UP Polls

  • How I was looking for Rahul, and found Akhilesh

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    When Rahul Gandhi first appeared on India's political scene, he was projected as the new-age neta, the politician that we never had. There was and...

  • UP Polls 2012: Maths of multi-cornered political battle

    Abhi's Blog |  Abhishek Patni
    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...

  • FTN: Is Akhilesh Yadav emerging as the game changer in UP?

    Tonight at 10 pm CNN-IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts, if Akhilesh Yadav emerging as the game changer in UP?...
  • Battle for UP reaches midpoint: Is UP heading for a fractured verdict?

    Tonight at 10 pm CNN-IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts, if Uttar Pradesh is heading for a fractured verdict. ...
  • UP elections 2012: trial by fire

    After the Break |  Ashutosh
    A teary-eyed Congress as election fever heats up in Uttar Pradesh. Two rounds of votes have been polled. Congress continues to cling on to its...

  • Decoding the media's Priyanka mania

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In 1999, we experienced a 'television moment'. We were covering Sonia Gandhi's Amethi campaign when we happened to meet her daughter Priyanka. For the next...

  • Battle for the states: Can Mayawati repeat 2007?

    With the big fight for the Uttar Pradesh throne on, the campaigning for the first phase of elections ends on Monday. Sagarika Ghose asks a...
  • Akhilesh's biggest challenge: Undo Mulayam's politics

    After the Break |  Ashutosh
    He was a school teacher, with a love for wrestling. He entered politics and became the Chief Minister of UP. That is a brief introduction...

  • If Uma wins UP, BJP will be the loser

    After the Break |  Ashutosh
    It was nice to see a confident and animated Uma Bharti on TV, again. There was a time when Uma ruled the roost, but soon...

  • Longing for Kanshiram

    After the Break |  Ashutosh
    It's election time in Uttar Pradesh. Mayawati is trying hard to get back to power. However, whenever I think of Maya, my thoughts go to...

  • FTN: Will quotas benefit Muslims?

    Tonight at 10, Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of guests, will quotas benefit Muslims? ...
  • Vajpayee, Modi in BJP list of poll campaigners 09-01-2012 04:20 PM

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is seriously ill for the past two years, and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who did not canvas in the Bihar polls due to objections from ally JD(U), figure in the BJP's list of election campaigners. Vajpayee's name is the first...
  • UP voters question logic behind covering Maya statues 09-01-2012 03:35 PM

    Some voters in Uttar Pradesh have questioned the Election Commission's move, saying it is wasteful expenditure. ...
  • UP polls to be held from Feb 8 to Mar 3 09-01-2012 03:08 PM

    New Delhi: The first phase of Assembly polls in UP which was originally scheduled to be held on February 4 has been shifted to March 3 due to uncertainty over the date of Barawafat festival, the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad. The polls will now start on February 8 instead...
  • Will Rahul Gandhi throw his hat in the ring? 09-01-2012 02:36 PM

    I don't see RG (Rahul Gandhi) taking over a formal position in UP (Uttar Pradesh). The best case scenario that the Congress is hoping for to get a good mandate in UP, which will pave the way for RG's anointment in 2014. But there is always a flip side "...
  • UP: BJP deploys Modi to undo Kushwaha damage 09-01-2012 02:00 PM

    New Delhi: Apparently hoping to undo the damage the party has suffered because of the Kushwaha episode, the BJP has deployed Gujarat CM Narendra Modi for the UP Assembly election campaign. He is expected to start work from next week. Although Modi will be among 40 star BJP campaigners, including...
  • 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...

