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UP Debacle: Akhilesh & Rahul have some tough questions to answer

After BJP‘s thumping victory in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, political parties will look for scapegoats. There will likely be voices and concerns raised on how Samajwadi Party, Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party went about campaigning for the state election.

March 11, 2017 / 04:19 PM IST
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Amit Shah, the president of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), wave to their supporters during a campaign rally ahead of state assembly elections, at Ramlila ground in New Delhi January 10, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTR4KTIV

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Amit Shah, the president of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), wave to their supporters during a campaign rally ahead of state assembly elections, at Ramlila ground in New Delhi January 10, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTR4KTIV

After BJP’s thumping victory in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, political parties will look for scapegoats. There will likely be voices and concerns raised on how Samajwadi Party, Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party went about campaigning for the state election.

Here’s a list of implications the UP debacle will likely have on the fortunes of political leaders.

CONGRESS

RAHUL GANDHI

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at Congress Working Committee meeting at AICC HQ in New Delhi on Monday. PTI Photo (PTI11_7_2016_000363B)