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BJP leader Sakshi Maharaj told reporters that he had come to see his ailing mother in Giridih after giving prior information.(PTI)

Owaisi would help BJP in UP and West Bengal polls, says Skashi Maharaj

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kanpur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 12:53 PM IST
  • Sakshi Maharaj’s statement assumes significance in the view of AIMIM’s impressive showing in Bihar polls, which is believed to have dented the prospects of the candidates from the Mahagathbandhan
BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj in Lucknow on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj in Lucknow on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

Availability of graveyards, cremation grounds should be as per community population: Sakshi Maharaj

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 10:56 PM IST
Addressing a nukkad meeting for his party’s candidate for the Bagarmau assembly bypolls, Sakshi Maharaj said, “If there is only one Muslim in a village, the graveyard is very big. You people, on the other hand, cremate your dead on the side of a farm or Gangaji. Is this not unfair?”
While Sakshi Maharaj was returning to Dhanbad in the afternoon, Giridih SDM Prerna Dikshit intercepted him and brought him back to Shanti Ashram to observe home quarantine. (Photo @drsakshimaharaj)
While Sakshi Maharaj was returning to Dhanbad in the afternoon, Giridih SDM Prerna Dikshit intercepted him and brought him back to Shanti Ashram to observe home quarantine. (Photo @drsakshimaharaj)

BJP’s Sakshi Maharaj put into quarantine in Jharkhand for violating rule

Hindustan Times, Dhanbad | By Subhash Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 10:57 PM IST
Giridih deputy commissioner (DC) Rahul Kumar Sinha said that Maharaj was sent to observe 14-day home quarantine in his Shanti Bhawan Ashram as per the state’s Covid-19 guidelines.
BJP leader Sakshi Maharaj told reporters that he had come to see his ailing mother in Giridih after giving prior information.(PTI)
BJP leader Sakshi Maharaj told reporters that he had come to see his ailing mother in Giridih after giving prior information.(PTI)

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj violates Covid-19 norms, put in 14-day home quarantine

Giridih (Jharkhand) | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 07:52 PM IST
The MP from Uttar Pradesh had come to Giridih, over 200 km from Ranchi, to take part in a programme from Unnao via Dhanbad.
BJP leader Sakshi Maharaj has Y category security and police is also deployed at his residence but the security would be reviewed in the light of of the threat call.(PTI)
BJP leader Sakshi Maharaj has Y category security and police is also deployed at his residence but the security would be reviewed in the light of of the threat call.(PTI)

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj says getting death threats from Pak number

Unnao | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 03:20 PM IST
According to the BJP MP, the caller claimed that Kashmir would soon become a part of Pakistan and he also used foul language for the Ram Temple groundbreaking ceremony at Ayodhya.
BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj with Kuldeep Sengar at the Pariyar Ghat of Unnao district on Monday morning.(Sourced)
BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj with Kuldeep Sengar at the Pariyar Ghat of Unnao district on Monday morning.(Sourced)

Rape accused MLA Kuldeep Sengar attends brother’s funeral in Unnao

By HT Correspondent, Kanpur
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 08:33 PM IST
Several BJP leaders, including MP Sakshi Maharaj, attend the last rites
File photo dated April 9, 2018, of BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, in Lucknow. Sengar is among the 10 people named in an FIR registered on Monday in connection with a road accident in which the Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer were critically injured and her two aunts killed.(PTI)
File photo dated April 9, 2018, of BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, in Lucknow. Sengar is among the 10 people named in an FIR registered on Monday in connection with a road accident in which the Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer were critically injured and her two aunts killed.(PTI)

Unnao rape case: Why BJP is silent on action against Kuldeep Singh Sengar?

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2019 11:13 AM IST
Kuldeep Singh Sengar has neither been suspended or expelled so far by the BJP, an issue that now threatens to provide the opposition a handle to target the government.
BJP parliamentarian Sakshi Maharaj on Wednesday visited party colleague and lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is lodged in jail over charges of rape and murder.(ANI Photo)
BJP parliamentarian Sakshi Maharaj on Wednesday visited party colleague and lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is lodged in jail over charges of rape and murder.(ANI Photo)

Sakshi Maharaj visits UP jail to ‘thank’ rape accused lawmaker for poll win

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 08:35 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in its charge sheet filed against Sengar in July last year, booked him under sections 120B, 363,366,376(1), 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and also under relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POSCO) Act.
Yogi Adityanath heads the Goraksh Peeth of the Nath monastic group with its headquarters in Gorakhpur.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Yogi Adityanath heads the Goraksh Peeth of the Nath monastic group with its headquarters in Gorakhpur.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Saffron-clad politicians who had their sway

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pawan Dixit
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 05:43 PM IST
A section of politicians in Uttar Pradesh seem to have donned saffron to prove a point — their authority over religion and politics.
Voters show their ID cards as they wait in a queue to cast vote at a polling station, during the 2nd phase of Lok Sabha elections.(PTI file photo)
Voters show their ID cards as they wait in a queue to cast vote at a polling station, during the 2nd phase of Lok Sabha elections.(PTI file photo)

