Estranged SP leader Shivpal Yadav to float new party

UP 2017 is a hard election to read because there is no "hawa", a uniquely Indian political term that does not lend itself to an easy translation. "Shivpal Yadav has been sidelined and has no say in the decision making in the party. These people have insulted him", he said.

He asserted that he would not campaign for the alliance in the assembly elections. "No occasion arose for effecting an alliance", he had said. "Akhilesh should consider calling off the alliance".

Polling in various parts of Uttar Pradesh will commence on February 11 and end on March 8.

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His wife owns movable assets worth Rs 1.72 crore including jewellery and also has a commercial property in Bijli Pasi area of the state capital worth Rs 3.63 crore.

Although the junior partner in the alliance, Rahul dominated the media conference, which also featured a smattering of clever repartees by Akhilesh. "Now, people will once again stand in lines, this time to vote us to power". ■ Rishikesh Kulkarni Research assistant I think it would help the SP-Congress alliance because they have espoused the cause of women through Priyanka Gandhi and Dimple Yadav. "The BJP's ideology is harmful to the country but Mayawatiji's ideology is not", Rahul said. "It is a possibility, but we have not discussed it", Mr. Gandhi said. Analysts are of the opinion that the coming together of both parties makes for a formidable combination and not only benefits both the parties but both the leaders as well. It is in this context that the alliance was stitched; however, it now seems that not all is still well within the ruling party. The two young leaders also released the joint campaign slogan "UP koh yeh saath pasand hai" on January 29. This is a question of his political survival.

"We want to give an option to the youth of Uttar Pradesh". He said this while addressing a rally in Etawah on Tuesday.

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While there is no denying the fact that Rahul Gandhi was instrumental in stitching an alliance with SP, talks hit a roadblock over seat sharing.

No. The youth have done well for the party and are still supporting it. "She is an asset to the Congress", he said.

So, will you float a new party?

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