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UP Debacle: Akhilesh Yadav & Rahul Gandhi have some tough questions to answer

UP Debacle: Akhilesh & Rahul have some tough questions to answer



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After BJP’s thumping victory in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, political parties will look for scapegoats. There will likely be voices and concerns raised on how Samajwadi Party, Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party went about campaigning for the state election.
 


Here’s a list of implications the UP debacle will likely have on the fortunes of political leaders.
 


CONGRESS
 


RAHUL GANDHI
 


New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at Congress Working Committee meeting at AICC HQ in New Delhi on Monday. PTI Photo (PTI11_7_2016_000363B)
 


Party’s trust in his leadership will further erode.
 


Will be seen as leader who failed to identify the right alliance and made the party politically irrelevant in its home state.
 


The party will take a further hit with cadre losing morale.
 


Questions may be raised if Congress should look for someone outside the family for leadership.
 


The bring Priyanka Gandhi brigade will get further emboldened.
 


RAJ BABBAR
 


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His loss will be seen as non-acceptance by the party cadre, many of whom were resentful of his elevation.
 


He may be pushed to political oblivion in his home state — Uttarakhand.
 


PRASHANT KISHOR
 


Being an outsider, it is quite possible that leaders resenting his influence may blame him for the debacle.
 


Many parties may now want him to run their campaigns.
 


It will also send a message that his strategy work only with charismatic leaders like Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar.
 


SAMAJWADI PARTY
 


SHIVPAL SINGH YADAV
 


Will be blamed for sabotaging SP’s chance especially in its bastion.
 


He’ll have to further bite the dust and may be branded as ‘traitor’.
 


AKHILESH YADAV
 


Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during a joint press conference in Lucknow on Saturday. PTI Photo by Nand Kumar(PTI2_11_2017_000037B)
 


Will face tough questions on the alliance with Congress.
 


The Shivpal camp will claim he has been punished for insulting party’s senior leaders.
 


The camp will attempt to reassert itself in party’s affairs.
 


MULAYAM SINGH YADAV
 


Like Akhilesh, Mulayam will be blamed for confusing SP voters by questioning alliance with Congress.
 


May be blamed for not taking a clear stand on son’s side and further not campaigning enough.
 


RAMGOPAL YADAV
 


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The Shivpal camp will likely accuse him of misleading Akhilesh.
 


BAHUJAN SAMAJ PARTY
 


MAYAWATI
 


BSP Chief Mayawati addressing press conference at her residence in Lucknow on Saturday. pti photo by Nand kumar(PTI1_28_2017_000188B)
 


No one will blame her for the loss.
 


It will be seen as a permanent shift of Non-Jatav Dalits to other parties, preferably the BJP.