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SP-BJP tit-for-tat moves in UP show ideology is fungible for leaders

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Smarting over the loss of face after the exodus of its OBC leaders, BJP in UP has retaliated by acquiring one from the Mulayam Singh Yadav clan. Such aggressive tit-for-tat moves by BJP and SP weeks before voting makes for sensational headlines, but again underlines ideology is fungible for them.

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