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What Congress needs to do in UP
NEW DELHI, Jan. 15 -- The Congress has decided to contest all 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh. Paradoxical as it may sound, the decision is born both out of choice and compulsion. Many within the party advocated going it alone. This, they argued, would help in the process of Congress revival in the state - which, in turn, is central to its national revival. The alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP) in 2017, according to this school of thought, had weakened the Congress further. Putting up candidates in only a dozen or fewer seats as a part of any broader alliance would mean that the party would have no presence in the other seats. Its already depleting cadre would shift loyalties and move elsewhere. They also cited the 2009 performance of the Co...
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