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Will Mayawati’s caste calculations jeopardise BSP’s chances in upcoming UP elections?
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

Two senior leaders have left the BSP alleging that Mayawati has taken huge sums of money and sidelined 56 per cent OBCs during ticket distribution.

R K Chaudhary quits BSP: To woo Pasis, only leader Mayawati took back
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

Pasis constitute 16 per cent, as against Jatavs (56 per cent) of the state’s Dalit population, which, in turn, comprise about 21 per cent of the entire populace of UP.

Maurya asks Mayawati detractors to attend his show of strength today
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

Maurya, who quit the BSP on June 22, has been mobilising his supporters and calling on former BSP leaders to join him for the meeting, where he is expected to decide his next move.

Uttar Pradesh: BSP suffers fresh blow, another leader quits
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

Mayawati turned party into pvt real estate company for money: R K Chaudhary.

SP-QED merger row: Calling off merger will neither cover govt’s weaknesses nor strengthen law and order, says Mayawati
Wed, Jun 29, 2016

'To cover its weaknesses in the law and order front, SP enacted various types of dramas on whether to merge with Mukhtar Ansari’s party, the same way it was done during the induction of D P Yadav (2011),' said Mayawati.

Gaya Charan Dinkar takes charge as LoP in Uttar Pradesh Assembly
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Dinkar was elected the leader of BSP Legislature Party at a meeting of party MLAs Saturday.

UP assembly polls 2017: Mayawati has gone back to basics, or rather Jatavs
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Three of the four Rajya Sabha MPs and four of the six MLCs nominated by the party since 2014 belong to the Jatav community.

BSP elects Dalit MLA to replace Maurya as LoP
Sun, Jun 26, 2016

Dinkar, 56, accompanied by party MLAs, later met Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey so that he could be designated as Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, the post that Maurya held.

Swami Prasad Maurya begins work to assemble BSP defectors, ‘rebels’
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Maurya flew to Delhi amid uncertainty and speculations over whether he will join the ruling Samajwadi Party.

Mayawati may hate nepotism, BSP poll candidates don’t
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Mayawati accused Maurya of leaving the party because she refused to give tickets to his son Utkrishta and daughter Sanghmitra to contest the assembly elections next year.

Swami Prasad Maurya’s future in UP: All fingers point to SP
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

If Swami Prasad Maurya joins the SP it will fit into the party's plans to attract all OBC castes to counter the claim that the party caters to only Yadavs.

Swami Prasad Maurya’s exit: BSP loses OBC face, Mayawati’s voice before the media
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Swami Prasad Maurya’s exit leaves question mark over BSP’s poll prospects among non-Yadav OBCs.

Mayawati expels two more MLAs, total 8 in 7 days
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

With this, the BSP has ousted its eight sitting MLAs in less than a week.

Uttar Pradesh elections: BJP, Congress eye its votebank, BSP goes in firefight mode
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

The BJP and Congress have often accused Mayawati of selling Dalit votes and not visiting any Dalit’s house.

SP, BJP using Kairana issue to gain political mileage: Mayawati
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

The former UP chief minister said the state’s 22 crore people are “badly dejected” by the works of NDA government at Centre and SP government in the state.

Moving beyond Dalits: Congress, SP cross-voters spell Muslim gain for BSP
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

This sense of newfound support could be one of the reasons behind Mayawati’s decision to pick Muslims for at least 100 seats while finalising its list of candidates for the elections next year.

Mayawati says BJP created Kairana issue for communal polarisation
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

BJP MP from Kairana Hukum Singh has claimed that a large number of families, mostly Hindus, have left Kairana because of increasing crime in the area.

Many mini Mayas: A day in the life of a Lucknow sculptor
Sun, Jun 05, 2016

Mahatma Gandhi among others has fallen out of favour, but as Assembly polls draw near, BSP ticket aspirants are flocking to Prajapati’s office for busts of party chief.

Mathura lab report on Dadri meat may deepen communal fault-lines in poll-bound UP
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Police and prosecution officials have said that the report will not affect their case against the alleged killers of Akhlaq.

