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Images: Akhilesh Kumar Yadav
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Images: Akhilesh Kumar Yadav

Man of the moment, the next Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Kumar Yadav.

Bhatta-Parsaul debacle: Rahul entered late, left early
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Bhatta-Parsaul debacle: Rahul entered late, left early

The Congress was confident that Bhatta-Parsaul belonged to them but the results said otherwise. People feel Rahul balm was late, short-lived and failed to last till end.

The Priyanka myth: Why Congress' Plan B is also a dud
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The Priyanka myth: Why Congress' Plan B is also a dud

With Rahul's failing fortunes, the clamour for his supposedly more talented sister has already begun. So what is more tragic? That Priyanka may turn out to be a political zero or that the Congress has become a party in surname only?

Akhilesh Yadav: SP's poster boy who won them UP
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Akhilesh Yadav: SP's poster boy who won them UP

Akhilesh Yadav has won national acclaim by helping return his father to power as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous and politically key state.

Congress, do you have any ideas for redemption?
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Congress, do you have any ideas for redemption?

All options look closed now. The party could begin with a political prime minister.

Muslim votes: Why SP must thank Gadkari
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Muslim votes: Why SP must thank Gadkari

The Muslim community voted overwhelmingly for the SP. There could have been a sub-surface polarisation.

SP to choose CM after Holi; Akhilesh favoured
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SP to choose CM after Holi; Akhilesh favoured

The Samajwadi Party, which got an absolute majority in Uttar Pradesh, would choose its next chief minister after Holi, amid demands from the party's parliamentary party members that Akhilesh Yadav be handed over the reins of the state.

People will regret voting SP to power: Mayawati
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People will regret voting SP to power: Mayawati

The BSP leader said the Dalit vote had not shifted to any other party and she believed the people would vote the party back to power in the next elections.

Images: The voter waited, showed up, and triumphed
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Images: The voter waited, showed up, and triumphed

After a long wait, the patient voter has had his say.

With a little help from the CPM: Samajwadi Party's extreme makeover
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With a little help from the CPM: Samajwadi Party's extreme makeover

Akhilesh Yadav is being presented as the Prince Charming that turned around the fortunes of the Samajwadi Party. But a lot of silent work happened in the background. And some credit should go to the CPM.

The surprise winner from UP: Mamata's Trinamool Congress
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The surprise winner from UP: Mamata's Trinamool Congress

Mulayam Singh Yadav gave Mamata Banerjee the best gift she could hope for. His outright victory means that the Congress is stuck with the Trinamool thorn in its side. And the thorn has already started pricking harder.

Uttar Pradesh drubbing puts Rahul's Congress in dire straits
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Uttar Pradesh drubbing puts Rahul's Congress in dire straits

The UP elections may be viewed upon as the fall of Rahul Gandhi. But what is also worrying is the inactivity of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Dear Akhilesh, your law and order problem begins now
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Dear Akhilesh, your law and order problem begins now

The celebration of SP's victory by firing guns has already claimed the life of one seven-year-old. Akhilesh has his work cut out for him in reining in his gun-toting supporters.

Ramdev claims Congress rout as verdict against graft
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Ramdev claims Congress rout as verdict against graft

Ramdev said the verdict of the people is against corruption and Congress' reluctance to act on the demand of bringing back the black money.

SP’s victory: 2007 redux and the unanswered questions
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SP’s victory: 2007 redux and the unanswered questions

It is more a vote against Mayawati than for Mulayam. But the landslide victory is puzzling.

UP poll results below expectations for BJP: Gadkari
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UP poll results below expectations for BJP: Gadkari

The BJP chief said the results have given a "big shock" to the Congress.

UP Election Results: SP wins Ram's Ayodhya
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UP Election Results: SP wins Ram's Ayodhya

Lallu Singh of BJP who was leading in Ayodhya has lost to SP's Pawan Pandey by 2500 votes.

Five defining media moments of the UP election
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Five defining media moments of the UP election

From Rahul's long trail to defeat to Robert Vadra's political wish to Maya's vanishing elephants, UP2012 was one big media obsession.

Akhilesh thanks UP, promises development, law and order
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Akhilesh thanks UP, promises development, law and order

The new face of Samajwadi Party also assured that the party will implement the election manifesto in totality in the state.

UP election results: For Congress, it's social engineering gone wrong
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UP election results: For Congress, it's social engineering gone wrong

It's too early to say what went wrong for the Congress party in UP, but one thing certainly did — the ‘caste arithmetic’.