HindustanTimes Fri,04 Sep 2015

'Too early to talk about alliance with Cong'

As Uttar Pradesh headed towards a hung assembly, Samajwadi Party today said it was too early to say whether it would approach Congress for support in the formation of the next government.

Rahul did a brilliant job: Rita Bahuguna Joshi

With the Congress nowhere near power in Uttar Pradesh, the party sprung to its chief campaigner Rahul Gandhi's defence today with state party chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi saying the onus for defeat lay with the state unit.

SP's parliamentary board meeting tomorrow

The Samajwadi Party will hold its parliamentary board meeting on Wednesday to decide it's chief ministerial candidate.

Fifth phase of UP polls to seal Yadavs' fate

The fifth round of seven-phase assembly election in Uttar Pradesh is going to witness an intense battle among major political players in 49 constituencies in 13 central UP and Bundelkhand districts tomorrow.

I hold master key to power, thunders Mayawati

"I hold the master key to power," thundered Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati at an election rally in Agra on Tuesday in which she blasted Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi.

'Mulayam's flip flop a prophecy that BJP will win UP polls'

BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said that SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's flip flop over supporting Congress in post-poll Uttar Pradesh was a "clear prophecy" that BJP was going to form next government in the state.

UP polls: Second phase of voting for 59 seats today

Polling for the second phase of UP Assembly elections for 59 seats in 10 districts will be held today. More than 1.92 crore voters are expected to cast their votes to seal the fate of 1098 candidates amidst tight security. Polls phase two today | UP polls Eastward Ho | Security stepped ahead of 2nd phase

Congress releases Vision Document for UP

Congress' Vision Document 2020 for Uttar Pradesh lays out the roadmap for all round development by bringing in key changes in the sectors education, employment and economy in the state where it has been out of power for more than two decades.

BJP promises temple, cows; Cong jobs, quota

The BJP today revived the Ayodhya issue promising to build a Ram temple but the Congress came out with plans to create 20 lakh jobs for youth in their manifestos for the assembly polls in UP where both the parties are trailing major players BSP and SP. Complete coverage: Battle for the states

No chance for Uma's victory in UP polls: Kalyan

Days after Uma Bharti described herself as his "heiress", former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh today said he will campaign against the BJP leader and claimed that she does not stand a chance of winning from Charkhari assembly constituency.

'Congress vision document or division document?'

BJP today criticised the 'Vision Document' of Congress saying mention of religion-based quota made it look like a "division document" and asked the party to reconsider it in national interest.

'UP Muslims won't be misled by communal Bukhari'

Calling the Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid a 'communal person', Congress leader Digvijaya Singh today said that Muslims of Uttar Pradesh will not be misled by his appeal, in which he has urged them to vote for Samajwadi Party candidates. Vote for SP: Imam Bukhari to Muslims | BSP, SP making false promises: Rahul

Battle for coronation?

Comparing Rahul Gandhi, scion of a national party, with Akhilesh Yadav, the rising face of a regional party, can be unfair to both. But the high-decibel projection of the young guns in the UP elections makes the comparison inevitable, writes Varghese K. George. Head to head

Close Kalyan chapter, vote for SP: Bukhari

Mulayam’s Muslim love was on display at a joint press conference with Imam Ahmad Bukhari. Prominent clerics led by the Jama Masjid Imam pledged their support to the Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday. HT reports.

'Make Rahul PM, let him show what mettle he has'

"Let Rahul Gandhi become the prime minister as two years term is still left, let people know how much ability he has to run the country," BJP general secretary and chief spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad said in Lucknow. 'Fatwa on religious lines dangerous' | Pawar's remark on Rahul Gandhi objectionable: Digvijaya
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Stop playing the caste card in elections

election campaign rally
Whenever there is election in the country, caste appears to the fore as a factor to inter-play in the whole electioneering.

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Samajwadi Party has claimed a majority in 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly.