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Fatwa on religious lines dangerous: Uma Bharti

Attacking the Samajwadi Party,BJP leader Uma Bharti on Sunday said fatwas on religious lines for votes was dangerous for country's politics.

Pawar's statement on Rahul Gandhi objectionable: Digvijaya

Objecting to Union minister Sharad Pawar's statement that Rahul Gandhi would be blamed if Congress fails in Uttar Pradesh, senior party leader Digvijaya Singh said in Indore on Sunday that the UP poll results would surprise the NCP chief.

Congress promises graft-free health plan

In an effort to check corruption and promote development in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress in its manifesto for the state’s assembly poll may promise special anti-graft ombudsmen to keep a tab on health schemes.

Rahul asks voters in UP to give Congress 5 years

Lashing out at non-Congress governments of Uttar Pradesh for "selling Ram, caste and religion" for the past 22 years, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi today asked voters to give five years to his party for development of the state.

Cong releases 'please all' poll manifesto in UP

With the release of its 'please all' manifesto for UP assembly elections, the Congress on Tuesday played 'most backward' and the 'minority' cards. It focuses on the sub-quota for the most backward classes and minorities in accordance with their population in Uttar Pradesh. Umesh Raghuvanshi reports. Read the manifesto here

Sonia, Mayawati begin poll campaign in UP

Congress president Sonia Gandhi begins her poll campaign in UP from Feb 1 from Deoria and Gonda while state CM Mayawati will start her campaign for the first phase of the assembly polls from Sitapur and Barabanki today. Cong releases manifesto in UP, promises freebies and quota | Cong, SP main contenders in UP polls: Digvijaya

Maya accuses Cong of not cooperating with her govt

Accusing the Congress-led UPA government of not cooperating with her in the past five years, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Wednesday said only her party could empower the "sarv samaj (all classes)".

'Mulayam's cycle will 'grace circus' after polls'

Expelled Samajwadi Party MP Amar Singh today took a pot-shot at his former leader Mulayam Singh Yadav for announcing opening of schools and hospitals in Mayawati's parks.

Sonia guns for present corruption, misrule

A week before polling, Congress president Sonia Gandhi launched her campaign in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, slamming chief minister Mayawati for removing tainted ministers close to the assembly elections and likening rival parties to political chameleons. Umesh Raghuvanshi reports.

Rahul, Jayant work the crowd, mock BSP rule

Rahul resorts to familiar elephant-money jibe, Jayant spoofs sarvjan slogan. S Raju reports. Poll trivia

Verdict will come in handy for all parties in UP polls

The political fallout of the Supreme Court verdict cancelling 122 2G licences granted during then telecom minister A Raja’s tenure is expected to pan out in two phases. Shekhar Iyer and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi report.

Priyanka hits the campaign trail in UP

Hitting the campaign trail in Uttar Pradesh, Congress' star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi today asked the electorate to realise the strength of their vote and exercise their franchise for a change in the state where politics over the last 22 years has become totally "religion and caste-based".

Cong looking for Trinamool's alternative from UP polls: Jaitley

BJP leader Arun Jaitley today claimed that the Congress party is contesting the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections with the "hope" of finding an ally to support its government at the centre.

Ayodhya has done a lot for me: Advani

Even as BJP attempts to distance itself from issue, Advani reiterates commitment to build Ram temple. HT reports. Rally fever

Khurshid pitches for sub-categorisation of OBCs

At a time when Congress is making a serious bid to rope in people from the backward Muslim community in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, law minister Salman Khurshid has made a strong pitch for sub-categorisation of the Other Backward Classes.
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