Dr. Subhash and Dr. Prem Kumar
Income is an important factor for reserved category candidates to win elections on general seats. Majority of the members of PRIs do not exert pressure on their concern MP or MLA. Different activities are used more frequently by different income groups, for example, mass movements are used more frequently by PRIs members with incomes up to 60000 Rupees, while marches are used more frequently by PRIs members with incomes above 80000 Rupees. The study also found that PRIs members with higher incomes were more likely to participate in voter registration and in another's election campaign, while those with lower incomes were less likely to participate in it. The study also found that PRIs members in different income groups share their political issues with different groups, such as family members, friends, or relatives. Most PRIs across different income groups are associated with caste, women's issues and region based organizations. The study also found that PRIs in different income groups believe that marches and demonstrations, meeting with people, and supporting candidates in elections are effective ways of raising political consciousness. PRIs Members with higher incomes are more likely to donate money to a political party and file public interest litigation. Overall, most PRIs Members believe that door-to-door campaigning and organizing meetings are effective ways for political activism, and they participate in political activities such as working as party workers, attending rallies, making posters and distributing party literature.
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