 seats of the 545 in India's parliament, more than any other state in India. Any party that wins big number of votes there, can automatically win a bigger voice in National politics.

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