UP Election Results: Five major events that led to BJP‚??s landslide victory in UP
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Akhilesh as SP's president
On January 1,2017, in an emergency meeting Samajwadi party removed Mulayam Singh Yadav and appointed Akhilesh Yadav as party's new president which marked a new beginning for the party. With this one stroke, Akhilesh Yadav retained complete control over the party. The divide in the party was prominent and was probably the biggest reason behind the poor show in these elections.