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In the 1980s, then Gujarat chief minister Madhavsinh Solanki created a vote catching acronym that worked for the Congress party, KHAM, which sought to address Kshatriyas, Dalits (the acronym was based on their description as "Harijan"), Adivasis and Muslims as one consolidated vote bank. The formula worked, with the party winning 149 of the 182 seats in the Gujarat assembly in 1985. More than 30 years later,

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