Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday took oath as minister for the second time in four days following a constitutional slip on the first occasion. HT reports.
The high-voltage polls in Uttar Pradesh saw political leaders and candidates taking a total of 334 sorties on private jets and helicopters for campaigning, with outgoing chief minister Mayawati flying a maximum of 26 times.
More than one-third of candidates elected in the just concluded assembly polls have criminal cases against them, with UP topping the list. Also, 66% or 457 of the newly elected MLAs were 'crorepatis', according to an analysis of affidavits the candidates had submitted to the EC.
Top SP leaders Shivpal Singh Yadav and Mohammad Azam Khan are among those likely to take oath along with Akhilesh Yadav when he is sworn in as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh on March 15.
Samajwadi Party today removed its national secretary Rajiv Rai from the post following charges that he was involved in anti-party activities.
Akhilesh Yadav has solved a puzzle for his alma mater. It now knows who to invite as chief guest for its golden jubilee celebration later this year. Dholpur's Military School has hosted quite a few CMs. None, however, had the special tag Akhilesh wears — former student (1983-1990).
Development-starved people of UP want akhilesh to deliver fast. They want jobs, roads, power and water to begin with.
BSPstate unit president Swami Prasad Maurya was elected leader of its legislator party unanimously on Saturday. National general secretary Naseemuddin Siddiqui was elected leader of the BSP in the legislative council.
The strength of the Akhilesh Yadav ministry will be small and initially 10 to 15 Samajwadi Party leaders are likely to be inducted as ministers, party sources said here today.
Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today advised his son and Uttar Pradesh chief minister-designate Akhilesh Yadav to lead a clean social and political life.
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee is likely to attend the oath-taking ceremonies of Parkash Singh Badal and Akhilesh Yadav as chief ministers of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
After the peaceful polls in UP comes the bloody disquiet following the announcement of the election results on Tuesday, with there being no government worth the name in Lucknow.
BJP state president Surya Pratap Shahi today send his resignation to party national president Nitin Gadkari, accepting moral responsibility for the electoral debacle in Uttar Pradesh elections.
Taking a cue from its electoral setback, the Congress-led UPA government now wants to reach out more emphatically to the states. Rural development minister Jairam Ramesh will be going to the states to prepare the respective annual distribution of rural funds for the next financial year.
A Samajwadi Party leader and his supporters have been booked in connection with the attack on mediapersons during counting of votes in Jhansi.