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The bench of Justices S Abdul Nazeer and KM Joseph was hearing two petitions filed by BSP, and BJP MLA Madan Dilawar against the August 24 last year order passed by the state high court.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

SC issues notices on plea against merger of 6 BSP MLAs with Cong

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 11:31 PM IST
Six MLAs of the BSP had merged with the Congress giving a boost to the Ashok Gehlot government as the tally of the Congress increased to over 100 in the House of 200 MLAs.
The biennial election to the 12 legislative council seats of Uttar Pradesh will be held on January 28.(PTI Photo)
The biennial election to the 12 legislative council seats of Uttar Pradesh will be held on January 28.(PTI Photo)

BJP may win 10 UP legislative council seats out of the 12 going to polls

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 02:27 PM IST
The BJP state committee authorised the party’s state unit president to send the list of candidates to the central election committee for approval.
A 50-year-old Anganwadi worker was allegedly raped and murdered in the Ughaiti area of Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun district.(HT PHOTO)
A 50-year-old Anganwadi worker was allegedly raped and murdered in the Ughaiti area of Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun district.(HT PHOTO)

Badaun gangrape: BSP hits out at Yogi govt for failing to provide security to women

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:33 PM IST
BSP national spokesperson Sudhindra Bhadoria said that the Badaun case reminds people of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case. “I think Yogi ji must tell the nation and the people of the Uttar Pradesh about his failure and pull up the police for failing to provide security to women,” he added
A bench of Justices S Abdul Nazeer and K M Joseph listed the appeals for further hearing on Thursday.(PTI File Photo)
A bench of Justices S Abdul Nazeer and K M Joseph listed the appeals for further hearing on Thursday.(PTI File Photo)

Supreme Court to hear on Jan 7 pleas against HC order on 6 BSP Rajasthan MLAs joining Congress

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:08 PM IST
The six MLAs had contested and won the 2018 assembly elections on BSP tickets but later defected to the Congress party in September 2019.The MLAs had submitted an application for the merger on September 16, 2019 and the Speaker issued an order on September 18, 2019.  
The ruling BJP will be contesting against the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Congress. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Shiv Sena are fresh competitors to arrive in the panchayat polls.(Parwaz Khan/HT file photo. Representative image)
The ruling BJP will be contesting against the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Congress. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Shiv Sena are fresh competitors to arrive in the panchayat polls.(Parwaz Khan/HT file photo. Representative image)

BJP to chalk out strategy ahead of panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 08:01 AM IST
The BJP’ state unit vice president and member of the legislative council Vijay Bahadur Pathak had earlier said that various key issues would be taken up in the meeting apart from the discussion of panchayat polls. “Besides, the meeting will also discuss a work plan for taking the achievements of the Yogi Adityanath government, which is completing four years in office on March 19, among the people,” Pathak had said.
Bahujan Samaj Party’s Uttar Pradesh unit president Bheem Rajbhar said in the Rajbhar community, the upbringing of children is done by making them drink ‘taadi’,” citing no medical evidence.(Reuters representative image)
Bahujan Samaj Party’s Uttar Pradesh unit president Bheem Rajbhar said in the Rajbhar community, the upbringing of children is done by making them drink ‘taadi’,” citing no medical evidence.(Reuters representative image)

Consuming farm liqour ‘taadi’ can prevent from catching Covid-19: BSP’s UP unit chief

Ballia | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 07:59 AM IST
Bheem Rajbhar claimed that ‘taadi’ has immunity power and a drop of it is purer than the water of the Ganga river.
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati’s 65th birthday is on January 15 next year.(HT PHOTO)
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati’s 65th birthday is on January 15 next year.(HT PHOTO)

Weeks before birthday, Mayawati asks BSP workers to help needy

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 10:18 PM IST
The BSP, which used to celebrate the occasion in a grand manner when the party was in power in Uttar Pradesh, began the practice of marking Jankalyankari Diwas after being voted out of office in the 2012 assembly elections.
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.
Gehlot thanked voters and the Congress workers who, he said, strengthened democracy by participating in this election.(Himanshu Vyas/HT file photo)
Gehlot thanked voters and the Congress workers who, he said, strengthened democracy by participating in this election.(Himanshu Vyas/HT file photo)

CM Gehlot dismayed over results of local bodies polls in 21 districts

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 05:48 AM IST
In elections held for the 4,371 Panchayat Samiti seats in 21 districts of Rajasthan’s 33 districts, the BJP bagged 1,989, Congress won 1852, independents 439, CPI (M) 26, RLP six and BSP five.
File photo of BSP MP Atul Rai. (HT)
File photo of BSP MP Atul Rai. (HT)

In jail, BSP lawmaker Atul Rai booked for defaming woman complainant

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By Sudhir Kumar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 01:12 PM IST
Atul Rai is presently in jail in connection with the rape case against the complainant.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) party chief Mayawati extended support to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by protesting farmers.(PTI Photo)
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) party chief Mayawati extended support to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by protesting farmers.(PTI Photo)

BSP extends support to ‘Bharat Bandh’ call by farmers

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 01:07 PM IST
The BSP is among several political parties, including the Congress and the AAP, that are supporting the nationwide strike called by farmers.
BSP supremo Mayawati.(HT photo)
BSP supremo Mayawati.(HT photo)

BSP demands UP govt reconsider decision on law against ‘love jihad’

Lucknow | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:24 AM IST
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led UP Cabinet had cleared the ordinance, proposing a maximum punishment of 10 years and fine for “love jihad” related offences on November 24.
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati’s father died New Delhi on Thursday.(/HT FILE PHOTO)
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati’s father died New Delhi on Thursday.(/HT FILE PHOTO)

BSP chief Mayawati’s father dies, Adityanath, Akhilesh express grief

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2020 10:59 PM IST
Mayawati’s father Prabhu Dayal died at the age of 95, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) said in a statement.

