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UP CM Yogi Adityanath allocates portfolios, keeps Home
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Yogi Adityanath’s predecessor, Akhilesh Yadav, had kept 50 departments, including home, finance, mining and cooperative, with himself in his first portfolio allocation.

Uttar Pradesh: Change stares at Gorakhpur after history of temple-head MPs
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Adityanath has given no indication who his successor will be, and the process of selecting a head priest is time consuming.

Adityanath tells IAS officers to declare assets in 15 days
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Officers take oath to volunteer 100 hrs a year to cleanliness

Uttar Pradesh cabinet: The turncoats who are thanking their stars
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Here is the list of ministers to make to the cabinet.

First directive of CM Adityanath: All ministers to reveal details of assets in 15 days
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

The BJP, he said, had promised sabka saath, sabka vikas.

In Yogi Cabinet: old-timers and first-timers, ex-BSP and ex-Cong
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

A look at Adityanath's Cabinet

No bias, Uttar Pradesh government for all: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Takes oath with 2 Deputy CMs and 44-member team with 1 Muslim face

Uttar Pradesh CM designate Yogi Adityanath: Science graduate, cow campaigner, fighting cases, controversies
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

The ice between Adityanath and the BJP started melting after the party’s poor showing in 2012 elections.

For Uttar Pradesh, BJP has a new spelling for vikas: Yogi Adityanath
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Adityanath and the others will be sworn in at Lucknow’s Smriti Upvan on Sunday at 2.15 pm

Challenge for new Uttar Pradesh CM: Taking upper caste, OBC MLAs along
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

This time, BJP has 101 MLAs who belong to Backward Castes, the party’s largest number of OBC MLAs ever.

Akhilesh Yadav on claims of EVM tampering: ‘Ballot papers must be used in future polls’
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Akhilesh raised the demand during his meeting with SP’s newly elected MLAs at the party state headquarters in Lucknow.

Uttar Pradesh elections result 2017: Akhilesh Yadav’s ‘biggest project’ gets a thumbs down
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

This election, BJP won 48 of the 60 seats, SP reducing to 10 and Congress and BSP getting one each.

UP election results 2017: No word on who will be CM, Maurya meets Modi
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Party sources said after the massive victory of the BJP, the leadership is in a bit of a confusion in this matter of selecting a Chief Minister.

UP election results 2017: Arrogant Akhilesh, inexperienced youths, family feud on SP blame list
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

SP central parliamentary board member and Rajya Sabha MP, Ravi Prakash Verma, said the party will have to make a fresh start

Samajwadi Party, After the Rout: Knives out, but Mulayam backs son
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

‘No one person is responsible for party’s defeat; poll alliance with Cong over, further tie-up talks later.'

BJP’s election strategy: 900 rallies, 67,000 workers, 10,000 WhatsApp groups and chopper landings
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

After winning a record 221 seats in 1991, primarily due to the ‘Ram Janmabhoomi’ movement, the saffron party’s seat-share had witnessed a steady decline.

Lucknow: BJP on cloud 9, their rivals under the weather
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

AS the trends started showing that BJP was headed for an absolute majority in the elections, party workers at the state headquarters in Lucknow celebrated Holi with saffron colours.

UP election results 2017: The Chief Minister hopefuls
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Among these candidates, only Shrikant Sharma has been elected in the current Assembly elections.

Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: BJP gets ready for Holi two days in advance
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Leaders claimed this is the first time that the party has started such preparations before the results are announced.

Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: In Varanasi city, they trooped out to vote like never before
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Only eight of the 40 seats had a lower turnout than in 2012. The steepest drop was 5.1 percentage points, in Marihan of Mirzapur.

Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: Long-drawn polls end, all eyes on Saturday
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

60% voting in final phase of UP polls, overall a jump.

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: On closing day, BJP takes Varanasi test
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

In assembly seats across PM’s parliamentary constituency, his party grapples with strong opposition, upset workers and rebels

Campaign ends for last phase of voting: Ground falls silent, now it’s up in the air
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

Wrapping up the campaign with a rally in Rohania, Modi attacked rival parties, telling people not to “waste” their votes on the SP and BSP.

UP polls 2017: In his last appeal, Modi talks jobs, empowerment for farmers
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

Modi claimed that bright and honest aspirants are denied jobs in UP, while ineligible candidates land the same jobs due to a discriminatory line followed by the state government.

UP polls 2017: Election Commission issues notice to Akhilesh over bribery remark
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

This election season, the EC has already pulled up Manohar Parrikar and Arvind Kejriwal for encouraging voters to accept bribe from rivals but vote for BJP and AAP, respectively.

UP polls 2017: ‘Two bahubalis make this fight for Saiyadraja interesting’
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

A former BSP MLC, Vineet has 11 cases registered against him and had surrendered last year in connection with a kidnapping case lodged in 2003.

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: PM Modi quotes Kabirdas to connect with citizens
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

PM Modi also highlighted the work of BJP-led state governments in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh

UP polls 2017: Har-har Modi slogans in Varanasi, as PM holds roadshow, offers prayers
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

The roadshow took a brief pause near Kashi Vishwanath Temple as Modi went in to offer prayers, and wound up near Kaal Bhairav Temple.

UP polls 2017: In his backyard, PM Modi talks bijli, vikas & shamta
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

Responding to Akhilesh’s demands that the PM explain the work done in the state by the centre, Modi said that a number of projects were started in the temple town.

UP elections 2017: Little to do with issues such as quota, note ban, say Varanasi voters
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

Most people The Indian Express spoke with in Varanasi, the Prime Minister's Lok Sabha constituency, said they have little to do with these big-ticket issues.

In UP last lap, BJP writes to EC: Use women cops to check voters in burqa
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

UP polls 2017: Both phases cover 89 seats in eastern UP, a region with a signficant share of Muslim voters.

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: RSS aims to increase voter turnout in 14 districts
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

To encourage more people to step out on voting day, RSS offshoots are holding awareness campaigns in Varanasi.

UP Assembly Elections 2017: Where government and BJP invested, time to vote
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

The BJP holds only 11 of these but gained in 2014 to win 17 of the 18 Lok Sabha seats, the exception being Azamgarh.

Harvard vs hard work: With GDP data, PM Narendra Modi snubs note ban critics
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

Modi said the voters of Uttar Pradesh have already ensured the BJP’s victory in the first five phases and they sill now give surplus votes as “gift and bonus” in the remaining two rounds.

UP Assembly Elections 2017: Varanasi becomes BJP’s nerve centre for chalking out strategy for last two phases
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

The prime minister is scheduled to address public meetings in Jaunpur, Mirzapur and Varanasi on March 3, 4 and 5, respectively.

UP Assembly Elections 2017: ‘Mukhtar’s win will prove he is not a bahubali’
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

BSP chief Mayawati seeks votes for jailed MLA in his constituency, accuses SP, BJP of indulging in ‘double standards’.