AN­I­MOS­ITY IS NOT OUR DES­TINY

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Mayawati. The Congress has not been front to take on the BJP in 2019, cor­rup­tion and em­ploy­ment. in power here since 1989, and the since no sin­gle party looks capable of While Mu­layam and Mayawati BJP led the state govern­ment briefly mount­ing a solo chal­lenge. This train have their po­lit­i­cal fu­tures to think Win 1it9h91h,ayns­dtethreinafo­dro­fou­ubr-laindg-aa-hsaplf oli­co­fyt,hto­huge­hwthoas­rlt­dhrcowon­mup­mausen­riteys oifs tiri­an­bgouot,fthPeaCkon-Ignredssi­awsil­lqtruy­a­to­bibmlper­osve tu­mul­tuous years be­tween 1997 and potential fron­trun­ners for the new on the 28 seats it won in 2002, and put 2002, when it went through three rain­bow coali­tion—among them, it­self in a po­si­tion where it be­comes chief min­is­ters durAing­seitnsste romf .déjà vu. INt’is­tis­lihkeKuam­baraawnld LaPlaukPis­r­tas­nad­inYteard­naav­tionath­lley”gl­fuoer tahlalet­g­beinddlys boethinegr Oap‘pte­orsri­toior­inst’

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India’s list of diplo­matic ‘favours’ to Pak­istan, re­called coun­tries. We must do­hoswo ebveecra,uw­seill­weemn­beoelde—nann­odt jaub­sotve all re­cently by In­dian for­eign min­is­ter Sushma Swaraj at the our re­spec­tive lead­er­sOh­pip­sos­niteieodn—fotrocbe­sel­bieu­vteatlh­soat­sae­niom­rol­seiaty­douers­d­we­sithininy.the TUhNe, li­on­nclguc­daemd paanig­in­nvsi­toaf­tiaolnl ftoouPrap­kairs-tan’s PM to Modi’s inau­ and ad­ver­sity is not party. Af­ter win­ning tgieusra­trieon­i­nad­nic­datMivoedni’ost­sju­tosp­tovfethrei­inr oLwah­nore. Yet, Nawaz too That brings us toath­serqieusesot­fiost­na­toe­fewle­hcati­tohnass­in­w2o0r1k4ed, so srueprveiav­taeldinlyswtinec­ntts,thbeu­tex­atl­sroa tmhieleo—pp­boyr-at­tend­ing Modi’s inau­ far. The Fe­bru­ary 1t9h9e9BJLPa­hoarse­ha­sudm­l­itmtleit­tow­barsagaabroeu­atk,tgu­un­ri­atiteios­nth­daet­st­phi­teeUcPrite­icleis­cm­tioan­to­hfofem­res, by sign­ti­h­n­wgath­rtetwheaBkJUP’fsaHint­d­hurotvuaghag­menom­dae.nt in Paekx­ciset­patnf­oInr dthi­aerve­icla­totiroynisn. IAt­sp­su­atmthte­htiswo baegcraeeum­seeon­fti­wt­si­tih­mIp­nad­ciat aondtheen­s2u0r1in­9g­gaeni-nquiry­oTn­hPeast­thaaknek­so­fot.r Mcaoyuanwtariteis­aroenetvhen­pa­thy­teoar.eTs­holevhine­gavoyutd­setafe­nad­tiant­gthis­esuheas­nadns­dof eTrhail­neglse­bcteiog­nans.tIon­fafall­cat,ptahret rwe­hveonltDweitl­hinin­sishteigdhtehra. tIfth­se­he­p­oc­satn­ tru­in­md­peeM­duKlaaysahm,ir as wthelel.ATah­menAaP­damki­isP­taanr’tsyKi­naDrgeil­hbi li­un­n2d0e1r5 tUh­feaSvPisint bryecSean­rt­taw­jeAezk­iszh­cao­susldten­momt aecd­comm­so­hde­ac­toeualdm­reeptliancge hismtri­unc­tkhaell­ntahti­son­parol gres­b­srod­koewMn.oIdni’as­nauir­roanoicf it­nwvi­is­ntc, ibt iwl­i­tays, athned fwroitmhKMaush­lamyair­mil’esab­del­riesf.Tthaist­wheasm­foal­ly­owed­byetqhueafteinoc­nea­mn­denedm­ergKears­gtihl me laena,dGeren­eral tPheervlaet­zeMr lu­osh­sain­r­rBaifh­warhion­od­pic­taetd­ed­toth­takte hi­nagveMhoaddi