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'5 CMs in 5 years in UP': Om Prakash Rajbhar shares his power-sharing plan

Rajbhar was earlier part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in Uttar Pradesh. He resigned from the Yogi Adityanath government in 2019.
File photo of Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar.(PTI Photo)
File photo of Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar.(PTI Photo)
Published on Jul 01, 2021 01:12 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

First UP cabinet meeting on Tuesday after Lok Sabha poll results

There are 14 vacancies in the Yogi’s council of ministers, including the one created by sacking of SBSP leader Om Prakash Rajbhar from the ministry last week.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath during a meeting with the party workers at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi, Monday, May 27, 2019.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath during a meeting with the party workers at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi, Monday, May 27, 2019.(PTI)
Published on May 28, 2019 10:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi, Lucknow

Polls over, now focus to shift on governance

Besides bureaucratic reshuffle, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath is likely to take up a number of other issues that require his immediate attention
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath after casting his vote in Gorakhpur during the seventh phase of Lok Sabha election on May 19 .(ANI File Photo)
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath after casting his vote in Gorakhpur during the seventh phase of Lok Sabha election on May 19 .(ANI File Photo)
Published on May 21, 2019 10:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi, Lucknow

Rajbhar, his nominees sacked from government posts

Adityanath also removed all members appointed to various boards in Uttar Pradesh on Rajbhar’s recommendation.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday sacked Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar from his Cabinet(PTI)
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday sacked Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar from his Cabinet(PTI)
Published on May 20, 2019 11:45 PM IST
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Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey, Lucknow

Lok Sabha elections 2019- ‘Welcome the decision to sack me, it was a delayed one’: OP Rajbhar

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar welcomed the decision by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to sack him as an Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister and said the decision was delayed.
“We are a party. And if we do not contest, then what message will we give to our party workers and people?” Rajbhar said.(PTI/File Photo)
“We are a party. And if we do not contest, then what message will we give to our party workers and people?” Rajbhar said.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2019 02:37 PM IST
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Luckow, Uttar Pradesh | By Press Trust of India

Back to office after poll campaign, Adityanath sacks BJP ally from cabinet

Rajbhar, a disgruntled ally of the BJP, allegedly urged supporters to thrash ruling party workers with shoes if they spread “misinformation” about his party.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath(PTI file photo)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath(PTI file photo)
Updated on May 20, 2019 03:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Manish Chandra Pandey

Lok Sabha elections 2019: OP Rajbhar, sulking BJP ally, sees huge win for SP-BSP in eastern UP

Rajbhar, who claims to have walked out of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh miffed over denial of seats of his choice in the state, has fielded 39 candidates for seats in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh phases.
Rajbhar, who has considerable clout in eastern Uttar Pradesh, asserted that his party has not campaigned for the saffron party in these elections.(HT Photo)
Rajbhar, who has considerable clout in eastern Uttar Pradesh, asserted that his party has not campaigned for the saffron party in these elections.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2019 05:04 PM IST
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Balia (Uttar Pradesh) | By Indo Asian News Service

SBSP chief booked after asking supporters to thrash BJP workers with shoes

Superintendent of Police, Mau, Surendra Bahadur Singh confirmed the development. “A case has been registered against SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar for violating the model code of conduct,” Singh said.
The case was registered after Rajbhar, a disgruntled ally of the BJP, allegedly urged supporters to thrash ruling party workers with shoes if they spread “misinformation” about his party.(PTI)
The case was registered after Rajbhar, a disgruntled ally of the BJP, allegedly urged supporters to thrash ruling party workers with shoes if they spread “misinformation” about his party.(PTI)
Published on May 18, 2019 11:41 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP’s Rajbhar leadership on test in Purvanchal

Rajbhar bagged the Shivpur assembly seat in 2017, he was the only Rajbhar leader from eastern UP to win the assembly polls on the BJP ticket.
Anil Rajbhar was made a minister of state in the Yogi Adityanath government as part of the BJP plan to raise its own homegrown Rajbhar leadership.(PTI/File Photo)
Anil Rajbhar was made a minister of state in the Yogi Adityanath government as part of the BJP plan to raise its own homegrown Rajbhar leadership.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2019 05:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey

‘Have resigned, BJP misusing my party’s name in polls’: Om Prakash Rajbhar

Known for blowing hot and cold against ally BJP, Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party chief Om Prakash Rajbhar claimed Monday he has resigned from the Yogi Adityanath government and it was up to the saffron party to decide on it.
Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party chief Om Prakash Rajbhar(PTI file photo)
Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party chief Om Prakash Rajbhar(PTI file photo)
Updated on May 06, 2019 04:33 PM IST
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Ballia | By Press Trust of India

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP names Ghosi candidate as ally SBSP sticks to its guns

