HindustanTimes Sat,29 Aug 2015

UP deserves good governance, says Bihar’s makeover man

“Give us a little power and we will change the political scenario in UP on the lines of Bihar,” said Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar  while addressing an election rally in Sewarahi of Tamkuhiraj constituency in Kushinagar on Monday.

Mulayam makes a U-turn

In a complete volte-face to his statement wherein he had promised to provide government jobs to rape victims if voted to power, Samajwadi Party (SP) national president Mulayam Singh Yadav retracted from his controversial statement at Chandauli on Monday.

Young politicians get top billing, but what about first-time voters?

Who says India is young and the young have a voice! Caught in caste complexities, all political parties have somehow disregarded the youth and their issues in the country's most populous state Uttar Pradesh. Sunita Aron reports.

Rahul's GenNext team to micro-manage polls

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has formed a special team of young leaders to micro-manage the elections in UP. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi reports. Strategy

Vote for SP, Shahi Imam tells Muslims

Alleging that Congress was mainly responsible for the poor state of Muslims in the country, Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Maulana Ahmad Bukhari today appealed to Muslims to vote for Samajwadi Party candidates in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly election.

Cong or SP: Which way will Muslim board go?

The rivalry between the SP and the Congress for Muslim votes before the assembly elections in UP has caused a division in the All India Muslim Personal Law Board. HT reports.

Jaitley sells dreams of Gujarat, Bihar development in UP

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley kicked off his Varanasi campaign late on Wednesday evening at Rohania, attacking the BSP, SP and Congress for "divisive" politics on the grounds of caste and religion, adding that this was a time when UP needed to adopt the vocabulary of development.

Dalit trap: The undoing of Maya?

Maya had won the 2007 election in Dalit reserved constituencies. She could lose 2012 right there. Varghese K George reports.

Jai ho! Cong on a song, in Bhojpuri

The Congress has left no stone unturned in its attempt to regain power in the politically important Uttar Pradesh in the 2012 elections, using novel methods to woo voters. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi reports.

Kanpur lets irritation show

Maya missed out on key comeback tactics; high liquor cost to caste role reversal, voters full of grievances. Varghese K George reports. Sound bytes

Political compulsions to decide post-poll tie-ups

The present trading of barbs over post-poll alliances notwithstanding, two major political events of mid-2012 will determine the decision of major players. Sunita Aron reports.

'Cong to seek Prez rule if it doesn't get majority'

"If Congress gets majority then it will form the government... if some seats are short then there is no option other than President's rule," Congress leader Sriprakash Jaiswal said. We're here for change: Rahul Gandhi | I hold master key to power, thunders Mayawati

Replace 'M' for Maya with 'D' for development: Digvijaya

Ahead of the crucial sixth phase of UP elections tomorrow, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh advised voters to support Rahul Gandhi's mission in Uttar Pradesh.

J-factor holds key in west win

Maya's social engineering may be wearing thin but Jatavs are determined to keep Jats at bay in their heartland. Vinod Sharma and Sunita Aron report. Face-off

Joshi takes responsibility for poor Cong showing in UP

UPCC president Rita Bahuguna Joshi today took responsibility for the Congress' "disappointing" performance at the hustings in Uttar Pradesh.
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Stop playing the caste card in elections

election campaign rally
Whenever there is election in the country, caste appears to the fore as a factor to inter-play in the whole electioneering.

Do you think Samajwadi Party can live up to its promises in UP?

Samajwadi Party has claimed a majority in 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly.