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  • Rail budget 'most disappointing', claim UP leaders 2 days ago

    Lucknow: Dubbing the Rail Budget as 'most disappointing' for the state, political parties in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday rued that no new train was allotted even to UP which has elected 73 MPs in the ruling BJP-led NDA at the Centre. "The first full-fledged Rail Budget of the (Narendra) Modi government...
  • AAP gains 25 pc vote share, 39 seats at the cost of Congress; BJP's vote share intact February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oft-repeated slogan of a Congress-'mukt' Bharat has cost his own Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dear in the Delhi Assembly elections. With Delhi becoming Congress-mukt, it has gone to help Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). For the first time in Indian political history, the Congress failed to...
  • Poor show in Delhi to cost BSP its national party status February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Barring a few seats, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which fielded candidates in all the 70 constituencies in Delhi, registered a poor show in the Assembly elections. The party, which has been trying hard to maintain its national party status, managed to win below 1,000 votes in most...
  • BJP gains strength in East Delhi's Trilokpuri, Kondli, Patparganj; AAP still strong, Congress missing February 3, 2015

    Narrow and congested lanes overflowing with filth, open drains, illegal constructions, unauthorised colonies with houses so close that even the sun fails to reach the ground floor characterise a major part of the three constituencies of Delhi which lie on the eastern border with Uttar Pradesh. Two of them, Kondli...
  • Delhi elections: Trilokpuri split down the middle between AAP and BJP, BSP the surprise package January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Trilokpuri constituency in East Delhi is almost split down the middle between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party even as Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party are also trying their lucks. While AAP leader and former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has a lot of goodwill in the...
  • Delhi elections: 132 FIRs against political parties for violating model code January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: In the run up to the assembly polls, a maximum of 58 FIRs have been registered against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) out of the total 132 filed against different political parties for violation of the Model Code of Conduct. Besides 28 FIRs were registered against BJP, 27 against...
  • BSP kicks off Delhi poll campaign, to contest on all 70 seats January 15, 2015

    Lucknow: Kicking off election campaign for the upcoming Delhi Vidhan Sabha polls, BSP president and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati announced that her party would field candidates on all the 70 seats. "I am starting the election campaign for the Delhi Vidhan Sabha elections today... our party would contest all...
  • UP Police to arrest BSP leader Yakub Qureshi who announced Rs 51 crore reward for Paris attackers January 9, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police is conducting raids to arrest Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Yakub Qureshi who had praised and announced Rs 51 crore reward for the gunmen who attacked Charlie Hebdo's Paris office. Defending the French satirical magazine attackers, Qureshi had said that disrespect to the Prophet will invite death....
  • BSP former MLA announces reward of Rs 51 crore for Charlie Hebdo's attackers January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: When the world is condemning the Paris attack, Bahujan Samaj Party former MLA Yakoob Qureshi on Thursday triggered a new controversy when he announced a reward of Rs 51 crore to the attackers of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Gunmen on Wednesday opened fire and shot down at least...
  • Bharat Ratna to departed leaders should come within a year of death: Congress January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: After the BSP charged the NDA government with discriminating against Dalit icons in awarding Bharat Ratna, Congress today suggested that the country's highest civilian honour should be given to any departed leader within one year of his/her demise to avoid any controversy. "In my view, if Bharat Ratna is...
  • Discrimination against Dalits in giving Bharat Ratna: Mayawati January 3, 2015

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday charged the NDA government with discriminating against Dalit icons like Kanshi Ram while awarding Bharat Ratna to Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Madan Mohan Malviya. She also attacked the Narendra Modi government for adopting the "ordinance route" on key issues. "Just like the previous Congress-led...
  • BSP MP Dhananjay Singh acquitted in rape case December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Former BSP MP Dhananjay Singh was on Friday acquitted by a Delhi court of the charges of raping and criminally intimidating a woman after the alleged victim turned hostile. Additional Sessions Judge Sarita Birbal freed Singh, a former MP from Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, noting that the 42-year-old woman...
  • BJP, RSS spreading communal tension through conversions: BSP December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: BSP on Thursday accused BJP and RSS of spreading communal tension in the country through forced conversions and sought a ban on such outfits saying it was the responsibility of both the Centre and the state government to take stern action against them. Terming religious conversions as very serious...
  • NDA government under fire from opposition over alleged forced conversion by RSS offshoot in Agra December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A major row has erupted over the alleged conversion of 100 Muslims in Agra by an offshoot of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The Dharma Jagran cell of the RSS and Bajrang Dal have claimed that they have re-converted the people to Hinduism at a mass conversion ceremony....
  • HC asks Censor Board to review documentary film 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar' again December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to review 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar', a documentary film, again and pass its order. Its maker Meera Chaudhary had filed a plea challenging the CBFC's refusal to grant it a certificate on the grounds that the film...
  • Mayawati disrespected Ambedkar by building her statue beside his: Katheria December 6, 2014

