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Assembly elections: Will it be Adityanath vs Akhilesh Yadav in Eastern UP?

Clash of titans may spice up Purvanchal poll theatre

Adityanath is BJP's Gorakhpur candidate; Ex-CM may contest from Azamgarh
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Adityanath is BJP‘s Gorakhpur candidate; Ex-CM may contest from Azamgarh

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
Arch rivals Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh (UP) chief minister, and Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party (SP) president and Adityanath’s predecessor, share many similarities: Both started their political careers by becoming the Members of Parliament (MPs), they also became members of the UP legislature only after taking over as chief minister in 2017 and 2012, respectively.

With the polls for the 403 seats in UP set to begin less than a month away on February 10, speculation is rife that Yadav is contemplating contesting the Assembly elections, something that he has not done so far, and that it could be from the state’s

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First Published: Jan 20 2022 | 6:01 AM IST

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