Polls kick off in northern Uttar Pradesh which has a larger population than Brazil and in national elections sends more lawmakers to parliament than any other state.
The grand old party shows a vacillating leadership and seems unable to capitalise on right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party's failures in government.
The former chief minister of the country's most populous Uttar Pradesh state tells TRT World that the ruling BJP ‘has created a wall of hatred,’ which like-minded alliances must demolish.
The Uttar Pradesh state election is not about Modi or demonetsiation. It is about the state, about electricity supply and policing.
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