Despite the hype, Priyanka Gandhi did not even get to speak on her debut day. As rumours grow of her brother Rahul's coterie fearing her impact, Priyanka's no-show from Varanasi now adds to the flavour of a flop.
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.
Priyanka's litmus test would be in whether she can move beyond the optics now and step up the game.
Hopefully, the voters will realise how easy it is for politicians to fool them in the name of religion and rise to vote for a progressive and powerful India.
Self-proclaimed messengers of god, unleashing evil and then calling it an act of god is religious fundamentalism at it ugliest.
Every TV reporter dreams of doing PTCs (piece to camera). But every reporter also deals with the nightmare of gaffes.
As Congress, TMC try for a tie-up, BJD could prove to be the dark horse.