Immediately after the BJP decision, SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar, who is also a minister in the Yogi Adityanath government, said the party’s decision would mean it’s “advantage alliance” in Ghosi where Atul Rai of the Bahujan Samaj Party is the alliance candidate.
The BJP has named its candidate for the Ghosi Lok Sabha seat in UP after waiting for its ally SBSP to accept its offer of contesting the Lok Sabha poll on its symbol from this constituency.(AFP)
The BJP has named its candidate for the Ghosi Lok Sabha seat in UP after waiting for its ally SBSP to accept its offer of contesting the Lok Sabha poll on its symbol from this constituency.(AFP)
Published on Apr 22, 2019 03:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey, Lucknow

Lok Sabha elections 2019: UP BJP ally SBSP declares candidates against PM Modi, Rajnath Singh

The BJP has left two seats for its other Other Backward Classes (OBC) ally, Apna Dal, and fielded an Apna Dal legislator on its symbol from Pratapgarh Lok Sabha seat.
UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey said, “There is no ulterior motive in getting SBSP to contest election on our symbol from Ghosi. It is just that the chances of win would be certain on our symbol,” he said.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey said, “There is no ulterior motive in getting SBSP to contest election on our symbol from Ghosi. It is just that the chances of win would be certain on our symbol,” he said.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 17, 2019 01:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

BJP ally Om Prakash Rajbhar to go solo in UP, fields candidate against PM Modi

Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh Minister and SBSP President Om Prakash Rajbhar said that he had waited long enough for the BJP to share seats.
The Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP), an ally of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, will contest on 39 Lok Sabha seats separately.(PTI)
The Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP), an ally of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, will contest on 39 Lok Sabha seats separately.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 02:21 PM IST
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Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

BJP’s nationalism a strategy to win polls: Om Prakash Rajbhar

The chief of Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party, an ally of the ruling BJP, also said the country’s poor do not understand nationalism
Om Prakash Rajbhar(HT)
Om Prakash Rajbhar(HT)
Published on Mar 14, 2019 10:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

BJP ally OP Rajbhar surrenders ministry, takes a shot at Yogi Adityanath

Rajbhar said he would hand over the charge of the backward class welfare department to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Rajbhar said he would, however, continue to be in charge of the empowerment of persons with disabilities department.
NDA partner Om Prakash Rajbhar.(PTI)
NDA partner Om Prakash Rajbhar.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 15, 2019 07:48 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘SP-BSP alliance will put up a strong fight in Lok Sabha polls,’ says BJP ally Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party

Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party chief Om Prakash Rajbhar said the BJP could see the result of the wrong perception of saffron wave across the state during the Lok Sabha bypolls when it lost the Gorakhpur, Phoolpur and Kairana, and Noorpur assembly seat.
Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP), an ally of the ruling BJP in Uttar Pradesh, Sunday said the newly-formed SP-BSP alliance will put up a strong fight in this year’s Lok Sabha elections.(PTI)
Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP), an ally of the ruling BJP in Uttar Pradesh, Sunday said the newly-formed SP-BSP alliance will put up a strong fight in this year’s Lok Sabha elections.(PTI)
Published on Jan 13, 2019 03:40 PM IST
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Ballia (UP) | By Press Trust of India

BJP’s UP ally, SBSP, threatens to go it alone on quota demand; Apna Dal (S) wants caste census

The Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) threatened to pull out of the NDA coalition in UP if its demands, including quota within quota, weren’t met by February 17.
Apna Dal (S) leader Anupriya Patel with party President Ashish Patel addresses a press conference, in Lucknow, Monday, Jan 7, 2019.(PTI)
Apna Dal (S) leader Anupriya Patel with party President Ashish Patel addresses a press conference, in Lucknow, Monday, Jan 7, 2019.(PTI)
Published on Jan 08, 2019 12:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow

TV sting accuses aides of 3 UP ministers of bribery, SIT probe ordered

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the SIT to immediately start probe by recording the statements of all the people concerned and submit its report within 10 days.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday ordered probe by a special investigation team into corruption charges against aides of three ministers.(PTI)
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday ordered probe by a special investigation team into corruption charges against aides of three ministers.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 28, 2018 08:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

‘Respect, or we go solo’: Two allies in UP deliver a harsh message to BJP

Cabinet minister Om Prakash Rajbhar had accused the BJP of not doing enough for the poor and the weaker sections of society.
File photo of Om Prakash Rajbhar. Less than a week after NDA ally Upendra Kushwaha jumped ships and joined the Congress-led Grand Alliance in Bihar, the BJP’s partners in the NDA Apna Dal (Sonelal) and the Om Prakash Rajbhar-led Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) have stepped up the pressure on the party.(PTI)
File photo of Om Prakash Rajbhar. Less than a week after NDA ally Upendra Kushwaha jumped ships and joined the Congress-led Grand Alliance in Bihar, the BJP’s partners in the NDA Apna Dal (Sonelal) and the Om Prakash Rajbhar-led Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) have stepped up the pressure on the party.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 29, 2018 12:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Rajbhar took max advantage from CM discretionary fund: Yogi

SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar has taken maximum benefit of the fund among the ministers, making recommendations for assistance in 175 cases,” said Yogi
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath(File)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath(File)
Published on Dec 21, 2018 12:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow

BJP govt dangles bungalow carrot to win new friends in run-up to polls

The sprawling bungalows located in posh localities of the state capital are likely to play an important role in political realignments in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
The bungalow vacated by BSP chief Mayawati was alloted to Shivpal in Lucknow earlier this month.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
The bungalow vacated by BSP chief Mayawati was alloted to Shivpal in Lucknow earlier this month.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2018 04:35 PM IST
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Hinustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Lucknow

‘Not assigned a single office,’ UP minister threatens to resign from Yogi cabinet

UP cabinet minister Om Prakash Rajbhar has been accusing the state’s BJP government, of ignoring him (a minister in the same government) and the interests of the backwards
Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief and UP cabinet minister Om Prakash Rajbhar at his party’s 16th foundation day rally in Lucknow on Saturday.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief and UP cabinet minister Om Prakash Rajbhar at his party’s 16th foundation day rally in Lucknow on Saturday.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 11:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

Day before son’s wedding, UP minister Rajbhar levels broken road as PWD waits for funds sanction

UP minister Om Prakash Rajbhar was angry with the public works department over their lack of response to mending the road leading to his house.
Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar (in yellow turban, centre) at work rebuilding the road leading to his house in Fatehpur Khonda village.(HT Photo)
Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar (in yellow turban, centre) at work rebuilding the road leading to his house in Fatehpur Khonda village.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 03:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent

Rajbhar blames bypoll defeat on party’s CM choice

“The BJP contested 2017 assembly polls with Keshav Prasad Maurya (an OBC) as its face but later Yogi Adityanath was made the chief minister. Backwards supported the BJP in the hope that Maurya will become the CM. The result of this anger reflected in the defeat of the party in the bypolls.”
Published on Jun 05, 2018 12:30 PM IST
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HindustanTimes, Lucknow/Varanasi | By Umesh Raghuvanshi & Sudhir Kumar, Lucknow/varanasi

Rajbhar sees drama in BJP lawmakers urging Yogi for developmental works

Last month, led by BJP MLA Mahesh Chandra Gupta, two other MLAs and an MLC of the party had written a letter to chief minister Yogi Adityanath, urging him to launch development works in full swing in Badaun to break the hold of sitting Samajwadi Party MP Dharmendra Yadav in the area.
Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party leader and NDA partner Om Prakash Rajbhar had on Sunday said that those attending rallies of his political rivals will be “cursed” with jaundice.(PTI/File Photo)
Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party leader and NDA partner Om Prakash Rajbhar had on Sunday said that those attending rallies of his political rivals will be “cursed” with jaundice.(PTI/File Photo)
Published on May 23, 2018 05:31 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Badaun | By HT Correspondent

Rajbhar says those flocking rallies of opposition parties will be ‘cursed’ with jaundice

Uttar Pradesh minister Om Prakash Rajbhar dismisses reports of differences with the chief minister Yogi Adityanath, says “he is my captain’.
Uttar Pradesh minister and Suheldev Bharat Samaj Party president Om Prakash Rajbhar.(PTI File Photo)
Uttar Pradesh minister and Suheldev Bharat Samaj Party president Om Prakash Rajbhar.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2018 01:25 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Ballia | By Press Trust of India

Centre, UP government trying to end reservation: Rajbhar

State cabinet minister and SBSP president Om Prakash Rajbhar on Wednesday supported the statement of BSP chief Mayawati that the BJP government at the Centre and in UP were hatching a conspiracy to end reservation.
OM Prakash Rajbhar(HT)
OM Prakash Rajbhar(HT)
Published on May 10, 2018 03:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent, Varanasi

Govt officer asked for bribe, said ‘cut’ went to top: BJP lawmaker in UP

Dalit MLA’s allegation seen as potentially embarrassing for the Yogi Adityanath government.
BJP lawmaker Devendra Kumar Nim, who represents Rampur Maniharan constituency.(Handout photo)
BJP lawmaker Devendra Kumar Nim, who represents Rampur Maniharan constituency.(Handout photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 02:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey

SC/ST Act: Centre’s review plea politically motivated, says BJP MLA

Surendra Singh, a BJP MLA from Baira, said the Supreme Court had not changed the SC/ST Act, but has only said that its misuse should be stopped and innocent people should not be harassed.
Members of the Dalit community stage a protest during 'Bharat Bandh' against Supreme Court’s judgement diluting provisions of the SC-ST atrocities Act, near Connaught Place in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Members of the Dalit community stage a protest during 'Bharat Bandh' against Supreme Court’s judgement diluting provisions of the SC-ST atrocities Act, near Connaught Place in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 06:35 PM IST
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