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BSP chief Mayawati comes out in support of SP leader Azam Khan, accuses UP government of targeting opponents
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BSP chief Mayawati comes out in support of SP leader Azam Khan, accuses UP government of targeting opponents

Mayawati also hit out at the BJP government for allegedly targeting the poor, Dalits, tribals and Muslims and harassment of its political opponents

'Never dreamt of becoming India's President': Mayawati slams Akhilesh Yadav
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'Never dreamt of becoming India's President': Mayawati slams Akhilesh Yadav

Mayawati's remarks come a day after Yadav said that BSP had transferred its votes to the BJP in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls and it will now be interesting to see whether the BJP makes Mayawati the president or not in return

‘Anti-Dalit’ Congress didn’t offer CM post, never invited BSP for alliance, says Mayawati as she junks Rahul Gandhi’s claim
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‘Anti-Dalit’ Congress didn’t offer CM post, never invited BSP for alliance, says Mayawati as she junks Rahul Gandhi’s claim

The former UP chief minister said that Gandhi's comments show his inferior feelings and malevolence towards Dalits and the BSP.

Reached out to Mayawati, offered CM post, she didn’t respond, says Rahul Gandhi
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Reached out to Mayawati, offered CM post, she didn’t respond, says Rahul Gandhi

Taking on Mayawati, he said, "We gave a message to Mayawati to form an alliance and asked her to become the chief minister. She did not even talk to us."

'Will not accept any offer of president's post', says Mayawati
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'Will not accept any offer of president's post', says Mayawati

The term of President Ram Nath Kovind ends on July 24 and elections to the post have to held before that

Meet Punjab's Bhagwant Mann's new cabinet: From dentist to eye surgeon, a look at the new MLAs
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Meet Punjab's Bhagwant Mann's new cabinet: From dentist to eye surgeon, a look at the new MLAs

Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered the oath of office and secrecy to the ministers in the Raj Bhawan.

Punjab's Bhagwant Mann-led cabinet inducts ten AAP MLAs, including eight first-timers
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Punjab's Bhagwant Mann-led cabinet inducts ten AAP MLAs, including eight first-timers

Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered the oath of office and secrecy to the ministers at Punjab Bhawan

Assembly election results 2022: Time for new politics, not just new leaders
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Assembly election results 2022: Time for new politics, not just new leaders

Narendra Modi has changed the paradigm of Indian politics and initiated a new politics based on economic well-being and last-mile targeted delivery that has dismantled old politics of feudalism, favouritism, casteism and rhetorics

Assembly election results 2022: Making sense of the 'waveless' BJP sweep
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Assembly election results 2022: Making sense of the 'waveless' BJP sweep

The key takeaway from the present election is that the phase of BJP waves that can be sensed is over. The reason: a wave is sensed when there is change

2022 Assembly elections mandate shows Yogi is king in North and AAP is harbinger of hope
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2022 Assembly elections mandate shows Yogi is king in North and AAP is harbinger of hope

Yogi Adityanath has emerged as the new hero figure of the right, and Arvind Kejriwal willy-nilly of the centre-left, with significant implications for national politics.

2022 Assembly poll results: Seven reasons why BJP won Uttar Pradesh
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2022 Assembly poll results: Seven reasons why BJP won Uttar Pradesh

The real trench warfare was between the Samajwadi Party and the BJP. Priyanka Gandhi did try to revive the Congress but its virtual absence at the grassroots was a major setback. Mayawati’s political decimation trotted up BJP’s numbers

Uttar Pradesh Assembly election results 2022: BSP ends with one seat, and about 13% vote share
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Uttar Pradesh Assembly election results 2022: BSP ends with one seat, and about 13% vote share

However, the BSP has managed to secure the third-highest vote share by bagging 12.9 per cent of the total votes polled in the state elections, according to the Election Commission figures.

How 2022 UP win puts Yogi on national stage for 2029 — and he may be challenged by Kejriwal
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How 2022 UP win puts Yogi on national stage for 2029 — and he may be challenged by Kejriwal

The real significance for 2022 UP results is not 2024 but 2029, for which the BJP already has a leader in Yogi Adityanath. Kejriwal, if he plays well and with patience, could become his opposition

Head-on | 2022 Assembly election results: Modi magic holds sway as Yogi bucks 37-year-old jinx in UP
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Head-on | 2022 Assembly election results: Modi magic holds sway as Yogi bucks 37-year-old jinx in UP

Punjab goes the AAP way as Kejriwal ensures he doesn’t repeat the mistakes he made in the last election when his party won just 20 seats out of 117

Uttar Pradesh Assembly election results 2022: From 206 in 2007 to 1 in 2022, how Mayawati’s star has fallen
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Uttar Pradesh Assembly election results 2022: From 206 in 2007 to 1 in 2022, how Mayawati’s star has fallen

The BSP has put up its worst performance to date, with winning just one seat. The once powerful and first female Dalit chief minister now faces an existential crisis

Assembly Election Result 2022: When and where to watch live results for UP, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, Manipur
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Assembly Election Result 2022: When and where to watch live results for UP, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, Manipur

All eyes are on the election results and which party will form the government in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur

Assembly elections 2022: Nothing new in Akhilesh Yadav's EVM fraud claim; a look back at the use of EVMs and the many tampering allegations
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Assembly elections 2022: Nothing new in Akhilesh Yadav's EVM fraud claim; a look back at the use of EVMs and the many tampering allegations

The veracity of Electronic Voting Machines, first used as an experiment in 1982 in India, has been questioned several times in the past — from LK Advani in 2009 to the Opposition in 2017 during the Assembly elections

As exit polls predict Uttarakhand cliffhanger, Congress and BJP huddle in closed-door meets
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As exit polls predict Uttarakhand cliffhanger, Congress and BJP huddle in closed-door meets

Some of the surveys gave an edge to the BJP while others indicated a close fight and a possible hung Assembly

Exit Polls hint at unprecedented times ahead in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab
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Exit Polls hint at unprecedented times ahead in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab

While Uttar Pradesh is likely to see the return of an incumbent chief minister after completing his full five-year term, one may see a change in the binary nature of Punjab politics so far dominated by Congress and Akali Dal

Ghosespot | What if BJP performs poorly in state polls and loses Uttar Pradesh
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Ghosespot | What if BJP performs poorly in state polls and loses Uttar Pradesh

Here is what we can expect the Narendra Modi government to do if the Assembly elections do not go according to its plans