Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express
The party has also asked district units for a list of “winnable” seats and “strong candidates”, along with names of workers who have capacity to gather a crowd of 8,000 to 10,000 in each constituency.
The government has now increased the aid for marriage from Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000.
Sources said the party cadre has been told that “Kishor or his team has no role in planning or execution of the campaign”
The Asian Paralympic Championship was Yathiraj’s first championship under the Badminton World Federation.
Parrikar recently adopted Hariharpur village of Shahgarh block under the Sansad Adarsha Gram Yojana.
Lok Bhawan, the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, has been declared operational though two of its three blocks are still being built.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met local party leaders, enjoyed a stroll at the sprawling Anand Bhavan premises and visited the Kamla Nehru Hospital before returning to New Delhi.
Rahul claimed the decision has affected fishermen, as well as on farmers, labourers and artisans. “One must fight back,” he added.
With the marriage season on, a large number of those who lost their family members in Sunday’s train accident were travelling to attend weddings.
Nearly 116 dead bodies had arrived already by the evening, with doctors telling the police to transfer the rest to other places.
The message was conveyed by party’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Sinh during the training programme for about 1,000 Dalit workers from different parts of the state before launch of “Dalit Shiksha, Suraksha and Swabhiman” campaign.
The government has announced its decision to withdraw Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.
The four worst cities in the past 24 hours were Lucknow with AQI of 491, followed by Agra with index value of 434, Delhi at 432 and Kanpur with 428: Air Quality Index report
After several surveys, the Congress is now seriously considering the need for an alliance and had even discussed it with its party MLAs in UP.
Sources informed that party leadership feels that lot of confusion has been created among the cadre following party strategist Prashant Kishor's meetings with SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav
Pointing out the difficulty in putting together alliances in UP, Satya Dev Tripathi said, “There are many slips between the cup and the lip.”
Akhilesh Yadav, on his part, told his supporters to ensure the success of the party’s silver jubilee celebrations on November 5, which Shivpal Yadav is organising.
Amidst this fluid situation and prevailing doubts, everyone including his own party leaders as well as opposition, is watching the response that Akhilesh would get from public during his yatra.
Selection of volunteers is reportedly going on; sources said Jarding would personally train at least 4,000 “master trainers” who would then go out at block levels to train more.
The video ends with: “Uttar Pradesh, India, is my family.”
Speaking at Dhanuvasandh Upper Primary School in Mohanlalganj on the outskirts of Lucknow, Akhilesh said: “Ek baar main Rae Bareli gaya.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav handed over the state government’s Yash Bharti awards to 71 people for their contributions in the field of culture.
Some of the MLAs expressed apprehensions about not being able to maintain the momentum created during the yatra, said sources.
Congress plans to reach out to these communities with the slogan “Shiksha, Suraksha evam Swabhiman (education, security and self-respect)”.
The Congress hadn’t ever projected Joshi as a prominent Brahmin face — she was known more as an aggressive leader, a veteran with deep family roots in the Congress.
Joshi, who had served as party UP president between 2007-2012, was reportedly unhappy with “being sidelined” in the party. Joshi not being available to the media for the last few days has only added fuel to the fire.
Congress had initiated several campaigns and yatras focusing on Dalits in UP.
Akhilesh Yadav was referring to Mayawati tying ‘rakhi’ to BJP leader Lalji Tondon and her campaigning in support of BJP in Gujarat.
Explaining his reason for supporting Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav cited that it is the son of either the poor or a farmer who is killed and their families do not even know what surgical strike means.
While party UP in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad symbolically flagged off the yatra in the presence of state president Raj Babbar, it will actually start on October 13.
I am extremely impressed with the CM and after meeting him, I pretty quickly came to believe that he has all the skills and understanding to be a great public servant
Sources said that with the issue of research scholar Rohit Vemula’s suicide again hitting headlines, both Priyanka and Rahul would take up the issues related to Dalits across the state.
During the yatra there were 26 roadshows and 700 meeting points, Congress spokesperson RPN Singh said, adding Rahul covered 141 assembly constituencies.
Murder accused Amanmani, scam accused Mukesh Srivastava in revised list.
The widow who lost her job as a school cook 9 years ago for being a Dalit says she has learnt to “keep my distance” — “It is not good to fight upper castes”.
Rahul was riding in an open-top vehicle through Transport Nagar crossing when the shoe came flying at him.