Maulshree Seth

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Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express

Akhilesh Yadav isn’t pushing Congress candidate Ajai Rai in Varanasi
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Pindra candidate Ajai Rai was booked under NSA, jailed, then HC set it aside

Dimple on Amit Shah’s ‘kasab’ barb: ‘Akhilesh taught you Ka for Computer, Sa for smartphone, B for bachche’
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Earlier, BJP national chief Amit Shah’s had said “Kasab” meant the Congress, SP and BSP. Dimple, meanwhile, gave her own understanding of the word: ka for computer, sa for smartphone and ba for bachcha.

UP Polls 2017: Dimple Yadav targets PM Modi over Mann Ki Baat
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

‘Discrimination on the lines of caste, religion is his real mann ki baat’.

Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2017: After Rahul Gandhi show, a Congress no-show
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Both Faizabad and Ambedkar Nagar will go to the polls on Monday but no Congress candidate is contesting from any of the 10 seats in these districts.

Ka for kabutar, BJP’s set to fly: Akhilesh Yadav
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

No other party misleads so much. We used to study ‘ka’ for kabootar, but see what are they trying to teach us. They want to teach us another language, said Akhilesh Yadav

UP Elections 2017: Rani versus Rani take battle outside palace in Amethi
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

One tells voters she is Raja’s true wife, another accuses BJP of dividing families; meanwhile, SP minister calls for janata ki adalat

UP Elections 2017: Priyanka, Sonia absent, so Congress candidates make do with their photos
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

While Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has tried to fill the gap, his public meetings have been limited to some seats.

UP elections: After kabristan-shamshan remark; gloves off, each goes on offense — and offensive
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

BSP is Behenji Sampatti Party, says PM, Maya has her version of PM’s initials.

UP elections: In mother of polls, Dimple bhabhi takes the stage for party, husband
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

More and more SP candidates want her to address their campaign rallies

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: In Kanpur Dehat, it’s about Akhilesh’s image vs others
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

While geographically in Kanpur Dehat, politically Rasoolabad is part of Kannauj Lok Sabha constituency, represented by Dimple Yadav, Akhilesh’s wife.

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: UP doesn’t need to adopt outsiders, says Priyanka Gandhi in jibe at PM Modi
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Priyanka, Rahul slam PM on his ‘Varanasi, UP has adopted me’ line; say state doesn’t need empty promises

Uttar Pradesh elections: For Aparna Yadav, Netaji and Congress come together
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Mulayam makes no mention of Akhilesh while praising government; same day, Dimple campaigns separately for her sister-in-law.

Uttar Pradesh elections: The younger bahu flags her ‘work’, praises Netaji, Bhaiyya & Bhabhi
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Aparna, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s younger daughter-in-law, is contesting in Lucknow Cantonment, which goes to polls Sunday.

Aparna Yadav made Rita Bahuguna Joshi run: Raj Babbar
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Targeting BJP and RSS, Babbar said: “Khakhi rang ki half pant wale would also run from the seat and would never turn back after Aparna wins the election.”

Clash with ally SP: Congress asks four candidates to pull out, only one agrees
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Refusing to pull out of the race, Anil Singh and Bhagat Ram Mishra claimed that they were not officially informed about the party’s decision.

Uttar Pradesh elections: In seat ceded by SP, Cong candidate faces a rebel from each party
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Sahab Singh Pasi of the Congress is the alliance candidate from Bachhrawan (SC), a seat held by the SP and grudgingly conceded.

UP Assembly Elections 2017: Rahul, Akhilesh to release list of alliance’s 10 ‘key priorities’
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Out of the 73 seats which go to polls Saturday, Congress is contesting on 25 seats.

UP Elections 2017: Congress to contest all 10 seats in Amethi, Rae Bareli; will clash with SP on 4
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

In Amethi, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Sinh’s wife Ameeta Sinh is contesting against an SP candidate.

UP elections 2017: Lucknow Central, where the alliance took off, it’s Congress vs SP
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

The Indian Express travels a day each with the two candidates as they go about their separate campaigns.

UP polls Congress manifesto: Law on hate crimes, aid for women, insurance for farmers
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

The manifesto promised free school education for every girl child and a state law guaranteeing 150 days of employment.

UP elections: Congress manifesto to focus on youths, women, farmers, Dalits
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

The party is expected to announce free bicycles to girl students from classes 9 to 12, Rs 3 lakh grant to Scheduled Caste youths to start a business, up to Rs 2 lakh low-interest loans for minorities.

UP elections 2017: Allies SP and Congress face off in 14 seats
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

In Amethi, Rae Bareli and western UP, seats where both Congress and Samajwadi Party candidates have filed nominations, or are set to.

In UP, many wait for next poll gift: a smartphone 
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

The larger question, however, remains as to whether poll freebies have helped uplift people from the larger problems of poverty and unemployment that hobble the state.

UP polls: Congress to contest from Rae Bareli’s Sareni seat against SP
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

So far, Congress had maintained that it would contest all the 10 seats in both districts.

UP polls: Two days after joint rally, allies field candidates against each other at Lucknow Central
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

This is not the first time that both SP and Congress have fielded candidates against each other. Earlier, both parties had fielded candidates from Purkaji, Koil, Chandpur, Khair, Sayana seats in western UP.

Fighting on Congress ticket, says Akhilesh Yadav’s adviser
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

Sources in Congress said that like Bhadoria, several “candidates of Akhilesh” are likely to contest on Congress tickets in other parts of the state.

In SP seat given to Congress, voters assess new puzzle
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Sandi, represented by SP’s Rajeshwari Devi, is now being contested by Omendra Kumar Verma of Congress, who had stood third behind Devi and the BSP’s Virendra Kumar.

Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav united show: ‘We are two wheels of cycle’
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Stating that the alliance was the “uttar (answer)” to the “politics of anger and divisiveness”, Rahul said it would work for “progress, prosperity and peace”.

UP polls: Rahul, CM Akhilesh Yadav to address media together tomorrow
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

The announcement comes a day after the joint campaign was officially declared on social media with pictures of Rahul and Akhilesh and the slogan, “Umeed ki cycle, adhikar dete haath”.

Uttar Pradesh polls: Congress to field handpicked Dalits on reserved seats
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

While three are MLAs, 15 are products of the LDMRC exercise, which was monitored by vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Congress SC department chairperson K Raju.

Reserved seats: Priyanka Gandhi played ‘major role’ in nominee selection
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Party sources said Priyanka, who senior party leaders had already credited for forging the alliance with SP, had met senior officers of the state SC department on the evening before the announcement.

SP-Congress alliance: Despite show of unity, deadlock continues over seven seats
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

Nominations for 73 seats of this phase ended on Tuesday.

Among Cong’s star campaigners: Gandhis, a mafia-turned-neta, a former BSP founder member
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

The young faces include Sachin Pilot, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Nagma and Deepender Singh Hooda.

Congress to contest all 10 seats in Amethi, Rae Bareli
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

SP had declared its candidates from five of these 10 seats as part of seat-sharing arrangement

MP Jitin Prasada, other ex-MPs hope to start afresh as MLAs
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Prasada, 43, who had started his political career with the Youth Congress, has never contested an assembly election before.

Why Samajwadi Party is unwilling to cede even Congress bastions
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

In Rae Bareli and Amethi, as elsewhere, numbers show how far Congress was behind SP in 2012