Politics in Uttar Pradesh is taking twists and turns ever since the proposed Assembly elections. All the political parties are training their guns to go solo and get the maximum seats in the assembly in one of the biggest states of India. BSP was hoping for a turn around and BJP made it big after the recent developmental agenda in its future programmes in the SP ruled state. Dynasty politics was prevalent in UP and we expected a turmoil in its ranks sometime last year. Somehow it passed all the tests and did come cropper when the SP patriarch suspended the Chief Minister and his associates. Thus, we were witnessing a whimsical situation with allegations and counter allegations between the two factions. After all the anxious moments, now in a u-turn Mulayam takes back both Akhilesh and Ramgopal after seeing huge fan following for his son in the supremacy for power. Even though it appears that the Netaji scripted a drama for his son to gain maximum support before the elections. It indicates that Akhilesh is the clear winner of the turf war but both BJP and BSP will have better prospects in the present situation.
The daylight drama in Shakespearean style continues to haunt Samajiwadi Party in the wake of split of two factions. We continue to witness Act 1 Scene 1 style actions going round and the party workers were made to run here and there. The dynastic politics saw both father Mulayam Singh Yadav and son Akhilesh Singh Yadav fighting out a royal battle within their ranks. SP splits into parts as the convention declares the son as the party chief. But the patriarch of the party expels leaders of the party from his side to make the situation a mess. Further he strikes back, issuing a letter saying all decisions taken in the convention were illegal. The crisis refused to die down in the party as Akhilesh was unanimously crowned the SP National President as over 200 parry MLAs gave green signal for the decision. SP’s Shakespearean style of drama continues to give a bad picture of the party before the UP elections.
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