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Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav attacked UP CM Yogi Adityanath during his press conference in Moradabad. (File Pic/Representational)(PTI)

Akhilesh Yadav predicts a repeat of Uttarakhand in Uttar Pradesh ahead of polls

By Pankaj Jaiswal | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 10:22 AM IST
  • Akhilesh Yadav also continued to build on his claim that UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath was taking credit for projects started during Yadav's tenure as the CM of the state.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has inducted leaders from other parties into the SP fold with much fanfare.(PTI Photo)
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has inducted leaders from other parties into the SP fold with much fanfare.(PTI Photo)

In run-up to UP polls, several leaders switch loyalties to Samajwadi Party

By Pankaj Jaiswal | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 08:56 AM IST
  • Time is right for party-hoppers to switch loyalties as the state is now into poll mode, says an expert.
BSP chief Mayawati guided party cadre on the issues to raise in upcoming panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
BSP chief Mayawati guided party cadre on the issues to raise in upcoming panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh.(ANI FILE PHOTO)

Unperturbed with defections Mayawati holds review meet for UP panchayat polls

By Manish Chandra Pandey, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 02:18 PM IST
  • A BSP leaders said that most defectors from the party have realised that outside BSP they don’t have the same appeal.
BJP president Amit Shah unveils the statue of Dalit king Raja Suheldev on February 24 this year.(Amit Shah’s official website)
BJP president Amit Shah unveils the statue of Dalit king Raja Suheldev on February 24 this year.(Amit Shah’s official website)

BJP scales up Suheldev's anniversary celebrations ahead of UP panchayat polls

By Manish Chandra Pandey | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 02:18 PM IST
  • The BJP maintains King Suheldev didn’t get his due from past governments and historians. The party has been working to glorify the ruler of Shravasti, located in Bahraich district.
Congress general secratary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has told party workers that she is willing to attend public meetings in Amethi starting next month.(PTI)
Congress general secratary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has told party workers that she is willing to attend public meetings in Amethi starting next month.(PTI)

Priyanka Gandhi reconnects with Amethi, plans public meeting next month

By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:30 AM IST
  • Priyanka said the Congress party’s first priority was to rebuild and strengthen the party organization in the constituency.
BJP national president J.P Nadda and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath during Uttar Pradesh state ministers' council meeting in Lucknow on Thursday. ((ANI Photo))
BJP national president J.P Nadda and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath during Uttar Pradesh state ministers' council meeting in Lucknow on Thursday. ((ANI Photo))

BJP shifts focus to UP Assembly polls, stage set for rejig in party, cabinet

By Rajesh Kumar Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:58 AM IST
  • BJP president JP Nadda is expected to discuss party's strategy for the upcoming panchayat polls and preparations for the assembly elections. Nadda will also discuss co-ordination between the organisation and the government, said a BJP leader.
BJP has defended inclusion of Veer Savarkar’s portrait in the legislative council.(HT Photos/Representative use)
BJP has defended inclusion of Veer Savarkar’s portrait in the legislative council.(HT Photos/Representative use)

Row over Hindutva icon Veer Savarkar’s portrait in UP Legislative Council

By Rajesh Kumar Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:07 AM IST
  • A Congress MLC objected to Savarkar's portrait and termed it's inclusion in the gallery to be an insult to other freedom fighters, who he said, did not bow to the atrocities of the British during the freedom struggle.
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)

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

By Brajendra K Parashar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:39 AM IST
  • 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.
Mayawati is camping in Delhi to review her party's preparation for the 2022 Assembly elections in UP.(ANI photo)
Mayawati is camping in Delhi to review her party's preparation for the 2022 Assembly elections in UP.(ANI photo)

BSP to fight 2022 UP Assembly polls alone, Mayawati announces on her birthday

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 03:10 PM IST
  • The BSP won no seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. It bagged 19 seats in the 2017 UP assembly polls and 10 in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, when it fought in an alliance with the Samajwadi Party.
Former IAS officer Arvind Kumar Sharma being greeted by UP BJP president Swatantra Dav Singh and deputy CM Dinesh Sharma.(PTI Photo)
Former IAS officer Arvind Kumar Sharma being greeted by UP BJP president Swatantra Dav Singh and deputy CM Dinesh Sharma.(PTI Photo)

Gujarat cadre IAS officer Arvind Kumar Sharma may be made minister in Yogi govt

By Rajesh Kumar Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:00 PM IST
  • After the legislative council election, the UP Cabinet is likely to be expanded before the crucial 2022 Assembly election, said a BJP leader.
Priyanka Vadra during an election campaign for her mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli.(File Photo/Representational use)
Priyanka Vadra during an election campaign for her mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli.(File Photo/Representational use)

