UTTAR PRADESH POLLS

  • Ensure maximum LS seats for SP: Mulayam to party leaders October 21, 2013

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday asked party activists to reach out to the people with the achievements of the state government to ensure victory in maximum number of seats in the Lok Sabha polls. "The coming Lok Sabha polls are crucial and you all should try to...
  • I'll keep coming to India, deal with it: Rushdie January 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Booker winning author Salman Rushdie on Tuesday made it clear that he will keep coming to India despite the events that unfolded in the recent past. In an interview with the television news channel NDTV, Rushdie said, "It's a personal disappointment, but I will keep coming back to...
  • UP polls rescheduled; to begin on February 8 January 9, 2012

    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...
  • UP Polls: EC orders to cover Mayawati's statues January 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Less than a month to go before the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission (EC) issued an order to bring down curtains on Chief Minister Mayawati's biggest public promotion campaign yet, that includes the statues of herself and the BSP's election symbol, the elephant. Chief Election Commissioner...
  • ExIAS officer launches website on polls January 2, 2012

    Chandigarh: An interactive website listing information regarding two past Assembly elections in five states which go to polls later this month was launched on Monday. Five states Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, will feature on the website where users can find information about candidates, constituencies, total votes polled...
  • JD(U) to shortist candidates for 100 UP seats December 29, 2011

    New Delhi: After the angry outburst of its chief Sharad Yadav, the JD(U) on Thursday said it's going ahead with the task of shortlisting candidates for around 100 seats for Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, but was still open to a tieup with the BJP. "We are going ahead with the process...
  • SP announces candidates for 3 UP constituencies December 29, 2011

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party (SP) has announced candidates for three Assembly constituencies for the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh (UP) elections. SP state president Akhilesh Yadav has announced candidature of Beena Bharadwaj from Bilaspur Assembly seat, Naseer Ahmad Khan from Chamraua and Vijay Singh from Milak constituency, party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said. With this...
  • BSP will return to power in UP: Mayawati November 27, 2011

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati put up a massive show of strength and yet again, attacked the Congress and Rahul Gandhi. "The Congress is worried about the BSP's power and governance. They are so worried that now even Rahul has to come to UP for campaign, when the...
  • Lucknow: Crowds gather for Maya's massive rally November 27, 2011

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati will hold a massive OBC Dalit rally in Lucknow on Sunday. Preparations were on in full swing and huge crowds have gathered. The Dalit community constitutes 21 per cent of the total electorate in the state and has been a traditional vote bank for...
  • It's Rahul vs Akhilesh vs Mayawati in UP November 27, 2011

    Barabanki: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and son of Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh, Akhilesh Yadav, have kicked off their campaign in Uttar Pradesh with an eye on the Muslim vote bank and their common enemy, the state's Chief Minister Mayawati. Their message is the same give us the mandate...
  • Ram Mandir not on BJP's poll agenda: Gadkari November 17, 2011

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been speaking in two voices on Ram Mandir. The party incharge in Uttar Pradesh Uma Bharti has said that the issue is on the agenda. However, BJP president Nitin Gadkari has said that it is not an issue. Speaking to CNNIBN, Gadkari said,"The...
  • Oppn surprised, rattled by Mayawati's trump card November 15, 2011

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's decision to bring a resolution in the coming Assembly session for creation of four new states appears to have caught her political opponents by surprise ahead of the polls. Samajwadi Party, BJP, Congress and the Rashtriya Lok Dal, which favours Harit Pradesh, fear that...