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BJP says it’s the only pro-Dalit party, accuses Congress and BSP of stoking violence

Violent protests during a ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by several Dalit groups on April 2 left at least 11 people dead. The protests sparked a war of words between the BJP and opposition parties.
Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad holds a press conference in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)
Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad holds a press conference in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2018 10:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Yogi meets Modi amid complaints of discrimination by BJP MPs

The meeting between Modi and Adityanath also assumes significance as BJP MP Chottelal, a Dalit face of the party, had complained to the prime minister of “mistreatment” by the chief minister, the sources said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath during the inauguration of UP Investors Summit 2018 at Indira Gandhi Prathishthaan in Lucknow on February 21, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath during the inauguration of UP Investors Summit 2018 at Indira Gandhi Prathishthaan in Lucknow on February 21, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2018 09:28 AM IST
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Opposition parties responsible for violence during Dalit protests: UP Dy CM Maurya

As many as 5,000 people were booked for creating ruckus and damaging public and government properties in Ghaziabad during the protests.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya(PTI)
Uttar Pradesh Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya(PTI)
Published on Apr 06, 2018 08:59 AM IST
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Press Trust of India, Ghaziabad | By Press Trust of India

UP Council polls may not be a replay of RS election

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is unlikely to repeat its performance of the recent Rajya Sabha elections in the biennial election to 13 Vidhan Parishad seats despite the buzz that the party is working on a strategy to field an extra candidate.
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Published on Apr 05, 2018 02:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi, Lucknow

What Congress needs to do to build an anti-BJP front for the 2019 general elections

The history of India’s coalition politics since the 1980s has valuable lessons for the Congress to build an anti-BJP front for 2019
Leaders from various political parties at a dinner organised by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, Janpath, New Delhi, March 13, 2018(AICC/HT)
Leaders from various political parties at a dinner organised by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, Janpath, New Delhi, March 13, 2018(AICC/HT)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 04:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vinod Sharma

Ex-corporator in Mumbai commits suicide

The police have registered a case of accidental death and are investigating the reason behind her taking the extreme step.
Noorjahan Rafique Shaikh, 47, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence in Govandi on Monday.(HT File (Representational Image))
Noorjahan Rafique Shaikh, 47, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence in Govandi on Monday.(HT File (Representational Image))
Published on Apr 03, 2018 12:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Pratik Salunke

Yogi govt trying to defame, harass political opponents in UP: Akhilesh

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister also accused the Yogi Adityanath regime of “speaking lies and hoodwinking the people” as regards the projects launched by the previous SP government in the state.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said the BJP-led government in Uttar Pradesh was trying to defame and harass its political opponents.(PTI File Photo)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said the BJP-led government in Uttar Pradesh was trying to defame and harass its political opponents.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2018 03:26 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

Protests erupt in UP districts after desecration of two Ambedkar statues

Police said the statue is being replaced and a case has been lodged against unidentified persons.
BR Ambedkar’s desecrated statue in Siddhartnagar.(HT Photo)
BR Ambedkar’s desecrated statue in Siddhartnagar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2018 09:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Allahabad/ Siddhartnagar/ Lucknow | By HT Correspondents

UP: ED registers case under PMLA over irregularities in Gomti riverfront project

The project was carried out by the previous Samajwadi Party (SP) dispensation.
A view of the Gomti riverfront in Lucknow.(HT File Photo)
A view of the Gomti riverfront in Lucknow.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 07:30 PM IST
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UP to oppose jailed lawmakers attending Assembly sessions

The court had recently barred mafia don-turned-politician, Mukhtar Ansari of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) to attend the voting for the Rajya Sabha seats.
Mukhtar Ansari was recently barred by the Allahabad high court from voting in the Rajya Sabha election.(HT File Photo)
Mukhtar Ansari was recently barred by the Allahabad high court from voting in the Rajya Sabha election.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 01:13 PM IST
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Indo-Asian News Service, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

Yogi’s remark on socialism causes furore in Parishad, SP seeks apology

Country needs Ram rajya, not socialism: Yogi
Chief minister Yogi Adititanath’s loaded remark about socialism as an ideology caused an uproar in the Vidhan Parishad.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
Chief minister Yogi Adititanath’s loaded remark about socialism as an ideology caused an uproar in the Vidhan Parishad.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 29, 2018 11:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow

Mayor elections: Cong candidates vie for party ticket from Haldwani

With elections for the mayor’s post in various municipal corporations of Uttarakhand are likely to be held in May, the Congress probable candidates for the Haldwani Mayoral seat have started projecting themselves for the party ticket
Elections for the mayor’s post in various municipal corporations of Uttarakhand are likely to be held in May.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)
Elections for the mayor’s post in various municipal corporations of Uttarakhand are likely to be held in May.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Mar 28, 2018 09:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By Abhinav Madhwal

Yogi Adityanath ridicules SP-BSP bonhomie, says some people are ‘circus lions’

The Uttar Pradesh chief minister targeted the opposition Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) during the Budget discussion in the state’s Legislative Council.
File photo of UP Chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
File photo of UP Chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2018 08:05 PM IST
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Can Mamata Banerjee unite the anti-BJP Opposition?

