New Delhi: Uttar
Pradesh Assembly poll results are out and the 'cycle of hope' clearly has
begun to pedal in the state. The electorate has dashed the aspirations of
the Congress, who wanted to win back their lost legacy.
The main highlight during the elections was between the scions from the
high profile houses of the Congress and the Samajwadi Party. Both the
young guns were foreign educated and urban raised. However, the locals
chose the SP, and the results clearly indicated that the masses only
wanted to be present during Congress rallies.
Rahul loses the charm
Rahul Gandhi's dramatic act of tearing up
a paper with a list of election promises of political opponents at a rally
drew a sarcastic reaction among the people and the political parties.
Meanwhile, 38-year-old Akhilesh, showed signs of refinement and calmness
in his speeches attracting thousands in his rallies.
'Gen Next' Akhilesh
The main reason behind showcasing support
on Akhilesh was his personal, earthy connect with the people of the state,
while Rahul was taken as leader from Amethi and Rai Bareilly or one who
dictated terms from the Centre. Akhilesh made sure that he will always be
dutiful towards keeping the party roots intact plus giving it a sense of
'Young Yadav' also kept a check his words all throughout the high-voltage
elections and even after that. Never did he make any inflammatory
statements during the canvassing period. He was also media friendly and
approachable. He studied at Dholpur Military School and later on pursued
his Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree from Sri Jayachamarajendra College
of Engineering, Mysore.
'Unhappy' Dalit and BJP's confusion:
The results clearly
signify that the Dalits weren't too impressed with 'Behen', Mayawati. The
BJP always maintained confusion in the state keeping them away from the
Bottom line: A one-man show, Rahul, failed to muster the
opportunity of establishing himself as a mass leader of India’s most
populous state while Akhilesh's planning and hard work impressed the