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Populism picks up ahead of polls as Union Budget, state budgets in UP, Rajasthan, Bengal, MP hand out goodies
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Populism picks up ahead of polls as Union Budget, state budgets in UP, Rajasthan, Bengal, MP hand out goodies

The Lok Sabha election is upon India and if the government at the Centre and in the states of Assam, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bengal and Uttar Pradesh are any indication, then populist budgetary allocations and scheme announcements are what parties in power are banking on as a surefire way of garnering votes.

UP govt asks anti-Romeo squads not to use inhumane measures
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UP govt asks anti-Romeo squads not to use inhumane measures

The guidelines have been issued after the intervention of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath amidst reports of harassment by anti-Romeo squads.

UP farm loan waiver: PM Modi has put Yogi Adityanath in a spot; there isn’t an easy escape
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UP farm loan waiver: PM Modi has put Yogi Adityanath in a spot; there isn’t an easy escape

Modi was the face of BJP, but, Yogi is the one who will have to answer to the poor farmers of UP who would have voted to the party in the hope of getting their loans waived. Hence, the buck stops at Yogi, not Modi.

UP Election 2017: Will 'imported' candidates help or hurt BJP?
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UP Election 2017: Will 'imported' candidates help or hurt BJP?

“Choubey gaye Chhabbey banane, Dubey banker lautey”. Those who know colloquial Hindi will understand the nuance of this wise, age-old adage instantly. And those who don’t, here is a close English parallel that explains BJP’s current predicament in battleground Uttar Pradesh: “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”.

Uttar Pradesh Election 2017: Defiant Akhilesh releases own list of 235 candidates
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Uttar Pradesh Election 2017: Defiant Akhilesh releases own list of 235 candidates

Mulayam Singh had, in his press meet on Wednesday, ruled out projection of Akhilesh as the party's chief ministerial candidate.

Uttar Pradesh polls: Amit Shah targets SP, BSP, Congress for ganging up against BJP in state
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Uttar Pradesh polls: Amit Shah targets SP, BSP, Congress for ganging up against BJP in state

BJP president Amit Shah targeted Rahul Gandhi, saying that instead of embarking on roadshows against demonetisation, the Congress vice-president should take out "yatras against unemployment, poverty and starvation

BJP settled black money before note ban announcement: Mayawati
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BJP settled black money before note ban announcement: Mayawati

Mayawati claimed the Modi government took the demonetisation decision in a hurry with "hundred percent" political interests of BJP in mind.

Akhilesh Yadav's rath yatra: Mulayam Singh flags off rally with Shivpal in show of unity
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Akhilesh Yadav's rath yatra: Mulayam Singh flags off rally with Shivpal in show of unity

Seeking to send a message of unity in the ruling Samajwadi Party which has been battling a bitter power struggle, Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday flagged off Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's rath yatra in the presence of state SP chief Shivpal Yadav.

BJP attacks Mayawati for her comments, says she is communalising UP polls campaign
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BJP attacks Mayawati for her comments, says she is communalising UP polls campaign

BJP on Sunday accused Mayawati of "communalising" the Uttar Pradesh election campaign after she made overtures to Muslims at a rally, and claimed development is the main poll agenda over which people will vote for the saffron outfit as both SP and BSP have failed on this count.