The big fight for Uttar Pradesh began on February 11 with the first phase of polling. Will BJP emerge victorious? Will the BSP reclaim power? Or will the SP-Congress alliance work wonders?
As India’s most populous state votes, The Wire takes you through the history of elections, party politics and power shifts in Uttar Pradesh.
In this interactive graphic below, The Wire looks at important poll issues, an analysis of first-phase seats and how the contending political parties have addressed key questions. What are the important statistics to keep in mind and which constituencies should you be looking forward to? Our visual analysis below lets you know, giving you a feel for the stakes at play. Read on.