Given the scale of BJP's campaign, it was expected to make it to the top. But not many would have predicted a respectable second place finish for BSP.
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has scored a quiet but significant victory in the biennial election for five seats in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council.
For Congress, this is definitely not a good news, and that too at a time when rival parties are claiming the party is nearly done in Uttar Pradesh.
The order on the Samajwadi Party symbol is most likely to be delivered on Monday, a day ahead of the start of filing of nominations for the first phase of election in UP which will have seven phases in all.
The poll panel made it clear that such images or hoardings "undoubtedly amount to their individual/party election campaign at public cost".
While Mulayam Singh on Monday made a U-turn and declared that Akhilesh Yadav would be the Chief Minister if the party won the assembly polls, the Akhilesh camp is reportedly not convinced about the change of heart.
Earlier in the day, Mulayam Monday insisted he had no differences with his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav but admitted to fissures within the party.
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Since the Union Budget is a central activity, any sops announced in it for the citizens of the country, without being specific to the poll-bound states should be not be seen as a violation of the code.
Ruling out declaring a CM candidate in the poll bound state, Naidu said The "real alignment" is in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who he described as the "mascot of development" and a "bigger face".
The supporters raised pro-Mulayam slogans, however, they did not raise any slogan against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh or Ram Gopal Yadav.
With the crucial assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh just around the corner, the BJP's grass root level cadre in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency here shall be looking forward to receiving from him the mantra for electoral success on Thursday.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said on Thursday that if an "alliance" with the Congress takes shape in the state before the assembly elections, the opposition parties will face a humiliating defeat
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
Akhilesh in his letter to the party chief points out that the SP vikas rath yatra was initially planned from 3 October, which got delayed due to "certain reasons."
Muslims should not waste their vote as there is infighting in Samajwadi Party and Congress lacks a voter base in Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati told a huge gathering at her Lucknow rally.
Uttar Pradesh continues to witness ‘politics of trivialities’ non-stop. Issues, which would otherwise appear as silly, laughable, mundane or even stupid, are being thrown up to score brownie points against political adversaries.
In the past one year, the UP government denied him permission to hold public meetings more than a dozen times on the grounds that he would deliver incendiary speeches of the kind he had made in the past. But is Owaisi really losing much by not sharing his wisdom at public meetings?
Congress' chief ministerial candidate for Uttar Pradesh, Sheila Dikshit, had a narrow escape on Sunday, suffering minor injuries after a makeshift platform collapsed during a roadshow