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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the country can witness some serious social turbulence if the ruling BJP pushes through the implementation of three contentious farm laws. (ANI photo)

News updates from HT | Expect upheaval if BJP pushes through farm laws: Rahul

PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 12:52 PM IST
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BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference at the party office in Lucknow.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference at the party office in Lucknow.(ANI FILE PHOTO)

Cong’s 'wrong' and 'anti-poor' policies behind BJP’s rise to power: Mayawati

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 06:58 PM IST
The BJP is in power because of the wrong and anti-people policies of the Congress," said Mayawati.
File photo: BSP supremo Mayawati.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
File photo: BSP supremo Mayawati.(ANI FILE PHOTO)

A day after Mayawati's birthday, many BSP leaders join SP

UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 06:39 PM IST
  • All joined at a membership event held in the presence of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav at the party headquarters.
BSP chief Mayawati also urged the Centre to accept all the demands of agitating farmers including repeal of the three farm laws(ANI photo)
BSP chief Mayawati also urged the Centre to accept all the demands of agitating farmers including repeal of the three farm laws(ANI photo)

Will go it alone in Uttarakhand, UP, says Mayawati

UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:57 AM IST
Mayawati, who turned 65 on Friday, said just like 2007, the BSP will form a government in Uttar Pradesh on its own in 2022. “I have never compromised with principles for the sake of getting power. All BSP workers must unitedly start preparing for these elections,” she said.
TMC Deputy Mayor Pallavi Kadam for the Covid-19 vaccine dry run at TMC Rosa Gardenia Health Centre on Ghodbunder Road, in Thane on Friday. (ANI Photo)
TMC Deputy Mayor Pallavi Kadam for the Covid-19 vaccine dry run at TMC Rosa Gardenia Health Centre on Ghodbunder Road, in Thane on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Poor should be given COVID-19 vaccine first: BSP

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 03:56 PM IST
Poor people who do not have any resources should be given the COVID-19 vaccine first so that they can continue on with their lives, demanded the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Sunday.
Supreme Court of India(PTI)
Supreme Court of India(PTI)

SC issues notice to Rajasthan assembly speaker on pleas against merger of BSP MLAs with Congress

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 03:09 PM IST
A bench of Justices S Abdul Nazeer and K M Joseph, in the proceedings conducted through video conferencing, also issued notices to the Assembly secretary and all the six MlAs who defected and merged with the Congress.
The number of MLCs a party can get elected to the legislative council is dependent on the number of members it has in the state assembly. The BJP has 305 members in the UP assembly, the SP 48 and the BSP 16. (Photo @CMOfficeUP)
The number of MLCs a party can get elected to the legislative council is dependent on the number of members it has in the state assembly. The BJP has 305 members in the UP assembly, the SP 48 and the BSP 16. (Photo @CMOfficeUP)

BJP mulls panchayat polls plan, names for 12 UP Legislative Council seats

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:27 AM IST
The six-year tenure of 12 members of the legislative council would end on January 30. They include six MLCs of the Samajwadi Party and three each of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference at party office in Lucknow.(PTI)
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference at party office in Lucknow.(PTI)

BJP govt crossed all limits of injustice, atrocities; farmers will bring them down: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 06:20 PM IST
Yadav attacked the government in tweets and at a press conference after Urdu poet Munnawar Rana’s daughter Somaiyya Rana, Bahujan Samaj Party’s Masood Alam and former MLA Ramesh Gautam joined his party.
BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference at the party office in Lucknow.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference at the party office in Lucknow.(ANI FILE PHOTO)

Mayawati again seeks withdrawal of new farm laws

Lucknow, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 04:35 PM IST
Mayawati took to Twitter to demand that the Centre should drop its “stubborn attitude” towards the farmers’ demands
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has slammed the Yogi Adityanath government on the Jalaun gang rape case and said that the government’s slogan of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ is just a “farce”.(PTI)
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has slammed the Yogi Adityanath government on the Jalaun gang rape case and said that the government’s slogan of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ is just a “farce”.(PTI)

BSP slams UP govt over Jalaun gang rape, terms Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao slogan ‘farce’

Lucknow | By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 12:24 PM IST
BSP National Spokesperson Sudhindra Bhadoria said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s government has failed to provide protection, security and dignity to the women.
People show their ink marked fingers after casting their votes for the MLC elections in Varanasi.(ANI)
People show their ink marked fingers after casting their votes for the MLC elections in Varanasi.(ANI)

UP MLC polls heat up as aggressive BJP goes all out

Lucknow, Hindustan Times | By Manish Chandra Pandey
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 12:42 PM IST
Of the 11 MLC seats —six teachers’ and five graduates’, the BJP contested nine and backed an independent for the teachers’ quota seat in Gorakhpur.
HT Image
HT Image

All party meet for DDC polls: Parties accuse EC of kowtowing to BJP

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 01:26 AM IST
Dissatisfied over arrangements and alleging favouritism, the Panthers Party staged a walk out
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi addressing the audience during an election rally during Bihar Assembly Elections, at Cheriya Bariyarpur, in Begusarai, Bihar on October 30.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi addressing the audience during an election rally during Bihar Assembly Elections, at Cheriya Bariyarpur, in Begusarai, Bihar on October 30.

