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

UP's Gathbandhan crumbles: 5 reasons why cracks have developed in the SP-BSP alliance

BSP supremo Mayawati has announced that her party will not fight the upcoming Assembly polls in UP with earlier partner SP. Here's why the once-famed gathbandhan is now looking set to collapse.

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.

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Mayawati, SP-BSP alliance, Narendra Modi, Uttar pradesh election result 2019

Uttar Pradesh poll results 2019 live: Rahul Gandhi concedes defeat in Amethi. Smriti Irani emerges as the giant killer

What helped the BJP retain its hold on UP is the development work done by the government. What helped Smriti is her own time, labour and determination in Amethi.

POLITICS

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Ajit Singh, Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, SP-BSP alliance

A Formidable Challenge: The Mahagathbandhan is proving to be the BJP's nemesis in UP

The SP-BSP-RLD Mahagathbandhan in UP is giving the BJP a tough battle on each Lok Sabha seat. The cooperation between all three is also seamless. None of this is music to BJP's ears.

POLITICS

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Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, Kanshi ram, SP-BSP alliance

I. UP's Gathbandhan Nama: Why and how SP-BSP created a 25-year-long divorce

There is a fascinating history to the extraordinary political reunification of the SP-BSP in UP. The merger has alarmed the BJP. But its base continues to be uneasy.

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Lok Sabha elections 2019, Guest house kaand, Mayawati, SP-BSP alliance

II. UP's Gathbandhan Nama: Why and how SP-BSP created a 25-year-long divorce

There is a fascinating history to the extraordinary political reunification of the SP-BSP in UP. The merger has alarmed the BJP. But its base continues to be uneasy.

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Nyay, Balakot, 2019 Lok Sabha elections, SP-BSP alliance

Why the Narendra Modi government is in pole position to get re-elected

Here are the five X factors which will decide who gets to enjoy power in Delhi.

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.

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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.