Chieftains’ clash in Elections

Five states, including the most populous Uttar Pradesh (UP), are slated to go for polls in February and March this year. While Uttar Pradesh and Punjab are witnessing a three-way fight, in Uttarakhand, the ruling Congress and the BJP have a direct battle and in Goa, there is a four-cornered contest. However, uncertainty looms large over the Manipur election due to the Naga agitation. In UP, the combine of the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress has emerged as the main contender against the resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in the...

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