The Congress party has joined hands with the Samajwadi party for the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. The two parties are being led by young dynamic leaders. One has to wait and watch to see if Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav manage to convert their popularity into votes which looks positive.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on the other hand, seems to be on a sticky wicket. It lacks a young leader who can pose a challenge to either Akhilesh Yadav or Rahul Gandhi. The frustrated BJP is entirely dependent on Narendra Modi's image to win the elections which at present looks weak. However, it would not be wise to write-off the Bahujan Samaj Party leader, Mayavati who can be king maker in forming the government in UP. The Congress vice-president has compared the alliance between the Congress and the SP to the confluence of the rivers, Ganga and Yamuna. It seems that politics is set to change as the younger generation prepares itself to take over the reins of their respective parties from old people.
— Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai