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UP Assembly Speaker seeks cooperation of all parties for smooth budget Session

The Budget Session will begin on Thursday with the Governor's address to the joint sitting of the Assembly and the Council, and will continue till March 10. The budget will be presented on February 22.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (BJP), Leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chowdhury (Samajwadi Party) and leaders of other parties attended the meeting.(ANI)
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (BJP), Leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chowdhury (Samajwadi Party) and leaders of other parties attended the meeting.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 17, 2021 06:52 PM IST
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PTI | , Lucknow

BJP, SP candidates step closer to unopposed election to UP legislative council

  • 10 BJP and two SP candidates are in the fray in the legislative council polls for 12 seats. Their unopposed election is being seen as a foregone conclusion, provided none of the remaining candidates withdraw, which will otherwise make voting necessary.
BJP's strength in the UP legislative council is bound to increase after the polls.(HT FILE)
BJP's strength in the UP legislative council is bound to increase after the polls.(HT FILE)
Published on Jan 20, 2021 09:39 AM IST
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By Brajendra K Parashar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow

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

  • All joined at a membership event held in the presence of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav at the party headquarters.
File photo: BSP supremo Mayawati.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
File photo: BSP supremo Mayawati.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 16, 2021 06:39 PM IST
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Authorities seize 550 sacks of rice from SP leader Fahimuddin's warehouse in UP

Fahimuddin, the SP leader, failed to provide a convincing answer when asked about the presence of government ration in his warehouse.
According to officials. the administration had received inputs about foodgrains meant to be distributed under the public distribution system being diverted to the black market(ANI (For Representative Purposes Only))
According to officials. the administration had received inputs about foodgrains meant to be distributed under the public distribution system being diverted to the black market(ANI (For Representative Purposes Only))
Published on Jan 14, 2021 04:17 PM IST
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PTI | , Badaun, Uttar Pradesh

‘PM Modi should take first shot of Covid-19 vaccine’: Tej Pratap Yadav

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take first shot of Covid-19 vaccine, then, we will also take it,” said the Bihar politician, reported news agency ANI.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav with party MLA and his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav arrives at party office to attend a review meeting on Bihar Assembly elections.(PTI file photo)
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav with party MLA and his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav arrives at party office to attend a review meeting on Bihar Assembly elections.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 12:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

Akhilesh Yadav seeks reservation proportional to population of castes, accuses BJP of seeking to divide backward classes

Akhilesh Yadav was talking to reporters in Chitrakoot upon his arrival for an SP training camp in Bundelkhand
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav.(File photo)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav.(File photo)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 10:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By Haider Naqvi

SP teams visit UP crematorium accident site, Badaun; demand CBI probe in both incidents

On January 3, the roof of a crematorium in Ghaziabad collapsed, killing at least 25; the same evening, a 50-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped and murdered in Badaun
NDRF team conducts rescue operations after the roof of a crematorium collapsed in Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, on January 3.(HT file)
NDRF team conducts rescue operations after the roof of a crematorium collapsed in Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, on January 3.(HT file)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 09:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha

‘Covid vaccine dry run exposed UP govt’s lack of preparedness,’ alleges SP chief Akhilesh

The former chief minister referred to the Varanasi incident wherein vaccine was reportedly transported on a bicycle and said such lapses put a question mark on the preparedness
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav.(File photo)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav.(File photo)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 08:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha

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

The BJP state committee authorised the party’s state unit president to send the list of candidates to the central election committee for approval.
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)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 02:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Akhilesh Yadav sets up 3-member panel to ‘probe’ Badaun gang-rape and murder

The 50-years-old woman was gang-raped and killed allegedly by a priest and his two accomplices on Sunday when she had gone to a temple.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has asked three party members to get to the bottom of the Badaun gang-rape case.(PTI Photo)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has asked three party members to get to the bottom of the Badaun gang-rape case.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 12:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

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

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).
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)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 10:27 AM IST
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Launch Covid-19 vaccination drive only after concrete arrangements: Akhilesh Yadav to BJP

Saturday’s comment triggered sharp reactions not only from ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, but also from the National Conference’s vice-president Omar Abdullah.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference at the party office in Lucknow on Saturday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference at the party office in Lucknow on Saturday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 12:39 AM IST
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Akhilesh Yadav urges Centre to not treat vaccination programme like ‘cosmetic event’

