Behind Akhilesh Yadav’s Karhal Candidature: An SP Attempt to Reclaim Entire Yadav Belt

Behind Akhilesh Yadav’s Karhal Candidature: An SP Attempt to Reclaim Entire Yadav Belt

By contesting from Karhal Assembly seat in Mainpuri, the current and long-time Lok Sabha seat of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav is trying to secure his party’s fortress of the Yadav belt where the BJP had made inroads. Karhal seat had been with the Samajwadi Party for three decades except […]

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Akhilesh Yadav to Fight UP Polls for the First Time, Will Contest from Stronghold Karhal

Akhilesh Yadav to Fight UP Polls for the First Time, Will Contest from Stronghold Karhal

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav will contest the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election for the first time. The party said that he will fight from fight from Karhal constituency in Mainpuri district. The district has traditionally been a SP stronghold. The Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency has been with the SP for nine consecutive terms. Sitting MP […]

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SP-RLD, BSP Muslim Candidate Count in West UP A Repeat of 2017; Direct Fight May Help BJP Again

SP-RLD, BSP Muslim Candidate Count in West UP A Repeat of 2017; Direct Fight May Help BJP Again

In an action replay of the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, 13 Muslim candidates from the Samajwadi Party-Rashtriya Lok Dal (SP-RLD) alliance and 17 from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will contest for the 58 seats in the Phase 1 of February 10 election in West UP where the Muslim population is on the higher […]

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Away from the UP Poll Spotlight, Varun Gandhi Hopes a Childhood Lesson Will Work for Him in Politics

Away from the UP Poll Spotlight, Varun Gandhi Hopes a Childhood Lesson Will Work for Him in Politics

It was roughly a year ago when I had gone to meet Varun Gandhi at his Jor Bagh residence in Delhi. As he escorted me out later, I noticed several black cats around. They came running to him just as a neighbour, ‘Panditji’, too arrived on the scene. The neighbour asked Varun not to feed […]

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Karhal: SP Bastion Since '93 That Went to BJP Once in 2002; All About Seat Akhilesh is Contesting From

Karhal: SP Bastion Since ’93 That Went to BJP Once in 2002; All About Seat Akhilesh is Contesting From

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav will contest his first-ever assembly elections from Karhal constituency in Uttar Pradesh, announced the party on Thursday. The assembly constituency is a stronghold of the Samajwadi Party, and is under Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency known to be ‘Neta ji’ Mulayam Singh Yadav’s turf. Akhilesh is an MP from Azamgarh seat. […]

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UP Polls: Akhilesh Likely to Contest from Mainpuri’s Karhal, an SP Bastion Since 20 Yrs

UP Polls: Akhilesh Likely to Contest from Mainpuri’s Karhal, an SP Bastion Since 20 Yrs

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav will contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2022 from Mainpuri district’s Karhal seat, according to party sources. The Karhal seat falls in the Yadav belt of Central UP. The BJP had last won the seat two decades ago and since then, it has been an SP fortress. Akhilesh’s father […]

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Uttar Pradesh Elections 2022: Akhilesh Mulayam Relatives Aparna Yadav Pramod Gupta Join BJP

Uttar Pradesh Elections 2022: Akhilesh Mulayam Relatives Aparna Yadav Pramod Gupta Join BJP

Former Samajwadi Party MLA and Mulayam Singh Yadav’s brother-in-law Pramod Gupta joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday, a day after SP patriarch’s daughter-in-law Aparna came under the saffron fold ahead of the crucial Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections. Accused party chief Akhilesh Yadav of “imprisoning Mulayam”, Pramod Gupta said that “criminals and gamblers” have been […]

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UP Polls: Projecting a Divide in the Yadav Family like in 2017, BJP Tries to Hit SP Where It Hurts Most

UP Polls: Projecting a Divide in the Yadav Family like in 2017, BJP Tries to Hit SP Where It Hurts Most

After losing three ministers and half a dozen other MLAs to the Samajwadi Party, the BJP is now trying to hit the Yadav clan’s ‘unity’ in an effort to remind people of the situation in 2017 when the bitter divide inside the family had been laid bare. Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav joined the […]

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Akhilesh Trying to Run the Show with Help of Others: UP Minister on Defections by BJP Leaders

‘Not Anymore’: Akhilesh Shuts Doors for BJP Defectors; Takes Swipe at Adityanath for Being Fielded from Gorakhpur

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said BJP MLAs or ministers will no longer be taken into his party, a day after five BJP MLAs and Apna Dal (Sonelal) legislator joined the SP. Taking a jibe at the BJP’s decision to field Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from the Gorakhpur constituency, he said […]

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