Wary of Jat-Muslim Consolidation in Western UP, BJP Targets SP, Says Akhilesh 'Cheated' RLD

Wary of Jat-Muslim Consolidation in Western UP, BJP Targets SP, Says Akhilesh ‘Cheated’ RLD

With Muslim candidates cornering a significant share of seats in the Samajwadi Party-Rashtriya Lok Dal alliance, the BJP is reaching out to Jat voters by saying the SP has cheated their community in western Uttar Pradesh. Candidates of the SP contesting on the RLD symbol has given the BJP ammunition against the alliance that could […]

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Kairana Incident Will Be Repeated in Uttar Pradesh If SP Is Voted to Power: Minister Sanjeev Balyan

Kairana Incident Will Be Repeated in Uttar Pradesh If SP Is Voted to Power: Minister Sanjeev Balyan

Sanjeev Balyan, Union minister and prominent Jat face of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), warned people of Uttar Pradesh that communal riots like the 2013 Kairana incident would be repeated, if Samajwadi Party is voted to power. Speaking to news18.com over the relevance of Kairana in the assembly polls, with both Union home minister Amit Shah […]

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From Aparna Yadav to Imran Masood to Harak Singh Rawat: The Curious Case of Party Hoppers Still Awaiting Tickets

From Aparna Yadav to Imran Masood to Harak Singh Rawat: The Curious Case of Party Hoppers Still Awaiting Tickets

Jumping parties just before elections is an old phenomenon for ticket aspirants. It is much like professionals jumping companies for better career prospects. But what happens if you resign from a company but the new one does not offer you the job you were eying? Prominent leaders like Harak Singh Rawat in Uttarakhand and Imran […]

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Indian Politics in 2022: 12 Stories on What to Expect Halfway Through to 2024 Showdown

UP Polls: Samajwadi Party Releases List of 159 Candidates, Akhilesh Yadav To Contest From Home Turf Karhal

The party has fielded jailed leader Azam Khan from his traditional Rampur seat, while his son Abdullah Azam has been made the party candidate from Suar Tanda assembly seat.(File photo/Reuters) Former state minister Dharam Singh Saini, who crossed over to the SP a few days ago, has been named as the party’s nominee from Nakur […]

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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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Samajwadi Party Gets 'Tallest Leader' in India's 'Tallest Man' Dharmendra Pratap Singh

Samajwadi Party Gets ‘Tallest Leader’ in India’s ‘Tallest Man’ Dharmendra Pratap Singh

In a move that is sure to grab some eyeballs, India’s “tallest man” joined the Samajwadi Party on Saturday ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections next month. Dharmendra Pratap Singh, who claims to be India’s tallest man, is 2.4 m (8 feet 1 inch) tall and hails from Pratapgarh. He is 11 inches short […]

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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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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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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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