UP Assembly Election 2017: BJP’s stunning win, SP-BSP rout point to the death of caste-based politics in India
There are many ways of looking at BJP’s stunning win in Uttar Pradesh. One important aspect of it was highlighted by party president Amit Shah. While tackling a question on Saturday on the caste-cocktail of candidates that BJP had apparently served to voters, Shah said, “politics of performance has won. This is a defeat for dynastic and caste-based politics”.
Leading up to the penultimate phase of polling in the Uttar Pradesh (UP) election, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief, Mayawati’s speeches have turned more confident, scathing and at times condescending towards her opponents.
UP Election 2017: In Sonia Gandhi's adopted Udwa village, millennials are impressed with Modi's 'audaciousness'
Prior to that, he spent four years in Assam pursuing B Tech. He hails from the remote village of Udwa in Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli district, which would be going to polls on 23 February.
The youngsters in Amethi, just like the rest of Uttar Pradesh, are expressive, opinionated and politically alive. Who will they vote for on 27 February?
Out of 53, the voters of Bundelkhand region of the state, comprising 19 assembly seats spread over seven districts, will choose their representatives from BJP, Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance and Bahujan Samaj Party, who are the main players.
Narendra Modi's 'graveyard' speech at Fatehpur rally: Finding communal overtones does not hold much water
In a truly secular country, everybody should be equal in every sense of the term and anybody denying this equality must be given the harshest possible punishment.
Mulayam will keep people guessing till he's sure Akhilesh has outgrown him in political craftsmanship
Deceit and deception are hallmarks of social life in ravines that bestride Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) will kick-start its UP Assembly poll campaign on Friday from Kairana in neighbouring Shamli district.
Taking its fight against BJP to newer pastures, Aam Aadmi Party led by Arvind Kejriwal will "actively campaign" against the saffron party in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, though it will not enter the electoral arena.
The supporters raised pro-Mulayam slogans, however, they did not raise any slogan against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh or Ram Gopal Yadav.
After flip-flopping over Priyanka Gandhi's involvement in the upcoming election, Congress leader Raj Babbar confirmed on Friday confirmed that Priyanka will be promoting the party's agenda
Rs 500, Rs 1,000 ban: Reaction to Modi's demonetisation move shows how it has upset upcoming elections
Thanks to demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, the upcoming assembly elections in UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa will also test political parties and their candidates on if or not they can deliver without distributing cash
Rs 1,000, Rs 500 notes banned: Crackdown on black money spells trouble for political parties in poll bound UP
Lead players in the poll-bound state are re-working their strategies on how to manage the campaign with less money with Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes becoming illegal.
BSP president Mayawati said she would order a probe into the various economic decisions taken by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in the run up to the state Assembly elections, if voted to power
Amar Singh might not be the ideal politician but SP needs him. Here is a brief history of their love-hate relationship.
Is Samajwadi Party heading for split? After day-long drama, Mulayam Singh keeps everyone in suspense
Ahead of the Assembly polls, ruling Samajwadi Party today appeared to be headed for a split, with chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and his party supremo and father Mulayam Singh engaging in a face-off by sacking each other's loyalists Shivpal Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav.
Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Pujab, Manipur and Uttarakhand will go to polls simultaneously, most likely in February-March next, commencing shortly after the presentation of the Union Budget on 1 February
Caste overwhelms every other consideration to an extent that we can only watch stupefied as this virus mutates and resists all treatments based on common sense and the fact that we all bleed red.
The Congress, immersed in a permanent state of crisis, may well elude Kishor’s efforts to makeover its image. Neither Nitish Kumar nor Narendra Modi (whose campaigns were to a large extent driven by Kishor,) were in as dire straits as the Congress leadership is in today.