UP Polls

  • 'Khurshid's remarks created unprecedented scene' May 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming as a closed chapter the issue of Law Minister Salman Khurshid's remarks during UP polls "challenging" the Election Commission, CEC S Y Quraishi on Monday justified taking up the issue with the President saying the "unprecedented" situation warranted such a step. "Here was a Law Minister who was...
  • Connect with party workers: Antony panel to Cong May 7, 2012

    New Delhi: No nepotism in distributing tickets, declaring candidates almost a year before polls, easy accessibility of the CM, PCC chief and CLP leaders to party workers and strict enforcement of discipline are some of the recommendations of the Congress committee that went into party's debacle in Uttar Pradesh. The report...
  • Is Cong in denial over Rahul's responsibility for poll debacle? May 2, 2012

    The Antony Committee set up to look into the Congress's poll losses in the recent state elections has given a clean chit to Rahul Gandhi. ...
  • Those who hurt Cong will be shown the door: Rahul May 2, 2012

    Amethi: Facing a barrage of complaints against locallevel leaders, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday promised that those who harmed the party during the elections would be identified and shown the door. Continuing the review of the justconcluded elections in Uttar Pradesh in which his party fared dismally even in...
  • UP: Rahul advises party workers to shun groupism May 2, 2012

    Amethi: Undeterred by the poll debacle in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday advised party workers to shun groupism and strengthen the organisation. "You all should shun groupism and work unitedly to strengthen the party. Some changes are in the offing to strengthen the organisation...I want...
  • UP: Rahul undertakes 1st visit after poll defeat April 30, 2012

    Lucknow: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday arrived on a threeday visit of his Parliamentary constituency Amethi, the first after his party's dismal show in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election. The Congress General Secretary will meet party workers and review the party's performance during his visit. "During the visit to the constituency,...
  • Rahul Gandhi to visit Amethi from April 30 April 26, 2012

    Lucknow: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit his Parliamentary constituency Amethi from April 30 to May 2 for the first time since his party's drubbing in the recent Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. According to Gandhi's office in New Delhi, he will interact with party workers in his Parliamentary Constituency. This...
  • Mayawati resigns from UP Legislative Council April 16, 2012

    Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP supremo Mayawati, who has been elected to the Rajya Sabha, has resigned from the membership of the state Legislative Council. "The resignation signed by Mayawati was received on April 12 and notification in this regard has been issued," sources in the Vidhan Parishad...
  • Muslim quota issue could've led to UP defeat: Rahul April 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has admitted that the issues of Batla House encounter and 9 per cent quota for Muslims could have led to the poll defeat in Uttar Pradesh. Sources said that the Congress meeting felt that 'confusion' over minority subquota cost the party dear. Rahul Gandhi...
  • UP Cong ministers criticise Khurshid, Beni Prasad April 6, 2012

    New Delhi: A blamegame over the Congress debacle in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls began on Friday when Rahul Gandhi sets out on the task of analysing the outcome which has come as a rude shock to the party. Sources said that MLAs have criticised comments by senior ministers like Salman...
  • Rahul Gandhi to begin review of UP poll debacle April 5, 2012

    New Delhi: A blamegame over the Congress debacle in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls is expected to begin on Thursday when Rahul Gandhi sets out on the task of analysing the outcome which has come as a rude shock to the party. Gandhi, who led the party in the crucial polls, will...
  • Rahul to analyse UP poll rout at Cong meet April 3, 2012

    New Delhi: With the rout in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls coming as a shock to the Congress, Rahul Gandhi will be analysing the outcome at a meeting of party leaders in New Delhi on April 6 in a move to set the house in order ahead of the Lok Sabha...
  • Azam Khan to install complaint boxes outside office March 20, 2012

    Rampur: Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan said on Tuesday he would look into complaints regarding land mafias and police atrocities on the people of his constiuency. Khan, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Urban Development, Waqf and Minorities' welfare, said that three boxes will be kept at his office wherein people would...
  • Will make UP crime free, says police chief March 19, 2012

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh's new police chief Ambreesh Chandra Sharma on Monday pledged to help make the country's most populous state crime free. Talking to reporters after taking charge, Sharma said law and order was his biggest priority. "I would like to assure the people that police would work towards making Uttar...
  • Mulayam warns ministers against celebratory firing March 19, 2012

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party Supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said strict action could be initiated against ministers if any celebratory firing takes place during their felicitation. "The ministers involved in such an act creating inconvenience to people will not be tolerated. We will take strict action those ministers and they can...
  • SP workers brandish guns at a victory rally March 19, 2012

