UTTAR PRADESH ASSEMBLY POLLS

  • 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...
  • Vision 2014: UP Congress to be revamped? April 7, 2012

    New Delhi: A day after Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi discussed the party's poll debacle with party leaders from Uttar Pradesh, the buzz now is how will he revamp the party organisation within the state. Party MLAs have blamed central leaders and their comments for the Congress' poll debacle. But...
  • Cong, RLD tieup: Ajit Singh to meet Sonia today December 10, 2011

    New Delhi: The Congress and Rashtriya Lok Dal have agreed to join hands for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. RLD chief Ajit Singh is scheduled to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Saturday evening to finalise the tieup. Reports say that Singh may get a ministerial berth. The...
  • Priyanka must assist Rahul in UP polls: Sathe September 16, 2011

    New Delhi: As the Congress takes stock of its prospects in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, veteran Congress Leader Vasant Sathe had some advice on how to win the polls. He feels the magic formula should involve Priyanka Gandhi in order to clinch victory. Speaking to CNNIBN Editorinchief on India...
  • UP polls: Mulayam banks on youth power July 23, 2011

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday set a target before party's youth activists to ensure the victory of at least 250 SP candidates in coming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. The youth power had always been the strength of the party and the SP would form next government in...
  • Breach in Rahul's security, man with pistol held July 7, 2011

    New Delhi: In a security scare for Rahul Gandhi, a young man carrying a revolver was on Thursday detained while trying to move close to Congress leader during his padayatra to Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh. The man with a .32 bore revolver was nabbed by the Special Protection Group (SPG)...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Uma, Digvijaya to cross swords June 9, 2011

    Lucknow: With firebrand BJP leader Uma Bharti given an important responsibility in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the state would now see two former chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh fighting it out for supremacy. Bharti and Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, both former chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh, had crossed...
  • Tacit understanding between Cong, BSP: Mulayam June 8, 2011

    Agra: SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday alleged that there was a "tacit understanding" between the Congress and the BSP to make sure that his party does not come to power in the state elections due next year. "There is tacit understanding between the Congress and BSP and both...
  • 'Fatwa minister' is SP's trump card April 9, 2007

    New Delhi: Remember the UP minister who hit the headlines when he announced Rs 51 crore reward for the head of the Danish cartoonist who lampooned the prophet? The Minority Welfare Minister in Mulayam Singh governmentHaji Yakub Qureshi is busy these days campaigning in the Muslimdominated areas of Western UP,...
  • Meet this colourful UP candidate April 9, 2007

    New Delhi: Haji Yakub Qureshi, minority welfare minister in the Mulayam Singh government, hit the headlines when he announced a reward for the head of the Danish cartoonist who lampooned the prophet. His reputation precedes him, so you expect to meet a stereotype. But the Haji doesnt quite confirm. Over tea...
  • Peaceful UP polls amidst tight security April 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav walked a distance to the polling booth to cast his vote in an unusually peaceful first phase of the state elections. The CM was not entirely happy, though, and he lashed out at the Election Commission. Just look at how biased the...
  • BJP 'uses' Big B in UP campaign April 4, 2007

    Varanasi: Even as superstar Amitabh Bachchan plays the perfect publicist for the Samajwadi Partyled government in Uttar Pradesh, the opposition BJP has rewritten hit Bollywood numbers starring the superstar, son Abhishek and soontobe daughterinlaw Aishwarya Rai to spruce up their campaign for the state assembly polls. The saffron party has released...
  • 12 UP villages to boycott polls March 2, 2007

    New Delhi: Over two dozen villages in Muzaffarnagar decided to boycott the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls as they are not satisfied with the drinking water supply. Along with the upcoming elections, the villages also decided to boycott the ongoing polio vaccination drive in the state. The villagers had requested the administration...
  • Lawyer throws a party for Abu Salem December 28, 2006

    Mumbai: Gangster Abu Salem has got a gift from his lawyer: a new political party which will fight the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls in 2007. Salem, who is on trial in a range of criminal cases that include the 1993 Mumbai blasts, wants to contest from his hometown Mubarakpur. Salems lawyer...