Back in 2017 there was a pan-Hindu wave in favor of BJP. Upper castes started getting disenchanted as their farming revenues dried up thanks to DeMo, and GST bankrupt their businesses. Upper castes were most vulnerable because not just Muslims, but even Yadavs and Dalits lynched them in broad daylight. BJP did nothing to make them feel safer. The law-and-order has improved, but clearly upper caste Hindus are still victim of targeted killings. My wife and her family are upper caste Hindus based out of Varanasi.