A look at blockbuster fights in Phase 4 of Lok Sabha elections 2019

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 01:15 PM IST
The fourth phase of the seven-phase of general elections will take place on April 29 to choose 72 members of the Lok Sabha across nine states and Union Territories. A look at some of the key contests.
BJP candidate for Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, with BJP national vice president Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a meeting before filing her nomination paper for elections, Bhopal, April 25(ANI)
BJP candidate for Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, with BJP national vice president Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a meeting before filing her nomination paper for elections, Bhopal, April 25(ANI)

Opinion | Sadhvis could play a more positive role

Hindustan Times | By Lalita Panicker
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2019 04:05 PM IST
This feminist Hindutva, for want of a better expression, does nothing to promote women’s rights. In fact, the women of the Hindu right themselves are against what they call modern women who are shunning traditional roles and daring to seek out their own space
Agartala: Women show their voter identity cards as they stand in a queue before casting their votes during the first phase of the general elections, at a polling station in Agartala, Tripura, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI4_11_2019_000055B)(PTI)
Agartala: Women show their voter identity cards as they stand in a queue before casting their votes during the first phase of the general elections, at a polling station in Agartala, Tripura, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI4_11_2019_000055B)(PTI)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Salman Khurshid, Sakshi Maharaj have represented Farrukhabad seat in UP

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2019 06:30 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum number of members to Parliament at 80, will go to polls in all the seven phases of the Lok Sabha election 2019. Votes will be counted on May 23.
Prayagraj: Poll officials demonstrate the functioning of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during a training programme for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, in Prayagraj(Allahabad), Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (PTI Photo) (PTI4_16_2019_000064B)(PTI)
Prayagraj: Poll officials demonstrate the functioning of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during a training programme for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, in Prayagraj(Allahabad), Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (PTI Photo) (PTI4_16_2019_000064B)(PTI)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: BJP’s Sakshi Maharaj holds Unnao seat in UP

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2019 06:27 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum number of members to Parliament at 80, will go to polls in all the seven phases of the Lok Sabha election 2019. Votes will be counted on May 23.
Three trips across the state — at the end December, in early March, and in early April — reveal shifting patterns in the public mood. HT visited a total of 16 Lok Sabha constituencies. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Three trips across the state — at the end December, in early March, and in early April — reveal shifting patterns in the public mood. HT visited a total of 16 Lok Sabha constituencies. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In UP, it’s national versus local factors

Hindustan Times, Meerut/Muzaffarnagar/Baghpat/Saharanpur/Unnao/Lucknow/Sultanpur/Amethi/Pratapgarh/Phulpur/Bhadohi/Mirzapur/Varanasi | By Prashant Jha
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 09:53 AM IST
Amid shifting patterns in the public mood, the battle is between national and local, chemistry and arithmetic, and two social coalitions in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh.
Sakshi Maharaj(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Sakshi Maharaj(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

‘Will campaign vigorously for BJP even if denied ticket’: Sakshi Maharaj

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2019 10:49 AM IST
His remarks came a day after a letter written by the BJP leader to Uttar Pradesh party chief Mahendra Nath Pandey on March 7 surfaced in the media
BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj has claimed that the iconic Jama Masjid in Delhi was built after Mughals razed down a temple, one among 3,000 in the country during their rule centuries ago.(HT File Photo)
BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj has claimed that the iconic Jama Masjid in Delhi was built after Mughals razed down a temple, one among 3,000 in the country during their rule centuries ago.(HT File Photo)

Delhi’s Jama Masjid built after temple razed, hang me if false: Sakshi Maharaj

Kanpur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2018 03:37 PM IST
His comments came at a time when several BJP leaders and other saffron outfits have demanded that the Centre bring an ordinance or pass a law to build the Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya, where the Babri Masjid was demolished by lakhs of kar sevaks 26 years ago as they claimed that the mosque was built after a temple dedicated to Lord Ram was razed down.
BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj and Bihar's Kishanganj MP Maulana Asrarul Haque Qasmi during the second phase of budget session in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj and Bihar's Kishanganj MP Maulana Asrarul Haque Qasmi during the second phase of budget session in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

Those who want Shariat ‘may go to Pakistan’, says BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj

Unnao | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 10:18 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sakshi Maharaj, known for making controversial remarks, on Sunday said that those who wanted Shariat in the country “should go to Pakistan
File photo of Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sakshi Maharaj.(PTI photo)
File photo of Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sakshi Maharaj.(PTI photo)

Sakshi Maharaj draws flak for inaugurating ‘nightclub’, says he was tricked

Press Trust of India, Unnao | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 08:14 PM IST
The owner of the establishment in Aliganj claimed that it was not a nightclub but a restaurant where no liquor would be served.
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