This is an amazing story published yesterday in the Patrika paper in Hindi published from Lukhnow.
It is not about Psephology or the science of predicting election results. It is about the advance signs or premonition of the likely election result.
The question doing the rounds in the corridors of power and among the Babus of Lukhnow is : Is Mayawati returning to power in UP post-March 11?
Going by the amount of renovation of parks and memorials consfructed during Mayawati's rule, the answer seems to be YES. 50 of the 200 Gates to these Parks, till recently lying in shambles, have been renovated. One crore worth of goods required for plumbering work to assure water supply to such parks as the Ambedkar Memorial Park at Gomti Nagar, have already been purchased.
The statues of Elephantswhich were dust till lSt month, have suddenly aquired polish and shine.The ballots which have been cast, are still in the box. Other votes are still to be cast in the last two phases of polling. But from all other signs, these votes, at least a majority of them, appear to have been cast in favour of BSP and Mayawati.