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With Vajpayee's poem, Yogi Adityanath gives war cry for UP polls

Uttar Pradesh assembly election 2022: The elections in Uttar Pradesh are scheduled to be held in seven phases from February 10. The results will be declared on March 10.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath at the BJP headquarters for the meeting regarding assembly elections, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath at the BJP headquarters for the meeting regarding assembly elections, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 02:19 PM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PM Modi to interact with BJP workers virtually in poll-bound UP today

Uttar Pradesh assembly election 2022: This will be the first interaction of PM Modi since the Election Commission announced the schedule of Uttar Pradesh assembly election. The polls will be held in seven phases starting February 10. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction will take place virtually since the Election Commission has banned physical rallies in view of Covid-19. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction will take place virtually since the Election Commission has banned physical rallies in view of Covid-19. (PTI Photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 06:00 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UP poll battle goes musical, campaign songs create a buzz online

The Election Commission is yet to allow any physical campaigns for the polls. More such songs praising or targeting political parties may be heard in the coming weeks.
For the UP poll battle, Bhojpuri singer Neha Singh Rathore has come out with the number “UP Mein Ka Ba? (What is there in UP?)” in an apparent response to BJP MP Ravi Kishan’s song “UP Mein Sab Ba” (UP has everything). (SOURCED IMAGE)
For the UP poll battle, Bhojpuri singer Neha Singh Rathore has come out with the number “UP Mein Ka Ba? (What is there in UP?)” in an apparent response to BJP MP Ravi Kishan’s song “UP Mein Sab Ba” (UP has everything). (SOURCED IMAGE)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 01:09 AM IST
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A realpolitik appraisal of the ‘Mandal-Kamandal’ fight in UP

The BJP, on the other hand, has always claimed that Mandal-based parties such as the SP have only helped their own causes (for instance, the Yadavs in both Bihar and UP) in the name of social emancipation after capturing power.
A realpolitik appraisal of the ‘Mandal-Kamandal’ fight in UP (Picture for representation purpose)
A realpolitik appraisal of the ‘Mandal-Kamandal’ fight in UP (Picture for representation purpose)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 04:46 AM IST
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Uttar Pradesh shuts educational institutions till Jan 23 due to Covid-19 surge

Previously, all government and private schools in the state were closed till January 16. Students of classes 11 and 12 were only called for vaccination and schools were allowed to continue online classes for them.
Educational institutions in UP shut till January 23. (HT file photo. Representative image)
Educational institutions in UP shut till January 23. (HT file photo. Representative image)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 10:19 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Rajya Sabha polls another focus point for Cong in 2022

Among the 75 Upper House seats going to biennial polls during 2022, there are 7 seats from Punjab, 11 from Uttar Pradesh and one from Uttarakhand. These polls would be crucial for the party to improve its tally in Parliament.
Jammu: Congress supporters during a public rally at Khour village near Jammu, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI12_26_2021_000054B) (PTI)
Jammu: Congress supporters during a public rally at Khour village near Jammu, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI12_26_2021_000054B) (PTI)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:47 AM IST
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UP former minister Dara Singh Chauhan, Apna Dal MLA join SP

Chauhan, the legislator from Madhuban assembly constituency, joined the Akhilesh Yadav-led party along with Apna Dal (Sonelal)’s RK Verma, who represents Vishvanathganj constituency in Pratapgarh district in the state legislative assembly.
Dara Singh Chauhan, former minister in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government, joins Samajwadi Party (SP) in presence of SP national president Akhilesh Yadav at Samajwadi party office in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
Dara Singh Chauhan, former minister in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government, joins Samajwadi Party (SP) in presence of SP national president Akhilesh Yadav at Samajwadi party office in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:43 AM IST
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UP polls: FIR against Bhupesh Baghel, others for violating Covid norms in Noida

  • Congress leader and Chattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel launched door-to-door campaign ahead of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections on Sunday, even as the Election Commission banned all political rallies and roadshows in poll-bound states a day before.
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel is the Congress party's senior observer of the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh elections.(HT photo)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel is the Congress party's senior observer of the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh elections.(HT photo)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 09:09 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Oust all who worked with Asim Arun as they may influence polls: Akhilesh to EC