    Fatehpur: Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria on Saturday said that BSP president Mayawati has shown disrespect to Bhim Rao Ambedkar by installing her statues along with his. "Ambedkar is respected by all Indians and BSP chief Mayawati has shown disrespect to him by installing her own statues beside his," Katheria...
  • Controversy over Sadhvi's caste, Opposition says she is not a Dalit December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the hullabaloo over the abusive remarks of Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, a controversy has also arisen now over her caste and her background. While the BJP leaders maintained that the Sadhvi was a Dalit, the Opposition contested that claim and said she came...
  • Akhilesh Das offered Rs 100 crore for RS ticket, alleges Mayawati November 5, 2014

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday alleged that Rajya Sabha member Akhilesh Das, who had quit the party two days ago, offered her Rs 100 crores for renominating him to the Upper House. "Akhilesh Das had talked to me in Delhi and had offered money for repeating him as BSP...
  • J&K polls: Most political parties to go it alone October 28, 2014

    Jammu: Most political parties including BJP, ruling NC, PDP and JKNPP are all set to go it alone in the five phased electoral battle for 87 constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly. Even as the Election Commission on Tuesday issued notification for the first phase of elections in the state, the...
  • Rs 1,381 crore of tax exemption to political parties in 2 years: RTI October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The tax-exempted income of 13 major political parties of the country, in last two years, amount to Rs 1,381 crore, according to an RTI query. Of this the Congress and BJP have cornered around 80 per cent. During 2012-13 and 2013-14, the Congress had a tax- exempted income...
  • Maharashtra elections: Will BSP benefit from the Athawale-BJP alliance? October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: It seems the decision taken by the RPI (A) chief and MP Ramdas Athwale to go with the BJP for the sake of power has not gone down well with the Dalit communities across Maharashtra. Arjun Dangale, a close aide of Ramdas Athawale declared that he will align with...
  • BSP for early Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir September 30, 2014

    Jammu: Bahujan Samaj Party on Tuesday called for early elections in Jammu and Kashmir and asked the Election Commission to hold assembly polls well before the tenure of the present assembly ends. "The Party has asked the election Commission of India for early elections in J&K quite well before the...
  • BSP hopeful of playing major role in government formation in J&K September 28, 2014

    Jammu: Claiming that BSP will play a major role in the formation of the next government in Jammu and Kashmir, the party on Sunday said it will provide a corruption-free government to the people of the state. "If BSP is voted to power, the people of the state will see a...
  • RSS unaccountable under Narendra Modi's 'disappointing' rule: Mayawati August 23, 2014

    Lucknow: Training her guns on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday claimed that it was emerging as an "unconstitutional and unaccountable" organisation after the formation of the Narendra Modi government, whose performance has been "disappointing". The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party...
  • BSP activist Vinod Kumar Singhal shot dead in Shamli August 17, 2014

    A 35yearold BSP activist was allegedly shot dead by three unidentified bikeborne assailants in Shamli district, police said on Sunday. Vinod Kumar Singhal, a BSP activist and a trader, was shot dead on Saturday by the three at his business establishment in Kairana town, SP Dinesh Chand said. He was rushed to...
  • Azam Khan rules out possibility of SPBSP tieup August 15, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Azam Khan on Thursday ruled out any possibility of his Samajwadi Party's tieup with Mayawatiled BSP in near future. Khan, who was here to review the progress of construction work of Haj House on the Hindan river bank, said there was no possibility of any tieup...
  • Fiery exchanges mark debate on Communal Violence Bill but MPs fail to provide a solution August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress crossed swords in theLok Sabha during the discussion on the Communal Violence Bill on Wednesday accusing each other of pursuing a divisive agenda, the debate on the floor of the House has raised a pertinent question whether all...
  • Mulayam downplays talks of tie up with BSP, says will contest UP polls alone August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon after Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati rejected Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's proposal to join hands, the SP chief clarified his stand on the issue. "SP will contest the elections in Uttar Pradesh on our its strength," Yadav said playing down the speculations. Earlier in the day,...
  • Maya refuses to form alliance as Lalu, Nitish, Mulayam agree to work as a team to defeat BJP August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Samajwadi Party chief has expressed his willingness to work with the Bahujan Samaj Party, BSP chief Mayawati has rejected his proposal. Mayawati has said that there is no question of the BSP allying with anyone in Uttar Pradesh and will fight elections alone. Maya has also hit...
  • After LaluNitish bonhomie, Mulayam says ready to join hands with Maya to defeat BJP August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In another change of heart incident in politics, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh has expressed willingness to join hands with Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati. This comes two days after RJD chief Lalu Prasad said that the SP and BSP should come together to form a grand alliance...