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