Two politicians - Mayawati and Rahul Gandhi - are in direct confrontation in the forth-coming state elections in Uttar Pradesh (UP).
Mayawati, a home bred politician who has risen from the ranks and established herself in the Uttar Pradesh. She has proven her worth in the way she has garnered support for herself in UP's male dominated politics.
Rahul Gandhi, on the other hand is politician due to his family he was born into. He has hardly been on the streets on his own, and most probably knows about the common man from what he has learnt from his political teachers and followers. He still has to prove that he is worth the amount of trust his party puts into him.
Samajwadi Party and Bharatiya Janta Party are other two big parties vying for a stake in the UP State Assembly have still to get into their top gear. They are currently only making noises and may be testing the battleground.
Up to now, Mulayam Singh's Samajwadi Party has been considered the second largest player in the UP Poll fray.
UP's poll, which is mostly likely to be scheduled for early 2012, is turning out to be the battleground for these stalwarts.
It has given all political observers a full time occupation. They are busy trying to understand and interpret the moves and counter-moves of these two.
We, too, shall also keep an eye on these.