    Samajwadi Party workers were on Sunday seen brandishing guns at MLA Mehboob Ali's victory rally on the LucknowDelhi road. ...
  • UP: Akhilesh keeps bulk of ministries for himself March 18, 2012

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday kept the bulk of ministries, including the key Home and Finance, with him. Interestingly, controversial independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya, who was jailed by previous chief minister Mayawati and against whom there are pending criminal cases of attempt...
  • Azam Khan takes oath as UP minister March 18, 2012

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan on Sunday took oath as a Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister for the second time following the fiasco on the first occasion when he had not taken the pledge of secrecy and office as per the Constitutional procedures. Khan was administered oath by Governor BL...
  • Azam Khan to take oath again as UP minister March 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Samjawadi Party leader Azam Khan will be swornin again on Sunday as a Uttar Pradesh cabinet member. That is because he did not fully read out his oath during the March 15 ceremony. A PIL brought this to notice after which the Governor's office looked into the recordings...
  • UP: Akhilesh Yadav sets fresh rules for SP workers March 17, 2012

    Lucknow: Haunted by the spectre of a repeat of hooliganism that marred the the 20042007 tenure of the Samajwadi Party government, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday issued fresh guidelines with regard to putting up of hoardings and use of party flags on vehicles and asked them to...
  • Akhilesh takes charge of UP, SP workers create ruckus March 15, 2012

    Lucknow: It was high drama in Lucknow on Thursday as the Samajwadi Party workers created a ruckus after Akhilesh Yadav's oathtaking ceremony. Despite promises to restore law and order, several ministers with criminal records were sworn into the new Cabinet as well. Another surprising element of the oathtaking ceremony was that...
  • Akhilesh Yadav takes oath as UP Chief Minister March 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday took his oath to office in Lucknow to become the youngest Chief Minister of India's largest state, Uttar Pradesh. A total of 47 ministers have sworn in, including 19 Cabinet ministers and 28 MOS, along with Akhilesh Yadav. Akhilesh led his party...
  • Akhilesh to take charge as youngest UP CM today March 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav will take charge on Thursday as the youngest Chief Minister of India's largest state, Uttar Pradesh. Akhilesh will take his oath to office in Lucknow. Akhileshs father Mulayam Singh Yadav has indicated that the cabinet will be a small one, with his uncle Shivpal...
  • Maya eyes national role, files nomination for RS March 13, 2012

    Lucknow: Making her move to national politics after electoral debacle of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh, party chief and outgoing Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday filed her nomination for a Raya Sabha seat. Mayawati said being in Delhi will help her focus more on UP's problems and concentrate...
  • Akhilesh invites Left leaders for swearingin March 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh chief ministerdesignate and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav is expected to meet senior Left Front leaders in New Delhi on Tuesday, adding to speculation of the formation of a Third Front. Akhilesh is scheduled to go to the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPI(M)) office to invite party...
  • UP polls: Cong pulls up Sultanpur MP Sanjay Singh March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Sanjay Singh, Congress MP from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh, has been asked to explain his comments on the party's performance in the state's Assembly election. Sanjay Singh had claimed that internal sabotage was to blame for the Congress's poor show in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections while coming down heavily...
  • Third Front good for India: Akhilesh Yadav March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav on Monday backed the idea of Third Front and said it was a good step for India. "Third Front is a good step for the country, but for SP Uttar Pradesh is the priority," Akhilesh Yadav said. This came a day after party supremo...
  • RSS slams BJP, praises Modi's style of governance March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The RSS has slammed the BJP leadership for its poor performance in the recently concluded Assembly Elections. In its mouthpiece the Organiser, the Sangh said lack of leadership was the cause of the BJP's defeat in Uttar Pradesh. It said that the BJP could have doubled its tally if...
  • Ashutosh: Anna stir foretold Rahul's UP debacle March 12, 2012

    Anna had made a solid dent in Rahul's image. New York Times wrote on 28 August 2011, 'For Mr Gandhi, the crisis interrupted what was widely assumed to be his own coming out as the new leader of the Congress . . . Instead, Mr Hazare upended the political landscape...
  • Honouring people's faith our priority: Akhilesh March 11, 2012

    Lucknow: Chief Ministerdesignate Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said his priority will be to steer Uttar Pradesh on the path of development and fulfil the aspirations of people who have reposed faith in Samajwadi Party. Parrying questions whether SP was trying to forge a third front as it was emerging as a...