BJP's UP Problem
The BJP had the same problem in Bihar. Nobody was running for Chief Minister.
In 2014 Modi was the only one running to be Prime Minister.
If the BJP loses UP and Gujarat, it has to figure out a way to work without a majority in the upper house.
Anti-incumbency worked against Mayawati last time. This time it might work against Akhilesh.
But 2019 will be about Modi’s performance. If the growth rate has hit 10% he should see victories again in both Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, not to say Gujarat.