UP Elections 2017

OPEN TO OPINION

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Muslims, Assembly elections 2017, UP Elections 2017

Should we be surprised BJP doesn't have a single Muslim candidate in UP?

The trust deficit between Muslims and the BJP seems to have only widened with Narendra Modi's coming to power.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Dainik Jagran, Assembly elections 2017, UP Elections 2017

Dainik Jagran's ‘exit poll’ favouring BJP in UP polls is flagrant violation of law

Modi-Shah’s desperation is obvious in these last-minute attempts to sway the votes, but EC must not spare the newspaper either.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Mayawati, Assembly elections 2017, UP Elections 2017

Will Muslims fail to side with Mayawati this UP elections?

Facing a young CM and a media-savvy BJP, BSP supremo's invisibility and lack of connect could cost her the battle.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
BJP, Assembly elections 2017, UP Elections 2017

BJP's UP manifesto looks like a photocopy of Samajwadi Party's

Major promises made by Amit Shah in the manifesto remind one of Akhilesh Yadav's 'achievements'.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Akhilesh Yadav, Assembly elections 2017, UP Elections 2017

UP elections: Why is Akhilesh Yadav not contesting?

The young CM wants to concentrate on campaigning for other candidates, but this also shows his confidence has dipped.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Akhilesh Yadav, Assembly elections 2017, UP Elections 2017, Congress

What Rahul-Akhilesh alliance says about the future of Congress party

Like Bihar, in UP it seems both SP and Congress have understood the ground reality.

POLITICS

 |   Long-form
Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav, Assembly elections 2017, UP Elections 2017

Can Akhilesh-Rahul alliance trump Modi-fied BJP in UP elections?

It’s time for the SP-Congress mahagathbandhan to display its electoral prowess.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Assembly elections 2017, UP Elections 2017, Samajwadi Party

Why conspiring cousins Ram Gopal, Shivpal won't allow Mulayam, Akhilesh Yadav to call it truce

Early rapprochement looks distant as the main bone of contention now is the party president’s post.

POLITICS

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BSP, Mayawati, UP Elections 2017, Assembly elections 2017

Can Mayawati make the rainbow advantage work in UP polls 2017?

As the turf war in the ruling Samajwadi Party intensifies, Mayawati's hopes of regaining lost ground have been rekindled.

POLITICS

 |  The Bigger Picture  |  4-minute read
UP Elections 2017, Narendra Modi, Donald Trump, 2017

In 2017, Modi may control the Indian narrative, but flounder globally

New Delhi has made a mess of relations with China, but the bigger headache could come from failure of PM's Pakistan policy.