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UP Assembly bypolls: With BSP ending alliance with SP, parties gear up for a four-cornered contest in 12 seats
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UP Assembly bypolls: With BSP ending alliance with SP, parties gear up for a four-cornered contest in 12 seats

With the end of the alliance between the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, the upcoming bypolls to 12 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh are likely to witness a four-cornered contest.

Uttar Pradesh Assembly election: All signs point to February polls in major battleground
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Uttar Pradesh Assembly election: All signs point to February polls in major battleground

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

Triple Talaq: Allahabad HC's observation could dictate political narrative ahead of Uttar Pradesh polls
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Triple Talaq: Allahabad HC's observation could dictate political narrative ahead of Uttar Pradesh polls

Allahabad High Court's judgment calling triple talaq 'unconstitutional' will have its own bearing on the political scenario in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

Break the SP-BSP trap, BJP will turn Uttar Pradesh to Uttam Pradesh in 10 years: PM Modi
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Break the SP-BSP trap, BJP will turn Uttar Pradesh to Uttam Pradesh in 10 years: PM Modi

To woo voters ahead of the Assembly polls due early next year, Modi said like in Lok Sabha polls, this time also the picture is clear as on one side there is a party which is worried about its "family" and the other is for the "chair".

Samajwadi Party feud: Challenging Mulayam may prove to be Akhilesh Yadav's undoing
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Samajwadi Party feud: Challenging Mulayam may prove to be Akhilesh Yadav's undoing

Akhilesh Yadav is sure to rue his decision of challenging his father Mulayam, who, despite of his ageing is matchless in his cunning and survival instincts.

Akhilesh-Shivpal feud has revived letter writing in UP politics, but it's a transient phase
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Akhilesh-Shivpal feud has revived letter writing in UP politics, but it's a transient phase

One positive of the fracas at Mulayam Singh Yadav's household is that it has revived the dying tradition of communicating in politics through letter-writing

Samajwadi Party rift: Mulayam Singh Yadav aide hits out at Akhilesh's 'sycophants'
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Samajwadi Party rift: Mulayam Singh Yadav aide hits out at Akhilesh's 'sycophants'

Malik's response comes after a letter was written by, a young MLC considered close to Akhilesh, in which has asked Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav to step down

Samajwadi Party MLC says black magic by Yadav family members led to Mulayam-Akhilesh feud
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Samajwadi Party MLC says black magic by Yadav family members led to Mulayam-Akhilesh feud

In a strong worded, four-page letter to Mulayam Singh, SP MLC Uday Pratap has made allegations against the Yadav family for souring relations with Akhilesh.

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: BJP rabble rousers are stupidly making it a Ram Vs Ambedkar battle
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Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: BJP rabble rousers are stupidly making it a Ram Vs Ambedkar battle

It seems that BJP has lost the plot in UP because if Lord Ram is pitted against Periyar, Phule or Ambedkar, Mayawati would emerge as the clear winner.

Ram temple issue bounces back in poll-bound UP, 'not BJP's political agenda' says Mahesh Sharma
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Ram temple issue bounces back in poll-bound UP, 'not BJP's political agenda' says Mahesh Sharma

Ahead of UP polls and despite assertions that "Ramayana museum" being planned for the communally-sensitive town of Ayodhya "is not the political agenda" of BJP, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma on Tuesday said fortunate are those who get a chance to do "Ram ka kaam" (serve Ram).

Congress plans to cash in on Indira Gandhi’s charisma ahead of Uttar Pradesh polls
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Congress plans to cash in on Indira Gandhi’s charisma ahead of Uttar Pradesh polls

Congress is digging up the virtues of Indira Gandhi's rule to arm the Grand Old Party’s year-long campaign to celebrate the former PM’s birth centenary.

Despite Akhilesh's resistance, SP to ally with Qaumi Ekta Dal in Uttar Pradesh polls
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Despite Akhilesh's resistance, SP to ally with Qaumi Ekta Dal in Uttar Pradesh polls

However, despite all the visible differences, Akhilesh's uncle Shivpal Yadav played down reports of "differences" within the party, saying "Everything is all right.

Uttar Pradesh polls: Politics of counter polarisation dictating campaign strategies for BJP, BSP and Samajwadi Party
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Uttar Pradesh polls: Politics of counter polarisation dictating campaign strategies for BJP, BSP and Samajwadi Party

Parties like BJP, BSP and SP are employing politics of counter polarisation in thier campaign strategies for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly electons.

SP drama: Akhilesh Yadav is a man of his own, daddy Mulayam should stop hand-holding
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SP drama: Akhilesh Yadav is a man of his own, daddy Mulayam should stop hand-holding

Mulayam Singh will go down in history as a father who didn't want his son to mature into a man. But Akhilesh is apparently cut out with a different mettle.

Opposition disturbed by Rahul Gandhi's 'successful' road show in UP: Congress
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Opposition disturbed by Rahul Gandhi's 'successful' road show in UP: Congress

The Opposition's attack against Rahul Gandhi's 'Kisan Yatra' in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh shows that they are rattled by the good response being received by him from the public, party leader Rajiv Shukla said on Monday.

Rahul Gandhi sounds poll bugle in UP, starts off 'Kisan yatra'
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Rahul Gandhi sounds poll bugle in UP, starts off 'Kisan yatra'

Rahul gandhi's 'Deoria to Dilli yatra' is part of the Congress campaign to end its 27-year exile from power in Uttar Pradesh.

Cow politics: Narendra Modi and the tough act of balancing Dalit anger with antagonistic Hindu right
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Cow politics: Narendra Modi and the tough act of balancing Dalit anger with antagonistic Hindu right

Mobilisation of Dalit anger is one aspect Modi cannot afford to neglect. In order to expand base, the BJP must look beyond its core Hindutva ideology. And Modi must hang on to his Dalit base who backed him in a large way during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Crisis in Congress leadership is evident despite an impressive Varanasi road show
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Crisis in Congress leadership is evident despite an impressive Varanasi road show

Pushing 70 and indisposed, it would have been understandable had Congress president given the road show a miss. But while it shows her commitment and energy, it equally points to the crisis in leadership within the party.

Sonia Gandhi falls ill, cuts short roadshow in Varanasi, PM Modi wishes her quick recovery
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Sonia Gandhi falls ill, cuts short roadshow in Varanasi, PM Modi wishes her quick recovery

Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday called off her Varanasi roadshow mid-way due to high fever. The Congress President was in Varanasi to launch INC's UP campaign.

Dayashankar, Mayawati and the abject politics of abuse and counter-abuse
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Dayashankar, Mayawati and the abject politics of abuse and counter-abuse

A defiant Mayawati ruled out taking any action against her party workers and seemed to suggest that Singh's family members were themselves to blame for the abuse hurled against them