RTI activist RK Jain succumbs to Covid-19, other ailments

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2020 09:28 PM IST
Founder of the Centax Publications and editor of the Excise Law Times, Jain had complained against all the national parties that were not abiding by an order of the full bench of the Central Information Commission (CIC), which had brought them under the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
BSP supremo Mayawati has surprised many by removing Munkad Ali from the position of chief of party’s Uttar Pradesh unit.(HT PHOTO)
BSP supremo Mayawati has surprised many by removing Munkad Ali from the position of chief of party’s Uttar Pradesh unit.(HT PHOTO)

Mayawati names new UP BSP chief, signals strategy for 2022 polls

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajesh Kumar Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 07:22 PM IST
In a bid to reclaim its traditional support base, the BSP could be sending feelers to the backward community that they will get a prominent place in the organisation.
Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes in this file photo in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr.(HT Photo/Vipin Kumar)
Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes in this file photo in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr.(HT Photo/Vipin Kumar)

UP Bypoll Results 2020: BJP leading in 4 seats, trailing in 2, early trends show

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 02:20 PM IST
The bypolls are being seen a a test of popularity for the government led by chief minister Yogi Adityanath. The BJP, which has a comfortable majority in the Uttar Pradesh assembly, is contesting on seven seats.
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.
Akhilesh Yadav alleged that the BJP can enter into an understanding with anyone and those who have an internal understanding need to be exposed(PTI)
Akhilesh Yadav alleged that the BJP can enter into an understanding with anyone and those who have an internal understanding need to be exposed(PTI)

Samajwadi Party supported independent Rajya Sabha candidate to expose BSP-BJP ties: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 07:22 PM IST
In a dig at the BJP-led state government, Akhilesh Yadav enquired about the present state of the cleaning of river Gomti, and rued that there has been no expansion of the Lucknow metro project, both of which were started by his government
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
The rivalry between the two parties had a momentary reprieve ahead of last year’s parliamentary elections.(File photo)
The rivalry between the two parties had a momentary reprieve ahead of last year’s parliamentary elections.(File photo)

Uttar Pradesh: SP, BSP start new chapter of bitterness

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 03:44 PM IST
The latest chapter of SP-BSP discord traces its origin to the biennial Rajya Sabha elections for 10 seats from UP, when an independent candidate Prakash Bajaj filed his nomination papers at the last moment on Tuesday (October 27) with 10 SP lawmakers in tow
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.
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.
Tejashwi Yadav has promised to give one million government jobs to people on his first day as chief minister(ANI)
Tejashwi Yadav has promised to give one million government jobs to people on his first day as chief minister(ANI)

The RJD shifts from an antagonistic discourse to ‘Sarvjan’ politics

By Anshul Trivedi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 08:09 PM IST
Appealing across caste-class lines is nothing new for Kumar but the Yadav scion’s promise is a tacit acceptance that the old vocabulary of the Mandal politics of caste will not yield positive results
BJP's Rinki Rani Pandey who won a bypoll in 2018 to become Bhabua's MLA is contesting once again from the constituency.(HT FILE PHOTO)
BJP's Rinki Rani Pandey who won a bypoll in 2018 to become Bhabua's MLA is contesting once again from the constituency.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Will BJP be able to maintain foothold in Bihar’s Bhabua assembly constituency?

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 04:36 PM IST
Rinki Rani Pandey’s main opponent this time is Bharat Bind who joined the RJD from the BSP.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi during a joint election campaign with the RLSP, ahead of the Bihar assembly polls in Bhabua on Saturday.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi during a joint election campaign with the RLSP, ahead of the Bihar assembly polls in Bhabua on Saturday.

Bihar’s 3rd front may dent RJD alliance’s base

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 03:57 AM IST
The Grand Secular Democratic Front, as it calls itself, has pockets of support among the Other Backward Classes (OBCs), especially Kushwahas, Muslim minorities and scheduled castes – the vote base votes of RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and BSP chief Mayawati.
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.
Mayawati said that Nitish Kumar failed miserably in helping the migrants come home and also failed in providing them livelihood after return.(PTI)
Mayawati said that Nitish Kumar failed miserably in helping the migrants come home and also failed in providing them livelihood after return.(PTI)

Gave 15 years each to Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar, time for change: Mayawati

Hindustan Times, Bhabua | By Prasun K Mishra
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 04:51 PM IST
Mayawati alleged that the Dalits, mahadalits, tribals and weaker sections in Bihar had also not got the proper benefit of reservation. The seats of their quota were still vacant in the state, she added.
Representational photo.
Representational photo.

Uttar Pradesh: BSP to field candidate for Rajya Sabha polls, papers to be filed on October 26

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 09:46 AM IST
In the 2018 RS election, BSP candidate had lost, despite the combined support by both the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress
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