UP Polls: No Longer an SP Bastion, Azamgarh May Spring Some Surprises for Akhilesh Yadav

UP Polls: No Longer an SP Bastion, Azamgarh May Spring Some Surprises for Akhilesh Yadav

As Uttar Pradesh elections 2022 approach, one of the seats in the spotlight is Azamgarh. The seat, for long, has been considered a Samajwadi Party bastion, but that is no longer the case. A look at the result trends since the 2009 Lok Sabha elections shows BJP and BSP having made significant gains in Azamgarh. […]

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UP Polls: SP Allots Tickets to At Least 10 More Muslim Candidates in Phase 2, But Silently

UP Polls: SP Allots Tickets to At Least 10 More Muslim Candidates in Phase 2, But Silently

After giving tickets to 13 Muslims in Phase 1 seats in Uttar Pradesh elections 2022, the Samajwadi Party-RLD alliance has ‘silently’ allotted at least 10 more tickets to Muslims for Phase 2 of the polls, but has not officially declared them. Party sources said more Muslims could be allotted tickets in Phase 2 seats. This […]

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UP Polls: CM Yogi, Mayawati Lock Horns in Rare but Bitter Twitter Exchange Over Gorakhpur Monastery

UP Polls: CM Yogi, Mayawati Lock Horns in Rare but Bitter Twitter Exchange Over Gorakhpur Monastery

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and BSP chief Mayawati locked horns on Twitter on Sunday, with the bitter exchange bordering on personal attacks. While it was the former chief minister who launched an attack on Adityanath’s Gorakhpur monastery, the CM’s Twitter handle for his official website left no stone unturned in churning out shrill […]

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'Congress' Condition So Miserable in UP That...': Mayawati's Taunt at Priyanka Gandhi's CM Face Puzzle

‘Congress’ Condition So Miserable in UP That…’: Mayawati’s Taunt at Priyanka Gandhi’s CM Face Puzzle

Maywati said that it would be better, if people do not waste their vote by giving it to the Congress. (Image: PTI) The former UP CM termed the Congress as a party that divides the opposition votes against the BJP, and urged voters to ignore it. News18.com Last Updated:January 23, 2022, 14:24 IST FOLLOW US […]

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BSP Chief Mayawati Names 23 Muslims Out of 51 Candidates in 2nd List for Phase 2 of UP Polls, Launches New Slogan

BSP Chief Mayawati Names 23 Muslims Out of 51 Candidates in 2nd List for Phase 2 of UP Polls, Launches New Slogan

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday released a list of 51 out of 55 candidates for the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. In an interesting move, the BSP has fielded 23 Muslim candidates out of 51. For the first phase, the BSP has fielded 17 Muslim candidates, which is the same […]

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Assembly Elections 2022 LIVE Updates: Top BJP Leaders in West UP Today, Amit Shah to Campaign in Kairana, Nadda in Amroha, Bijnor

Assembly Elections 2022 LIVE Updates: Top BJP Leaders in West UP Today, Amit Shah to Campaign in Kairana, Nadda in Amroha, Bijnor

Read more is playing a key role in the party’s campaign in the politically crucial state, will also hold a meeting with party workers in Shamli and Baghpat, sources said, adding that he will later have an interaction with eminent citizens in Meerut. Shah’s choice of Kairana is significant as BJP leaders had alleged in […]

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Amid Mass Defections, Mayawati Calls SP 'anti-Dalit' Party

Amid Mass Defections, Mayawati Calls SP ‘anti-Dalit’ Party

AAs several leaders from the BJP shifted allegiance to the Samajwadi Party (SP) saying it worked for the Dalits and backward classes, BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday pooh-poohed the claim saying the party’s past record shows its “anti-Dalit” approach. Mayawati also clarified that she would not contest the Assembly elections, but take the legislative council […]

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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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Swami Prasad Maurya — An Itinerant Politician and a Doting Dad

Swami Prasad Maurya — An Itinerant Politician and a Doting Dad

Swami Prasad Maurya, a senior leader and a backward caste face in Uttar Pradesh, has had a testy relationship with political parties, one that has also revolved around the political future of his two children. As he quit the Bharatiya Janata Party towards the fag end of the state government’s tenure on Tuesday, after serving […]

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'Vikas' and 'Double Engine Growth' are Good Talking Points. But Mandal and Kamandal Still Define UP Elections

‘Vikas’ and ‘Double Engine Growth’ are Good Talking Points. But Mandal and Kamandal Still Define UP Elections

A phenomenon of competing narratives that started some three decades ago in the mid-1980s, still defines the politics in India’s most populous and politically crucial state Uttar Pradesh. Governments have come and gone, but it’s the Hindutva versus caste identity politics that continues to define the core of politics and electoral outcomes. This is still […]

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