Uttar Pradesh

Loosening hold

Print edition : May 10, 2019

BSP leader Mayawati (centre), RLD leader Ajit Singh (left) and S.P. leader Akhilesh Yadav at the Mahagathbandan’s first joint rally in Deoband on April 7. Photo: Altaf Qadri/AP

A show of strength by the S.P.-BSP alliance at the mahaghatbandhan rally in the Kannauj, on April 17. Photo: Venkitesh Ramakrishnan

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister V.K. Singh at an election rally in Ghaziabad on March 31. Photo: PTI

There is no perceptible Modi “wave” this time and the muscular nationalism plank that the BJP banks on fails to evoke the required response in the face of widespread agrarian crisis.
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