Luck by Chance

India Today - - MAIL - VIPUL PANDE, Naini­tal

There is no gain­say­ing the fact that these elec­tions are ex­tremely cru­cial for all the par­ties in the fray (The Lucknow

Gam­bit). For the SP, a favourable re­sult would fur­ther bol­ster Akhilesh’s lead­er­ship cre­den­tials while has­ten­ing the de­cline of Mayawati’s BSP, for who the sit­u­a­tion ap­pears to be ‘now or never’. For BJP, the re­sult would be a ref­er­en­dum on Modi’s poli­cies, es­pe­cially on the ef­fects of de­mon­eti­sa­tion.

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