UP ELECTIONS

  • BJP rift out in the open, Advani targets Gadkari May 31, 2012

    New Delhi: The rift between the BJP top brass is out in the open with senior leader LK Advani criticising party president Nitin Gadkari over the crucial decisions taken during UP elections and also the handling of the crisis in Jharkhand and Karnataka units of the party. Advani took on...
  • UP polls: Mayawati calls twoday party meet March 10, 2012

    New Delhi: BSP chief Mayawati has called a twoday meeting at her party office on Saturday. Mayawati will be meeting party MLAs and MPs on Saturday, and on Sunday, the leader will be meeting all office bearers and zonal coordinators. The agenda of the meet will be to discuss the reasons...
  • UP: Mulayam to pass baton to son Akhilesh March 10, 2012

    If confirmed, Akhilesh Yadav, 38, will be the youngest chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. ...
  • UP: Sonia likely to reshuffle party leadership March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi is expected to meet Party President Sonia Gandhi on Friday. Joshi reportedly alleged sabotage to the party from local Congress leaders, after MP Sanjay Singh complained that he was not given a chance to campaign during the Assembly elections. Reports suggest that Sonia...
  • UP polls: BJP chief Surya Pratap Sahi resigns March 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Surya Pratap Sahi, the Uttar Pradesh BJP president, has resigned. Sahi submitted his resignation to BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Thursday, accepting responsibility for the BJP's poor show in the state during the Assembly elections on Tuesday. Sahi contested the elections from the Pathardeva seat in Deoria district. He was...
  • UP: SP workers in another act of violence March 8, 2012

    Sitapur: Violence broke out on Wednesday night outside an independent candidate's house in Sitapur area of Uttar Pradesh, after alleged Samajwadi Party workers tried to set his and 13 other houses on fire. Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident. They are allegedly supporters of SP MLA...
  • UP: 'Dead man' Mulayam rises as Maya routed out March 6, 2012

    Lucknow: It was sweet revenge for Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday five years after Mayawati famously said "why kill a dead man" after the Samajwadi supremo was ousted by her in a crushing defeat. The deadpan "deadman" comment "Marey hue ko kya marna (why kill a dead man)?" will...
  • SP silent on Akhilesh Yadav's future as UP CM March 4, 2012

    New Delhi: While the CNNIBNThe Week exit polls have predicted a victory for the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, the party seems to be in no mood to let out its chief ministerial candidate's name. When asked whether SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's son, Akhilesh Yadav will be made the...
  • UP Polls: EVMs damaged in govt strong house February 26, 2012

    Lucknow: An investigation has revealed that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) of nine constituencies in Lucknow were damaged during their storage in a government strong house, where huge amount of water seeped through from an overhead tank. A team led by the District Magistrate visited the site and assured that there was...
  • UP: 7.4 pc voting registered in morning polling February 11, 2012

    Lucknow: Polling for the second phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections started on a slow note with only 7.4 per cent of the total 1.92 crore electorate exercising their franchise in the first two hours. "Polling started at 7 am and in the first two hours 7.4 per cent polling...
  • Mayawati our leader and will always be, say Dalits February 10, 2012

    Agra: Allegations of corruption against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati find no takers in large parts of this Dalit land where people from socially marginalised communities braved the cold to vote in large numbers. A day after the first phase of assembly elections concluded in 55 constituencies, Bahujan Samaj Party...
  • Team Anna may launch campaign in UP on Feb 3 January 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Team Anna is likely to launch its campaign in Uttar Pradesh on February 3 ahead of the Assembly elections but will not target any particular political party during the exercise. Anna Hazare, who was recently discharged from a hospital in Pune, is unlikely to join the team's campaign for...
  • UP: BJP deploys Modi to undo Kushwaha damage January 9, 2012

    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 LK...
  • UP polls: EC may ask Mayawati to cover statues January 7, 2012

    Lucknow: Less than a month to go before the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the curtains could come down on Chief Minister Mayawati's biggest public promotion campaign yet, that includes the statues of herself and the BSP's election symbol, the elephant. The Election Commission is likely to take a decision on...
  • UP polls: SP may bail Cong out of TMC imbroglio January 4, 2012

