Will Rahul's campaigns in UP help Congress improve its falling graph?
Lucknow: Congress has intensified its campaigns in the state to swell its vote bank ahead of the UP Assembly Elections, but will it succeed in regaining its form, the party used to boast before 1989?
Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi will address farmers in the next 25 days at 'Khaat Par Charcha' event starting from Deoria and Kushinagar, followed by a road show in Gorakhpur on Tuesday.
Congress' falling graph:
- Congress formed a full majority government in Uttar Pradesh in 1985.
- It contested elections on maximum number of seats in undivided UP in the years 1989, 1991 and 1993.
- In the year 2002, when Uttarakhand was separated from UP, Congress fought on 402 out of 403 seats.
Congress seat sharing graph plummeted:
- In the year 1989, Congress won just 94 seats though it contested 410 seats.
- In 1991, the condition of Congress worsened as it bagged just 46 seats.
- Party's flop show continued in the year 1993 as it managed to bag just 28 seats out of the 421 seats it fought.
- In the year 1993, Congress entered into an alliance with Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) but it managed to won just 33 seats.
Congress was swept away after 2002:
- In the year 2002 Congress contested polls on 402 assembly seats and just 25 of its candidates won.
- In the 2007, Congress won just 22 seats.
- In 2012, Congress joined hands with RLD and fought on 355 seats but got success on 28 seats.