UP Elections

  • The lonely BJP candidate of UP

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    The BJP has just one Muslim candidate among its 403 in Uttar Pradesh where there live 37 million Muslims. It is symptomatic of the party's...

  • 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...

  • 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: EC may ask Mayawati to cover statues 07-01-2012 09:13 AM

    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...
  • UP polls: SP may bail Cong out of TMC imbroglio 04-01-2012 04:20 PM

    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 13-12-2011 11:26 PM

    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...
  • Anna's campaign in UP will benefit BSP: Cong 13-12-2011 06:02 PM

    New Delhi: Questioning the motive of Team Anna, the Congress on Tuesday said any campaign by the anti-corruption 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...
  • On campaign trail with Rahul Gandhi

    Simply Put |  Marya Shakil
    Rahul Gandhi is an angry man. At Phulpur on 14th Nov 2011, his anger embarrassed the Congress Party when a few central ministers kicked those...

  • FTN: Should Rahul project himself as CM candidate in UP polls? 22-11-2011 01:10 PM

    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? CNN-IBN'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 21-11-2011 12:51 PM

    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...
  • UP: Common man opposes Maya's demand for split 21-11-2011 12:06 PM

    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 no-trust motion 21-11-2011 10:27 AM

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have given a notice to Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Sukhadeo Rajbhar to bring a no-confidence 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...
  • Are smaller states better governed?

    Tonight at 10, Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if smaller states are better governed. ...
  • Rahul's beggar remark in UP sparks war of words 15-11-2011 08:39 AM

    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...
  • Mayawati feeling threatened by Cong: Digvijaya 14-11-2011 12:50 PM

    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...
  • Beware of caste politics, Rahul warns UP voters 02-11-2011 06:51 PM

    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...
  • BJP will go it alone in UP polls: Advani 29-10-2011 02:36 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: BJP leader LK Advani on Saturday said the party would go it alone in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. The 84-year-old 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...
  • Jairam Ramesh takes on Mayawati over NREGS 25-10-2011 08:32 PM

    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...
  • Podcast: The Congress-Maya war hots up in UP 25-10-2011 06:37 PM

    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 crystal-ball 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 20-10-2011 11:23 AM

    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...
  • Anna to take vow of silence, skip UP yatra 15-10-2011 03:26 PM

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption 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...
  • Will begin 3-day fast in Lucknow: Anna Hazare 04-10-2011 01:57 PM

    Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Tuesday said he will begin his agitation three days before the UP elections. ...
  • The week that wasn't: Cyrus on UP polls 13-05-2007 10:55 AM

    Cyrus Broacha on UP elections, crisis in the DMK and an exclusive interview with Toby McGuire. ...
  • Lookahead: What's making news 25-04-2007 07:58 AM

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  • SC blocks Vikas Yadav's poll plans 19-03-2007 03:20 PM

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  • Big B praises Mulayam in ad film 08-12-2006 09:30 PM

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  • Debate: Will 'star' politicians work? 23-11-2006 02:32 AM

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  • Can SP sail through on Big B wave? 22-11-2006 09:29 PM

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