Unless the issues of leadership, narrative, and actual contradictions on the ground are sorted out, her efforts to forge a grand alliance may falter
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a Youth Trinamool Congress rally in West Bengal(PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a Youth Trinamool Congress rally in West Bengal(PTI)
Updated on Mar 28, 2018 06:40 PM IST
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BJP trying to create discord between SP, BSP: Akhilesh

The SP chief alleged that the BJP members, including chief minister Yogi Adityanath, have forgotten using dignified language.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav leaves after Budget Session of Uttar Pradesh Assembly in Lucknow on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav leaves after Budget Session of Uttar Pradesh Assembly in Lucknow on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Published on Mar 27, 2018 08:21 PM IST
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Shivpal mends bridges with Akhilesh, may even get to contest Lok Sabha polls

Shivpal’s loyalties have been a matter of speculation since last July, when he and a few loyalists defied the party whip and voted in favour of NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind “on the instructions of Netaji”. He, however, warmed up to Akhilesh after the Samajwadi Party’s recent victories in the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls.
Cracks had emerged in ties between Shivpal (far right) and Akhilesh (left) in August 2016, when a power struggle broke out in the family.(PTI File)
Cracks had emerged in ties between Shivpal (far right) and Akhilesh (left) in August 2016, when a power struggle broke out in the family.(PTI File)
Updated on Mar 26, 2018 08:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal

Rajya Sabha polls: Shivpal factor may help BJP as party pushes to win extra seat in Uttar Pradesh

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s uncle Shivpal Yadav is likely to break ranks with the Opposition and support the BJP which will contest one more than the 8 Rajya Sabha seats it is certain to win in Uttar Pradesh.
The Yadav family feud broke out in 2016 between Akhilesh Yadav and uncle Shivpal Yadav over control of the Samajwadi Party.(HT file)
The Yadav family feud broke out in 2016 between Akhilesh Yadav and uncle Shivpal Yadav over control of the Samajwadi Party.(HT file)
Updated on Mar 13, 2018 11:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Pankaj Jaiswal, Lucknow

Naresh Agrawal regrets Jaya Bachchan comment but blames media

Referring to actor Jaya Bachchan, Naresh Agrawal, who left the Samajwadi Party for the BJP, said he was bypassed for a Rajya Sabha ticket from the SP for someone who used to “dance and act in films”
Senior Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Agarwal is welcomed by Union minister Piyush Goyal as he joins BJP at party headquarters in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)
Senior Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Agarwal is welcomed by Union minister Piyush Goyal as he joins BJP at party headquarters in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 13, 2018 11:07 PM IST
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RS polls: UP BJP fields 3 additional nominees to thwart Oppn’s joint candidature strategy

There are 13 candidates, including Union finance minister Arun Jaitley and Samajwadi Party member Jaya Bachchan, in the fray now.
With 324 members, the BJP and its allies are sure to win eight seats. This will leave 28 additional votes with the saffron party.(Mohd Zakir/HT File)
With 324 members, the BJP and its allies are sure to win eight seats. This will leave 28 additional votes with the saffron party.(Mohd Zakir/HT File)
Updated on Mar 13, 2018 03:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi

Election results: ‘Modi wave’ that swept UP was unprecedented in 40 years

It is the best performance by any party after 1977, when, in the wake of the Emergency being lifted, the Janata Party won 352 seats of 425 (82.8%) seats and garnered 47.8% votes from the people of UP.
Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate at its Uttar Pradesh (UP) headquarters in Lucknow. The BJP’s performance in UP is the best by any party after 1977, when the Janata Party won 352 seats of 425.
Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate at its Uttar Pradesh (UP) headquarters in Lucknow. The BJP’s performance in UP is the best by any party after 1977, when the Janata Party won 352 seats of 425.
Updated on Nov 18, 2018 04:56 PM IST
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UP riot survivors out in cold; SP, BSP party on

At a time when the death of children in relief camps for Muzaffarnagar riot victims is raising uncomfortable questions, the show is on for the SP through Saifai Mahotsav. Rival BSP too is busy, for Mayawati's birthday.
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Updated on Sep 06, 2018 07:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Pankaj Jaiswal and Rajesh Kumar Singh, Lucknow
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