n Akhilesh's Samajwadi Party, Mulayam has been 'promoted'’ to occupy the same 'margdarshak' position that LK Advani and Murali Manohar Joshi do in Narendra Modi’s BJP
Akhilesh Yadav knows one thing for certain: If he passes the 2017 test with distinction, he will be the tallest regional leader to take on Modi in 2019
With more and more fast-paced, mind-boggling developments upturning existing calculations in the aftermath of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s expulsion from the Samajwadi Party, it’s hardly surprising if all the major players in Uttar Pradesh's politics are seen to be burning the midnight oil to redraw their future strategies. Yes, the poll dynamics have changed. So very suddenly
Akhilesh Yadav has chosen to move on an uncharted course. He has broken all shackles. He is bent upon defying all party norms and all rules of political business. And he has raised the banner of revolt against his father and the Samajwadi Party
Understandably, Mayawati who had thus far been marching ahead of others on the Muslim front, especially in Western Uttar Pradesh, looks at the new development with suspicion.
In a move that is bound to put the BJP and BSP in a fix ahead of the elections, the Akhilesh Yadav government hurriedly cleared a proposal today to place as many as 17 Other Backward Class (OBC) sub-castes on the list of Scheduled Castes (SC)
If the note ban comes to a successful conclusion, the Prime Minister will laugh all the way into the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and, maybe, beyond.
Unambiguous pointers give the feeling that Assembly elections are round the corner in the crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, and may be held in February. AFP
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And Nitish Kumar, who seems to be following Carnegie’s advice, is not a fool. He weighs his words, looks before leaping and doesn’t get carried away by rabid anti-Centre emotions.
They know that they wouldn’t have come to power at the Centre in 2014, if the Hindu-Muslim polarisation had not taken place in wake of the Muzaffarnagar riots.
With both Mulayam Singh Yadav and Shivpal Singh Yadav sharing the stage with Akhilesh Yadav on the occasion of the latter’s Rath Yatra launch in Lucknow on Thursday, Uttar Pradesh politics took yet another dramatic turn bringing into focus three things
Akhilesh Yadav is not just the man of the moment but he, in fact, is all set to take over the Samajwadi Party in due course of time; all thanks to Mulayam.
Mayawati knows that this minority community is bound to gravitate towards her in a big way in the absence of a strong Samajwadi Party.
Things have gone too far in Samajwadi Party, the point of no-return having been reached. Already, a formal announcement of a vertical split is awaited.
If the BJP is confused, the BSP is no less rattled by developments in the Samajwadi pariwar in the poll-bound UP. The Congress too looks apprehensive. If you try to read the jumble of signals in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, you would be baffled too.
Is Varun Gandhi upping the political ante in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. No, not at all. He is, in fact, busy searching genuine marginal farmers who, if not helped, would certainly commit suicide
Akhilesh Yadav, who has already faced too many twists and turns in wake of the recent generational war within his family and government, looks ready for another adventure at the next turn: He might break away from his party and fight the coming election in alliance with Rahul Gandhi’s Congress.
In their heart of hearts, the BJP knows that they are armed with just one asset – Narendra Modi. They don’t have anything else to show off. They have got to exploit Modi’s imagery to maximum effect.
Indian Army's surgical strikes prove Narendra Modi bears more than one similarity with Indira Gandhi
All political parties are now vying with each other to congratulate the army and the government for the surgical strike on terrorists’ camps across the LoC in PoK.