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HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

No govt in UP worked for people in 22 yrs: Priyanka

In an attack on Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati, Congress' star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday said people should decide whether they want a government which works for them or one which spends crores on buildings.

Priyanka defends PC and PM, says rants waste of time

Priyanka Gandhi today defended home minister P Chidambaram in the 2G spectrum case and said that she feels "sad" about the attacks on him.
'I will be happy if Rahul leads a normal life' | Priyanka campaigns 

PMship not on Rahul's mind, says Priyanka

Adds Manmohan Singh is an 'extremely good' PM and question of change of guard doesn't arise. Umesh Raghuvanshi reports. Constituency watch | Sound bytes

UP polls: Campaigning for 1st phase ends today

All parties in the fray will try their best to win the voters in the time left for campaigning. The voting in the first phase will take place on February 8 in 55 assembly seats across 10 districts of UP.

No Mission 2012, need to revive UP Cong: Rahul

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi clearly spelt out his agenda on Monday — revive the Congress in Uttar Pradesh.

Notification for 7th round issued

The high-pitch election campaigning in ten districts in east UP consisting of 55 assembly seats going to polls on February 8 in first phase came to an end today. Moreover the election commission also issued notification for seventh and final phase of polling in March 3. HT reports.

Would prefer drowning rather than tie-ups with SP, BSP: Uma

Firebrand BJP leader Uma Bharti today said if her party falls short of majority for forming the government in Uttar Pradesh after the Assembly polls, she would prefer "drowning" rather than striking an alliance with either SP or BSP.

Rahul is blind to Congress corruption: BJP

Stung by Rahul Gandhi's criticism of its senior leaders LK Advani and Narendra Modi on the issue of corruption, BJP today hit back saying he cannot see corruption at the Centre and has accepted defeat in UP before the polls. No obsession to become PM: Rahul

Priyanka downplays Vadra's comment

Priyanka Gandhi today downplayed her husband Robert Vadra's comment that he was not averse to joining politics by saying he had no intention of taking up politics and blamed the media for twisting his words.

Rahul comes of age, exudes confidence

Rahul Gandhi, once known for his silence rather than eloquence, fielded questions with confidence and assertiveness at his first news conference in Varanasi.

'Officer not shifted for stopping Vadra's convoy'

The Election Commission has denied allegations that a poll observer was tranferred yesterday for ordering the stopping of a motorcycle rally of Congress campaigner and Priyanka Gandhi's husband Robert Vadra on the charge of violating the model code of conduct.

Battle begins in UP, first phase of polls today

Polling for the first phase of the high voltage Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections for 55 seats in 10 districts would be held today that will decide the fate of two ministers, 31 MLAs and 15 former ministers. Facts at a glance | Why UP polls are important

People above post: Rahul to politicians

Amid the caste politics of Uttar Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi chose to take on post politics. On Tuesday, a day after the Congress general secretary criticised senior politicians for their preoccupation with the prime minister's post, his comments became sharper.

On election eve, Congress goes for operation clean-up

With the crucial assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh entering the decisive phase, the Congress is making last-minute changes in the already declared list of candidates to weed out the tainted nominees and go to the polls with a clean image.

62-64% turnout in UP first phase assembly polls

An impressive 62 to 64% turnout was today registered in the first phase of Assembly elections in 55 seats in Uttar Pradesh where stakes are high for Mayawati's ruling BSP which is facing a tough challenge from Congress, BJP and SP. Facts at a glance | Why UP polls are important | UP battle beginsvideo | Photos: Mission UP
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