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How Modi pummelled Akhilesh-Rahul and Mayawati to sweep UP round after round

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP smashed rivals, the Samajwadi Party-Congress combine of Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi, and Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party, to register a spectacular win in Uttar Pradesh assembly election 2017.

assembly-elections Updated: Mar 12, 2017 07:16 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
         

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP smashed rivals, the Samajwadi Party-Congress combine of Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi, and Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party, to register a spectacular win in Uttar Pradesh assembly election 2017.

The seven-round political slugfest in India’s most populous state proved a personal triumph for Modi and could ensure the BJP’s near-domination of politics in India. The BJP replicated its showing in the state during the Lok Sabha polls of 2014, when Modi’s personal charisma and leadership won it a landslide.

Here is how Modi’s ferocious poll assault played out across seven rounds this year, flooring the opposition.

First Published: Mar 12, 2017 07:11 IST

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