After the Jatavs, the influence of Valmiki, Chamar, Pasi, Dhobi castes has been considerable. Valmiki is considered the core voter of BJP. There is also a lot of internal discord between Valmiki Samaj and Jatav Samaj. The influence of Pasi caste is considerable in Rae Bareli, Amethi, Unnao, Pratapgarh districts. The Pasi caste is also now considered very close to the BJP.
The Kauri community is no longer able to live on the side of the BSP as it was before. This caste has an important role in the seats like Etawah, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Kannauj. The Khatik community, which holds a lot of importance in Bulanjshahr, Banaras, Kanpur, is now considered a hardcore vote of BJP.
On the whole, there are difficult roads all around for the BSP in the Dalit society. BJP is targeting those castes of Dalits who are few in numbers but can play the role of a game changer. There are many people among Dalits who are against BJP but are not happy with BSP. These people can support Chandrashekhar.