HindustanTimes Mon,31 Aug 2015

Maya's dalit figures unknown, says BJP; looks for local icons

Looking to make a dent in Mayawati's Dalit base, the BJP is attempting to appropriate "local" Dalit icons, claiming that the BSP's focus is on Dalit-Bahujan icons who have nothing to do with Uttar Pradesh. Vikas Pathak reports.

Kanshi Ram's sepoy lends Rahul a hand

Once Babu Ramadhin called himself a "frontline sepoy of Kanshi Ram". These days, the former founder-member of BSP says he is the "only old leader in the Rahul brigade". Rajesh Kumar Singh reports. In Rahul's brigade

Development vs land row in Maya's native village

Even 25-metre-long queues and 40-50 minutes of waiting did not deter residents of Badalpur, the native village of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati, from exercising their right to vote. Shashank Shekhar and Darpan Singh report.

Upbeat SP says, Mulayam will be CM, not Akhilesh

With his party emerging as the frontrunner in exit polls for Uttar Pradesh, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday thanked party workers for their hard work during the elections. Pankaj Jaiswal reports.

BSP bags four out of five seats in Ghaziabad

It may not have fared well at the state level, but the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) almost made a clean sweep in the NCR area of Ghaziabad district, bagging four out of five Assembly seats in the UP polls. Peeyush Khandelwal reports.

BSP not to contest local body polls: Mayawati

Smarting under poll debacle, BSP today expressed fears about return of 'goondaraj' in Uttar Pradesh and said it would not contest the upcoming local body polls, apprehending that the ruling Samajwadi Party might target its candidates.

This poll, SP wins over all castes

Muslims return to Yadav fold, non-Jatav Dalits shift loyalty from Maya to Mulayam. HT reports. UP seat share
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