Abhishek Patni

  • Bypoll shocker for BJP, time for introspection

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    As a thumb rule bypolls are never an indication of the mood of the voters and outcome of these elections is largely based on local...

  • Varanasi reflects national mood but will it bless Narendra Modi? 24-03-2014 10:58 AM

    New Delhi: Perhaps the biggest battle in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections would be the battle for Varanasi. The temple town of Varanasi is believed to be the oldest living city in the world and as election frenzy reaches its zenith, the town is geared up to face one of...
  • Uttar Pradesh: BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi's most crucial battle 15-03-2014 09:00 AM

    As the Lok Sabha elections are round the corner, Uttar Pradesh has suddenly become the hot topic of discussion. BJP is going all out to capture power at the Centre by aiming to win maximum number of seats in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. With as many as 80 Lok...
  • PM's press conference: Speech of a defeated General?

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    As Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh addresses his first formal press conference after a gap of almost four years it is time to ponder if...

  • Ayodhya 1992: Why India changed for ever

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    The year was 1992, place Lucknow. We were four friends - all studying in ISC final year in St Francis College. Like any normal student...

  • Two UPA ministers join clamour for smaller states after Telangana 01-08-2013 08:15 AM

    New Delhi: A day after the Congress Working Committee endorsed the decision to create a separate state of Telangana, two UPA ministers have jumped into the clamour for smaller states while demands for separate states in other parts of the country have been intensifying. The Congress's decision is a move...
  • UP Polls 2012: Maths of multi-cornered political battle

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    Two month long exciting phase of elections in India's five states has finally come to an end. These elections have been a nightmare for the...

  • UP elections: The King and The Joker

    Abhi's Blog |  Abhishek Patni
    Perhaps for first time, an election is not only being keenly contested but also being even more keenly discussed - from paan shops to party...

  • Elections a family affair in Uttar Pradesh

    Abhi's Blog |  Abhishek Patni
    The first recorded dynasty in India is the Nair Dynasty which ruled the South Indian state of Kerala from the pre-Vedic age to the 18th...

  • Rahul criticises Maya govt, BSP calls him a liar 17-05-2011 07:02 AM

    New Delhi: The tug of war over Uttar Pradesh is now getting intense and venomous. Taking a eight-member delegation of farmers from Bhatta Parsaul to meet the Prime Minister, Rahul Gandhi on Monday openly accused UP chief minister Mayawati of State oppression. He even charged that 74 farmers have been...
  • UP: blame game over train mishap 02-02-2011 01:24 PM

    Bareilly: Seventeen job seekers traveling on roof of a train got killed in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. Lakhs of youth had come to UP to attend a recruitment camp organized by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) at Bareilly. While UP government has blamed the central para military force for utter...
  • When will Rahul Gandhi play mixed doubles?

    Abhi's Blog |  Abhishek Patni
    We live in a country where people seem to be obsessed with politicians, their lives and their past lives. And, perhaps no other family in...

  • A long queue awaits Kasab

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    On Thursday morning millions of Indians remained glued to their TV sets to see whether India's most wanted man - Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab --...

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  • Nano means small, and small means development

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    Uttarakhand was once a state reliant on the money order economy and huge liquor revenues. Today the hill state has come a long way. And...

  • State Diary: Mayawati, the Inside story 21-08-2008 02:23 PM

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  • Mayawati: The Inside Story

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    Letter from the states: Uttar Pradesh The year was 2001. I was attending Mayawati's press conference in Lucknow. Quite unlike her lavish PCs held ...

  • Who is Mayawatis heir? Its not apparent 09-08-2008 11:32 PM

    The buzz is CM successors is around 36 and a UP legislative council member. ...
  • For SP, no Ncashing in Muslim votebank | State Diary 05-07-2008 08:56 AM

    Yorkshire produced a clinically all-round performance to defeat Uva Next by five wickets in the Champions League Twenty20's opening qualifying match. ...