The first phase of Uttar Pradesh's staggered polls is to be held Wednesday.
During a whirlwind campaign on Tuesday in Azamgarh, controversial for its "terror hub" tag, former BJP president Rajnath Singh highlighted the minority issue, but in a way that is "secular".
Accusing Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party of being "hand-in-glove" over the issues of corruption and vote bank politics, Bharatiya Janata Party today declared if it failed to get majority in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, it would sit in the opposition.
Seeking to woo Muslim voters in Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the UPA government has initiated several welfare schemes for the community but they have not been properly implemented in the state.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Wednesday charged the Congress with hatching a conspiracy to divide the Muslim community in the name of reservation.
Opposition SP and BJP on Wednesday claimed that they would individually win 40 of the 55 Uttar Pradesh Assembly constituencies that went to polls in the first phase.
Though former UP minister Amarmani Tripathi has been in jail for the past seven years, his son Amanmani Tripathi (29), who is contesting the poll on an SP ticket, believes in "carrying forward his father's legacy".
Uttar Pradesh put up a stellar show in the first phase of the assembly elections on Wednesday, setting the tone with a record 62% turnout that overcame the sluggish pace seen during the rainy and cold morning and picked up gradually.
Protesting against the lack of development, voters at the Patna polling station in Tindwari assembly constituency of Uttar Pradesh's Banda district boycotted the assembly polls Sunday.
Anything can happen in cricket and politics, says BJP president Nitin Gadkari.
In her first joint appearance with Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi highlighted the government's commitment to minorities before the people of lock city Aligarh.
Tens of thousands of votes in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh assembly elections are not being polled. The reason? Lack of development has forced a number of voters to migrate to other parts of India, or even other countries, in search of jobs.
For the first time, the district administration webcast live poll proceedings from 50 sensitive polling booths across the city—a big step towards ensuring transparency during polls. Watching the live telecast of the elections was also a consolation for some who missed out on the action themselves. All polling booths at Raj Kumar Academy polling station were connected to the Internet.
Citizens were aware about their 'right to reject' all contesting candidates, but the election officials weren't ready to entertain such a demand. Reason: It would increase paper work for them.
Despite having voter ID-cards, a large number of voters could not exercise their franchise as their names were missing from the voters’ list available with officials at their respective booths.