Maulshree Seth

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Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express

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.

Had told Rahul Gandhi it was difficult for me to speak against Akhilesh: Beni Prasad Verma
Sat, May 14, 2016

Amid talks of SP sending him to the Rajya Sabha and his son Rakesh Verma to the Legislative Council, Verma said: “I would rather not speak about this, as this is homecoming for me.”

Akhilesh govt scraps its rule, goes back to what RTE Act says
Fri, May 13, 2016

This proposal would be given to the respective district magistrates whose decision would then be informed to the respective school as well as the parents.

Uttar Pradesh govt considers relaxing norms to register Hindu marriages
Fri, May 13, 2016

The government has also proposed that a couple could submit the form at the sub-registrar office of the Tehsil belonging to either of them (bride and groom) or at where the marriage took place.

Created Modi wave in six months, can do something similar for Cong in UP: Kishor
Wed, May 11, 2016

He said BJP had announced Modi’s candidature in October, 2013 while his constituency was declared in March, 2014.

Prashant Kishor tells Congress to bring in Priyanka to campaign across UP in 2017
Tue, May 10, 2016

Till now, Priyanka has mostly confined herself to campaign in Rae Bareli and Amethi, represented by her mother Sonia Gandhi and brother Rahul, respectively, in the Lok Sabha.

At funeral of Sahara chief’s mother: Amitabh Bachchan to Akhilesh Yadav
Sun, May 08, 2016

Roy was sent to jail in 2013 following a dispute with market regulator SEBI on alleged irregularities in collecting funds from investors.

I know who I am, what I wish to do: ‘Ashiana rape victim’
Sun, May 08, 2016

On April 13, the last of her assaulters, the influential nephew of a Samajwadi Party leader, was convicted. The girl, now 24, better known as Lucknow’s ‘Ashiana rape victim’, is set to enter Class XI.

Rajya sabha: 11 UP MPs’ TERM ends july; SP gain coincides with BSP loss, Cong nomination hopes rest on Opp
Fri, May 06, 2016

The biggest gainer will be the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) whose current strength of 227 MLAs would mean the party can nominate at least six members for three of its MPs completing tenure.

Royal Battle In Amethi: With relief bags, ‘Raja’s son, wife set stage for Assembly poll tussle
Thu, May 05, 2016

Anant’s campaign is being countered by Amita Sinh, who had lost the 2012 Assembly poll to SP candidate and now minister Gayatri Prajapati.

Prashant Kishor set to meet Congress lowest rung cadres on May 10
Wed, May 04, 2016

Last month, Kishor had met office-bearers of frontal organisations in Lucknow, where he had promised to arrange for meetings between the best performing workers and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

Now in UP: Posters showing Rahul Gandhi as cop
Tue, May 03, 2016

The Congress’s district unit, which claimed it put up the posters “to attract public attention”, is reportedly being made to withdraw them now after the state unit took note of the issue.

Released, Ajay Rai turns Congress hero
Tue, May 03, 2016

With an eye on UP polls next year and to show the alleged nexus between SP and BJP, Congress plans to project Ajay Rai, the party MLA from Pindra constituency in Varanasi, as a “hero” as he travels from Fatehgarh Central Jail in Farrukhabad to Varanasi, following his release on Monday. Each district and city […]

Uttar Pradesh: In Bilari bypoll, a test for Congress’ ‘Dalit programme’
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

The seat had fallen vacant after sitting Samajwadi Party MLA Hazi Irfan died in a road accident.

Uttar Pradesh polls ahead, CM on inauguration spree; projects fly off shelf
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

In these districts, Akhilesh has either inaugurated or laid foundation stones of projects worth over Rs 1,000 crore. He has also distributed laptops, relief material and cheques under welfare schemes.

Uttar Pradesh CM candidate, Priyanka Gandhi as poll in charge: Cong workers spell it out for Prashant Kishor team
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

In Varanasi, the workers demanded that the charge of the poll campaign in the state should be handed over to Priyanka Gandhi.

Uttar Pradesh elections: Hired to script Congress revival, Kishor and team can’t touch Gandhi seats
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Amethi, Rae Bareli, Sultanpur out of Kishor’s exercise; first two are personally monitored by Priyanka.

Prashant Kishor, hired to script Congress revival, can’t touch Gandhi bastion
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

State president Nirmal Khatri confirmed that the three districts have not been asked to submit feedback.

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav finds his ‘PK’ — in Mayawati
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

With the BSP alleging that the Samajwadi Party government was taking credit for infrastructure projects it had launched when it was in power, CM Akhilesh Yadav on Friday termed Mayawati as SP’s ‘PK’.

Lucknow: Congress worker compares Prashant Kishor with Hanuman
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

On Friday — the last day of his two-day visit to Lucknow — Kishor held a meeting with frontal organisations at the state party headquarters.

Banks slap notice, units fear shutdown: Industry association puts hope on Rahul gandhi, seeks ‘immediate intervention’
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Shahnawaj Ahmed, Chairman, Amethi Chapter of IIA, told The Indian Express, “On one end, governments are talking about promotional schemes for MSME, but here in Amethi, units are facing the worst scenario.”

Rahul Gandhi’s janata darbar: Amethi villagers queer another pitch- bring the other Gandhi
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

In a one-on-one interaction, Rahul heard public grievances and listened to people as they urged him to travel to other parts of the state and to bring Priyanka Gandhi, his sister, into “active politics” before the assembly elections arrive next year.

‘Green Corridor’ gets liver from Lucknow to Delhi in 90 minutes
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Lucknow police overcomes crowd of ministers’ in city.

Drought on lips, polls in mind as CM Akhilesh Yadav, minister visit Bundelkhand
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Last week, CM had directed installation of an additional 666 handpumps in the seven drought-hit districts of Bundelkhand, just a day after he allocated Rs 867.87 crore for farmers in parched areas of the state.

Thanks to CM Akhilesh Yadav’s cook, this Faizabad village gets a new bridge
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Sundar Lal raised the issue while serving food to Akhilesh Yadav; he granted cook’s village inter college for girls, CHC too

‘Bad weather’ shifts Congress’ grand Dalit public meet to an auditorium
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

Last week, the state Congress had announced that it would hold a grand programme on April 17 at Itaunja on Lucknow outskirts to mark the occasion.

APJ Abdul Kalam University rider to colleges to check ‘ghost teachers’
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

The university wants to identify “duplicate entries” and those institutes that have uploaded details of the faculty in an “unauthorised” manner