RITA BAHUGUNA JOSHI

  • After LS rout, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav trying to emerge from under the shadow of his father August 12, 2014

    Shaken by the Lok Sabha election rout, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seems to be finally trying to come out of the shadows of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav. Almost 30 months after he stormed to power with a brute majority in the state, senior bureaucrats say they are beginning...
  • Shiv Sena should apologise, says Congress's Rita Bahuguna Joshi August 2, 2014

    Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi demanded apology from Shiv Sena for its remarks saying, "Nothing can be more against a woman's dignity. Its shocking. Shiv Sena should apologise." The remarks came in the backdrop of Shiv Sena saying that it has become fashionable to level rape and harassment charges. ...
  • Rita Bahuguna confident of giving Rajnath a run for his money April 30, 2014

    Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi who is contesting from Lucknow is confident that she would give BJP President Rajnath Singh a run for his money in the constituency. ...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: 14 UP seats record 57.1 per cent voter turnout in fourth phase April 30, 2014

    The fate of 232 candidates, including political heavyweights Sonia Gandhi and Rajnath Singh, has been sealed as 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh heads for polls in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Wednesday. 57.1 per cent voter turnout recorded in the state, confirms Election Commission. Total of 232 candidates...
  • Fourth phase of UP poll to seal fate of Sonia, Rajnath April 29, 2014

    Polling for 14 seats in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh would be held on Wednesday to decide the fate of 233 candidates, including political heavyweights Sonia Gandhi and Rajnath Singh. Three Union Ministers and chairperson of a national commission are also in the fray in this...
  • Lucknow: Rajnath faces a tough battle, hopes to ride on Modi wave April 29, 2014

    Lucknow: Campaigning in Lucknow ended on Monday amidst huge pomp and show. While leaders from all parties, in a last ditch effort to woo the voters held roadshows and rallies, the party workers, too, pitched in with all their might to convince the electorate to vote for them. Travelling across the...
  • Lucknow: Rajnath vs Rita Bahuguna fight, Jaaferi just for comic effect April 23, 2014

    Lucknow: The BJP president Rajnath Singh v/s comedian, actor Jaaved Jaaferi of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) fight in Lucknow is being keenly watched. The surprising entry of comedian, dancer, "Boogie Woogie" star and reality TV show judge and host Jaaved Jaaferi as the AAP candidate against Rajnath Singh has...
  • LS polls: 28 nomination papers rejected in Lucknow April 12, 2014

    The nomination papers of 28 people who wanted to contest from Lucknow parliamentary constituency have been rejected, officials said on Saturday. The nomination papers were rejected late on Friday, leaving 29 people in the fray, officials said. After a 15-hour long scrutiny that gave anxious moments to even the politically seasoned, the...
  • Nominations for Lucknow parliamentary seat begin today April 2, 2014

    Nomination process for the prestigious Lucknow parliamentary seat of Uttar Pradesh begins on Wednesday, officials said. The process which will be videographed at the instructions of the Election Commission (EC) will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue till 3 p.m., District Magistrate Raj Shekhar told IANS. While for the Lucknow parliamentary...
  • Congress delegation meets UP Governor over attack on party office April 1, 2014

    A Congress delegation on Monday met Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi seeking his help in ensuring immediate action on those who attacked and vandalised the party office recently. The delegation, led by senior leader Ram Kishan Dwivedi, in a memorandum to the Governor, cited the sequence of events and stressed that...
  • Campaign on hold as UP leaders take Holi break March 17, 2014

    Canvassing can wait for now! Holi, the festival of colours, on Monday became a "temporary ceasefire", as politics was pushed to the backseat in Uttar Pradesh, and battle-ready leaders took part in celebrations in their constituencies. "It's a big festival and we all enjoy it, so where does the question of...
  • UP government says will look into Rita Bahuguna's house arson case February 25, 2014

    Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Tuesday alleged that a charge sheet was "deliberately" not being filed in her house arson case involving some BSP leaders, prompting the Uttar Pradesh government to assure her that they will look into the matter. "We will look into the matter and will go through...
  • MLA seeks action against peers' stripping act in Assembly February 21, 2014

    A woman legislator in Uttar Pradesh lodged a complaint with the speaker's office over two Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) legislators taking off their shirts in the assembly two days back, officials said on Friday. A complaint was lodged by Apna Dal legislator Anupriya Patel who has sought action against the two...
  • Narendra Modi is not a national leader, says Rita Bahuguna Joshi July 22, 2013

    Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi agrees with Nobel Laurate Amartya Sen remarks on Gujarat Chief Minister Modi and said whatever Amartya Sen has said is correct. She added Narendra Modi's ideology is communal. His words are antinational. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, Amartya said he doesn't want Modi as...
  • Naxal attack: Impose President's rule in C'garh, says Cong May 27, 2013

    Allahabad: Flaying the BJP government in Chhattisgarh for Naxal attack on Congress convoy, in which 27 people were killed, party leaders here demanded imposition of President's rule in the Maoisthit state. Led by MLA Rita Bahuguna Joshi and AICC member Shekhar Bahuguna, Congress leaders on Sunday staged a demonstration at the...
  • Congress distances itself from Beni's remark March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma has yet again put the CongressSamajwadi Party relationship at stake by saying SP will win only four seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The Congress has distanced itself from Beni Prasad' statement. "The party doesn't support such statements. Beni Prasad has his own...
  • 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...
  • UP Cong chief meets Sonia, offers resignation March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: After facing a massive defeat in the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections, state Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Friday met party president Sonia Gandhi and tendered her resignation, taking the responsibility for the poor show. Speaking to mediapersons after her meeting with the Congress president, Joshi said that...
  • 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...
  • Infighting in Cong after poll debacle: PCC chief March 8, 2012

    Lucknow: Infighting in Congress in the wake of its electoral debacle in Uttar Pradesh came out in the open with PCC chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Thursday saying that there should no blamegame when the party is in crisis. She was responding to allegations made by party MP from Sultanpur, Sanjay...
  • UPCC chief shields Rahul, blames candidates March 6, 2012

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Tuesday backed Rahul Gandhi while shielding him from the criticism that his aggressive campaign failed to result in major gains for the party in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Rita Bahuguna Joshi blamed the party organsitaion and the candidates for the party's poor...
  • Don't blame Rahul if party fails: UP Cong chief March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh state Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Monday tried to shield Rahul Gandhi, saying that she will take full responsibility if the party does not do well in the Assembly elections. "Party and candidates are responsible for the results, not Rahul Gandhi," she said. Speaking to...
  • Political leaders beat the blues ahead of Dday March 5, 2012

    Lucknow: After days of gruelling campaigning and with just 24 hours left for the vote counting to begin, political leaders are keeping themselves busy in myriad ways. While some are praying for divine intervention, others are simply relaxing and waiting for the Dday. Senior BJP leader Kalraj Misra was out for...
  • Cong speaks in different voices on postpoll ties March 4, 2012

    New Delhi: A day after exit polls across channels a majority for the Samajwadi Party, the Congress on Sunday spoke in different voices on the possibility of postpoll alliance in Uttar Pradesh. The biggest surprise came from Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma, who said that the BSP would be a better...
  • Azamgarh: Notice issued to Rahul Gandhi January 14, 2012

    New Delhi: A notice has been issued to Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and UP Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi for allegedly disrupting educational activities at Shibli College in Azamgarh. Returning officer and Azamgarh DM issued the notice to the two on Saturday. Rahul Gandhi had stayed at the college guest...
  • 'Anna campaign will not have much impact in UP' January 3, 2012

    Allahabad: Lashing out at Team Anna for its antiCongress propaganda, UPCC President Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Monday asserted that Anna Hazare's decision to campaign against the party in pollbound states will not have much impact in Uttar Pradesh. "I wish speedy recovery to Anna Hazare whom we consider an honourable social...
  • 'Team Anna's poll campaign won't have impact in UP' January 3, 2012

    Allahabad: Lashing out at Team Anna for its antiCongress propaganda, UPCC president Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Monday asserted that Anna Hazare's decision to campaign against the party in pollbound states will not have much impact in Uttar Pradesh. "I wish speedy recovery to Anna Hazare whom we consider an honourable...
  • UP has a government of criminals: Cong November 5, 2011

    Congress spokesperson Rita Bahuguna Joshi hits out at the Mayawati government for manhandling IPS officer Devendra Dutt Mishra. ...
  • Team Anna making a mistake by being drawn into politics? October 19, 2011

    Team Anna had announced that they will campaign against Congress in UP polls if a strong Lokpal bill not passed. ...
  • We thought it was malaria: UP Cong on encephalitis October 8, 2011

    Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi said that Rahul Gandhi had been sending research teams to the area to find a solution to encephalitis. ...