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The ruling BJP will be contesting against the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Congress. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Shiv Sena are fresh competitors to arrive in the panchayat polls.(Parwaz Khan/HT file photo. Representative image)

BJP to chalk out strategy ahead of panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 08:01 AM IST
The BJP’ state unit vice president and member of the legislative council Vijay Bahadur Pathak had earlier said that various key issues would be taken up in the meeting apart from the discussion of panchayat polls. “Besides, the meeting will also discuss a work plan for taking the achievements of the Yogi Adityanath government, which is completing four years in office on March 19, among the people,” Pathak had said.
On Friday, the results for six teachers’ constituency seats were declared of which three were taken by the BJP, one by the SP and two by independents.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
On Friday, the results for six teachers’ constituency seats were declared of which three were taken by the BJP, one by the SP and two by independents.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Uttar Pradesh: BJP, SP win two seats each in MLC polls

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 12:55 AM IST
While the SP has wrested the Varanasi and the Allahabad-Jhansi seats from the BJP, it lost the Agra seat to the saffron party.
Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party-Lohia (PSP-L) chief Shivpal Singh Yadav during his rally at Ramabai ground in Lucknow in Dec 2018.(Deepak Gupta/HT File Photo)
Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party-Lohia (PSP-L) chief Shivpal Singh Yadav during his rally at Ramabai ground in Lucknow in Dec 2018.(Deepak Gupta/HT File Photo)

Shivpal Yadav says may forge alliance with SP to defeat BJP in 2022 UP polls

Kanpur | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 07:51 AM IST
Shivpal Yadav said that the BJP has not fulfilled any of its promises and added none of the decisions taken by the BJP government in the state and the Centre were in the interest of the country or its people.
In Bulandshahr, BJP’s Usha Sirohi was leading by 9,841 votes over Bahujan Samaj Party’s Mohammed Yunus.(HT file photo)
In Bulandshahr, BJP’s Usha Sirohi was leading by 9,841 votes over Bahujan Samaj Party’s Mohammed Yunus.(HT file photo)

UP: BJP leads on 6 seats, SP on 1

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 03:40 PM IST
BJP’s Usha Sirohi was leading in Bulandshahr, Prem Pal Dhangar in Tundla, Shrikant Katiyar in Bangarmau, Satya Prakash Mani Tripathi in Deoria, Upendra Nath Paswan in Ghatampur and Sangeeta Chauhan in Naugawan Sadat, according to the latest trends .
Bulandshahr seat has the highest number of 18 candidates while Ghatampur seat has the lowest of six.(PTI Photo | Representational image)
Bulandshahr seat has the highest number of 18 candidates while Ghatampur seat has the lowest of six.(PTI Photo | Representational image)

UP bypolls: Early trends show BJP leading in 5 seats, SP, independent in one each

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan KC
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 12:09 PM IST
In Bulandshahr, BJP’s Usha Sirohi is leading by a margin of 3725 votes from BSP’s Mohd Yunus while in Tundla, BJP Prempal Singh Dhanghar is leading by a margin of 2890 votes from Mahraj Singh Dhangar of SP.
Ahmed Payam Siddique, a 1991-batch IPS officer, is the new additional director general and commandant general, home guards, civil defence and fire services, Shimla.(HT file photo)
Ahmed Payam Siddique, a 1991-batch IPS officer, is the new additional director general and commandant general, home guards, civil defence and fire services, Shimla.(HT file photo)

3 IPS officers transferred in Himachal, Sirmour gets new SP

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2020 10:19 AM IST
Three Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service (HPAS) officers have also been handed over the additional charge of municipal corporation commissioner with immediate effect.
The rivalry between the two parties had a momentary reprieve ahead of last year’s parliamentary elections.(File photo)
The rivalry between the two parties had a momentary reprieve ahead of last year’s parliamentary elections.(File photo)

Uttar Pradesh: SP, BSP start new chapter of bitterness

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 03:44 PM IST
The latest chapter of SP-BSP discord traces its origin to the biennial Rajya Sabha elections for 10 seats from UP, when an independent candidate Prakash Bajaj filed his nomination papers at the last moment on Tuesday (October 27) with 10 SP lawmakers in tow
Mayawati said her decision to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in an alliance with the SP was wrong.(ANI File Photo)
Mayawati said her decision to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in an alliance with the SP was wrong.(ANI File Photo)

Mayawati suspends 7 MLAs, says will back even BJP to defeat SP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajesh Kumar Singh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2020 02:48 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.
AIMIM MP from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi’s party has decided to contest UP bypolls to be held on November 3.(PTI Photo)
AIMIM MP from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi’s party has decided to contest UP bypolls to be held on November 3.(PTI Photo)

AIMIM to fight UP assembly bypolls, may upset Congress, SP, BSP plans

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 01:35 PM IST
Bypolls to the seven assembly seats in the state will be held on November 3 as per the schedule announced by the election commission.
Rebel Aam Aadmi Party MLA Nazar Singh Manshahia (right) with revenue minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar in Mansa on Saturday.(Manshahia’s Facebook page)
Rebel Aam Aadmi Party MLA Nazar Singh Manshahia (right) with revenue minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar in Mansa on Saturday.(Manshahia’s Facebook page)

Rebel AAP MLA Manshahia, SP among five contacts of Punjab revenue minister test positive for Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2020 01:15 PM IST
A journalist and two Punjab Police constables were the other primary contacts of minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar, who tested positive hours after Independence Day function
Police personnel arrest Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the Kanpur encounter case, at the Mahakal temple, in Ujjain on Thursday.(ANI photo)
Police personnel arrest Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the Kanpur encounter case, at the Mahakal temple, in Ujjain on Thursday.(ANI photo)

Right now Vikas Dubey is in SP, says mother; party denies claim

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 05:02 PM IST
Dubey was arrested in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain on Thursday after a six-day manhunt following the Kanpur ambush in which eight policemen were gunned down.
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav(HT File)
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav(HT File)

Akhilesh Yadav sees fresh trend as SP wins 3 seats in UP assembly bypolls

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 10:12 PM IST
This was the first time the SP contested any election solo ever since Akhilesh Yadav became the party chief in January 2017.
The by-polls were held for 11 seats -- Gangoh, Rampur, Iglas (SC), Lucknow Cantonment, Govind Nagar, Manikpur, Pratapgarh, Zaidpur (SC), Jalalpur, Balha (SC) and Ghosi.(HT PHOTO)
The by-polls were held for 11 seats -- Gangoh, Rampur, Iglas (SC), Lucknow Cantonment, Govind Nagar, Manikpur, Pratapgarh, Zaidpur (SC), Jalalpur, Balha (SC) and Ghosi.(HT PHOTO)

BJP wins 7 of 11 seats, SP gains some ground in UP assembly bypolls

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 11:36 AM IST
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh won seven seats while its ally Apna Dal (S) won one seat in the assembly by-poll to 11 seats, results of which were announced on Thursday.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath(PTI file photo)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath(PTI file photo)

When Yogi Adityanath stepped in to stop Samsung from leaving UP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 09:33 AM IST
UP CM Yogi Adityanath says that there is a road map set for the development of the state, and the state government is working towards implementing those targets.
Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav with his son and party president Akhilesh Yadav and MP Azam Khan on the opening day of the the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha at Parliament House.(PTI/ File photo)
Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav with his son and party president Akhilesh Yadav and MP Azam Khan on the opening day of the the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha at Parliament House.(PTI/ File photo)

All cases against Azam Khan would be withdrawn if SP comes to power: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 09:13 AM IST
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has assured party’s full support to Khan, who is facing several police cases including those related to alleged land-grabbing.
When Shivpal Yadav had formed the PSP-L in October 2018, the Samajwadi Party refused to make any attempt in seeking his disqualification.(PTI)
When Shivpal Yadav had formed the PSP-L in October 2018, the Samajwadi Party refused to make any attempt in seeking his disqualification.(PTI)

On Shivpal’s disqualification, SP deviates from past ‘tradition’

Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 07:14 PM IST
The Samajwadi Party’s effort to seek Shivpal Yadav’s disqualification from the UP Assembly is unusual, given how the party never sought scrapping the membership of Amar Singh, Jaya Prada and Azam Khan in the past.
After the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and Samajwadi Party, too, have started online campaigns against potholes in the city.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
After the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and Samajwadi Party, too, have started online campaigns against potholes in the city.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

MNS, SP want you to take selfies with potholes

Mumbai | By Mehul Thakkar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 10:57 PM IST
As part of the campaign, ‘Selfie with Potholes’, the MNS has urged citizens take a selfie with potholes, and send it to their leaders using Twitter or WhatsApp.
Akshaya lost the elections to the BJP and Shivpal was said to be a factor in the loss.(HT image)
Akshaya lost the elections to the BJP and Shivpal was said to be a factor in the loss.(HT image)

SP seeks Shivpal’s disqualification from UP assembly

LUCKNOW | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 07:06 AM IST
The legislative assembly secretariat issued a bulletin in this regard, quoting the leader of Opposition and SP leader Ramgobind Chaudhary having moved a petition seeking Shivpal’s cancellation of membership on the basis of ‘disqualification on ground of defection rules, 1987’.
UP minister Nand Gopal Nandi took out a “Tiranga Yatra” in Govind Nagar area of Kanpur.(HT photo)
UP minister Nand Gopal Nandi took out a “Tiranga Yatra” in Govind Nagar area of Kanpur.(HT photo)

Opposition looking to salvage pride in UP by-polls

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 01:05 PM IST
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) had allied for the Lok Sabha election but did not join hands with the Congress. Of the 13 by-polls, the Election Commission (EC) has declared the date of just one, Hamirpur, scheduled on September 23.
The Samajwadi Party (SP) may have kept the Congress at an arm’s length in the Lok Sabha polls, but intends to join hands with it and others opposed to the Bharatiya Janata Party for the Maharashtra assembly election due in October.(PTI Photo)
The Samajwadi Party (SP) may have kept the Congress at an arm’s length in the Lok Sabha polls, but intends to join hands with it and others opposed to the Bharatiya Janata Party for the Maharashtra assembly election due in October.(PTI Photo)

SP keen on allying with Congress in Maharashtra polls

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 11:49 PM IST
The SP intends to contest about a dozen seats in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly.
Samajwadi Party (SP) national president Akhilesh Yadav on Friday dissolved the state and district executives of the party, a move that is seen as a course correction in the organisation following the SP’s Lok Sabha poll debacle.(Deepak Gupta/ Hindustan Times)
Samajwadi Party (SP) national president Akhilesh Yadav on Friday dissolved the state and district executives of the party, a move that is seen as a course correction in the organisation following the SP’s Lok Sabha poll debacle.(Deepak Gupta/ Hindustan Times)

After LS poll results, Akhilesh dissolves SP’s UP executives

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 12:33 AM IST
Akhilesh Yadav also disbanded the youth organisations of the party, including the student body and the women’s organisation. The national and state presidents of all the cells were also removed
Neeraj Shekhar, former Samajwadi Party leader, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Neeraj Shekhar, former Samajwadi Party leader, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

SP faces a fresh challenge in state elections after Neeraj’s crossover

Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 08:01 AM IST
There is speculation that more leaders may be planning to quit the party.
As the SP was away inspecting the Kanwar yatra route, she handed her complaint to the staff in his office.(HT Photo)
As the SP was away inspecting the Kanwar yatra route, she handed her complaint to the staff in his office.(HT Photo)

Mother and daughter drink poison at gates of SP’s office

MEERUT | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 05:39 AM IST
Preeti (38), who belongs to Khorsama village, and the girl were taken by the police to Shamli health centre where they are undergoing treatment.
Rajya Sabha member Neeraj Shekhar joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Rajya Sabha member Neeraj Shekhar joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

‘Many others from SP will come if BJP speaks to them’

Hindustan Times | By Sunetra.Choudhury
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 10:19 AM IST
In an interview with Sunetra Choudhury, Shekhar says that many more significant exits from the SP may be imminent.
Samajwadi Party leaders Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, and Neeraj Shekhar (in centre) at Parliament House.(HT FIle Photo)
Samajwadi Party leaders Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, and Neeraj Shekhar (in centre) at Parliament House.(HT FIle Photo)

Neeraj Shekhar’s exit from SP likely triggered by denial of Ballia ticket in 2019 LS polls

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2019 10:28 AM IST
Ballia is the Lok Sabha seat that Neeraj Shekhar’s father, the late Prime Minister Chandra Shekharr, represented 10 times. Neeraj Shekhar had won the seat in a by-election in 2008 and retained it in 2009.
Commenting on the issue, party spokesman Sharvendra Bikram Singh said criminal ruled the roost in the jail.(HT Photo)
Commenting on the issue, party spokesman Sharvendra Bikram Singh said criminal ruled the roost in the jail.(HT Photo)

Flashing of pistol by jail inmates “open challenge” to CM Adityanath: SP

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 06:37 PM IST
Commenting on the issue, party spokesman Sharvendra Bikram Singh said criminal ruled the roost in the jail.
The BJP won 62 out of the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 elections(Bloomberg File Photo)
The BJP won 62 out of the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 elections(Bloomberg File Photo)

End of SP-BSP alliance may help BJP strengthen position in Uttar Pradesh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore and Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 08:18 AM IST
The BJP won 62 out of the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 elections with a vote share of 49.6%. Compared to 2014, this is a decline of nine seats despite an increase of seven percentage points in vote share.
BSP chief Mayawati tweeted on Monday that her party would contest all future elections on its own, ending the alliance with Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party for good.(PTI file photo)
BSP chief Mayawati tweeted on Monday that her party would contest all future elections on its own, ending the alliance with Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party for good.(PTI file photo)

Mayawati ends alliance with Akhilesh Yadav’s SP for good, tweets her parting shot

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 04:22 PM IST
Mayawati said the Samajwadi Party’s conduct after the general elections had forced her to review if it was possible to defeat the BJP like this.
Shiv pal Yadav Pressconference at his Party office in Lucknow , India, on Friday, June 14, 2019.((Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty))
Shiv pal Yadav Pressconference at his Party office in Lucknow , India, on Friday, June 14, 2019.((Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty))

Shivpal Yadav: No plan to merge with SP, open to alliance

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2019 03:33 AM IST
Addressing a press conference here, Shivpal said that though some people were in touch with him over the issue, there was no plan of merger with the SP.
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