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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Samajwadi Party Faces Set Back in UP, as Party Leader Shatarudra Prakash Joins BJP

UP Polls Ground Report: In Ghaziabad, It is a Battle between BJP and ex-BJP

The Ghaziabad assembly constituency, considered a safe seat for the Bharatiya Janata Party, is seeing an interesting contest unfolding ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections beginning next month. The fight here is between a minister in the Yogi Adityanath government, Atul Garg, and former BJP leader KK Shukla who recently joined the Bahujan Samaj […]

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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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Mulayam's Brother-in-law, Congress's 'Ladki Hoon' Poster Girl Join BJP

Mulayam’s Brother-in-law, Congress’s ‘Ladki Hoon’ Poster Girl Join BJP

Former Samajwadi Party MLA Pramod Gupta, relative of the party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and Priyanka Maurya, the face of Congress’ ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ poster in Uttar Pradesh, joined the BJP here on Thursday. Gupta’s joining comes a day after Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in Delhi on Wednesday. […]

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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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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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Uttar Pradesh Assembly Polls: Yogi Adityanath Likely to Contest from Ayodhya

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Polls: Yogi Adityanath Likely to Contest from Ayodhya

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is likely to contest the February-March Uttar Pradesh assembly polls from the Ayodhya constituency. The decision, sources said, came after high-level meetings of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s state election committee and core group in the national capital. The likely move to field Yogi Adityanath from Ayodhya is due […]

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UP Polls: In Switchover Season, CM Yogi’s '80 Vs 20' Claim Being Challenged by SP's 'Caste Coalition'

UP Polls: In Switchover Season, CM Yogi’s ’80 Vs 20′ Claim Being Challenged by SP’s ‘Caste Coalition’

‘Tis the season of jumping ships in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the assembly elections. As the BJP top brass deliberates over tickets in Delhi, four of their MLAs in Lucknow are said to have quit the party to join the Samajwadi Party though the former BJP minister Swami Prasad Maurya claimed he was yet to […]

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Defections of Disgruntled Leaders in UP and Goa Were Expected, Poll Plans Unaffected: BJP Sources

Defections of Disgruntled Leaders in UP and Goa Were Expected, Poll Plans Unaffected: BJP Sources

The Bharatiya Janata Party appears unfazed by the exit of a few leaders, including ministers and MLAs, ahead of the February-March assembly polls in five states. According to sources, most of these deserters were likely to be denied tickets and that triggered the defections. Senior leaders in the party said that the exit of ministers […]

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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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