Maulshree Seth

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Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express

Pre-poll alliance to take on BJP: After late night talks, SP and Cong seal deal
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

The alliance was announced at a joint press conference in Lucknow by the Congress and SP state presidents Raj Babbar and Naresh Uttam Patel.

Rahul tera apman nahi sahenge, chant UP Cong workers
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Babbar indicated that the final decision on the SP-Congress alliance was yet to be taken and that he was in Lucknow to complete formalities for filing nomination forms.

Congress, SP debate if and where Rahul Gandhi, CM Akhilesh Yadav will share stage
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

With five days left for nominations to be filed for the first phase of elections in 73 seats of western UP, there are no signs of any major event being planned by the two parties to announce an alliance.

Before going official, Samajwadi Party, Congress bargain hard
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Ghulam Nabi Azad, who till Tuesday was confident of working out the seat sharing arrangement in the next 48 hours, Wednesday said it could “even take 100 hours”.

His shehnais gone, sons say music died long ago at Bismillah home
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

It was in this room, in a house located in a congested lane of Hadah Sarai area in Varanasi where the late shehnai maestro spent most of his life, that his shehnais were kept.

In SP, Congress, talk of Dimple-Priyanka campaigns
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

A role of star campaigner would be a step forward by Dimple, 39, who in 2009 was not even considered considered a serious candidate.

2017 Assembly polls: Congres invokes Rohith Vemula after touring Dalit villages
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Congress Uttar Pradesh chief Raj Babbar said,"Rohit Vemula sacrificed his life. He did not get the right and the security he should have received."

Prashant Kishor missing as Congress gets ready for UP poll battle
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

Kishor and his team have also vacated the office given to them in April last year in the state Congress headquarters

Uttar Pradesh elections: Congress begins selection process, 20 sitting MLAs in first list
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

After an almost eight-hour long meeting, the panel confirmed 20 names, all of whom are sitting legislators in the UP Assembly.

Samajwadi Party family feud to divert attention: Amit Shah
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

Amit Shah alleged that the Akhilesh government was corrupt. He also claimed that the Lucknow-Agra expressway was built at a much higher cost

PM Modi frames UP fight: Growth exiled for 14 yrs, give us majority
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

He said the BJP was the only party which wants to save UP: “Kisi ko paisa bachana hai, kisi ko pariwar kabza karna hai. Hum hi hain jinhe UP bachana hai.”

Samajwadi Party crisis: Who controls ‘cycle’ symbol? Ball now in EC’s court
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

If the EC considers Samajwadi Party's constitution, several sections in it could go in favour of Mulayam.

War Within Samajwadi Party: Akhilesh flexes MLA power, wins war
Mon, Jan 02, 2017

On Saturday, the party and the CM called separate meetings of SP leaders, and considering their strength alone, the distance seemed to widen.

Question on people’s lips: Will Netaji attend convention?
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

Till late Saturday, there was no confirmation from either side on whether Mulayam and Shivpal would attend Sunday’s meeting.

Governor Ram Naik says ‘intra-party’ issue, Samajwadi MLAs wait and watch
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

Both Mulayam and Akhilesh have called separate meetings on Saturday.

UP potboiler: SP’s family feud, BJP’s demonetisation gamble, a new Congress strategy and Mayawati’s coalition
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

The year was dominated by a bitter political fight within the ruling Samajwadi Party, between Mulayam Singh's brother Shivpal Yadav against CM Akhilesh Yadav.

UP polls: No chance of alliance, Congress to ‘expose’ SP’s OBC promises
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

The Congress on Wednesday said that it plans to “expose” the Samajwadi Party and BJP over the promises they made to these communities.

By January 10, Samajwadi Party plans to come up with manifesto for 100 seats
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is taking the help of international poll consultant and Harvard Professor Steve Jarding

UP: 17 backward sub-castes set to get SC certificates from govt
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

Shankh Lal Manjhi said the SP government would soon issue a notification and that these 17 sub-castes would be entitled to all reservation benefits in the state.

Demonetisation on a shoestring: How UP leather industry is hit by cash crunch
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

As demonetisation hits the home stretch of the 50-day deadline set by the Prime Minister, the simmering discontent in the leather and shoe-making industry boiled onto the streets on December 14.

17 backward sub-castes in SC list: Samajwadi Party ‘stunt’ a hurdle in Oppn road to woo non-Yadavs
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

The BJP, which has been working towards capitalising on this vote share, has seen SP’s move as a strategy to make a dent into its own efforts to capitalise on “non-Yadav OBC” votes.

UP govt clears proposal to include 17 backward sub-castes in SC list
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

CM Akhilesh Yadav has written several letters to Centre in this regard over the past five years, including letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Bill to make senior journalists eligible for ‘type-5 housing’ passed in UP Assembly
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

Other amendments included increasing the period of allotment of houses to a trust from five years to 10 and proposing to amend renewal from maximum period of five years to ten years at a time.

Make fun of me, but answer my questions: Rahul to Modi
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

Rahul said that Congress was against corruption, but, “the step of demonetisation is not against corruption or black money, instead it is against poor people of this country,” adding that all those standing in line “are not thieves”.

60 per cent of Bill for Lucknow-Balia Expressway
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

The Expressway will be the longest connecting Lucknow to Ballia in eastern UP near the border with Bihar. The earlier record was held by the 165 km Yamuna Expressway, constructed during BSP regime but was inaugurated by Akhilesh.

Oppn demands Azam Khan’s ouster, CM tables supplementary budget
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

The BSP demanded dismissal of the state government, and raised slogans over incidents of crime against women and murder, dacoity and non-payment of dues

On Akhilesh Yadav agenda — a Samajwadi expressway
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Rs 1,000 cr allocated for the road in supplementary budget.

Akhilesh Yadav’s poll vault: 5500 projects, 6 hours
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

He began by inaugurating a new building at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, from where he also inaugurated a primary health centre in Anjrauli area of Faizabad district.

UP polls: Congress begins interactive sessions with workers at Rae Bareli
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

In the 2012 UP elections, Congress had lost all five Assembly seats — Bachhrawan, Harchandpur, Rae Bareli Sadar, Sareni and Unchahar — in the district.

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.