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The semi final to the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 will be held in 2017 in Uttar Pradesh. BJP, BSP, SP and Congress are expected to slog it out. After Bihar if BJP loses UP then it will be a big setback for the party. Maya is also trying to make a comeback and looks to be the front runner as of now as per opinion polls.

Politicalbaba / Politcalbaaba (PB) will be covering the polls in detail with blogs, analytical posts, insights, issues in these polls, profiles of key leaders, history of elections in the state, party prospects, projections etc. like carried out for Bihar 2015 and State Elections 2016. Each week a new post will be carried out in the build up to the polls next year in Q1. Do provide your feedback on topics covered and let me know if you want me to cover some stuff.

I. Background

Countdown to The Mahasangram Begins – Blog

5 Things You Need to Know About UP Elections 2017 Before You Guess the Winner – Blog

Does Lok Sabha 2014 Polls signal the end of caste based politics in UP? – Blog

II. Thematic Pre Poll Articles

Can Prashant deliver UP & Punjab to Congress? – Yahoo

BJP May Benefit By Not Announcing A CM Candidate In UP – Swarajya

Why Mayawati is a strong contender in UP? – Blog

Is Rajnath a goof choice to be Face of BJP Campaign in UP? – Blog

Why Muslim voters will desert Mulayam in favour of Mayawati in UP – DailyO

BJP Can Win A Landslide In Uttar Pradesh, But…. – Swarajya

How Priyanka Gandhi will change rules of the game for Congress in UP – DailyO

BJP’s 3 Pillar Strategy in Uttar Pradesh – Blog

The Real Question in the Uttar Pradesh election – Linkedin Pulse

Will Akhilesh make a comeback in UP? – The Quint

It’s all about caste in Uttar Pradesh! – MeriNews

Nobody has a clue: Voters to have the last laugh in Uttar Pradesh! – MeriNews

Uttar Pradesh Polls: Winning Formula Eludes BJP – Swarajya

Why is the Samajwadi Party in lead in UP? – Linkedin Pulse

Will SP-Congress Mahagathbandhan in UP Prove Fatal for BJP? – The Quint

Mayawati is running out of options in UP! – Linkedin

Why BJP is front runner in UP? – Blog

Only two X-Factors remain in the Uttar Pradesh election – Linkedin

What Happens If SP Implodes? What Happens If It Splits?  – Swarajyamag

Winds of Change? Congress in UP Luring Most Number of Suitors Now – The Quint

Will demonetization push Mayawati towards Congress in Uttar Pradesh? – Linkedin

Has #YadavPariWar made BJP favourites to win Uttar Pradesh? – Blog

How UP elections is uncannily similar to Bihar polls? – Blog

How UP election is starkly different from Bihar polls? – Blog

Elections 2017 will be tests for BJP’s ‘top down’ campaign strategy, Modi’s strength – FirstPost

7 Reasons why it won’t be easy for SP-INC in Uttar Pradesh – Linkedin

The big dilemma of Muslim voters in Uttar Pradesh – MeriNews

Caste UnPlugged: Non-Yadav OBCs and Non-Jatav Dalits May Decide the UP Outcome  – The Citizen

The current games in the UP election – LinkedIn

III. Opinion Polls

Punjab and UP Opinion Polls Suggest Game Abhi Baaki Hai! – Blog

Opinion polls predict different results, contest wide open in UP – Merinews

Latest UP Poll: BJP could win a landslide but…. – SC

BJP’s BIG risk in Uttar Pradesh – SC

IV. Exit Polls

UP Exit Poll Results: BJP’s Gamble of Not Having a CM Face Worked – The Quint

Exit polls 2017: Why solid data collection rather than methodology is key for higher accuracy – FirstPost

How exit polls in UP stack up against opinion polls? – Blog

The emotional value of Exit Polls – LinkedIn

V. Post Poll Analysis

Improvement on BSP’s social engineering model takes BJP to dizzy heights – FirstPost

Faulty EVMs to be Blamed? Muslims Change the Rules in UP Polls – TheQuint

VI. Strategy of Main Players

SWOT Analysis Of Bhartiya Janata Party – Blog

SWOT Analysis Of Samajwadi Party – Blog

SWOT Analysis of Congress – Blog

SWOT Analysis of Bahujan Samaj Party – Blog

VII. News Based

Appointment of Ghulam Nabi Azad – Part I of Congress UP Strategy – Blog

Quami Ekta Dal merger with Samajwadi Party is a Zero Sum Game – Blog

No Impact of Maurya’s resignation on BSP Prospects in UP – Blog

Apna Dal merges with BJP, Lessons learnt from Bihar – Blog

Appointment of Shiela as CM face for UP – Part II of Congress Strategy – Blog

Mukhtar Ansari’s admission into BSP, a calculated move by Behenji – Blog

VIII. Know Your Neta Series

Know Your Neta – Akhilesh Yadav – Blog

Know Your Neta – Keshav Prasad Maurya – Blog

Know Your Neta: Mayawati – Blog

Know Your Neta: Mulayam Singh Yadav – Blog

Know Your Neta: Jitin Prasad – Blog

IX. Historical Data of UP Elections

Party Wise Performance 1951-2012 (Seats) – Google Docs

Party Wise Performance 1951-2012 (Vote Share) – Google Docs