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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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Lok Sabha elections 2019, SP-BSP alliance, Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi

Too little time: Four big challenges Priyanka Gandhi faces now

The Congress should not become complacent thinking UP is in safe hands now. The challenges ahead are just too hard to be dismissed.

POLITICS

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SP-BSP alliance, 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi

No, Congress, introducing Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will not help you. Here's why

Congress should abandon the conceit that the arrival of a member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty is enough to solve their crisis. Their issues, and their purported tactics, are far more worrying than that.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Mahagathbandhan, 2019 Lok Sabha polls, SP-BSP alliance

When Tejashwi met Akhilesh and Mayawati. How the opposition is using Modi's strategies to defeat the BJP in 2019

Taking a leaf from the PM's game plan of strategic alliances, the opposition may spring a major surprise in 2019.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, SP-BSP alliance

Mandal vs Kamandal 2.0: How the SP-BSP alliance has challenged the BJP, again

The SP-BSP together have shown BJP defeat in earlier times. But what will happen to the Muslim vote in the face of this alliance? Will the Congress be a surprise beneficiary?

POLITICS

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2019 general elections, Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, SP-BSP alliance

2019 Lok Sabha polls: SP-BSP seat-sharing deal for UP leaves BJP jittery, Congress in the cold

Mayawati’s BSP to contest on 38 seats, SP 38 seats, RLD on 2.

POLITICS

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SP-BSP alliance, Rahul Gandhi, Congress, 2019 general elections

Why so mean? Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati's purported seat sharing looks unfair to Rahul Gandhi's Congress

The SP-BSP combine can't judge the Congress on its 2014 tally, and their own selves on earlier, better records.

POLITICS

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Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh, SP-BSP alliance

How SP-BSP are firming up their own alliance but don't seem to care about Congress in UP

Only the Amethi and Rai Bareilly seats have been left for the Gandhi family when it comes to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

POLITICS

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UP by-polls, SP-BSP alliance, Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati

How BJP's divide and rule politics backfired in breaking up SP-BSP alliance

The alliance is likely to get bigger with Congress, RJD and other smaller parties joining to give Modi and Amit Shah a run for their money in 2019 elections.