UP ASSEMBLY

  • UP Police to pursue pending cases against MPs, MLAs August 14, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Police would effectively pursue pending cases against the elected representatives, in which charges have been framed in courts. A review meeting held at the Prosecution Directorate of the state police today deliberated at length on the pending cases against members of Parliament Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, and...
  • Stormy UP assembly budget session from Today June 18, 2014

    The budget session of the Uttar Pradesh assembly begins Thursday amid apprehension that opposition parties like the BJP would stall proceedings over law and order situation in the state. The budget for 201415 would be presented by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who holds the finance portfolio, June 20 and the session...
  • Azam Khan's buffalo-theft incident lightens UP Assembly mood February 24, 2014

    Amid heated debates, light moments were witnessed in UP Assembly on Monday as Opposition leader Swami Prasad Maurya raked up Minister Azam Khan's buffalo-theft incident to highlight the worsening condition of law and order in the state. Speaking on the dismal law and order situation in the state, Maurya told Khan...
  • UP Assembly drowns in din over Muzaffarnagar riots February 24, 2014

    BJP and BSP members on Monday tried to corner Uttar Pradesh government over the number of riots in the state and rehabilitation of Muzaffarnagar riot victims leading to a din and adjournment of the state Assembly. The matter was raised during Question Hour by Congress member Anugrah Narain Singh, who sought...
  • SP disapproves of Centre's proposed free mobile scheme September 7, 2013

    Samajwadi Party, which promised free laptops to students in last UP assembly polls, on Saturday disapproved of the Centre's proposed move to distribute mobiles to each village family and tablets to students saying the scheme will render the government poor. "The government is working like a father who is rendering his...
  • Rs 25,628 cr of UP budget unutilised, says CAG report March 6, 2013

    Lucknow: The CAG report for the year ending March 31, 2012 tabled in the UP Assembly on Tuesday shows that Rs 25,628 crore of 34 departments remained unutilised. According to the report, of the 34 departments wherein the budget amount could not be fully utilised included agriculture, urban development, women and...
  • BSP MLAs protest in UP assembly over Kumbh tragedy February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday protested in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly over the stampede in Allahabad during the Maha Kumbh Mela. BSP members stormed in the well of the Assembly and raised slogans against the Akhilesh Yadav government. Armed with posters and banners, the BSP MLAs...
  • Will Cong subquota politics work in the LS polls? May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: It's a blow which the government was quick to recover from. Less than 24 hours after Andhra Pradesh High Court struck down the subquota for minorities, the government is adamant to pursue it. The government has proposed creation of a 4.5 per cent subquota for notified minority groups out...
  • India deserves better leaders than it has: Rushdie March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: In India, two months after being forced to skip Jaipur Literary Festival, controversial author Salman Rushdie on Saturday hit out at Congress, suggesting that his presence there was blocked because of "useless electoral calculations" and told Rahul Gandhi that "it did not work". The renowned author, who has been...
  • UP Assembly polls: BJP releases first list January 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid the raging controversy over induction of former Mayawati confidant Babu Singh Kushwaha, the BJP on Wednesday gave ticket to Sakshi Maharaj, a Lodh OBC leader of Uttar Pradesh who had earlier faced rape charges. Sacchidanand Hari Sakshi Maharaj, who has been Lok Sabha MP from Farrukhabad in Uttar...
  • SP to write to EC against Mayawati's statues January 3, 2012

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party said on Tuesday that it would approach Election Commission (EC) against the statues of state Chief Minister Mayawati and her party's election symbol dotting the city. "The Bahujan Samajwadi Party government has installed statues of Chief Minister Mayawati and Bahujan Samaj Party election symbol, the elephant, every...
  • Prepared for 7phase polls in UP: Rajnath December 24, 2011

    Former BJP president Rajnath Singh ruled out any possibility of an alliance between his party and BSP or SP. ...
  • Can postpone UP school exams for polls: CEC December 22, 2011

    New Delhi: With the Mayawati government having announced holding of high school and state board examinations between January and April 2012, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Wednesday said the panel can get the examinations in Uttar Pradesh postponed if it affects the assembly poll schedule in the state. In an...
  • Maya refutes graft charges, releases 'white paper' December 17, 2011