vais­laitr—gearn­n­datthioe­naclar­mole hthaedKashm­frior­imupUrPis­ti­h­nagt. Bo­tuhter Ofo­prp­wo­sairt­dion­wl­heatd-the Sh­tahreifh­goon­veeyrm­nomoen­nwt ah­saod­veinr.itWi­ahteadt.mTahdee hi­tisw­pas­r­ty­h­far­rd­ed­fo­bret­tIen­r­dina thtoe 2b0la1m4 Leok ers want to ally with. For a party that thfoeutwr­oporien­stulftosr­mourlea,si­wgn­hi­if­ci­chandtid­wain­sSPabkhisa­taen­leuc­n­ti­toinl tsh, einUwrihaict­thatchke. SP had failed to win a sin­gle Lok Sabha seat thvaotlvtheethBeJPKhasahdm­swireisptwbito­ht­houstagtievsin­ing beenHares­duIc­ne­di­ato’s5 sfeinat­gse.rM­puo­lainy­taimng in 2014, two years af­ter be­ing ousted thuepLPoakkSisat­bahna’seUleNct­pi­onssit.ioAn­siom­niKlaarsfha­te bhe­lipeevdesDtehlahti?aTb­heet­tiesr­suse­howf Ki­nags—hmthire from power in UP in 2012, Mayawati in­mUirP,,wMaos­dai’sghoaopdp­bies­gt­inhn­uint­gin.g ground fwigiuthreKhaesqhu­motireids waass 3th5e—mpraimy eavreyn sees the 2017 assem­bly elec­tion as two yDeeas­rp­si­at­e­goth, ecowualdr cr­rai­iesse, qthuesIn­ti­do­niasn hpavre­tyesle­tivlal tneede­hdis­ma­torep­sroim­lue­tiomn­i­nain­st­der. her last chance to re­assert BSP’s rel­e­vance. nPotMjun­sot­wab­noeuet­dhsistopes­reftotr­lem­daon­wce­natso an for Mboutl­hayPaamk­ih­sa­tasnbeaen­nd­coInd­vianc­neodr,Five more years out of power pur­in­m­ceon­mdi­int iost­n­earl bduitaalols­gouaeb­wouit­th­hiPsaak­bii­lit­syt­taong. om­satelinssinibg­lyre­bly­athioisns­brisotih­mepreSrhait­viv­pea.l and could dis­hearten the cadres, and eTt hre-eisles­cutesd ianre20w19e.ll­known. the Ncan­wnayzASmhar­iSf’is­ngohn,lyth­caot­mAmkhein­letsh in the ab­sence of an­other leader to AnAd pi­neeKk­ab­shemhi­inr,dath­new­taip­net­setr­rnyet­em­wonasth­teo Ublrai­matetafcokr twhaes­dte­hbaatctl­hee. Tin­hceifall back on, her­ald the end of BSP’s repvoe­wael­srethdegternibeu­ralat­tioion­niss, mpaost­si­ivoan­taiot­nelsy cd­heinetf mi­naiys­tehrah­vaes,bte­hen­re­floin­rek,ebdeetno 20-year run as one of the state’s premier anand­ddaeusp­toen­roam­tionu­sol­fy­a­clhl aforu­tirng­coanc­toe­un­rds-e mI­nadri­gainal­riesep­dre, sas­nidon‘theinorK­gan­sihsmeri’r. par­ties. Mayawati is re­ly­ing on er­fos,raintsd fun­tu­dreer.scMoreeas­nUwth­tailre,Prthadeek­shey SPhaikvip­staalnh’sas­fi­brseterneespleov­naste dtoat­shte­heUri her Dalit vote bank, on woo­ing the 2q0u17e­sati­sotnhies:bwigiglleNstafwigahztSthais­rei­flefic­nt­dioan paat­trat­cyk’sw­staste­tophre­osl­didaenti.nMde­u­plaey­nad­men’st Mus­lims away from SP, and on pulling cyp­cal­ret.nSeor lfeotrt­p­hearcue­sitnleIonfdtiha?e next few pin­rqimuiery­moin it­shterini­a­cli­daemnbt.itIin­od­nisah’sarveea­some Brah­min votes away from pages re­veal where the par­ties stand, bcteieon whah­setbt­e­den­beac­cacu­os­mepthaeniOedp­p­wois­ti­h­tion Modi by high­light­ing his rel­a­tively where theyTwhae­natu­to­hogrois, anP­dak­wish­tant iststrysit­nagte­tod cop­boblliecy­to­goefthe“risaol­faet­din­er­gal lack­lus­tre record on price rise, petty must do to gceotmtmhen­reta.

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