AIMIM gains as smaller parties fail to make a mark

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 05:40 AM IST
Owaisi’ s party pulls off a surprise in Seemanchal, winning five seats to make a mark for itself in the state by upstaging several small parties with deeper roots.
Locals watch the election coverage on the counting day of Bihar assembly polls, in Patna on Tuesday.(PTI)
Locals watch the election coverage on the counting day of Bihar assembly polls, in Patna on Tuesday.(PTI)

Bihar Election 2020: Trends show smaller parties fail to make a mark

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 12:53 PM IST
Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis–e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party were the only two smaller parties visible on the leader board, as per the Election Commission website
Polling began at 7 am for 28 assembly constituencies in 19 districts for the Madhya Pradesh bypolls.(ANI)
Polling began at 7 am for 28 assembly constituencies in 19 districts for the Madhya Pradesh bypolls.(ANI)

Heavy security, social distancing as voting underway in 28 assembly seats in MP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 06:47 PM IST
The fate of as many as 355 candidates, including 22 women, is in the hands of more than 6.35 million voters casting their ballot at 9,361 polling centres in the 28 constituencies.
Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference at the party office in Lucknow on October 27, 2020.(PTI)
Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference at the party office in Lucknow on October 27, 2020.(PTI)

We backed independent in RS polls to expose BJP-BSP tacit understanding: Akhilesh

PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 05:09 PM IST
The SP chief said that the BJP could enter into an electoral understanding with any party of its choice, but such tacit deals needed to be exposed.
In Bihar, the ruling NDA will face a challenge from the RJD-Congress alliance (JDU+BJP) and the Mahagathbandhan (RJD+Congress+Left).(PTI)
In Bihar, the ruling NDA will face a challenge from the RJD-Congress alliance (JDU+BJP) and the Mahagathbandhan (RJD+Congress+Left).(PTI)

Bihar assembly election 2020: Will JD (U) clinch a hat-trick in Bibhutipur assembly seat?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 01:16 PM IST
Bihar assembly election 2020: Bibhutipur will go for voting on November 3 in the second phase of Bihar assembly election. Counting of votes for the Bihar polls will take place on November 10 and the result will also be declared on the same day.
BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference in Lucknow.(ANI FILE)
BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference in Lucknow.(ANI FILE)

Mayawati begins work to regain lost ground in UP

UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 10:06 AM IST
BSP chief Mayawati has started preparations for the elections by revamping the party’s organisation. She has also started looking for new candidates and is collecting feedback about the performance of the party’s 18 lawmakers
Mayawati said her decision to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in an alliance with the SP was wrong.(ANI File Photo)
Mayawati said her decision to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in an alliance with the SP was wrong.(ANI File Photo)

Mayawati suspends 7 MLAs, says will back even BJP to defeat SP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajesh Kumar Singh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2020 02:48 AM IST
The BSP would also move an application to get the seven rebel MLAs disqualified from the legislative assembly under the anti-defection law, Mayawati said.
Tagging the video statement of Mayawati, Congress General Secretary in-charge UP Priyanka Gandhi tweeted in Hindi, “Is there anything left (to be said) after this?”(PTI)
Tagging the video statement of Mayawati, Congress General Secretary in-charge UP Priyanka Gandhi tweeted in Hindi, “Is there anything left (to be said) after this?”(PTI)

Is there anything left to be said: Priyanka Gandhi’s dig at Mayawati’s ‘will even vote for BJP’ remark

Uttar Pradesh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Amid speculation that some of her party’s MLAs could switch sides in UP, Mayawati said her party will leave no stone unturned to defeat Samajwadi Party candidates
BSP chief Mayawati is seen in New Delhi in this file photo. Mayawati said her party will leave no stone unturned to ensure the defeat of the Samajwadi Party in future elections for the legislative council in Uttar Pradesh.(/HT Photo)
BSP chief Mayawati is seen in New Delhi in this file photo. Mayawati said her party will leave no stone unturned to ensure the defeat of the Samajwadi Party in future elections for the legislative council in Uttar Pradesh.(/HT Photo)

Will leave no stone unturned to defeat them: Mayawati attacks former ally Samajwadi Party

