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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
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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.

Uttar Pradesh: Akhilesh Yadav's own house divided, SP chief makes bid for Opposition unity against Yogi Adityanath govt
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Uttar Pradesh: Akhilesh Yadav's own house divided, SP chief makes bid for Opposition unity against Yogi Adityanath govt

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party chief Shivpal Yadav has claimed that he was not invited to the legislative meet, which elected Akhilesh Yadav as Leader of Opposition

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

BJP sweeps UP polls 2022: How CM Yogi Adityanath won a historic second term
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BJP sweeps UP polls 2022: How CM Yogi Adityanath won a historic second term

Apart from becoming the first chief minister to retain power in Uttar Pradesh since the 1985 assembly elections, he is the only CM of the state with a full five years in the office to win the subsequent election and hold on to it.

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

Assembly Election results 2022: How Punjab and Uttar Pradesh wins catapult Kejriwal and Yogi to the national stage
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Assembly Election results 2022: How Punjab and Uttar Pradesh wins catapult Kejriwal and Yogi to the national stage

The two state leaders have done the unthinkable in 2022. While Yogi Adityanath has become the first chief minister in Uttar Pradesh to be re-elected, Arvind Kejriwal's AAP has become the first regional party to win a second state

Assembly Elections 2022: Yogi gives Narendra Modi the key to 2024 poll vault
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Assembly Elections 2022: Yogi gives Narendra Modi the key to 2024 poll vault

The results show that the BJP is the recent past, present, and future. The Congress is dead and regional parties are just about getting by

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: BJP to win 80% seats, Opposition to share 20%, reiterates Yogi Adityanath
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Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections: BJP to win 80% seats, Opposition to share 20%, reiterates Yogi Adityanath

The UP chief minister said that he did not feel threatened by the Opposition as people had seen their real faces

UP Election 2022 Voting Updates: Voting percentage at 53.31% till 5 pm
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UP Election 2022 Voting Updates: Voting percentage at 53.31% till 5 pm

UP Election 2022 Voting LIVE Updates: Ambedkar Nagar so far has seen the highest voter turnout at almost 59 per cent and at 48.41 per cent Balrampur has the lowest voter turnout

2022 Uttar Pradesh elections: BJP is a favourite, but SP may be no pushover this time
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2022 Uttar Pradesh elections: BJP is a favourite, but SP may be no pushover this time

The BJP had a huge lead over the SP in 2017, and it would require a major upset for the SP to turn the tables on the party

Ukraine crisis: India will not spare any effort to bring citizens home, says PM Modi
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Ukraine crisis: India will not spare any effort to bring citizens home, says PM Modi

Addressing election rallies in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra and Ghazipur districts, Modi spoke of the government's rescue efforts in the wake of the Russian military offensive against Ukraine

The three faces of Uttar Pradesh mafia: Mukhtar Ansari, Ateeq Ahmed and Azam Khan
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The three faces of Uttar Pradesh mafia: Mukhtar Ansari, Ateeq Ahmed and Azam Khan

Mukhtar Ansari has assiduously built a political constituency around the Varanasi-Mau-Ghazipur-Jaunpur region. Ateeq Ahmed too has an interesting pedigree. As for Azam Khan, he has 80 legal cases against him.

UP polls: Sudden spark in BSP’s campaigning shows Mayawati may be back in electoral game
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UP polls: Sudden spark in BSP’s campaigning shows Mayawati may be back in electoral game

Although the BSP seems to have gained some momentum, it is largely the product of external factors rather than internal efforts of the party