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Congress faces a steep climb in UP
Mumbai, Feb. 11 -- Congress president Rahul Gandhi will accompany the party's new general secretaries in charge of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Jyotiraditya Scindia, to Lucknow on Monday. While the fact that UP will be central to determining the shape of the next government is widely accepted, Priyanka Gandhi's appointment has thrown up new possibilities. Could what was assumed to be a straight bipolar contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the grand alliance of Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) turn into a triangular contest, with the Congress constituting the third element? If this happens, does the Congress have a serious chance of winning seats beyond its strongholds or will it primarily '...
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