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Mixed bag: Some hit bullseye, others off the mark

Two exit polls had predicted that the Samajwadi Party would be in a position to form a government in Uttar Pradesh without seeking support from any other party. HT reports.

UP in hand, Mulayam eyes Delhi

SP chief plays down third front talk, but party leaders look forward to country's top job for him. Sunita Aron reports. Badal's guest list

UP seeks Rs. 1,000 cr to fulfil SP promise

The UP labour department has sought Rs. 1,000 crore from the state finance department to fulfil the SP’s poll promise of giving an allowance of Rs. 1,000 per month to unemployed youth above the age of 35.

Include Muslims, expand OBC quota: Mayawati

Mayawati says BSP will support constitutional amendment on reservation. HT reports. Watch video

Gadkari formula may come up for test during polls

BJP president Nitin Gadkari's prescription to senior leaders to contest elections by motivating their cadres and galvanising party machine has been put into practice for the first time in Uttar Pradesh.

‘Statehood for west UP only way out’

With elections in the state approaching fast, Kokab Hamid has begun preparing to represent his constituency for the sixth time in the assembly. He is spending his days meeting people either at his haveli in Baghpat or in villages.

Cong banking on Muslim-Kurmi votes

The party has devised a strategy to target the combination to counter Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s tried and tested Muslim-Yadav (MY) formula. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi reports.

‘Woman power’ gets weightage

By giving eight tickets to women candidates in the first list, the Congress has once again proved that it gives great weightage to ‘woman power’. The first list of 65 candidates was released late on Thursday night.

Cong manifesto targets MBCs and Muslims

Wooing Muslim voters, union law minister Salman Khurshid said the Congress party would provide 9% sub-quota for backward Muslims if it was voted to power in the coming Uttar Pradesh assembly election.

IT clicks, politically

Parties have taken to online canvassing with a gusto as they feel this will not make the Election Commission frown on the expenses issue.

BJP plans OBC sub-quota to foil Cong's Muslim moves

The BJP is likely to promise "all possible help, including sub-quotas" for the most deprived castes among other backward classes (OBC), Hindu or Muslim, and scheduled castes (SC) in the run-up to Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.

BSP rewinds to 2007, plays social engineering card

The UP election is turning out to be a war to grab the support of major castes.

Draping elephant statues based on weak reasoning

Searching for, and covering all elephant statues that have been built at “government expense” must have been an unprecedented task for officials in Uttar Pradesh.

Reserved seats on Rahul's radar

The Congress general secretary chalks out new strategy for Muslims; party woos non-Jatav voters too. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi reports.

Many promises to keep

Whichever party comes to power in UP, it must adopt a development agenda.  Nripendra Misra writes.
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