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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

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

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

UP Assembly Elections 2022: Yogi Adityanath breaks the ‘Noida jinx’; what is it and how did former CMs fall for it?
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UP Assembly Elections 2022: Yogi Adityanath breaks the ‘Noida jinx’; what is it and how did former CMs fall for it?

In UP political circles, there was a myth that any chief minister who visited Noida would lose. But several visits to the city did not stop Yogi Adityanath from winning

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

UP Assembly Elections 2022: With exit polls favouring BJP, stage set for counting of votes in Uttar Pradesh
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UP Assembly Elections 2022: With exit polls favouring BJP, stage set for counting of votes in Uttar Pradesh

Almost all the exit polls have predicted that the BJP will return to power. They have forecast an increase in Samajwadi Party's tally but not enough to form the government.

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

Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022: 21.55% polling recorded in first four hours of voting in UP
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Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022: 21.55% polling recorded in first four hours of voting in UP

A total of 613 candidates are in the fray on various seats, including those falling in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary segment Varanasi

Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022: Voting begins for last phase; 613 candidates in fray on 54 seats
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Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022: Voting begins for last phase; 613 candidates in fray on 54 seats

The districts going to the polls in this phase are Azamgarh, Mau, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Chandauli, Varanasi, Mirzapur, Bhadohi and Sonbhadra.

UP Assembly elections: Seventh and final phase of polls tomorrow; 54 seats, including Varanasi in fray
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UP Assembly elections: Seventh and final phase of polls tomorrow; 54 seats, including Varanasi in fray

Polling will start at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm in Azamgarh, Mau, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Chandauli, Varanasi, Mirzapur, Bhadohi and Sonbhadra districts.

Different hues of UP politics: From disciplined BSP cadre to boisterous slogan-shouting SP supporters
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Different hues of UP politics: From disciplined BSP cadre to boisterous slogan-shouting SP supporters

BSP rallies are marked by disciplined and the low-key approach of its cadre, with crowds sitting in neat rows and remaining silent particularly when Mayawati is speaking