  • Asim Arun, who is a former IPS officer, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party earlier in the day ahead of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections next month.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav (R) interacts during a press event along with new inductee, former BJP leader, Dara Singh Chauhan (L), on Sunday, January 16, 2022. (Photo by Deepak Gupta Hindustan Times)
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav (R) interacts during a press event along with new inductee, former BJP leader, Dara Singh Chauhan (L), on Sunday, January 16, 2022. (Photo by Deepak Gupta Hindustan Times)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 05:19 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

SKM announces stir in Lakhimpur to push for MoS Mishra’s removal

  • Four farmers and a journalist died when an SUV owned by Ajay Mishra ran over farmers from behind in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3.
People take a look at the overturned car which was destroyed in violence during farmers' protest, at Tikonia area of Lakhimpur Kheri district, on October 4, 2021. (PTI)
People take a look at the overturned car which was destroyed in violence during farmers' protest, at Tikonia area of Lakhimpur Kheri district, on October 4, 2021. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 08:45 AM IST
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BJP names Yogi from home turf; focuses on OBCs in Uttar Pradesh’s first list

The announcement came on a day when the party also fielded chief minister Yogi Adityanath and deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya for the assembly polls.
Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan with BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh (L) and others at a press conference over the announcement of party candidates for the 1st and 2nd phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022, at party headquarters, in New Delhi.
Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan with BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh (L) and others at a press conference over the announcement of party candidates for the 1st and 2nd phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022, at party headquarters, in New Delhi.
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 07:00 AM IST
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‘No. 1 in development’: Union minister says Yogi made UP riot-free state

Expressing confidence in retaining power with a big majority, Pradhan released the list of candidates and said "The UP which was once known as BIMARU state, today the same UP has emerged as number-1 in the form of development in the country."
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 06:40 PM IST
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Akhilesh Yadav slams Cong, BSP; Bets on rainbow alliance of regional parties

CONGRESS CONSPIRING AGAINST SP: AKHILESH
CONGRESS CONSPIRING AGAINST SP: AKHILESH
Published on Jan 15, 2022 06:03 PM IST
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PM to share victory mantra with BJP workers in virtual interaction on Jan 18

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give a victory mantra to the party workers for the upcoming Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and will direct them to tell people about the welfare schemes implemented by the party here
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi(HT_PRINT)
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 05:21 PM IST
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Yogi Adityanath to contest UP Assembly polls from Gorakhpur; first BJP list out 

IT'S GORAKHPUR FOR YOGI ADITYANATH. NOT AYODHYA
IT'S GORAKHPUR FOR YOGI ADITYANATH. NOT AYODHYA
Published on Jan 15, 2022 02:24 PM IST
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UP election: BJP releases 1st list of 107 candidates. Details here

  • UP polls: The candidates' names were announced following the meeting of BJP's central election committee that concluded on January 13.
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan addresses press conference.(ANI)
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan addresses press conference.(ANI)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 02:00 PM IST
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UP election: Actor-model Archana Gautam, now Congress candidate, has a request

  • Photographs of Archana Gautam in bikini went viral on social media after Congress fielded her from Hastinapur constituency of Meerut district.
Archana Gautam with Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.(Instagram / archanagautamm)
Archana Gautam with Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.(Instagram / archanagautamm)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 10:30 AM IST
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Denied ticket, Gulabi gang founder quits Congress

I am resigning from the Congress as my candidature for Manikpur seat in Banda has not been considered. Women who secured lesser votes than me have been fielded from the same seat though I have worked harder over the years to strengthen the Congress, she says
Sampat Pal Devi’s resignation came when the Congress has fulfilled its promise of 40% tickets to women, taking the issue of women empowerment to the centrestage of politics (File Photo)
Sampat Pal Devi’s resignation came when the Congress has fulfilled its promise of 40% tickets to women, taking the issue of women empowerment to the centrestage of politics (File Photo)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 12:19 AM IST
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Tamasha bana diya: BSP worker Arshad Rana cries after being denied poll ticket

BSP leader Arshad Rana said he was announced as the possible candidate from Charthawal in 2018, for the upcoming polls. He alleged that he was asked to pay 67 lakh for the ticket and has been working in Charthawal for the past four years, hoping to be fielded. 
BSP leader Arshad Rana alleged that he was asked to pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>67 lakh for the ticket. 
BSP leader Arshad Rana alleged that he was asked to pay 67 lakh for the ticket. 
Published on Jan 14, 2022 04:54 PM IST
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News updates from HT: WHO recommends two new Covid-19 treatments