Yadav stirred up controversy on Saturday when he said that he could not trust the BJP government’s vaccine and that he would not be taking it. His remarks have drawn criticism not only from BJP leaders but from leaders of other parties as well.
Yadav also said that the process should commence only after making concrete arrangements.(PTI)
Yadav also said that the process should commence only after making concrete arrangements.(PTI)
Published on Jan 03, 2021 04:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh

‘Never listened to his father’: MP home minister jabs Akhilesh Yadav for Covid-19 vaccine remark

Speaking about the vaccine on Saturday, Akhilesh Yadav discouraged people in Uttar Pradesh from getting vaccinated. “How can I trust the BJP’s vaccine, no chance? When our government is formed, everyone will get a free vaccine. We cannot take the BJP vaccine. The inoculation programme under the BJP-led regime cannot be trusted,” Yadav had said.
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)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 03:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

Vaccines 100% safe, rumours of impotency is ‘absolute rubbish’: Somani

Somani was trying to dispel rumours associated with vaccines as anti-vaccination groups continued to challenge the need and safety of the shots not only in India but also in several other countries despite rising Covid-19 cases and deaths.
Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr V G Somani during a press conference to announce the approval of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute, and indigenously developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use in the country, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr V G Somani during a press conference to announce the approval of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute, and indigenously developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use in the country, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 01:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

‘How can I trust BJP’s Covid-19 vaccine’: Akhilesh Yadav won’t get vaccinated for now

Yadav also attacked the Yogi Adityanath led-BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over its handling of the pandemic. “Why cold-chain and refrigerators for vaccine now? This government was warding off Covid by clanging plates, claps, and hovering helicopters over hospitals,” Akhilesh Yadav told reporters.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addressing a press conference at the party office in Lucknow.(PTI Photo)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addressing a press conference at the party office in Lucknow.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 04:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar

SP to form next govt in UP, will withdraw cases against CAA protestors: Akhilesh

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav predicted that the 2022 assembly election in Uttar Pradesh will usher in a historic change and propel his party to power.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addresses the media at a press conference in Lucknow on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addresses the media at a press conference in Lucknow on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 29, 2020 07:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

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

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.
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)
Published on Dec 29, 2020 06:20 PM IST
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Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

Coming up: Grand office for Akhilesh Yadav in Azamgarh with an eye on 2022

Samajwadi Party’s Azamgarh unit leaders said there was a need for a spacious office space for the SP president in the town since several party workers and followers come to meet him during his visits.
Samajwadi Party (SP) is getting a grand office built for party president Akhilesh Yadav in Azamgarh.(ANI Photo)
Samajwadi Party (SP) is getting a grand office built for party president Akhilesh Yadav in Azamgarh.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 02:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Samajwadi Party will ally with smaller parties in next assembly polls, says Akhilesh Yadav

Speaking to media when asked about the party’s alliance in the upcoming Assembly election in the state to stop the BJP, Yadav said, “Samajwadi Party will forge an alliance with smaller parties. Our experience has not been good with big parties.”
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has said that his party will form the alliance with smaller parties in the upcoming Assembly polls(PTI)
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has said that his party will form the alliance with smaller parties in the upcoming Assembly polls(PTI)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 02:55 PM IST
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Lucknow | By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

UP govt not carrying out development works in my constituency Azamgarh: Akhilesh Yadav

Yadav was in his constituency Azamgarh to attend a wedding function. He also paid his condolence to former minister Waseem Ahamd, who passed away recently.
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)
Published on Dec 14, 2020 07:33 PM IST
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Azamgarh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

BJP govt ignoring farmers by adopting a heartless attitude: Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav had on Thursday said the farmers’ stir was also a movement to restore democratic values and that is why people are “emotionally connected” with it to save democracy.
Akhilesh Yadav’s party has been backing the farmers’ stir against three new agri laws.(PTI)
Akhilesh Yadav’s party has been backing the farmers’ stir against three new agri laws.(PTI)
Published on Dec 11, 2020 01:43 PM IST
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Lucknow | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Bharat Bandh invokes mixed response in UP, SP workers protest

