Lucknow: Many colors of politics are being seen in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The situation of some parties is such that while they are running the government together in Maharashtra, their path has diverged as soon as they come to UP. Perhaps that is why it is said that anything is possible in politics. There is a Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra, in which Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress are in alliance. But when it comes to the UP elections, these three parties are seen in different camps. That is, where Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress are together in Maharashtra, they are walking on different paths in the politics of Uttar Pradesh.
While Congress has entered the electoral fray alone in Uttar Pradesh, Shiv Sena has also announced to contest alone. Along with this, NCP has announced support to SP. If seen in this way, while these three parties (Congress, Shiv Sena and NCP) are running the government together in Maharashtra, their paths are different in the politics of UP. In UP, these three parties will face each other in the political arena. Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut has clearly declared that Shiv Sena, SP, BSP or Congress will not form an alliance with anyone.
However, it is to be noted here that out of the three comrades of Mahavikas Aghadi, except the Congress, Shiv Sena and NCP have not had much presence in the politics of Uttar Pradesh. For the first time, Shiv Sena is going to go it alone in Uttar Pradesh elections. Earlier, she did not enter the political arena of UP because of the BJP. At the same time, NCP has often contested elections on only a few seats. But in Uttar Pradesh, Congress has been the largest party among these three. Congress was in alliance with SP in the last election, but this time it is contesting alone.
Voting for 403 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh will begin in seven phases from February 10. In Uttar Pradesh, polling will be held in other phases on 14, 20, 23, 27 February, 3 and 7 March. At the same time, the results of UP elections will come on March 10. In the 2017 elections, the BJP had won 312 out of 403 seats here. SP and Congress fought elections together. SP won 47 seats and Congress 7 seats. Mayawati’s BSP was successful in winning 19 seats.