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.
Adds Manmohan Singh is an 'extremely good' PM and question of change of guard doesn't arise. Umesh Raghuvanshi
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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.
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi clearly spelt out his agenda on Monday — revive the Congress in Uttar Pradesh.
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.
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.
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 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 Gandhi, once known for his silence rather than eloquence, fielded questions with confidence and assertiveness at his first news conference in Varanasi.
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.
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
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.
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.