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Eye on religious tourism: Yogi Adityanath likely to announce projects worth Rs 45 crore in Chitrakoot
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

After Ayodhya, the CM’s visit to Chitrakoot is being seen as part of the state government’s push to bring its religious destinations on the tourism map

Ram statue, Ramayana museum and more in CM Yogi Adityanath’s Ayodhya blueprint
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

Amid all this, the UP government has been stepping up efforts to revive a Hindutva identity for Ayodhya.

In posters, RSS men claim to be ‘future’ BJP candidate for Ayodhya mayor
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

BJP district vice-president Manoj Srivastava is another ticket seeker. A former corporator, he is a member of the BJP’s organisational unit since 1990.

Next Diwali at Ram Temple with lalla, say Nyas chairman
Fri, Oct 20, 2017

On the Opposition alleging that Adityanath does not celebrate festivals with his family at home, CM said that the “entire UP and society was his family”.

Spectacle at Ayodhya: Yatra, laser show mark Diwali eve
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

At around 4 pm, actors dressed as Lord Ram, Sita and Laxman landed at a helipad near the park and were welcomed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Ram Naik, Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma and Tourism Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi

Working on Ram Rajya: Yogi Adityanath in Ayodhya
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The situation, he said, has improved under his government, and if the feeder supports, Ayodhya could get 24-hour power supply in future. Past governments had done discrimination in distribution of power supply and in development, he added.

After Sangeet Som, Yogi Adityanath’s tune: Taj Mahal built by blood, sweat of Indian workers
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Stating that his government would fulfill its duty towards conservation of Taj Mahal, Adityanath announced that he would visit Agra on October 26 to review the development projects in and around the Taj Mahal.

‘Pushpak vimaan’ to transport Ram, Sita to Ayodhya for Diwali festivities
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

CM Yogi Adityanath, Governor, ministers and some priests will address the gathering of locals and tourists, who will assemble at the park for ‘Deepotsav’ — a grand Diwali celebration being organised by the state government for the first time.

Wisdom from BJP’s riot-accused MLA Sangeet Som: Taj Mahal part of which history? Will erase blot
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Sangeet Som, a two-time MLA from Sardhana, was earlier named in a case related to the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, after he allegedly shared a video on Facebook showing two persons being beaten to death by a mob.

Mulayam Singh, Shivpal Yadav not in top Samajwadi Party panel
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Most of the 55 members in the new national executive, formed after Akhilesh’s re-election earlier this month as party chief, are those who supported him during the feud in Samajwadi Party family.

Urban body polls: For first time, BJP readies manifesto
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

The party unveiled the plan during a meeting between Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, state BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, state ministers and party MLAs Sunday.

In a first, BJP readies manifesto for UP local body polls
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

According to sources, a senior party leader said, in the meeting that Opposition parties will contest the election with full strength and the ruling party needs to cash in on the “favourable” atmosphere to record a win in all municipal bodies.

UP urban body polls: AAP likely to promise waiving dues, cut house tax, halve parking fee
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

On candidates, Maheshwari said while the first priority will be volunteers, those socially active and connected with the people would also be considered. “There will be no compromise on character and corruption,” he added.

Phulpur: Anupriya-led Apna Dal to hold public meet ahead of bypoll
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

The ‘Shradhanjali Sabha’ is set be a show of strength of the ruling alliance in the state. While Apna Dal has one MLA (Soraon) from Phulpur, it has nine MLAs in the Assembly and two members in the Lok Sabha.

Ahead of BJP Uttar Pradesh executive meeting today: Party office-bearers meet to chalk out agenda
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Sources said that a few incidents of protests and dharnas by party leaders and MLAs against the district administration has upset Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and senior leaders of party organisations.

Uttar Pradesh govt paints the town saffron: Buses to school bags, booklets to furniture
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Earlier, the Basic Education Department replaced school bags carrying former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s photograph with saffron-coloured bags, to be distributed to government primary schools.

Amit Shah in Amethi: ‘What have three generations of Gandhis done for Amethi?’
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Shah said that while Amethi is known across the world because it is the home turf of the Gandhi-Nehru family, no development has taken place when all important posts — from the panchayat to Parliament — was with the Gandhi family for 70 years.

