Maulshree Seth

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Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express

Uttar Pradesh elections: For third time this year, Congress seeks list of likely candidates
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

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.

CM Akhilesh Yadav relaunches scheme for marriage of women
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

The government has now increased the aid for marriage from Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000.

Uttar Pradesh: For Dalit outreach, Congress dumps Prashant Kishor
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Sources said the party cadre has been told that “Kishor or his team has no role in planning or execution of the campaign”

Azamgarh DM returns with gold medal from Asian Paralympic Championship
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

The Asian Paralympic Championship was Yathiraj’s first championship under the Badminton World Federation.

Manohar Parrikar adopts second village in Amethi
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Parrikar recently adopted Hariharpur village of Shahgarh block under the Sansad Adarsha Gram Yojana.

To beat code, Akhilesh Yadav declares open many incomplete projects
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Lok Bhawan, the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, has been declared operational though two of its three blocks are still being built.

Local leaders urge Priyanka Gandhi to contest from Phulpur, she says it’s ‘far off’
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

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.

Allahabad: Sonia Gandhi remembers Indira, Rahul takes on PM Modi
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Rahul claimed the decision has affected fishermen, as well as on farmers, labourers and artisans. “One must fight back,” he added.

Indore Patna Express derails: Wedding cards, lehngas, bangles; victims were on way to marriages
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

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.

Indore Patna Express derails: Mortuary struggles to cope with rush
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

Nearly 116 dead bodies had arrived already by the evening, with doctors telling the police to transfer the rest to other places.

Congress targets Mulayam, says ‘ocean does not merge into drains’
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

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.

Far from ATMs, a village in UP shrugs off discomfort to usher change
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

The government has announced its decision to withdraw Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

Lucknow displaces Delhi as most polluted city, Agra a close second
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

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

Would a Grand Alliance in UP help the SP and Congress?
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

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.

Congress all set to drop bash planned in Allahabad on Indira birth anniversary
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

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

Prashant Kishor meets Akhilesh Yadav, discusses ‘UP scenario’
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

Pointing out the difficulty in putting together alliances in UP, Satya Dev Tripathi said, “There are many slips between the cup and the lip.”

Family puts up united show, but Akhilesh yatra hits another hurdle as rath breaks down
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

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.

All eyes on Akhilesh Yadav as he embarks on rath yatra amid family feud
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

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.

Poll consultant at work from US: target is team of 30 lakh to promote brand Akhilesh Yadav
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

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.

Akhilesh new video is minus Mulayam
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

The video ends with: “Uttar Pradesh, India, is my family.”

Behind Akhilesh Yadav push on education, Rae Bareli student who recognised him as Rahul Gandhi
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

Speaking at Dhanuvasandh Upper Primary School in Mohanlalganj on the outskirts of Lucknow, Akhilesh said: “Ek baar main Rae Bareli gaya.

Awards rain as Lucknow gets glimpse of CM Akhilesh Yadav’s ‘generous heart’
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav handed over the state government’s Yash Bharti awards to 71 people for their contributions in the field of culture.

UP Polls: Congress MLAs meet Rahul Gandhi, want ‘secular’ tie-up
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Some of the MLAs expressed apprehensions about not being able to maintain the momentum created during the yatra, said sources.

Congress’s Dalit outreach plan in Uttar Pradesh to roll out from Nov 11
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Congress plans to reach out to these communities with the slogan “Shiksha, Suraksha evam Swabhiman (education, security and self-respect)”.

Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s exit from Congress: ‘Denied tickets’, Sheila Dikshit’s nomination main reasons
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

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.

Buzz in BJP: Rita Bahuguna to leave Uttar Pradesh Congress?
Thu, Oct 20, 2016

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.

Uttar Pradesh elections: Congress to campaign on Dalits’ ‘right and plight’
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Congress had initiated several campaigns and yatras focusing on Dalits in UP.

People still remember BSP-BJP proximity, says CM Akhilesh Yadav
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Akhilesh Yadav was referring to Mayawati tying ‘rakhi’ to BJP leader Lalji Tondon and her campaigning in support of BJP in Gujarat.

Uttar Pradesh Polls: Akhilesh Yadav backs Rahul Gandhi on PoK strikes remark
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

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.

Uttar Pradesh polls: Eye on farmers, Congress flags off ‘Rahul Ka Sandesh Yatra’
Sat, Oct 08, 2016

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.

Very excited about India, my role is to add value to existing talent, says SP’s political consultant Steve Jarding
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

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

After Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka to campaign in Uttar Pradesh from next month
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

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.

Uttar Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi concludes ‘yatra’ today, ‘will battle now in Parliament’
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

During the yatra there were 26 roadshows and 700 meeting points, Congress spokesperson RPN Singh said, adding Rahul covered 141 assembly constituencies.

Uttar Pradesh polls: Shivpal Yadav changes 17 names, Akhilesh ‘not aware’
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Murder accused Amanmani, scam accused Mukesh Srivastava in revised list.

And they forgot Phool Kumari Rawat, her one-month pay
Sun, Oct 02, 2016

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”.

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.