Has Akhilesh Yadav made up his mind to fight UP polls?

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday (January 19) decided to contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls this time -- his first at...
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Here is why Yogi Adityanath chose to contest Gorakhpur Urban seat

Ending frenzied speculation that had recently gained momentum over the constituency from which Yogi Adityanath will seek election to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, the BJP on Sunday (January 15) finally declared the chief minister's candidacy from his home turf of Gorakhpur Urban, besides releasing the first list of 107 candidates for the poll-bound s...

UP polls: Congress slammed for fielding “Miss Bikini” from “holy...

Archana Gautam, the Congress candidate for Hastinapur in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections, who had represented India in the Miss Bikini competition in 2018, came under attack from right-wing groups and the BJP, as her bikini pictures went viral on social media as soon as her candidature was announced. The right-wingers are angry and "hurt" t...

Akhilesh gets another Yogi minister, Dharam Singh Saini, of Saharanpur

The third minister from Yogi Adityanath government quit today and joined Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) ahead of the Uttar Pradesh elections.

Dharam Singh Saini resigns from UP cabinet; third minister to quit in 3 days

The BJP lost a third minister in three days after Dharam Singh Saini on Thursday (January 13) resigned from his post and the party, taking the number of MLAs who have quit the party ahead of the Assembly polls to nine. Saini, who was in charge of the Ayush, Food Security and Drug Administration department, had reportedly returned the security co...

UP polls: Unnao rape victim’s mother on Congress’ first list of candidates

Congress general-secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday released the first list of candidates from the party for the seven-phase Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections from February 10 to March 7. The Congress, in the first list, has announced the names of 125 candidates including 50 women. Asha Singh, the mother of the Unnao rape victim, is one ...

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Akhilesh is emerging stronger, but hurdles grow tougher too

With just 29 days to go before the Uttar Pradesh electorate begins casting ballots for the seven-phase polls, scheduled between February 10 and March 7, to elect a new government, Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party (SP) has ample reasons to be optimistic of dislodging the ruling BJP. So far, Yadav has emerged as the main challenger to chief minist...

Why Swami Prasad Maurya-Akhilesh handshake could spell trouble for BJP

Three other BJP MLAs, Brijesh Prajapati, Bhagwati Prasad Sagar and Roshan Lal Verma, too followed Maurya – a prominent backward caste leader who had quit the BSP to join the BJP ahead of the 2017 assembly polls and earned the reputation of an electoral weather wane – into the SP.

Mayawati not to contest UP assembly elections

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati will not fight the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, said BSP general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra, adding that he himself will not contest. Citing reasons for Mayawati staying away from the polls, Mishra said that since assembly elections are being organised in others states as well, inc...

Ahead of polls, BJP loses a UP minister and four MLAs to Samajwadi Party

The BJP in Uttar Pradesh suffered a setback on Tuesday (January 11) when one of its top OBC leaders and a minister in the Yogi Adityanath cabinet, Swami Prasad Maurya, quit the party and joined hands with Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party. Following Maurya's exit, four more BJP MLAs -  Roshan Lal Verma, Brijesh Prajapati, Bhagwati Sagar and Vin...

Modi is country’s PM, his security can’t be politicised: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress leader speaks on the PM’s security breach, the BJP government’s performance in UP, and her party’s poll plans

After free electricity, Akhilesh now promises laptops for students

Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday (January 8) said if his party is voted to power in Uttar Pradesh, laptops will be distributed among the youth and students in the state. This comes days after Yadav promised 300 units of free electricity to households if his party won the assembly elections. The SP chief also took stro...

The loud noise of Mayawati’s silence

The BSP supremo is conspicuous by her absence in the Uttar Pradesh election buzz, and the Dalits may end up paying a high price for it

Owaisi defends speech, says he only spoke of police atrocities against Muslims

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday (December 24) was forced to issue a clarification after a one-minute video of his remarks during a campaign speech in Kanpur went viral where he is apparently heard and seen threatening police officials. In the short video clip, Owaisi is heard saying: “Remember, Yo...

‘Laal Topi’ could be BJP’s nemesis in UP… but conditions apply

Earlier this month, addressing a rally in eastern Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned the people of the poll-bound state against ‘laal topi waale’ (people who wear red caps). Modi’s barely veiled barb was against the state’s dominant regional outfit – Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party (SP) – whose leadership and cadre p...

Modi’s largesse for Purvanchal exposes BJP’s faultlines in poll-bound UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is, once again, in eastern UP (Purvanchal) on Wednesday, December 21, with his bottomless sack of endowments for people of the poll-bound state. Modi’s interaction at Allahabad’s Parade Grounds with 2.5 lakh women beneficiaries of sundry government schemes and his announcement of further largesse for the state marks ...

Modi raises ‘UP+Yogi. Bahut hai Upyogi’ slogan, Akhilesh mocks with ̵...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took potshots at the opposition, especially the Samajwadi Party, to raise the issue of development and praise Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s action against land and construction mafias. Speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the ₹ 36,230 crore Ganga Expressway project in Uttar Pradesh on ...

IT raids on SP leaders as Akhilesh Yadav steps up attack on BJP

Ahead of the crucial UP Assembly elections, the home of Rajeev Rai, a key aide of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who is the spokesperson of the Samajwadi Party (SP), was raided by income tax officials this morning (December 18). Another SP leader, who hails from the Yadav bastion, Mainpuri, also had to face an IT raid. Akhil...

Interactive | PM Modi’s UP poll drill: ‘Announcements’ & projected cost

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP’s punctilious election machinery seem to be on a UP overdrive. Every time the PM’s flight touches down in one of UP’s airports, the backroom strategists would have readied the scripts—sartorial to oratory. The flutter is palpable on the ground — festoons, spruced up edifices, sprinkled lawns, burnished handr...

Gen Rawat’s death a loss to every patriot, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended his condolences to the families of those who died in the helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu earlier this week, and said the death of General Bipin Rawat was a loss to every patriot. Modi was speaking at the launch of the ₹9,800-crore Saryu Nahar National Project in Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh. He said doc...
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