Sops for Votes: From Electricity to Financial Aid to Jobs, Parties Dish Out 'Freebies' Ahead of Assembly Polls

With Many Political Stalwarts Gone, Uttar Pradesh Keen to See How Their Wards Fare at The Hustings

With several political stalwarts of Uttar Pradesh no longer on the scene, it will be keenly watched how their children lead at the hustings this time without their formidable presence. Be it former chief minister Kalyan Singh, Rashtriya Lok Dal’s Ajit Singh, BJP leader Lalji Tandon or Samajwadi Party leaders Amar Singh and Beni Prasad […]

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CM Yogi's '80 vs 20' Remark Alluded to People like Akhilesh Who Praise Pakistan, Jinnah: BJP's Noida MLA

CM Yogi’s ’80 vs 20′ Remark Alluded to People like Akhilesh Who Praise Pakistan, Jinnah: BJP’s Noida MLA

Explaining what he felt Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath meant when he said this month that the February-March assembly election is a “fight between 80% and 20%”, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA and candidate from Noida Pankaj Singh said that 20% is a reference to those who live in India but sing praises of Pakistan. […]

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Goa Elections 2022: TMC & Congress Locked in Cat-and-Mouse Game. Who is It Really Hurting?

Goa Elections 2022: TMC & Congress Locked in Cat-and-Mouse Game. Who is It Really Hurting?

It might be India’s smallest state geographically but Goa has managed to expose the conundrum that the Congress and the Trinamool Congress find themselves in – two parties with national ambitions and footprint held back by political realities from mounting a joint challenge to the ruling BJP. For the Congress, Goa is critical for two […]

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Punjab Polls: Cong Tries to Buy Peace with Tickets, AAP Goes for Winnability, BJP-Captain Search for New Narrative

Punjab Polls: Cong Tries to Buy Peace with Tickets, AAP Goes for Winnability, BJP-Captain Search for New Narrative

Let’s keep everyone happy. This seemed to be the underlying message of the first Congress list of 86 candidates declared for Punjab on Saturday. Being publicly abrasive for state chief Navjot Singh Sidhu or seen loyal to former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh or facing a corruption charge — nothing seemed to have mattered. It […]

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Punjab Elections 2022: Don’t Vote for Parties Which are Not Even in Contest, Says AAP’s Raghav Chadha

Punjab Elections 2022: Don’t Vote for Parties Which are Not Even in Contest, Says AAP’s Raghav Chadha

Alleging a conspiracy to split Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) votes in next month’s Punjab polls, senior AAP leader and Punjab in charge Raghav Chadha on Sunday urged voters not to waste their vote on a party which was unlikely to win the elections. In an exclusive conversation with News18.com, Chadha reiterated party convener Arvind Kejriwal’s […]

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UP Elections 2022: Will tell EC to Remove Officers Who Worked with Asim Arun, says Akhilesh

UP Elections 2022: Will tell EC to Remove Officers Who Worked with Asim Arun, says Akhilesh

Samajwadi Party chief and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that he will ask the Election Commission (EC) to remove all police officers who have worked with bureaucrat Asim Arun to ensure they don’t work as “Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) agents” in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh (UP) elections. Former IPS officer Asim Arun took […]

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UP Polls: Big OBC Push in BJP’s First List of 107 Candidates, 60% Names from Backward Castes

UP Polls: Big OBC Push in BJP’s First List of 107 Candidates, 60% Names from Backward Castes

The BJP on Saturday released its first list of 107 candidates for the first two phases of Uttar Pradesh elections 2022, allocating the biggest chunk of tickets in this tranche for OBC leaders, followed by women and youth. In its candidates’ list, the party has denied tickets to around 20% sitting MLAs to shed the […]

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Yogi Adityanath to Contest from Home Turf Gorakhpur, Saffron Stronghold Since 1967

Yogi Adityanath to Contest from Home Turf Gorakhpur, Saffron Stronghold Since 1967

The BJP on Saturday announced that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will contest upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022 from the Gorakhpur Urban constituency, a party stronghold that the BJP and the Jan Sangh have held since 1967. The candidature of Yogi Adityanath was speculated from three possible seats — Ayodhya, Gorakhpur Urban and Mathura — […]

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PM Modi to Interact with BJP Workers from Varanasi on Jan 18

PM Modi to Interact with BJP Workers from Varanasi on Jan 18

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with BJP members from Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi on January 18, the party said on Saturday. This will be Modi’s first political programme involving party workers after the Election Commission announced the schedule for the elections to five state assemblies, including Uttar Pradesh. Sources said it is likely to be […]

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UP Polls: Will the Exodus of Leaders Hurt the BJP, Or Can It Still Count on Its Caste Arithmetic?

UP Polls: Will the Exodus of Leaders Hurt the BJP, Or Can It Still Count on Its Caste Arithmetic?

Three Uttar Pradesh ministers and 11 MLAs have quit the Bharatiya Janata Party. Most of them are ‘other backward class’ (OBC) leaders. Swami Prasad Maurya, a former minister, is said to have a good hold on Maurya, Kushwaha, Shakya and Saini votes of the state. Another minister who resigned from the BJP is Dara Singh […]

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