Ramendra Singh


United opposition in Uttar Pradesh need of hour: Clerics, Muslim leaders
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

SP’s Thakurdawara MLA Navab Jan said the appointment of Yogi Adityanath as chief minister is a clear signal that BJP’s agenda for 2019 is Hindutva.

New UP govt will dispel fear, clerics hope
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Muslim clerics and leaders on Sunday expressed hope that Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister, would be different from Yogi Adityanath, the hardline Hindutva campaigner

In Yogi Cabinet: old-timers and first-timers, ex-BSP and ex-Cong
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

A look at Adityanath's Cabinet

Lucknow: Ex-cricketer now lone muslim minister
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

The BJP did not field any Muslim candidate in the polls. So the news that Raza would be a minister came as a surprise

Deputy CM-designate, Dinesh Sharma: A professor known to have good rapport with Lucknow Muslims
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Sharma has been teaching at the university, also his alma mater, since 1988. Sharma began his political career with the ABVP, the student wing of the RSS.

Deputy CM-designate Keshav Prasad Maurya: BJP’s OBC face with 10 criminal cases was associated with VHP
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Maurya was first elected as a member of the UP Assembly from Sirathu in Kaushambi district in 2012, following a few unsuccessful attempts. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, he won from Phulpur in Allahabad.

In Assembly polls, BJP’s success mantra lies in retaining 2014 base
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

The party did well in central UP and Bundelkhand.

How BJP used BSP’s own caste arithmetic to beat it on 50 seats
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

This drastically reduced the chances of Mayawati’s party getting a substantial amount of votes even from its traditional votebank.

Challenge for new Uttar Pradesh CM: Taking upper caste, OBC MLAs along
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

This time, BJP has 101 MLAs who belong to Backward Castes, the party’s largest number of OBC MLAs ever.

UP election results 2017: BSP’s ‘style, commitment to ideology’ under the scanner
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Dalit writer Kanwal Bharti added: “This was Mayawati’s last innings, in which, she has suffered a humiliating defeat. By being restricted to 19 seats, she has saved the existence of the party but now her game seems to be over.”

Uttar Pradesh Elections Results 2017: BSP workers wonder if party can recover
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

While not asking for Mayawati’s resignation, some in the Dalit intelligensia are critical of her functioning.

UP election results 2017: SP, BSP lose strongholds too
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

This is its lowest tally since 1991, when the party won 12 seats. The SP won 47, its lowest tally since the party’s inception in 1992.

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: This poll, PM, Akhilesh & Rahul, all resisted from taking on Mayawati
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav too had made only passing remarks against Mayawati in his speeches — he mostly referred to her as ‘bua’ and spoke about her ‘pathharwali sarkar’.

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: BJP formula — Traditional votebase & a gamble
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

BJP has also selected 69 candidates from landed backward castes, with 27 Kurmis, 20 Lodhs, 15 Jats and seven Gurjars becoming party nominees.

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: 3 governments, 3 model villages, 3 sets of complaints
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

Residents from villages in Shaganj chosen by NDA, SP and BSP governments complain about how little has changed

In this Uttar Pradesh village of soldiers, families that lost sons can’t agree on Army and strikes
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked the surgical strikes through the campaign and the party described it as the new bold approach of the army.

UP elections 2017: 10 yrs after murder, widow vs brother of accused Mukhtar Ansari
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

Although the murder is no longer the theme, Sibgatullah, the eldest Ansari brother, is being seen as vulnerable.

UP elections 2017: As polls draw to a close, Nishads may consolidate under ‘own party’
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

The Nishad caste - also known as Kevat, Mallah and Bind - is one of the largest OBC groups in the state.

Uttar Pradesh polls 2017: In eastern UP, father’s loyalists are Akhilesh’s most formidable rivals
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

Mulayam Singh's absence is being used by Akhilesh’s detractors to claim that he does not support the new Samajwadi Party led by the CM.

UP Assembly Elections 2017: Stepping into Mukhtar Ansari’s shoes is son’s challenge
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

For newcomer Abbas Ansari and uncles, challenge is not just winning Ghosi but swinging Muslim support for BSP in areas of family influence.

I had taken a vow to destroy CM’s arrogance: Afzal Ansari
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Addressing about six public meetings a day, Ansari is visiting most of the assembly segments in eastern UP and Terai.

51 assembly seats in Terai, Awadh vote today: The battle for Ayodhya, minority votes and a Congress bastion
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

The SP-Congress alliance is also facing the challenge of proving that it remains the primary anti-BJP force after two parties joined hands.

UP Elections 2017: BSP hopes for Balha seat rest on a Dalit-Muslim love story
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

The constituency borders Nepal and is part of the Terai region, which remains susceptible to religious polarisation.

UP assembly elections 2017: History-sheeters on list of candidates for party of ‘weak’
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

While the SP has been represented by a number of musclemen in the region in the past, the BSP has also tried to combine its Dalit support base with the power of muscle and money in the region.

UP Elections 2017: PM Modi says cross-border plot in Kanpur train accident, probe unclear
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

This is the first time that Modi has spoken out about the probable cause of the derailment, endorsing the Bihar police’s claim that it was an act of sabotage.

UP Elections 2017: No bigger ‘Kasab’ than Amit Shah, says BSP chief Mayawati
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Mayawati on Thursday, also targeted PM Narendra Modi for his remarks that if the government is constructing graveyards, it should also facilitate crematoriums in villages.

UP Elections 2017: Up next, test for BSP’s Muslim formula
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

A BSP leader from the region said non-BJP parties earlier avoided fielding Muslim candidates in the region for fear that it would cause religious polarisation.

UP Elections 2017: BJP hunts on BSP territory, SP-Cong face Rae Bareli test
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

In Bundelkhand, the SP-Congress face the task of combining their strengths in the absence of a substantial Muslim population.

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: To reach out, Mayawati looks beyond her written script
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

The objective, sources in her party said, is to counter the rhetoric of the PM and to showcase that she is also an influential public figure who strikes a chord with her audience.

Bundelkhand: Where it took off, Bahujan formula wanes
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Facing competition for core caste as well as non-traditional votes, BSP banks on goodwill for candidates

All about Mulayam Singh’s favourite Gayatri Prasad Prajapati and the gangrape case against him
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Register FIR against MLA, the SC said, and PM Modi was quick to use the order as a stick to beat Akhilesh with.

Bundelkhand: Alliance disturbs core SP, Congress voters
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

In number of seats, voters think of BJP; SP leaders admit they were better off without Cong

UP Elections 2017, phase 3: In Lucknow Old City, voter preference hard to predict
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Is development is all that it takes?

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: Lucknow judges Akhilesh Yadav by his work
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

In Old City, voters acknowledge his work but also weigh options; in Cantt, they put their issues first.

UP people to bless own daughter instead of adopted son: Mayawati on PM Narendra Modi
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

The PM’s remark about being the “adopted son of UP” was seen as a counter to SP-Congress alliance’s campaign calling him an “outsider” but Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi “apne ladke”.

UP elections 2017: Eye on non-Jatav votes, BJP’s tactical caste calculations on test
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

The BSP is also facing a strong challenge to woo non-Jatav Dalits to improve its performance in the region, where Jatavs — the party’s loyal supporters — are outnumbered by the Pasis.