Maulshree Seth

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Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express

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.

Azad lists priorities: First to save UP from communal forces, second to install govt
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

In a scathing attack on BJP and its chief Amit Shah, Azad said the “national president of a party” during its national executive meeting in Allahabad made “alleged exodus of Hindus from Kairana” an issue.

Governor Ram Naik asks UP CM Akhilesh to issue ‘white paper’ on encroachments
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

In his letter to the CM, the Governor wrote that in different districts, government lands as well as buildings have been encroached for a long time.

UP government planning amusement park at site of Mathura violence
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav floated the idea after returning from a visit to the city two days ago, said sources in the government.

UP: After Azad, Congress mulls more changes in state unit, Brahmin-Dalit formula at play
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Sources also informed that name of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is being considered for heading the campaign committee.

UP RS polls: Amid cross-voting scare, Sibal scrapes through, all SP candidates make the cut
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

BSP’s Satish Chandra Misra and Ashok Siddharth and BJP’s Shiv Pratap Shukla won too.

Rajya Sabha polls: Uttar Pradesh MLAs indulge in cross-voting
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Some of the MLAs openly indulged into cross-voting to convey their differences with their parties and their alignment towards other parties.

In UP MLC polls, large-scale cross-voting adds to suspense
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

The results have left all the parties guessing about the defectors and the cross-voters as unlike the Rajya Sabha polls, there is no open voting in the MLC elections.

At Congress dinner to hold flock together, ‘bad eggs’ missing
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

After giving morning CLP meeting a miss, Sibal, others turn up at night

Uttar Pradesh: Prohibition board chief sacked for ‘threatening’ DPRO, ‘abusing’ DM
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Kuldeep Ujjwal, also SP candidate from Baghpat for 2017 Assembly polls, claims clip is ‘doctored’

Mathura violence: MLA says had informed govenment of situation building up
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Pradeep Mathur claimed that he had informed the Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Principal Secretary (Home) as well as Uttar Pradesh DGP about the situation building up.

Watch and wait: Akhilesh govt’s go slow on Dadri protesters
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

The Akhilesh Yadav government does not wish to seem too restrictive in its measures for fear of a backlash.

UP Congress’ minority cell passes resolution: ‘make Rahul party chief’
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

The chairman of UP unit’s minority department, Shiraz Mehndi, had Sunday called the department’s working committee meeting to discuss plans for 2017 Assembly polls.

Uttar Pradesh elections: Congress to launch poll campaign in July
Mon, Jun 06, 2016

Sources said plans were changed after the party realised that November would be too close to the elections for Congress to be able to make an impact.

Sonia Gandhi writes to Modi, wants PM Awas Yojna renamed after Indira Gandhi
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Sonia brought the resolution in a meeting of the District Vigilance and Monitoring Committee she chaired in Rae Bareli, her Lok Sabha constituency.

It’s a conspiracy, says Sonia on charges against Robert Vadra
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

Sonia Gandhi asked the government to conduct an 'inquiry if there is any proof.'

Rajya Sabha Elections: Kapil Sibal files papers from UP, his assets up 61% since 2014 Lok Sabha polls
Tue, May 31, 2016

Sibal, who was accompanied by wife Promila while filing papers at Vidhan Bhavan in Lucknow, declared total assets — movable and immovable — worth over Rs 184 crore.

For UP MLC polls, Congress picks Thakur leader from Amethi close to Gandhi family
Sun, May 29, 2016

Singh’s name was declared for the MLC polls alongwith that of former Union minister Kapil Sibal, who is party’s candidate for Rajya Sabha from UP.

UP polls: Prashant Kishor gets a free hand, sets targets for Congress members
Thu, May 26, 2016

Since he arrived in Lucknow shortly after that meeting, Kishor has been saying a lot to party leaders and workers at levels from district to block to assembly constituency and frontal organisation.

Prashant Kishor only planning, party will take campaign forward, says Nirmal Khatri
Thu, May 26, 2016

We will identify good people who can spread the Congress campaign at the grassroots and Kishor’s team will do what they are best at — preparing campaign and strategy.

Partymen want ex-MLA jailed for hate speech as Congress’ face in western Uttar Pradesh
Tue, May 24, 2016

Imran Masood was arrested ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha elections for saying he will ‘chop Modi into pieces’.

Uttar Pradesh: Cong’s losing candidate bares its ‘way of functioning’
Fri, May 20, 2016

Shishu Pal Singh Jatav alleges he did not get leaders’ help with campaign, sounds alarm for 2017

Uttar Pradesh: In Congress’ sole bid for RS berth, a ‘godman’ emerges as frontrunner
Fri, May 20, 2016

Before Congress nominated him that year, Krishnam had floated a party, Hindustan United Movement, with support from Bareilly-based cleric Tauqir Raza.

Before Uttar Pradesh polls, the purge: Cong sacks 10 ‘non-performers’
Tue, May 17, 2016

Party appoints 13 new district and city unit presidents.

Girls outshine boys in UP Board exams, topper Saumya Patel wants to become IAS officer
Thu, May 19, 2016

While Saumya Patel of Rae Bareli topped the High School examination; Sakshi Verma of Barabanki topped the Intermediate examination of UP Board.