    Lucknow: In a bid to give her own government a clean chit, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Friday released an 84page 'white paper' refuting the allegations of rampant corruption in her regime. Releasing the white paper on her behalf, state Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh said, "The chief minister believes...
  • Uttar Pradesh polls: RPI to contest 250 seats December 4, 2011

    Lucknow: The Republican Party of India, led by Ramdas Athawale, will contest 250 out of 403 seats in next year's Assembly election in Uttar Pradesh. "The party is gearing up to field 250 candidates in the election. The list of 100 nominees will be issued soon," he told reporters in Lucknow. Attacking...
  • Is dividing UP into four states in national interest? November 21, 2011

    The Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Monday passed the resolution to divide the state into four states. Is the proposed division in the national interest? Join Rajdeep Sardesai for a discussion tonight in India At 9. ...
  • UP: Common man opposes Maya's demand for split November 21, 2011

    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 notrust motion November 21, 2011

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have given a notice to Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Sukhadeo Rajbhar to bring a noconfidence 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 that...
  • Maya takes on Rahul ahead of UP assembly poll November 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Saturday lashed out at the Congress ahead of the UP assembly elections. The UP Chief Minister slammed the Congress's latest tactic of sprawling solo posters of Rahul Gandhi being used across the state. Mayawati called it a mere histrionics and said that Gandhi should...
  • Cong, BSP not serious on UP's development: BJP October 30, 2011

    Kushinagar: Accusing the Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) of not making serious efforts for Uttar Pradesh's development, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari said development of villages and generating jobs would be his party's priority if it comes to power in the state in 2012. He also said BJP...
  • UP assembly poll: CongRLD finalise seatsharing October 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress and Ajit Singhled Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) on Wednesday finalised the seatsharing for the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh and Congress incharge for Gujarat Mohan Prakash held talks with the RLD chief. The meet took place after Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi had...
  • Watch: SP MLAs turn UP Assembly into battleground February 11, 2009

    New Delhi: On Tuesday, Mulayam Singh Yadav and his party were engaged in a political battle which nearly became physical inside the UP Assembly. SP MLAs created a ruckus during the address by the Uttar Pradesh Governor and almost coming to blows with the treasury benches. ...
  • Rampaging MLAs bring Uttar Pradesh Assembly down February 10, 2009

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) legislators threw microphones and paper balls, waved black flags and shouted at the Governor in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday. The Budget session of the Assembly, which started on Tuesday morning, had to be adjourned as SP legislators protested against the murder of a Public Works...
  • SP MLAs find novel way to protest, release balloons February 9, 2008

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) MLAs in Uttar Pradesh found a rather unique way to protest against the Mayawati government. UP Governor TV Rajeshwar had just begun addressing the joint session of the house when UP Assembly witnessed an unusual incident. Demanding a debate on Bundelkhand issue and inquiry into Saifai firing, the...
  • UP polls: Forecast not forewarned May 16, 2007

    We begin a series of postmortems of the UP verdict by the CSDS team. The first part turns the searchlight within: what went wrong with the pollsters? Instead of mounting her nowfamous verbal assault on the Manuwadi media, Mayawati preferred sarcasm in her opening statement in the first press conference after...
  • UP House meets for 'farewell session' May 9, 2007

    New Delhi: With just 48 hours left for the counting of votes to begin in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the Mulayam Singh Government has called a farewell session of the outgoing Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday. The session will be held in Rampur, Principal Secretary (Assembly) RP Pandey said...
  • QOTD: Better policing for poll campaigns? April 5, 2007

    BJP withdraws controversial CD: Should election campaigns be better policed? ...
  • SC reserves verdict on rebel BSP MLAs January 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on 37 Bahujan Samajwadi Party MPs who defected and later merged with the ruling Samajwadi Party in 2003. A fivejudge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan finished hearing appeals against the Allahabad High Courts judgement quashing the Speakers...
  • UP CM's b'day bash with minority November 23, 2006

    Lucknow: On his 68th birthday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav's supporters want their leader to have his cake and eat it too. Needless to say, the icing on the cake would be a win in the Assembly polls due early next year. Keeping that in mind, Mulayam plans...
  • UP politicos raise a toast to 'chhotu' October 16, 2006

    Lucknow: Come elections and it is party time for both politicians and voters in Uttar Pradesh and what has made the party even livelier are the recently introduced small liquor bottles. With the campaigning for the civic elections in the state already in full swing, these tiny 90 ml foreign liquor...