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The WHO experts recommended arthritis drug baricitinib and synthetic antibody treatment Sotrovimab to stave off serious illness and death from Covid-19(ANI)
The WHO experts recommended arthritis drug baricitinib and synthetic antibody treatment Sotrovimab to stave off serious illness and death from Covid-19(ANI)
Published on Jan 14, 2022 08:59 AM IST
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Third minister quits UP cabinet in 3 days

Another BJP lawmaker Bala Prasad Awasthi, from Dharauhra assembly segment of Lakhimpur Kheri, quit late Thursday evening.
Dharam Singh Saini gestures outside his residence after resigning as a minister ahead of the UP assembly polls. (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Dharam Singh Saini gestures outside his residence after resigning as a minister ahead of the UP assembly polls. (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 12:25 AM IST
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ByManish Chandra Pandey & Smriti Kak Ramachandran, Lucknow/new Delhi

UP elections: Mother of Unnao rape victim in Congress’s first list of candidates

UP polls: The mother of the Unnao rape victim and a block official who was assaulted during panchayat elections in Lakhimpur Kheri are among the many names on the Congress’s first list of candidates.
Congress hold an election awareness march on women welfare ahead of UP elections at Sector 27, in Noida, on December 20. The party on Thursday released its first list of candidates for the upcoming polls.
Congress hold an election awareness march on women welfare ahead of UP elections at Sector 27, in Noida, on December 20. The party on Thursday released its first list of candidates for the upcoming polls.
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 02:02 AM IST
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UP elections: Recent exits will not have any impact on NDA, says Sanjay Nishad

UP elections: The recent exits will not have any impact on the NDA, Sanjay Nishad of the Nishad party said.
NISHAD party chief Sanjay Nishad said the recent exits in UP will not have any impact on NDA during the upcoming elections. (ANI)
NISHAD party chief Sanjay Nishad said the recent exits in UP will not have any impact on NDA during the upcoming elections. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 05:03 AM IST
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Amidst defections in UP, Hindutva and discontent

If Yogi Adityanath manages to win Uttar Pradesh for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) he will create history
Prime Minister Narendra and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath wave to supporters at an event in Meerut on January 2. (FILE PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath wave to supporters at an event in Meerut on January 2. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 06:50 AM IST
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'Fight your battle': Mother of Unnao rape victim in Cong list of U.P candidates

UNNAO RAPE VICTIM'S MOTHER NAMED CONG CANDIDATE
UNNAO RAPE VICTIM'S MOTHER NAMED CONG CANDIDATE
Published on Jan 13, 2022 10:48 PM IST
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Twitter announces initiatives for voters ahead of Assembly elections

Twitter will launch a customised emoji that will further be supported with a notification and reminder mechanism, which will allow people to voluntarily sign-up for reminders on the day voting starts.
Representational image(ANI)
Representational image(ANI)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 03:38 PM IST
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Dharam Singh Dhani quits Yogi cabinet. Then comes his photo with Akhilesh

Dharam Singh Saini became the third minister to resign from the Yogi Cabinet just ahead of the high-octane elections following Dara Singh Chauhan and Swami Prasad Maurya.  
Dharam Singh Saini, the third minister to have resigned from Yogi cabinet, met Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday. 
Dharam Singh Saini, the third minister to have resigned from Yogi cabinet, met Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday. 
Published on Jan 13, 2022 02:40 PM IST
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News updates from HT: Raut says Sena won't tie up with any party for UP polls

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut
Updated on Jan 13, 2022 01:05 PM IST
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UP polls: Congress releases first list of 125 candidates, 50 of them women

Congress' Uttar Pradesh in-charge and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been leading the charge in the state. She has made several populist announcements and started direct interactions with women after not left with any strong base in the politics of caste and community.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra released the first list of candidates for UP polls on Thursday.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra released the first list of candidates for UP polls on Thursday.
Published on Jan 13, 2022 12:36 PM IST
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UP election: Another jolt to BJP as MLA Mukesh Verma quits party

  • UP election updates: After resigning from the primary membership of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Verma showed his support to Swami Prasad Maurya.
BJP MLA Mukesh Verma(ANI)
BJP MLA Mukesh Verma(ANI)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 11:36 AM IST
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