BJP out to wrest Sonia Gandhi’s Rae Bareli seat after dethroning Rahul in Amethi

By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:53 AM IST
  • Senior Congress leaders publicly exude confidence that the BJP would not be able to replicate their performance in Amethi in Rae Bareli, however, the saffron party's attempts to make capture the seat remains an area of concern for them.
Arvind Kumar Sharma joined the BJP after taking voluntary retirement from All India Services.(Courtesy: Livehindustan)
Arvind Kumar Sharma joined the BJP after taking voluntary retirement from All India Services.(Courtesy: Livehindustan)

Gujarat IAS officer's voluntary retirement creates buzz over role in UP politics

By Rajesh Kumar Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 02:35 PM IST
  • The quick acceptance of his application for voluntary retirement has started a buzz in the BJP circles that Sharma may be sent to the Legislative Council in Uttar Pradesh.
The campaign is aimed at searching the countryside of the state of Uttar Pradesh for local faces with strong ground connect.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The campaign is aimed at searching the countryside of the state of Uttar Pradesh for local faces with strong ground connect.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

UP panchayat polls: BJP begins 10-day rural connect to find new, young faces

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 10:20 AM IST
The state BJP chief will be in Siddharthnagar on Friday, general secretary (organisation) will be in Kanpur (dehat) and Kanpur on Thursday. The party general secretaries will also tour different parts of the state.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has hit out against the anti-CAA protestors and said they were speaking Pakistan’s language.(PTI Photo)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has hit out against the anti-CAA protestors and said they were speaking Pakistan’s language.(PTI Photo)

Yogi Adityanath says anti-CAA protestors speaking Pakistan’s language

Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 06:42 PM IST
Yogi said the spirit of the pact was respected in India where the Muslims never faced discrimination and even held top constitutional posts.
AMU students’ continuing protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) has brought the varsity to a standstill.(PTI Photo/File/Representative)
AMU students’ continuing protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) has brought the varsity to a standstill.(PTI Photo/File/Representative)

Under siege by anti-CAA protests, VC considers shutting down AMU

Hindustan Times, Aligarh | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 10:15 PM IST
All academic activities at the AMU came to a halt on Wednesday as protesting students boycott classes and prevented others from appearing in examinations.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is likely to attend a training programme for the Uttar Pradesh leaders of the party.(ANI Photo)
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is likely to attend a training programme for the Uttar Pradesh leaders of the party.(ANI Photo)

Priyanka Gandhi likely to attend training camp for UP Congress leaders

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 12:55 AM IST
The UP congress has seen a flurry of activities ever since Priyanka Gandhi took charge as the Congress general secretary for eastern Uttar Pradesh before Lok Sabha polls last year.
JNU students protest outside the Delhi Police Headquarters after Sunday violence. AMU students also held a candle light march in their support.(HT Photo)
JNU students protest outside the Delhi Police Headquarters after Sunday violence. AMU students also held a candle light march in their support.(HT Photo)

AMU students march to protest JNU violence by masked youth

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 01:44 AM IST
At least 18 students, including the union president, were injured when some youth wearing masks attacked them on campus on Sunday evening. Rival student factions accused each other of engendering the violence that ended after police intervention and a flag march.
Priyanka Gandhi has sent New Year greeting cards carrying text from the preamble to the Indian Constitution.(HT PHOTO)
Priyanka Gandhi has sent New Year greeting cards carrying text from the preamble to the Indian Constitution.(HT PHOTO)

‘WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA’: Priyanka Gandhi’s New Year greetings include Preamble to Constitution

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 12:43 AM IST
Priyanka’s move to have the preamble to the Constitution printed on the New Year cards comes amid country-wide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) which has sparked fears of alleged discrimination against the Muslim community,
Aligarh: Police personnel stand guard outside Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) as students protest against the passing of Citizenship Amendment Bill, in Aligarh, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI12_13_2019_000282B)(PTI)
Aligarh: Police personnel stand guard outside Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) as students protest against the passing of Citizenship Amendment Bill, in Aligarh, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI12_13_2019_000282B)(PTI)

Protests against Citizenship Amendment Act continue in UP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 11:33 PM IST
The CAA grants citizenship to persecuted religious minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who sought refugee before 2015. Opposition parties and several minority groups claim the law is unconstitutional as it grants citizenship on the basis of religion.
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