Rajya Sabha, Legislative Council elections: Extra UP candidates muddle equations, pave way for horse trading, rebellion
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

The RS polls took an interesting turn with an independent candidate Preeti Mohapatra filing her nomination papers at the last moment, making it 12 candidates for 11 seats from the state.

On the back foot, Ajit Singh is looking for new new friends
Mon, May 30, 2016

Although neither side has confirmed the alliance so far, the result of the meeting is likely to become clear by Tuesday, the last day for filing nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha elections.

3 reasons why BSP wants to keep its MLA flock together
Wed, May 25, 2016

Each of the three has a relative in either the SP or the BJP, all recently joined.

Maya’s picks for RS: a Brahmin and a Dalit
Sun, May 22, 2016

Satish Mishra gets repeat ticket for third consecutive term, Ashok Kumar Siddharth is the new nominee.

Uttar Pradesh: Wary BSP works to ward off OBC vote claimants
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Party working to secure Kushwaha-Maurya caste group.

Uttar Pradesh assembly polls 2017: ‘Turn to Dalits, via Gandhi way’
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Kishor asked Congress’ Dalit members to come up with a plan to get 10,000 votes from the community in their respective assembly segments.

Uttar Pradesh: As a Maya minister cast(e)s net to unite OBCs, BSP wary
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Out on bail, NRHM accused Babu Singh Kushwaha is addressing rallies.

Triple talaq issue: Will urge PM Modi not to interfere with Shariat laws, says Muslim law board
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

The board's remarks come weeks after the Supreme Court sought the Centre’s response in a plea challenging the constitutionality of Muslim practices of polygamy, triple talaq and nikah halala.

BSP leader daughter-in-law death: MP whose Rajya Sabha page lists his social activity as ‘anti-dowry campaigner’
Fri, Apr 08, 2016

On Thursday, the BSP MP, with his wife Devendri and son Sagar, was arrested on charges of anti-dowry laws, a day after the body of his daughter-in-law Himanshi was found inside the bathroom of their house with gunshot injury.

Ambedkar birth anniversary: BSP hopeful of ‘biggest crowd’ since 2014 Lok Sabha elections
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

With an apparent motive to lure Dalit votes in the Assembly elections next year, the BJP and Congress leaders have been invoking Ambedkar as an icon, while attacking Mayawati.

A day in the life of Bharat Mata Mandir, Varanasi: Idol chatter
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

The first temple dedicated to Mother India in the country gets few Indian visitors. Most of them return disappointed at the lack of a statue.

Women qazis allowed under Islamic law: AIMPLB panel
Tue, Mar 15, 2016

However, committee head Maulana Atiq Ahmed Bastavi said the appointment of women qazis in Kanpur and Jaipur cannot be considered proper since no institution that handles matters of Darul Qaza (Islamic courts) has appointed them.

Meet UP’s first women qazis: one is a professor, the other a science graduate
Sun, Mar 13, 2016

They are the first women qazis in Uttar Pradesh — and only the second in the country, after two women were appointed in Jaipur a few weeks ago.

Lucknow Mahotsav: ‘Prime time slot, premium payment for Mulayam Singh bahu after SP formed govt in 2012’
Fri, Mar 11, 2016

Aparna Yadav’s performance is regular feature at the annual show with organisers paying her Rs 1 lakh.

The Baba’s belongings
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

A team of officials in Faizabad is opening trunks once owned by Gumnani Baba or, as some would say, Subhas Chandra Bose. What’s spilling out of the trunks: brass glasses, water pot, foreign pens, lighters, books... and counting.

Mayawati pins hope on ex-Upper House members, party seniors
Wed, Feb 24, 2016

Since her defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Mayawati has kept her party’s focus only on the 2017 elections.

In four years, Akhilesh doled out Rs 300 cr in compensation — three times more than Mayawati
Tue, Feb 23, 2016

The funds were distributed for treatment, to families of those who were murdered, who died in accidents, committed suicide and those who died “untimely”.