Maulshree Seth

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Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express

Only Modi and his suited-booted friends can travel in bullet train: Rahul
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

A day ago, Rahul had attacked PM in Parliament over rising prices of essential commodities and referred to him as “Arhar Modi” in an apparent jibe at the BJP slogan of ‘har har Modi, ghar ghar Modi” during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Uttar Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi blows election bugle, promises govt of development
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Rahul launched a scathing attack on the BJP and the ruling Samajwadi Party, accusing them of trying to divide society and terming the BSP as “corrupt”.

Shambhu Singh Yadav appointed as Deputy Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Shambhu Singh Yadav, a 1997-batch IAS officer, previously served as special secretary to former Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav in the SP government in 2003

Today, Rahul Gandhi’s Q&A session with party workers in Lucknow
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

The main stage, being set up at a height of about 10 feet, is big enough to accommodate over 120 leaders.

Congress gets ready for mega event to launch UP poll campaign
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

The party is making grand preparations for its "UP Udgosh" meet, where Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address over 50,000 workers from all 403 assembly constituencies in the state.

After talking about ‘behal’ UP, Cong shifts focus to PM Modi seat — with Dard-e-Banaras
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

The campaign would be undertaken before Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s August 2 road show in Varanasi.

‘27 saal, UP behaal’: Congress first pre-poll yatra concludes amid confusion
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Party’s CM face for 2017 polls, Sheila Dikshit, who had to leave the yatra hours after it was launched following bad health, was supposed to reach Kannauj and address a public meeting. Instead, she reached Kanpur.

Dayashankar’s wife meets Governor, seeks action against BSP leaders
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Swati has demanded imposition of the POCSO Act on BSP leaders, including party supremo Mayawati, for alleged use of derogatory remarks against her 12-year-old daughter.

UP polls: Congress to launch campaign with 27 yatras, Rahul meet & Sonia roadshow
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

On August 2, Sonia would undertake a roadshow in Varanasi — the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

UP: At Cong roadshow, Sheila invokes past, Babbar future
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

It was Sheila Dikshit's first visit to Uttar Pradesh after being declared as the Congress’ chief ministerial candidate for 2017 Assembly elections

Raj Babbar to take charge as PCC chief today, Sheila Dikshit to attend
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

The state Congress has planned a road show in Lucknow to mark the first visit of the newly appointed leaders, including Sanjay Sinh, Pramod Tiwari, Imran Masood and P L Punia.

She is UP ki bahu: Congress counters
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

While Dikshit’s husband Vinod hailed from Ugu in Unnao — about 70 km from Lucknow — her father-in-law Uma Shankar Dikshit had been a Union Cabinet minister and a known face in the state.

UP Congress willing to experiment with Sheila Dikshit, fears graft taint will haunt her
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Congress leaders here seem ready to accept Dikshit's candidature with open hands despite the fact that she has not been much active in the state except for election campaigns in the past.

Why Congress chose Raj Babbar to lead party in UP elections
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Raj Babbar belongs to the Sunar (goldsmith) community, which is listed as OBC in western Uttar Pradesh.

Raj Babbar has his task cut out- lead Cong in polls, curb groupism
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

The actor-turned-politician was elected as the Uttar Pradesh Congress President on Tuesday

Congress in UP: All that’s certain is that there’s uncertainty about everything
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

The fear and risk of the party's strategy going wrong is forcing it to double check the expected outcomes.

Independent MLA ‘threatens’ party leader, Cong seeks Naik intervention
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

A 10-member delegation of the Congress, led by senior leaders Ram Krishna Dwivedi and Satya Dev Tripathi, met Governor Ram Naik at Raj Bhavan and handed over a memorandum.

UP 2017 assembly elections Congress quietly mobilises workers for ‘grand’ meet, Priyanka to attend
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

For the past few days, probable candidates and district and block unit heads have been getting calls from state party unit and also from Prashant Kishor’s team for crowd mobilisation.

Akhilesh returns, makes ‘Shivpal man’ Singhal new chief secy
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

1982-batch IAS officer was principal secy of Shivpal’s irrigation department.

With poll panel, UP Cong may name Nirmal Khatri replacement
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

A former MP, Khatri was named UP Congress chief in October 2012, after party failed to make a mark in Assembly elections.

Cong’s longest serving and oldest district chief Uma Shankar Mishra passes away
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Congress chief and local MP Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra rushed to Rae Bareli to pay tributes to Mishra whose body was taken to the party office in Rae Bareli city.

Now, Naik, Raj Bhavan staff to learn Urdu
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

The idea struck Governor Ram Naik when recently a group of teachers met him and said that they can impart him “working knowledge” of Urdu within a week by giving two hours daily.

UP Congress won’t host Iftar, its minority dept says we will
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

AICC general secretary and party’s UP in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad and state president Nirmal Khatri have been invited.

From chief secretary to chief adviser: Act as think tank, won’t interfere, says Alok Ranjan
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

Speaking to The Indian Express, Ranjan clarified he would not interfere with the work of the new chief secretary.

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: War on social media has Congress at front
Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Some of the specially designed cartoons show Akhilesh speaking about “Ummedon Ka Pradesh” with farmers committing suicide in the background next to a projector displaying his government’s metro and expressway projects.

Alok Ranjan retires as chief secretary today, appointed chief adviser to CM Akhilesh Yadav
Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Ranjan retired on March 31 this year, but was granted three-month extension after approval from Government of India.

In defector MLA’s close friend (and his Iftar), UP Cong looks at ‘fresh Muslim face’
Wed, Jun 29, 2016

Families of Arif and Dilnawaz are old friends but with the latter’s decision to pick BSP over his own party at the RS elections recently, the Congress has thrown its weight behind the former, who could well be its candidate next year.

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: Congress may heed to ‘bring Priyanka Gandhi’ demand, after all
Wed, Jun 29, 2016

The Congress top brass is reportedly thinking on the lines of announcing a strong election campaign committee, which may include Priyanka Gandhi.

Uttar Pradesh Congress to hold Iftar with kids in slums, madrasas
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

The AICC is not organising an Iftar, the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramzan fast at sunset, this year, either.

Akhilesh expands cabinet: Shivpal skips oath-taking ceremony, then says no place for criminals in SP
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

As the party’s state in-charge and chief spokesperson, Shivpal had announced the merger with QED at a press conference on June 21, where Ansari’s brothers were present.

Uttar Pradesh: Prashant Kishor promises Congress CM, ‘campaign not seen in 25 yrs’
Sun, Jun 26, 2016

Prashant Kishor said the party will launch its much anticipated campaign in the next 15 days, while claiming that the next Chief Minster will be from the Congress party.

Kairana Exodus: UP Governor Ram Naik questions five-man seer panel
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Delegation submits report, three members claim getting threat calls .

SP-backed team says even 160 Muslim families left Kairana
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Sources said that at least 11 leaders have been indicted in the report, either for supporting criminal activities or for disturbing harmony.

UP Polls: After cross-voting shocker, Congress rethinks Rahul strategy
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Out of 29 MLA's that congress had, 6 voted in favour of BSP and BJP during the Rajya Sabha polls in the Uttar Pradesh.

As elections draw close, UP steps up farmer initiatives
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Till last year, 30 farmers with the highest production of Rabi and Kharif crops were awarded Rs 20,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 as first, second and third prize, respectively since 2006-2007.

UP: Azad plans special campaign in 15 days
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Azad also met district and city presidents of Congress in groups and asked each one of them about the “winnable seats” of their respective districts.