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Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha elections 2019

No, there is no Modi wave. Nor a Hindutva frenzy in UP

Early in the elections, Uttar Pradesh has mirrored many paradoxes. Modi has superstar status. That might not get him votes. The BJP has built a non-Yadav, non-Jat voter base. But many could swing back to familiar caste and community voting patterns.


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Priyanka Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh, 2019 general elections, General Elections 2019

Lok Sabha 2019: The politics that's underway in UP

As crucial poll dates are announced, the buzz in UP includes Priyanka Gandhi reviving her campaign, Amit Shah scouting for fresh faces and the Yadavs' fight within the family.


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Narendra Modi, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Priyanka Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh

How Uttar Pradesh is setting the agenda for 2019 General Elections

Uttar Pradesh is energising 2019's Lok Sabha politics and how! From its gathbandhan games to the bua-bhatija tie-up, the arrival of Priyanka et al, UP is springing surprises every day!


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2019 Lok Sabha polls, Uttar Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi

Power, politics and Priyanka: Decoding the debutant

Priyanka's litmus test would be in whether she can move beyond the optics now and step up the game.


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Priyanka road show, Uttar Pradesh, Power politics, Power dressing

The politics of power dressing: How Priyanka Gandhi Vadra made a 'statement' even without a 'speech'

Why didn't Priyanka dress like grandmother Indira Gandhi? Perhaps that's exactly why.


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Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, Priyanka Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh

Priyanka Gandhi's pink Sena: Why politics in Uttar Pradesh is always in the pink!

We don't know whether Priyanka Gandhi Vadra would be able to touch the right chords in politics. She has chosen the right colour for UP though.


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Uttar Pradesh, Lok Sabha 2019, Narendra Modi, BJP

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and the perils of dynasty

Dynasty can only take you so far in politics. It is a lesson that Priyanka will learn the hard way in the fullness of time.


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Lok Sabha election 2019, Rae Bareli, Amethi, Priyanka Gandhi

Mission 272 with Rajdeep Sardesai: Can Priyanka Gandhi Vadra win votes for the Congress?

Priyanka carries the most famous surname in Indian politics, is telegenic, charismatic and made for the TV age. But is it enough?


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Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Polls, Vote, Congress

Bright Spark: Why Priyanka Gandhi could herald the revival of Congress’ traditional vote base in Uttar Pradesh

From communication to charisma and confidence, Priyanka has it all. Her arrival has rejuvenated the UP Congress and unsettled the saffron ranks.


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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.