Agri ministry has proposed reduction in welfare schemes after restructuring and rationalising them. Ministry aims to have lesser but more focused schemes.
The community, which accounts for 13.8% of the electorate in the districts facing elections on Feb 21, has been reposing its faith in SP.
Delhi, which has been administered by the Congress since 1998, has raised a compensation package of 993 crore for the same period.
Congress had led in 19 assembly segments in 2009, polling an impressive 26.2% votes, which was marginally more than that of the SP.
CST was reduced to 2% over 3-years ago. "Now the Centre has to compensate states for the loss in their revenue because of this reduction," he said.
Smaller outfits which wield considerable clout in certain pockets, could, however, upset the calculations of the big players.
The crowds gathered at Mayawati's rally in Sitapur could be construed as an indicator of her continued sway over Dalit constituency.
For Congress, it is imperative that the party retains the gains it made in the Avadh region in the 2009 Lok Sabha election.
Congress is banking on the prospect of the Jat community voting in tandem with the Muslims to lend it an edge over its rivals in western Uttar Pradesh.
In 2007 elections, Maya's rainbow social coalition comprising Dalits, upper castes, MBCs and Muslims paid huge electoral dividends.
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