Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti on Wednesday said that she accepted full responsibility for the party's poor showing in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday took a dig at Mayawati for her contention that his party was responsible for the defeat of BSP in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.
DMK president M Karunanidhi today greeted Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav for his party's electoral triumph in Uttar Pradesh, crediting him with championing the cause of backward classes and minorities.
Too many leaders —choosing wrong candidates and not leading from the front — spoilt the broth in Uttar Pradesh. “That is our problem,” said Congress president Sonia Gandhi after reviewing the party's performance in the five assembly elections on Wednesday. HT
Akhilesh Yadav, the 38 year-old "chhote netaji" could win a surprise nomination for the top job, although his father and party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav so far remains the official choice for UP's next CM. Mulayam wants Akhilesh as CM
The game changer in Uttar Pradesh politics scoffs at the ‘dynastic’ tag. At 38, Akhilesh Yadav carries on his shoulders the hopes of a party and the dreams of a state. Sunita Aron
and Pankaj Jaiswal
Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare’s team, which conducted a low-key campaign in the assembly elections in five states, but kept its focus on Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, appeared satisfied with Tuesday’s election results. Nagendar Sharma
The outcome of the five-state assembly elections has provided a clear indication that in the near future, regional parties and leaders will control levers of power and have a greater say in formulating or influencing polices made by the Centre.
Holi arrived two days early at the Samajwadi Party (SP) headquarters on Tuesday. As party workers hugged, danced and made merry the SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav sat demurely. HT reports.
BJP, which rode to power in UP at the height of the temple movement in the 1990s and projected its fiery sanyasin Uma Bharati, a torchbearer of the temple movement as its chief ministerial candidate, suffered defeat in Ayodhya on Tuesday. HT reports.
Verdict 2012 is out and so are self-styled psephologists. Brajendra K Parashar reports.
Rashtriya Lok Manch, the party floated by Amar Singh, one time close confidante of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, drew a blank in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections as none of its 360 candidates was able to win any seat.
As Congress suffered a major blow in the elections to five states, Team Anna member Kiran Bedi today claimed that the opposition to an effective Lokpal cost the party dearly and took a dig at its top leaders.
With SAD-BJP retaining power in Punjab, Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday said people's verdict is supreme and has to be respected.