The oldest political party in the country, Congress has spent three days at its version of "The Last Chance saloon" in Udaipur.
Yogi Adityanath is the first Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 37 years to get a second consecutive term.
It wouldn't be unreasonable to expect the BJP-vs-Sena conflict to 10X. Both sides are all-in.
For those pinning any sort of hope on the group of Congress rebels, it may be time to revisit the odds. The team is showing all signs of (unwittingly) serving as a companion piece for the mainstream party.
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi, 71, decided to savour the victory in four of five states by launching the BJP's election campaign in Gujarat. Modi is on a two-day visit to hishome turf which will vote towards the end of this year.
Rahul Gandhi, former Congress President, and sister and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, have ensured that they are a dream Opposition for the BJP.
In retaining him in Gorakhpur, the PM has drawn some boundaries with an unmistakable message to Yogi: wait your turn.
Amit Shah is rushing trusted aides to Lucknow to arrest the developments. But this week has been taken by Akhilesh Yadav. A fact Amit Shah will not easily forgive.
The Mamata Banerjee Express is boarding. Tickets now available.
The BJP was back to school on Friday - IRL and not online - as union Home Minister Amit Shah held an hour-long meeting in Varanasi to coach nearly 700 attendees on how to win what party leaders are calling the "Baap" (father) of all elections.
This index-linking of Yogi and Modi's prospects is significant. UP's 80 parliamentary seats are key to deciding who becomes PM, but to bracket Yogi Adityanath with Narendra Modi is extraordinary.
Yogi has limited patience with central interference in what he considers is his turf and is now all prepped to run a campaign his way. "Maharaj" is now in the building.
Captain Amarinder Singh, who lost his job as Punjab Chief Minister thanks to rival Navjot Singh Sidhu, is clearly relishing his "I told you so" moment.