  • UP polls rescheduled; to begin on February 8 09-01-2012 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: The first phase of Uttar Pradesh's Assembly elections has been postponed and the polls will now be held on February 8 instead of the February 4 because of the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad. The decision was taken after several political parties, especially in Bareilly, gave written undertakings...
  • BJP to launch Parivartan Padyatra in Uttar Pradesh 08-01-2012 11:47 PM

    Lucknow: The BJP on Sunday decided to launch a ten-day Parivartan Padyatra beginning January 10 in assembly segments in Uttar Pradesh going to polls in the first two phases. "The party has decided to organise Padyatra programme between January 10 and 20. It will be kicked off by state party...
  • Only BJP can give good governance: Gadkari 08-01-2012 09:54 PM

    Mumbai: Attacking the Congress over poor governance, BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said that people have lost faith in the government at the Centre and they are looking at BJP with expectations. Addressing an executive meeting of the party in Mumbai, he said "There are issues like poverty, corruption,...
  • UP polls reschuled; EC to announce dates later 08-01-2012 08:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday announced that the first phase of Assembly Election in Uttar Pradesh will not take place on February 4 as scheduled. The change has been announced due to Barawafat festival - the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad. EC will announce the revised schedule...
  • Akhilesh takes centrestage; projects a clean SP 08-01-2012 06:49 PM

    Bijnor: The mascot and the idiom has completely changed. Samajwadi Party's face and heir apparent Akhilesh Yadav is leading the campaign now with Mulayam Singh taking a backseat. Akhilesh also put his foot down and refused to induct the likes of DP Yadav - an image make over to reach...
  • BSP heeds EC order, Maya's statues covered 08-01-2012 05:09 PM

    New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh administration on Sunday started covering the statues of Chief Minister Mayawati and her party symbol elephant. The action follows orders from the Election Commission (EC) in the run up to Assembly Polls. The EC said that all statues must be covered by January 11 without...
  • RLD MP, Ajit Singh's former aide join SP 08-01-2012 02:54 PM

    Lucknow: The RLD suffered a double blow on Sunday with party chief Ajit Singh's close aide Anuradha Chaudhry joining the rival Samajwadi Party and party Rajya Sabha MP Shahid Siddiqui following suit. The two along with MLA Vimlesh Singh joined the party in presence of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav,...
  • Cong-SP alliance in UP possible: Akhilesh Yadav 08-01-2012 01:17 PM

    Bijnaur: With the Congress-TMC alliance already on the verge of breaking down in West Bengal, reports are emerging of another big alliance in the making - a Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance in Uttar Pradesh. SP's state president Akhilesh Yadav said on Saturday an alliance with the Congress was quite possible. He...
  • No room for tainted men in SP: Akhilesh Yadav 08-01-2012 07:41 AM

    Bijnaur: The Samajwadi Party seems to be in no mood to let up on the BJPs Kushwaha debacle. Cashing in on the storm, the SPs new face, Akhilesh Yadav said on Saturday that there was no room for corrupt leaders in his party. Party leaders Shivpal Yadav and Azam Khan...
  • Operation cover up anti-Dalit, says Maya 08-01-2012 06:54 AM

    Lucknow: The Bahujan Samaj Party is livid after the Election Commission decided to cover up all statues of Mayawati to deny any advantage whatsoever. The party says the move is anti-Dalit. Everybody must have seen the curious sight of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati unveiling her own statue in Lucknow...
  • Vinay Katiyar justifies induction of Kushwaha 07-01-2012 10:59 PM

    Lucknow: Justifying induction of tainted former BSP minister Babu Singh Kushwaha into BJP, party vice-president Vinay Katiyar on Saturday said he was brought in as an approver like a government witness. "Like government witness, Babu Singh Kushwaha has been brought in as a witness," Katiyar told reporters here. Katiyar said...
  • UP polls: EC transfers UP DGP, Home Secretary 07-01-2012 10:54 PM

    Lucknow: The Election Commission on Saturday night transferred Uttar Pradesh DGP Brij Lal and Principal Secretary (Home) Kunwar Fateh Bahadur after major opposition parties accused the two officials of working as "agents" of ruling BSP. BSP slammed the EC decision alleging the removal of Lal and Bahadur would "shatter the...
  • EC's decision biased, anti-Dalit: BSP 07-01-2012 08:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) called the decision of the Election Commission (EC) for covering the statues of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and BSP's poll symbol elephant during the assembly election in the state as anti-Dalit. The BSP said EC's decision to cover Mayawati's statues and elephant...