UP Elections 2017

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, UP Elections 2017, BJP

BJP under Modi and Amit Shah is suffering, fuelled by hate

The saffron party has no vision to offer to the electorate when it comes to economy or governance.

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Communal politics, Amit Shah, UP Elections 2017

Only way for BJP to win UP, it seems, is to burn Hindu-Muslim ties

It is banking on a mix of social polarisation, religious symbolism and nationalistic jingoism, topped with a few strands of the development yarn.