Yogi Adityanath govt proposes ‘grand statue’ of Ram at Ayodhya river banks
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

According to a press communique released from Raj Bhavan, Principal Secretary, Tourism, Awanish Kumar Awasthi made the presentation.

‘A matter of prestige’: BJP kicks off preparations for ULB elections
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

BJP state vice-president and in-charge for local body polls JPS Rathore said that “winnability” will be criteria for selection of candidates

BJP to celebrate Diwali in UP villages that got power in Modi rule
Sun, Oct 08, 2017

The party has named the celebrations “Vikas Jyoti Utsava”, for which five events will be organised by the party’s youth wing in each such village on October 18 from 5 pm to 7 pm.

BJP state executive committee meet in Kanpur: Focus on improving coordination between state govt, party workers
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

The meeting, to be attended by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Cabinet ministers, and senior leaders, is also likely to pass a resolution praising the Centre’s move of rolling out GST.

Rahul Gandhi in Amethi: BJP inaugurating UPA projects
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

"I am very happy that my BJP friends are trying to inaugurate these projects again. But these works for Amethi have been done by us,” Rahul told reporters on his second day of visit to his constituency.

From Amethi starts BJP hunt for seats missed in 2014
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

Of UP’s 80 seats, the BJP won 71 in 2014 while the Apna Dal won two. Of the remaining seven, Amethi was won by Rahul Gandhi and Rae Bareli by Sonia Gandhi.

On first visit to Amethi since assembly polls, Rahul Gandhi strikes a different chord
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

It is Rahul Gandhi’s first visit to his constituency Amethi since the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls and local party leaders were heartened by the change in him.

Shivpal gave his blessings and congratulated me, says Akhilesh Yadav
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Mulayam had earlier asked the public to support the party.

If Modi can’t help farmers, he should say it; we will do it in 6 months, says Rahul Gandhi
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Rahul said that the Congress government gave four national highways, a food park and several other infrastructure projects to Amethi, but the BJP has hurt the people of Amethi. He alleged said that the food park project was removed from Amethi.

Rahul Gandhi in Amethi: If Modi can’t help farmers, he should say it
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

This was Rahul Gandhi’s first visit here since the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh six months ago in which the Congress lost in all the seats of Amethi.

On table for SP meet: Akhilesh election as party chief, poll strategy
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

Sources said SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav was likely to skip the meeting for the first time since he founded the party.

In break from CM role, Yogi Adityanath back to being mahant
Sun, Oct 01, 2017

UP CM Yogi Adityanath is in Gorakhnath temple for the last five days to perform the rituals as the head priest of the temple. He will return to his role as chief minister on Sunday.

Yogi Adityanath In Double Role: CM & Mahant
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

According to temple staff, “Mahantji” has been conducting “special pujas” at the temple from 4 am to 7 am and 4 pm to 7 pm, every day over the last five days.

Yogi Adityanath’s double role: Chief Minister and Mahant
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

Since Tuesday, UP CM Yogi Adityanath has been busy in his other role — as head priest of the Gorakhnath temple in Gorakhpur, conducting special pujas during Navaratri.

Akhilesh Yadav meets Mulayam Singh Yadav, discuss party national meet
Fri, Sep 29, 2017

Samajwadi Party’s 10th national convention will be held in Agra on October 5 and party national executive committee will meet there on October 4 to pass political and economic resolutions.

In a first, Yogi govt to hold grand Diwali festivities in Ayodhya
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Adityanath has visited Ayodhya at least twice after assuming office and has already announced that he will visit the religious place frequently in the future.

Samajwadi crisis: Shivpal upset, may float another party
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

The relationship between Akhilesh and Shivpal purportedly hit rock bottom when Shivpal’s attempts at merging the Quami Ekta Dal (QED) with the party were scuttled. Mulayam, had even addressed party workers saying the SP would split if Shivpal left.

Mulayam Singh Yadav supports SP: ‘Upset’ Shivpal Yadav may float new party
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

According to sources, Mulayam had sent Shivpal the text of the speech he was to give on Monday. In it he had written of having been “insulted” when he was not invited to the state party convention last week.

‘Saffron’ buses to connect villages with district HQs in UP
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

The buses will be saffron in colour and will carry a photograph of Upadhyaya. “Ideology of Antyodaya was given by Upadhyaya. That ideology with his photograph will reach people in remote villages through the bus service,” said a BJP leader.