    Lucknow: Is the Congress eyeing the Samajwadi Party (SP) as an alternative ally to the Trinamool Congress (TMC), whose leader Mamata Banerjee's tantrums are causing the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) much embarrassment? The question is being speculated in political circles in Uttar Pradesh, where the political cauldron is gradually heading...
  • BJP announces first list for UP elections December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Kalraj Mishra, Surya Pratap Sahi, Kesari Nath Tripathi and Om Prakash figure in the first list of 143 candidates of the party for the forthcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP Central Election Committee, headed by party president Nitin Gadkari, met in New...
  • Anna's campaign in UP will benefit BSP: Cong December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Questioning the motive of Team Anna, the Congress on Tuesday said any campaign by the anticorruption group against the party in Uttar Pradesh would mean "indirect support to BSP". "Those who are saying to oppose Congress in UP, they would indirectly support the BSP. It is a clear message...
  • FTN: Should Rahul project himself as CM candidate in UP polls? November 22, 2011

    The battle for UP has started and promises to be a pitched one. Should Rahul Gandhi project himself as the chief ministerial candidate for the UP polls? CNNIBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the crucial question in Face The Nation on Tuesday night at 10 pm. ...
  • UP Assembly passes motion to split state into 4 November 21, 2011

    Lucknow: Mayawati government's resolution to divide Uttar Pradesh into four parts Purvanchal (Eastern UP), Harit Pradesh (Western UP), Bundelkhand and Awadh Pradesh (Central UP) has been passed by the state Assembly. The resolution to divide the state was tabled by Chief Minister Mayawati and passed by a voice vote...
  • UP: Common man opposes Maya's demand for split November 21, 2011

    There are mixed reactions from the common man in Uttar Pradesh with some opposing and some approving Mayawati's demand to divide the state in four. ...
  • Oppn stalls split UP move, plans notrust motion November 21, 2011

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have given a notice to Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Sukhadeo Rajbhar to bring a noconfidence motion against the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) government. The Congress has decided to support the motion moved by the Samajwadi Party. The Samajwadi Party claims that...
  • Rahul's beggar remark in UP sparks war of words November 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Monday kicked off the party's campaign for the 2012 Uttar Pradesh assembly election in Phulpur by saying that UPites have been forced by failed governments to beg in Maharashtra. In a debate that followed, the party came to his defence while the opposition...
  • Mayawati feeling threatened by Cong: Digvijaya November 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has termed as "outrageous" Mayawati's statement that his party wants to install him as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, saying she is feeling "rattled" and "threatened" by it. "I don't have a vote in UP. How can I when I am not even a voter in...
  • Beware of caste politics, Rahul warns UP voters November 2, 2011

    Mirzapur/Bhadohi: As Uttar Pradesh gears up for next year's Assembly polls, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday warned people against those indulging in caste politics and told them it was time a Congress government of the common man was voted to power in the state. "While the earlier Samajwadi Party government indulged in...
  • BJP will go it alone in UP polls: Advani October 29, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: BJP leader LK Advani on Saturday said the party would go it alone in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. The 84yearold BJP leader said this while addressing a rally in Thiruvananthapuram as part of his Kerala leg of yatra. "No, we don't wish to have any alliance in Uttar Pradesh...
  • Jairam Ramesh takes on Mayawati over NREGS October 25, 2011

    New Delhi: It's Mayawati vs Rahul Gandhi's key lieutenant Jairam Ramesh. With the countdown for UP elections beginning, UPA is on an overdrive to provide ample ammunition for its own campaign against Mayawati. First shot fired through this letter addressed directly to UP Chief Minister Mayawati threatening a CBI probe in...
  • Podcast: The CongressMaya war hots up in UP October 25, 2011

    UP goes to polls sometime in February or March next year. We all know that its Chief Minister Mayawati thinks she is in an extremely powerful position. So, if we do a crystalball gazing, what would we be actually looking at? The UPA feels it stands a serious chance of...
  • UP: Aspiring Cong candidates stop Rahul's convoy October 20, 2011

    Amethi: The convoy of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was on Thursday stopped by a group of aspiring Congress candidates just as it entered Amethi. The aspiring candidates surrounded his vehicle, demanding tickets to contest the upcoming assembly elections in the state. Tickets for some areas in his constituency are yet to...
  • Anna to take vow of silence, skip UP yatra October 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Anticorruption crusader Anna Hazare on Saturday said that he would take a vow of silence to regain his health. "I have not regained full health after my fast. So to regain my health back, I have decided to keep silence from tomorrow onwards," said Hazare. "My silence will continue for...
  • Will begin 3day fast in Lucknow: Anna Hazare October 4, 2011

    Anticorruption crusader Anna Hazare on Tuesday said he will begin his agitation three days before the UP elections. ...