Uttar Pradesh assembly poll 2012, the political rivalry between young leaders of two major parties is reaching a crescendo. The run up to the seven-phase elections spread over the next two months have come as an occasion for Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party MP Akhilesh Singh Yadav to prove themselves as the heir apparent of their powerful political families. Not surprisingly, it has evoked curiosity among analysts and the media.
The upcoming poll has given an opportunity to the two youth leaders to prove their mettle and grow in stature in their respective parties and the national political firmament. The senior Gandhi (Sonia) and Yadav (Mulayam Singh Yadav) are seemingly passing on the baton to their next generation and have apparently receding to the background of electoral humdrum for the sons to battle it out in the countryТs political hotbed.