Cover story: Uttar Pradesh

Arithmetic of success

Print edition : March 31, 2017

Uttar Pradesh BJP president Keshav Prasad Maurya celebrates with supporters on March 11. Photo: PTI

Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi during a rally in Allahabad on February 21. Photo: SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP

Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati at an election rally in Jaunpur. Photo: PTI

The BJP’s communal narrative during campaigning and its superior organisational machinery were key factors behind the saffron party’s thumping victory in Uttar Pradesh.
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