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 03:53 PM IST
Mayawati, the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, also said that the Samajwadi Party has insulted Brahmins in the state by insulting Satish Chandra Mishra, her party’s national general secretary.
BSP chief Mayawati addresses a press conference in Lucknow in this file photo. Mayawati on Thursday suspended seven rebel legislators of the party, who had opposed the nomination of its official candidate Ramji Gautam for the elections to the Rajya Sabha.(ANI Photo)
BSP chief Mayawati addresses a press conference in Lucknow in this file photo. Mayawati on Thursday suspended seven rebel legislators of the party, who had opposed the nomination of its official candidate Ramji Gautam for the elections to the Rajya Sabha.(ANI Photo)

BSP’s Mayawati suspends 7 rebel MLAs, day after they met Akhilesh Yadav

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 11:33 AM IST
Four of them had also filed an affidavit, saying their signatures on the nomination of the BSP’s national coordinator and Bihar in-charge Ramji Gautam’s nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections had been “forged”.
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav addressing a press conference(PTI File Photo)
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav addressing a press conference(PTI File Photo)

Row over BSP MLAs meeting Akhilesh Yadav ahead of Rajya Sabha elections

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HTC and Agencies
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2020 02:28 AM IST
SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said his party was neither indulging in horse-trading nor luring BSP MLAs. “There is dissatisfaction in the BSP against the party leadership.”
The five MLAs are Aslam Raini, Aslam Chaudhary, Mujtaba Siddiqui, Hakim Lal Bind and Hargovind Bhargava(PTI photo)
The five MLAs are Aslam Raini, Aslam Chaudhary, Mujtaba Siddiqui, Hakim Lal Bind and Hargovind Bhargava(PTI photo)

Five BSP MLAs withdraw support for party’s Rajya Sabha nominee

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 03:12 PM IST
The five MLAs claimed that their signatures had been forged, and their withdrawal of support has resulted in speculation that they might be planning to switch sides.
Security personnel on their way to a polling booth on the eve of first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections in Gaya district.(PTI)
Security personnel on their way to a polling booth on the eve of first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections in Gaya district.(PTI)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Will this poll mark the return of RJD’s Nehaluddin in Rafiganj?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 03:44 PM IST
Rafiganj is among the Bihar’s constituencies which has never elected a leader from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Representational Image.(File photo)
Representational Image.(File photo)

Rajya Sabha polls: BSP’s Ramji Gautam files papers

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 10:04 AM IST
BSP general secretary SC Mishra, its legislature party leader Lalji Verma and 18 party lawmakers were present when Gautam filed his papers. Gautam is BSP’s Bihar in-charge
ADR co-founder Jagdeep Chhokar said a law needs to be passed barring those with criminal charges framed against them from contesting polls.(PTI)
ADR co-founder Jagdeep Chhokar said a law needs to be passed barring those with criminal charges framed against them from contesting polls.(PTI)

How parties justify fielding candidates with criminal cases

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 09:01 PM IST
According to people familiar with the matter, six leading parties have sent reports to the Election Commission (EC) explaining why they chose candidates facing criminal cases. Over 100 recognised and unrecognised state and national parties have fielded their candidates in the polls.
BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari has been in different jails in Punjab for almost two years.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari has been in different jails in Punjab for almost two years.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

50-member UP police team to bring back Mukhtar Ansari from Punjab jail in armoured vehicle

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 03:01 PM IST
Mukhtar Ansari, a BSP MLA has been accused in over a dozen fresh cases registered against him in the past six months in the crackdown launched against him, his wife, two sons and close aides.
A meeting of the Brahmin community members held under the chairmanship of BSP national general secretary SC Mishra.(HT Photo)
A meeting of the Brahmin community members held under the chairmanship of BSP national general secretary SC Mishra.(HT Photo)

BSP revives 2007 Dalit-Brahmin formula, hopes to unseat Yogi in 2022 polls

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajesh Kumar Singh | Posted by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 03:01 PM IST
BSP was credited with successful social engineering to forge a coalition of Brahmins and Dalits in 2007 assembly elections in UP.
CM Yogi Adityanath was addressing cadres through a virtual connect campaign in Tundla, one of the seven assembly segments where bypolls will be held on November 3. (Photo@CMOfficeUP)
CM Yogi Adityanath was addressing cadres through a virtual connect campaign in Tundla, one of the seven assembly segments where bypolls will be held on November 3. (Photo@CMOfficeUP)

CM Yogi Adityanath again accuses opposition of stoking caste violence

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 08:29 PM IST
The CM lashed out at the Samajwadi Party rule that he said was synonymous with lawlessness. He also said that the Bahujan Samaj Party was synonymous with corruption and dismissed the Congress as a party without any political space or standing in the state.
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