The Congress candidates fielded in Sant Kabir Nagar and Deoria seem a prime reason why the BJP still seems in pole position on both these seats instead of the SP-BSP alliance.
'Priyanka Gandhi was here in 2014 and 2017 as well. Both times she failed, and she will fail badly this time too," said Yogi Adityanath.
Eastern UP, which includes key seats from where stalwarts— from the prime minister to members of the Gandhi family—will be contesting, will start going to the polls from today.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has no answer to our Nyay promise,”said P Chidambaram.
While the popularity of the train is uncontested, many relatives who linger over their goodbyes find themselves travelling perforce, as the doors once closed, open only at the next station.
In the Bhaiya Vs Didi battle in Amethi, the gloves are off as far as Priyanka Gandhi and Smriti Irani are concerned.
When ET caught up with Irani on Thursday at Brahmani village, she said the Congress was mistaken about Amethi being its gadh (bastion), as the constituency only has gaddhe (potholes).
ET took a round of the workshop to find numerous stones defaced with names being scribbled on them in black by people.
If the Congress candidate threatens to hurt the SP-BSP alliance’s chances by cutting into Muslim votes, BJP too faces threat from a Shiv Sena candidate.
Locals, including shopkeepers at the Hanumangarhi, say “maybe the PM does not want to mix politics with the Ram Temple issue” and hence was maintaining a distance.
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