UP polls: BJP in for tough fight in Mirzapur

The contest for the five assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur appears to be challenging for the BJP even though it had swept the district, neighbouring the prime minister’s Varanasi parliamentary constituency, last time riding the “Modi wave”. The five seats of Mirzapur – Chunar, Mariyan, Mirzapur Nagar, Majhawan and Chhanbey – will vote in … Read more

UP Polls: Rashtriya Kisan Manch extends support to Samajwadi Party

UP Elections 2022: Farmers’ organisation Rashtriya Kisan Manch on Wednesday announced its support to the Samajwadi Party (SP) in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. In a letter written to the SP President Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday, Shekhar Dixit, the national president of the Manch, said his organisation has decided to extend full support to the … Read more

No bahubalis, only Bajrangbali in Uttar Pradesh under Yogi government: Amit Shah

Amid the ongoing Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday promised that free LPG cylinders would be provided to people on Holi and Diwali if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government returns to power in the state. Addressing a public meeting at Unchahar in Raebareli, Shah said, “For so many years … Read more

Uttar Pradesh assembly elections: Voting peaceful; EVM glitches at a few places

More than 61% voted in the first phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. The percentage is likely to be revised upwards. Fifty-eight constituencies across 11 districts of western UP went to polls in the first of 7-phase elections, which was largely peaceful. Instances of errors in EVMs were reported from a few … Read more

Samajwadi Party synonymous with ‘hooliganism’, says BJP chief Nadda

BJP president J P Nadda on Friday said the Samajwadi Party was synonymous with “hooliganism”, while Uttar Pradesh under his party’s rule is writing a new story of peace and development. Launching a blistering attack at the SP, he said during its rule, Uttar Pradesh saw “mafia raj” and “kidnapping became an industry, whereas in … Read more

Congress will set up panel to streamline recruitment for govt posts if voted to power in UP: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday said if her party comes to power in Uttar Pradesh, it will set up a special recruitment commission to streamline the selection process for all vacant government posts. In an interaction with youths, including job aspirants, from the state in Delhi, she also assured that exams will … Read more

Priyanka Gandhi speaks to protesting railway job aspirants

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday spoke to students who were allegedly beaten by the police during their protest against alleged irregularities in a railway recruitment exam in Prayagraj. “Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has talked to students taking competitive exams,” a party statement issued here said. During the interaction, Priyanka assured the students that … Read more

UP elections: BJP leaders continue violating poll code, alleges Congress

The Congress on Monday accused ruling BJP leaders of violating the poll code ahead of the UP Assembly elections and asked if the Election Commission is under pressure. Naseemuddin Siddiqui, chief of the UP Congress media cell, claimed while his party’s event in Bahraich was not allowed allegedly due to poll code violation, Union Home … Read more

BJP necessary for country’s development: Aparna Yadav

The BJP is necessary for the country’s development and with its farsightedness, it has brought positive changes, said Aparna Yadav, the younger daughter-in-law of SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav, who recently joined the saffron party. She also said that for the safety of women, it is necessary that a BJP government is formed in Uttar … Read more

UP polls: I will always remain daughter-in-law of Mulayam Yadav’s family, says Aparna Yadav after joining BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Aparna Yadav on Sunday said she went to meet Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav after joining the BJP to seek his blessing as she will always remain the daughter-in-law of that family. “I will thank him (Mulayam Singh Yadav), for giving me a lot of political knowledge. I am the … Read more