Mayawati’s Bahujan Samajan Party made mincemeat out of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party, BJP andÂ Rahul Gandhi’s Congress Party in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections of April/May 2007.
The BSP won 207 seats, large enough to form a government on its own.
Following the defeat of his Samajwadi Party, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav submitted his resignation to state Governor T V Rajeshwar.
Son of Congress Party leader Sonia Gandhi and a Lok Sabha Member of Parliament, Rahul Gandhi campaigned intensively for his party but failed to convince the people of this backward state.
With aÂ pitiful 21 seats, the Congress Party came a humiliating fourth in the elections, behind Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party, which won 100 seats and the BJP which got 50 seats.
Save his birth in the Nehru-Gandhi family, the 37-year-old Rahul Gandhi has little going for him.