Samajwadi Party leaders sat on a silent protest near the statue of former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh at the Vidhan Bhavan in Lucknow in support of the bandh. SP MLCs Rajpal Kashyap, Sunil Singh Sajan, Anand Bhadauria and Ashu Malik were part of it.
Samajwadi Party workers came out on the streets of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, raising slogans in support of the ‘Bharat Bandh’, leading to clashes with police at many places. They stopped the Bundelkhand Express at Prayagraj station, and raised slogans while sitting on the railway track.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
Samajwadi Party workers came out on the streets of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, raising slogans in support of the ‘Bharat Bandh’, leading to clashes with police at many places. They stopped the Bundelkhand Express at Prayagraj station, and raised slogans while sitting on the railway track.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
Published on Dec 08, 2020 05:10 PM IST
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Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Bharat Bandh: Highway blockades, slogans, police deployment in states

The farmer groups are expected to block highways and occupy toll plazas but they have said this will be a “peaceful protest” and emergency services - like ambulances - will not be stopped or delayed.
Transport services, offices and shops, particularly those selling fruits and vegetables, are likely to be affected in some states and cities during the Bharat Bandh from 11am to 3pm.(HT Photo/Karn Singh)
Transport services, offices and shops, particularly those selling fruits and vegetables, are likely to be affected in some states and cities during the Bharat Bandh from 11am to 3pm.(HT Photo/Karn Singh)
Updated on Dec 08, 2020 11:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav detained outside Lucknow residence

Earlier in the day, Yadav, accompanied by party workers, broke through police barricades placed near his residence in Lucknow. As police resisted, the leader squatted in the middle of the road as SP workers raised slogans against the government. Yadav was later detained, triggering protests by supporters.
The SP chief was scheduled to go to Kannauj to lead a farmers’ protest after the party gave a call for a statewide “kisan yatra’’ against the laws on Monday, but he was not allowed to leave his residence.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
The SP chief was scheduled to go to Kannauj to lead a farmers’ protest after the party gave a call for a statewide “kisan yatra’’ against the laws on Monday, but he was not allowed to leave his residence.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2020 06:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal

Akhilesh Yadav, stopped from joining ‘Kisan Yatra’, detained outside his Lucknow house

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav also wrote to Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla over the protests asking him to step in.
Akhilesh Yadav in police van after the police detained him on Monday.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Akhilesh Yadav in police van after the police detained him on Monday.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 02:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar

Akhilesh Yadav stopped from joining farmer protest, riot police outside house

Last week, Akhilesh Yadav had announced to launch statewide Kisaan yatra (road rallies for farmers) from December 7.
Joint commissioner of police, Lucknow, Navin Arona said the police were deployed to prevent any law and order trouble. (Photo @samajwadiparty)
Joint commissioner of police, Lucknow, Navin Arona said the police were deployed to prevent any law and order trouble. (Photo @samajwadiparty)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 10:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal

BJP wins 6 out of 11 MLC seats, SP bags 3

Out of the five graduates’ constituency seats in the Council, the BJP won three and the SP two, while out of the six teachers’ constituency seats, the BJP bagged three, the SP one and independents two.
Political experts said the BJP’s aggressive foray in these polls, where it got its top state leaders to campaign for the first time, was set to impact teachers’ politics in the state.(Ravindra Joshi/HT file photo. Representative image)
Political experts said the BJP’s aggressive foray in these polls, where it got its top state leaders to campaign for the first time, was set to impact teachers’ politics in the state.(Ravindra Joshi/HT file photo. Representative image)
Published on Dec 07, 2020 07:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HTC and Agencies

UP MLC polls heat up as aggressive BJP goes all out

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 12:42 PM IST
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Lucknow, Hindustan Times | By Manish Chandra Pandey

SP wrests teachers’ seat from BJP in legislative council poll in Varanasi

Samajwadi Party candidate Lal Bihari Yadav won the Varanasi division teachers’ seat defeating Dr Pramod Kumar Mishra of the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh (Om Prakash Sharma group) and pushing incumbent MLC Chetnarayan Singh of the BJP to the third place
Assistant returning officer Navneet Singh Chahal handing over the certificate of victory to newly elected MLC Lal Bihari Yadav in Varanasi on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
Assistant returning officer Navneet Singh Chahal handing over the certificate of victory to newly elected MLC Lal Bihari Yadav in Varanasi on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 04, 2020 05:33 PM IST
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