Trouble in the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) may give a boost to the ailing Congress party gearing up for civic polls in Uttar Pradesh, state Congress leaders believe.
The party hopes that it will be able to regain the support of Brahmins and Muslims, who had together scripted its electoral sucess till the late eighties in the state.
In the recent asssembly elections in UP, the Congress won only seven seats, recording one of its worst performances ever.
But party leaders are confident that it will make its presence felt in the elections to 14 municipal corporations, headed by mayors. The election process will be completed by the first week of July.