Bihar's Brahmins ask: why is our vote taken for granted?

Elections are not just about politicians. They're about people and issues. And what will really drive their vote.

Catch is, therefore, starting a 'People of Bihar' series, which will daily capture what different impact groups across the state are feeling. This is true insight on the Bihar election: up-close and hyper-personal.

Dalit, Mahadalit, OBC, EBC... if you have been following the Bihar election coverage, you would be familiar with all these terms.

Then there are the 'upper-castes' - the BJP's traditional vote bank, and as such, not central to the 'could-go-either-way' narrative of this extremely caste-based election.

But is it really so? Can the BJP, for example, rest assured that it will get 100% of the Brahmin vote?

Across the state, they constitute 5% of the population, and while probably socially better-off than the most backward castes and classes, they also have their concerns and complaints.

We spoke to a cross-section of Brahmins across the Mithilanchal area in north Bihar. Watch what they have to say.

(Produced by Andrew Clarance)
Shadab Moizee

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