UP cabinet minister Dara Singh Chauhan quits; SP and Congress MLAs join BJP

A day after OBC leader and UP cabinet minister Swami Prasad Maurya resigned from his ministerial post, another Cabinet minister Dara Singh Chauhan has tendered in his resignation from his post citing the same reasons as Maurya and may join the Samajwadi Party. Chauhan said apart from the neglect being shown towards Dalits, backwards, the … Read more

Assembly polls: BJP to send LED raths to all 403 seats in UP, outreach begins today

Following the ban on public rallies, the BJP in UP will send LED raths to all the 403 assembly constituencies starting January 15. “The LED raths will make people aware about the work done by the state and central governments and appeal to voters to vote for the BJP,” Swatantra Dev Singh, UP BJP president … Read more

Yogi Adityanath slashes power rates for UP farmers by half

Amid various political parties seeking to woo voters with promises of free power and other freebies ahead of the assembly polls, the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday announced a 50 per cent cut on farmers’ electricity bills for running their tubewells. The Chief Minister’s office made the announcement on its official Twitter handle that said … Read more

What makes Uttar Pradesh’s women a powerful force at the ballot box

Women, who as silent voters turned around the fortunes of leaders like Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar, Naveen Patnaik and Mamata Banerjee, have emerged as the top focus group for all parties in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP saw its popularity rise after 2014 and reaped considerable electoral dividends after it introduced a slew of woman-focused programmes … Read more

UP polls 2022: Priyanka Gandhi to participate in ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ programme in Firozabad on Dec 29

Taking forward the party’s women outreach programme ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will participate in “Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon” programme in Firozabad on Wednesday. Congress has chalked out the 100 days’ action plan for the “Adhi Abadi” ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. As part … Read more

If Congress wins in UP, skill schools for girls will be opened in every district: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday said if her party wins the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, skill development schools will be opened in every district in the name of ‘veeranganas’ like freedom fighter Jhalkari Bai. The Congress leader has already made a number of women-centric promises, including 40 per cent tickets to … Read more

Previous govts reduced eastern UP to ‘mafiawaad’ & poverty, BJP govt ensuring its development: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on opposition parties and said the previous governments in Uttar Pradesh led by them reduced the state’s vital eastern part to “mafiawaad” and poverty, but the BJP government is now writing a new chapter of development. The prime minister was addressing a rally in Sultanpur … Read more

BJP to step up OBC – Dalit outreach, to host district-level meets

After state-level outreach events, the BJP has planned 588 smaller meetings in 98 organisational districts of poll-bound Uttar Pradesh to reach out to other backward classes (OBCs) and Scheduled Castes (SCs). The meetings will take place from November 18 to December 28, said senior party leaders. According to party insiders, there are 28 districts in … Read more

Health workers meet Priyanka Gandhi over issues of honorarium, service conditions

A delegation of health workers on Thursday met Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Lucknow, two days after they were allegedly roughed up by police while trying to meet the Uttar Pradesh chief minister in Shahjahanpur. Priyanka had on Wednesday accused the state government of “insulting” the work done by the Accredited Social Health … Read more

Samajwadi Party should decide on merger or alliance with his party quickly: Shivpal Yadav

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) chief Shivpal Singh Yadav on Tuesday told his nephew and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav to decide on an alliance or merger of his party with the SP without delay. “Whatever decision Akhilesh has to take, he should take it soon. Whether it is related to the alliance or the merger … Read more