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.
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 02:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
BJP needs to win eight seats in the by-polls to retain power while the Congress needs to win all the seats to attain majority on its own.
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 08:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal |Ranjan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
The voting began with deployment of “adequate” security forces at polling booths, including 371 “critical” ones. Counting of votes will take place next Tuesday.
Updated on Nov 03, 2020 09:38 PM IST
Lucknow |Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
The fate of as many as 355 candidates, including 22 women, is in the hands of more than 6.35 million voters casting their ballot at 9,361 polling centres in the 28 constituencies.
Updated on Nov 03, 2020 06:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
Welcoming her entry to the party, Yadav said, “More and more leaders and workers are joining the party to strengthen SP and defeat Bharatiya Janata Party.”
Updated on Nov 02, 2020 03:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow |HT Correspondent | Edited by Shivani Kumar
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.
Published on Nov 01, 2020 05:09 PM IST
Love Jihad is a term used by right-wing workers to describe interfaith relationships between a Muslim man and a Hindu woman. In February this year, the government told Parliament that there was no definition of the term and no such cases were reported by agencies.
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 07:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | HT Correspondent
According to people present on the spot, Bajpai was playing cards with a group of people in an open field late on Friday. Two men showed up and fearing that they were police officials people started running during which Bajpai was shot from close range, said the people.
Published on Nov 01, 2020 01:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Kanpur | HT Correspondent, Kanpur
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
Published on Oct 31, 2020 07:22 PM IST
Lucknow |Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
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
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 10:06 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.
Published on Oct 30, 2020 02:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | Rajesh Kumar Singh
Is there anything left to be said: Priyanka Gandhi’s dig at Mayawati’s ‘will even vote for BJP’ remark
Amid speculation that some of her party’s MLAs could switch sides in UP, Mayawati said her party will leave no stone unturned to defeat Samajwadi Party candidates
Published on Oct 29, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh |Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
Mayawati, the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, also said that the Samajwadi Party has insulted Brahmins in the state by insulting Satish Chandra Mishra, her party’s national general secretary.
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 03:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
The SP candidates, Bansilal Jatav (60) and Bhanu Pratap Singh Gurjar (39), have switched to the BJP and the Congress, respectively
Published on Oct 29, 2020 12:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal |HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
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”.
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 11:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow |HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
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.”
Published on Oct 29, 2020 02:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow |HTC and Agencies
Akhilesh Yadav expressed concern at rising crimes against women and expressed the hope that his Samajwadi Party will win the 2022 assembly election.
Published on Oct 28, 2020 12:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow |HT Correspondent
RS polls: 8 BJP candidates file nomination in UP; Varanasi lawyer springs surprise by filing papers at last minute
The candidature of lawyer Prakash Bajaj was supported by 10 lawmakers from the SP.The move implies that there will be a contest for the 10th vacant RS seat from UP
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 09:41 AM IST
As soon as the voters get a chance, everyone will see how this government is going to be defeated, the former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said while welcoming members of different parties who joined the SP.
Published on Oct 27, 2020 05:32 PM IST
Lucknow |Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
Bye-elections will be held in seven assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh on November 3.
Published on Oct 27, 2020 10:36 AM IST
HindustanTimes, Lucknow | HT Correspondent
The Sira seat fell vacant after sitting JD(S) legislator B Satyanarayana succumbed to Covid-19. JD(S) has fielded his wife Ammajamma to cash in on sympathy while Congress has fielded former minister T B Jayachandra who had lost to Satyanarayana in a close contest in the 2018 assembly elections
Updated on Oct 24, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bengaluru |Venkatesha Babu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
The high court observed that the will of the people is supreme in a democracy and it cannot be lightly interfered with and added that the poll panel had failed to exercise its powers.
Updated on Oct 24, 2020 09:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Prayagraj |Jitendra Sarin | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
Akhilesh Yadav prepares roadmap for 2022 State Elections with renewed emphasis on strengthening the organisation up to the block and booth level
Published on Oct 18, 2020 10:22 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh |Asian News International| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
New Uttarakhand unit president Satyanarayan Sachan says the party’s focus is on strengthening the party’s base in the hill state for the upcoming assembly elections.
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 05:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Haridwar |HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
Akhilesh Yadav rushed to Saifai after learning about Darshan Singh Yadav’s death.
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 01:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow |Pankaj Jaiswal | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
“Sisters and daughters cannot be safe till the BJP government is there in Uttar Pradesh as this government has surrendered before criminal elements,” he said in a statement issued by the party here.
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 11:03 PM IST
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh |Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
According to political leaders and poll observers, an all-Brahmin cast of major political players would make it a ‘must watch’ election
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 12:20 PM IST
Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) disease, the party’s official Twitter handle said.
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 10:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh
Abdullah Azam Khan and his mother may be released immediately, but Azam Khan will only be released after the trial court record records a statement by the complainant in the case, said the court.
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 03:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Prayagraj |Jitendra Sarin
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Updated on Oct 13, 2020 01:00 PM IST
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