Maulshree Seth

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Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express

Shoe hurled at Rahul Gandhi, he takes aim at BJP
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Rahul was riding in an open-top vehicle through Transport Nagar crossing when the shoe came flying at him.

Gayatri Prajapati back in UP Cabinet 2 weeks after he was sacked
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Akhilesh also inducted four new ministers and elevated six ministers of state (MoS) to Cabinet rank in his eighth Cabinet expansion.

Will waive loans within 10 days of forming govt: Rahul Gandhi in Lucknow
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Flanked by party’s Chief Ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit and PCC chief Raj Babbar, Rahul held a road show across the state capital.

Congress’ Deoria khaat sabha: Why they brought the khaat home
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

MAULSHREE SETH in Deoria district where Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi kicked off the party’s campaign for the 2017 election.

After patch-up meet, Samajwadi Party rival camps echo Mulayam line: No rift
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Mulayam, Akhilesh and Shivpal also held a one-hour compromise meeting at the party chief’s residence — the first involving all three since the crisis broke out.

Akhilesh Yadav bid to repair ‘cycle’ too late, says Rahul Gandhi
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Rahul was speaking at a khaat sabha in Mirzapur before embarking on the second stretch of his Mahayatra.

Why Rahul Gandhi’s yatra is leaving the UP voter, and Congress worker, more confused
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

With Rahul speaking about taking everyone along, voters on the ground and the Congress party workers have been left confused.

UP 2017 elections: ‘Narendra Modi fears his clothes will get dirty’, says Rahul Gandhi
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

While claiming that the PM Narendra Modi only likes to visit foreign countries, Rahul Gandhi said, “We want Narendra Modi to walk in the fields."

Country does not need anger of PM and RSS, it needs bhaichara: Rahul Gandhi
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of creating a divide among Hindu and Muslim communities to form the government at the Centre.

Rahul Gandhi good but Akhilesh is better: Hanumangarhi priest
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Rahul is the first member of the Nehru-Gandhi family to visit Ayodhya since the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992.

UP elections: PM Modi needs to be reminded there are poor people too, says Rahul Gandhi
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi blamed PM Narendra Modi for everything — the increase in train fare, price rise, unemployment and lower minimum support price for crops.

Taking off where Rajiv Gandhi left, Rahul to visit Ayodhya as part of his ongoing ‘Kisan Yatra’
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Rahul, plans to start from where his father left Ayodhya 26 years ago, the party leader said.

Why hasn’t Ziauddin Rizvi taken oath, UP Governor Ram Naik asks Akhilesh Yadav
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

As part of the Cabinet expansion, four ministers were administered oath of office on June 27. However, Rizvi could not be sworn in at that time as he was in Mecca.

Congress sets stage for Rahul Gandhi’s kisan yatra: 250 ‘mini-raths’, 3,500 khaats, 2,500 km
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Targeting about 4 lakh Congress workers, the party has released around 250 “mini-raths”, each carrying 1,600 kits for workers.

UP: In Rahul Gandhi’s kisan yatra, promise to fight for loan waiver, reduced power tariff, MSP by farmers
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

“My yatra from Deoria to Delhi starting September 6 is a campaign to secure the rights of the poor, farmers and labourers in government resources,” Rahul Gandhi said on Twitter Saturday.

Rahul yatra through UP: Is this a sign that Congress has learnt from past mistakes?
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

With the announcement of elections still months away, the party is focusing mainly on “meeting, interacting and reaching out”.

Rahul Gandhi hits back, calls RSS workers cowards
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

The remarks came on a day when Rahul told the Supreme Court that he stood by every word he had said about RSS being behind the killing of Mahatma Gandhi.

Destiny made me CM, now know how difficult politics is: Akhilesh Yadav
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

Akhilesh Yadav also thanked his father SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for giving him an opportunity to head the government in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Bungalows for former CM’s, journalists: UP govt introduces 2 bills to skirt SC order
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

The Bill was introduced after the SC on August 1 ordered eviction of allotted official bungalows to six former chief ministers within two months

Akhilesh Yadav promises journalists subsidised houses
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

UP government is likely to place a bill in the ongoing monsoon session of the Assembly defining the process of allotment of government houses to individuals, trusts and societies.

Uttar Pradesh: Congress plans ‘Kisan Yatra’ for Rahul Gandhi
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Congress party’s chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit and state president Raj Babbar already holding two separate yatras in the state.

In House, Akhilesh Yadav says BJP protesting only to ‘hide its own shortcomings’
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Claiming that UP was yet to receive pending dues from the Centre, Akhilesh Yadav asked BJP leaders to rather ‘gherao’ the Parliament.

Opposition MLAs evicted from UP Assembly after protests
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Azam Khan said strict action should be taken against the MLAs, whom he accused of committing contempt of the House by jumping into the Well even before the start of proceedings.

As monsoon session begins, all parties look to create an impression in the Uttar Pradesh assembly
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

With Mathura in focus, opposition is alleging land grabbing across the state.

UP polls 2017: Opposition readies ammunition to corner Samajwadi Party on crime, sugarcane dues
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

The Akhilesh Yadav government, meanwhile, is preparing to place the supplementary budget of Rs 25,000 crore.

2017 Uttar Pradesh Polls: Congress plans Brahmin meet
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

The message and the plan was communicated in a closed-door meeting to over 100 Brahmin leaders from different parts of the state, who had gathered at a Lucknow school ground on Sunday.

Select projects in Lucknow and Etawah does not define development of state: Sanjay Sinh
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

RS member Sanjay Sinh, who is chairman of the campaign committee for 2017 Assembly polls and is traveling with chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit, tells Maulshree Seth how Congress is trying to correct its mistakes.

2017 UP Assembly polls: Congress invokes ‘Bheem’, plans ‘bhoj’ for Dalits, upper castes invited too
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Chaudhary said, “There are forces trying to disturb the social harmony. It is a fact that people, who call cow their mother, do not touch them when the bovines die."

Supreme Court asks former CMs to leave homes, Uttar Pradesh moves to stall
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

The court had passed the order after it found the 1997 rules of allotment, introduced by the state, in contravention of the Uttar Pradesh Ministers (Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1981.

UP 2017 Polls: After Nitish Kumar, Congress turn to push for liquor ban
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Mahila Congress to launch statewide campaign for prohibition, go door-to-door and collect signatures of women.

Allahabad school had received closure notice days before national anthem row
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

After owner-manager, Zia-ul Haq, reportedly barred students from singing the national anthem, the education department had served notice for closure.

Uttar Pradesh picks Saifai as international airport venue
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

The state government, which till now had been pushing for two international airports in western UP, Friday said it has found Saifai in Etawah district as the lone and the “most feasible” site for the project.

Akhilesh aim to showcase pet projects hinges on ifs and buts
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Government machinery put on overdrive to complete infrastructure projects for inauguration, many likely to miss deadline even by the year end.

Congress’ fresh offensive at PM Modi: 20 videos that show ‘reality’ of his adopted village
Sat, Aug 06, 2016

BJP says tremendous amount of development work has been completed or undertaken in the past 2 years, in the videos released by the Congress, those claiming to be residents claim otherwise.

IIIT closure: Another case of ‘politics over Amethi’?
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

After the formation of the NDA government at the Centre, RGIIIT is the fourth project to be shifted out of Amethi.

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.