How Rahul Gandhi ruined Akhilesh Yadav's chances of winning UP

As the counting of Assembly elections are underway, it seems that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has swept the election in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The BJP under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah is set to take power in the Hindi-heartland.

After the dramatic events today in UP where Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the BJP to a stunning win, Business Today's Saurabh Sharma analyses the reason behind Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav's crushing defeat in his article How Rahul Gandhi's hands punctured Akhilesh Yadav's cycles.

As the counting of Assembly elections are underway, it seems that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has swept the election in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The BJP under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah is set to take power in the Hindi-heartland.

If early trends are anything to go by then it's clear that the faith of people of UP has deepened in Prime Minister Modi over the years. Was it just a Modi's charisma or did Akhilesh Yadav fail to gauge a deep sense of anxiety against the government? Whatever may be the reason, but Akhilesh Yadav is set to be dethroned by yet another saffron surge.

Here are the reasons Akhilesh Yadav lost the battle in Uttar Pradesh:

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