Lalmani Verma


Congress jolt in Rae Bareli as MLC, local body chief brother to join BJP
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

The exit of the brothers would be a cause of concern for the party not just in the district but even at the state-level, where the party will be left with a near-clean slate.

Once close to Mayawati, former DGP Brij Lal appointed chief of UP’s SC/ST commission
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Ex-UP DGP Brij Lal was considered close to BSP chief Mayawati and served on prime postings, including the top post in police, during the BSP rule. He joined the BJP in 2015 post-retirement.

Leadership change won’t affect temple movement: New VHP chief
Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Claiming that the time for the construction of Ram temple was drawing closer, VHP’s new working president Alok Kumar said, “Either the court will decide... Otherwise, if felt needed, will get a law made for this purpose.”

BJP declares candidates for Uttar Pradesh, Bihar legislative council seats
Mon, Apr 16, 2018

While the UP government has been facing allegations from within the BJP for promoting Thakurs, the party named three Thakurs for the MLC elections. The BJP list also includes one Dalit, Vidya Sagar Sonkar, who is presently party state general secretary.

Aide loses president’s poll, Pravin Togadia quits VHP
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

In their joint statement, Pravin Togadia and Raghav Reddy also alleged that the election had been forced upon the VHP, said the voter list was fraudulent, and claimed government interference.

UP allies to Amit Shah: Issues of SCs, STs, OBCs not addressed
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

At the residence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Shah held meetings with leaders of the two allies — Apna Dal and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) — separately and assured them that their issues would be redressed.

BJP plans Ambedkar yatra, Dalit rallies across UP
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

During his Lucknow tour for organisational meetings on Wednesday, BJP president Amit Shah visited Samata Mulak Chowk with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and paid tribute at the statue of Dalit icon Jyotiba Phule on his birth anniversary.

Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a turncoat who knows the art of winning elections
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Accused of rape, Kuldeep Singh Sengar, 51, started his political career in 2002 when he was elected as an MLA from Unnao Sadar on a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ticket.

Shivpal Yadav met Ram Gopal to bury hatchet, likely to get key party post
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

They agreed to bury their differences and to re-unite the family ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections in which the SP plans to contest as part of a “broader alliance” at the national level.

Aiming to increase Dalit outreach, RSS, BJP plan coordination meetings
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

BJP’s western UP region president Ashwani Tyagi also termed the meeting routine, but added that Samrasta Diwas will be celebrated at the mandal unit level.

Court proceedings, orders should be made in local languages, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

While agreeing that change could not be ushered suddenly, as it would require language training and new software, Bhagwat said one could simply start by switching to their mother tongue while signing.

Strengthening new bond with BSP, SP plans grand Ambedkar Jayanti
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

All SP district and city presidents are being instructed to hold programmes either at their party offices or at public venues. Party leaders will address workers on Ambedkar’s achievements, his role in drafting the Constitution. Floral tributes too will be offered.

Yogi govt adds ‘Ramji’ to Ambedkar name in records, Opposition fumes
Fri, Mar 30, 2018

While issuing Tuesday’s order, the government cited Eighth Schedule of Constitution, where Ambedkar’s name is written as ‘Dr Bhimrao Ramji Aambedkar’ in Hindi.

Two bypolls down in Uttar Pradesh, BJP plans for third with wary eye on SP-BSP
Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Kairana: Hopes to counter SP-BSP maths with high turnout, recent encounters, move on cases in riot zone. For the Opposition, the thrust is on carrying forward the SP-BSP partnership that brought the SP victory in Gorakhpur and Phulpur.

BJP ally LJP files plea against weakening SC/ST Act
Tue, Mar 27, 2018

Chirag Paswan said he had also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked the government to file a review petition against the order. “We have sought time to meet him and discuss the issue,” he said.

In UP politics, the importance of being Om Prakash Rajbhar
Tue, Mar 27, 2018

After the elections, the BJP alleged that an SBSP MLA had cross-voted, and Rajbhar announced a “review” of whether or not to continue the alliance with the BJP. The party will hold a meeting on this Tuesday.

After a victory and a setback, BSP-SP add votes for 2019
Mon, Mar 26, 2018

The recognition of the need to continue the alliance despite the Rajya Sabha setback, BSP sources said, is the result of calculations manner keeping in mind the “social engineering formula” of party founder Kanshiram.

Rajya Sabha Elections 2018: Mayawati’s BSP on edge in face of BJP aggression
Fri, Mar 23, 2018

While eight of the BJP's candidates have been election to the Upper House, Adityanath is trying to drum up support to ensure the party's ninth candidate Anil Agarwal is elected as well. Akhilesh, meanwhile, has assured support of SP's extra votes to BSP nominee Bhimrao Ambedkar.

After MPs, 3 Ministers call for review petition against Supreme Court order on SC/ST atrocities Act
Fri, Mar 23, 2018

While the Supreme Court order was criticised by Dalit rights groups and even Dalit MPs from BJP as weakening the legislation, the Congress hit out at the government for the inept handling of the case by the Additional Solicitor General.

SC/ST Atrocities Act: Samajwadi Party takes up Dalit cause against BJP
Fri, Mar 23, 2018

While BSP chief Mayawati has not made any remarks on the SC ruling, SP president Akhilesh Yadav issued a statement.