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POLITICS

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Mayawati, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Samajwadi Party, SP-BSP alliance

How the BJP won UP: The BJP defeated the formidable SP-BSP caste alliance in UP. Here's how

SP and BSP cadres often clashed on the ground even as BJP went on wooing the OBC voters with a new promise, and new delivery.

POLITICS

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PM Modi, Congress, Samajwadi Party

Shalini Yadav: 'PM Modi should lose in Varanasi. It's overflowing with garbage, people don't even have drinking water'

Shalini Yadav will contest in Varanasi against PM Modi for the Samajwadi Party (SP). Speaking with Rohit E David, she discussed Varanasi and how only the 'gathbandhan' is giving the BJP a tough fight, the Congress having failed completely.

POLITICS

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Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan samaj party, Mulayam Singh Yadav

No More Tears: Mayawati and Mulayam Singh bury their grudges. The national parties have much to worry about

Despite an extremely bitter and fractious past, Mayawati and Mulayam Singh's rapprochement holds nothing but dread for the Congress and BJP.

POLITICS

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BSP-SP combine, Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav

Netaji miffed with Betaji again: Why Mulayam is so hard on Akhilesh Yadav

The 2017 Assembly polls amply demonstrated that the SP family feud is hurting the party. Mulayam needs to learn a trick from the Shiv Sena.

POLITICS

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Rahul Gandhi, SP-BSP alliance, Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh Yadav

Kingmaker in the Wings: Five times Akhilesh Yadav has proved he is a consummate politician

When the Samajwadi Party was in ruins, the former chief minister ensured he used the ruins as the road to transformation – for himself and the party. Today, he holds a huge amount of bargaining power, regionally and at the national level.

POLITICS

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BJP, Congress, BSP, Samajwadi Party

Gathbandhan Games: As SP, BSP finalise tie-up, UP looks set for a triangular fight. But who will this really work for?

Could Congress not joining the SP-BSP front in fact help the BJP?

POLITICS

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2019 general elections, BJP, Samajwadi Party, Shivpal Yadav

How the political mess in Akhilesh Yadav's party may make BJP's ride to power easy in 2019

Shivpal Yadav's announcement of a new party may harm not just Samajwadi Party, but also the prospects of a grand alliance in Uttar Pradesh.

POLITICS

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Mahagathbandhan, Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party, Shivpal Yadav

Shivpal Yadav’s revolt against Akhilesh and Samajwadi Party is first jolt to formation of ‘mahagathbandhan’

A weakened SP on account of the visible cracks, may not really be able to give the BJP a run for its money.

VOICES

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BJP, Samajwadi Party, Yogi Aditayanth, Lucknow university

Lucknow University denying admission to protesters: Why there is more to this than meets the eye

How the university became a political cesspool following Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's visit last year.

POLITICS

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Vikramaditya marg, Samajwadi Party, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Why damages in the house vacated by Akhilesh Yadav remain unparalleled in history of Uttar Pradesh

The former UP CM moved heaven and earth to cock a snook at the supreme court order.