Ramendra Singh


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.

UP polls 2017: With his clout growing, Siddiqui shines on BSP’s star campaigners list
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Earlier, BSP functionaries have been careful to put Misra’s name just after Mayawati’s, not just in the lists of star campaigners but also in the list of party’s office-bearers sent to the Election Commission from time to time.

UP elections 2017: Four BSP candidates stand accused of crimes against Dalits
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

Raghvendra has declared four criminal cases in his affidavit.

UP Polls: In BSP list, only 21 women make the cut; lowest share among all parties
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

On the other hand, Meeta Gautam, who was elected as an MLA from Fatehpur reserved seat in 2007 and is again in the fray from Zaidpur, says she found much support from the BSP president.

UP Polls: BSP, BJP candidates richest, have most pending criminal cases against them, says report
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

Awadhpal Singh Yadav, BSP candidate from Aliganj seat of Etah district, has the maximum number of criminal cases against him. He has declared 36 criminal cases pending against him, including murder, robbery and rape.

UP Elections: A gamble with a bad past: SP fields one, BSP two Dalits on unreserved seats
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

BSP leaders say party founder Kanshi Ram used to encourage Dalits to contest on general seats like he himself did.

BJP’s only Muslim candidate in 2012 polls in a quandary: How to ask community for votes?
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

A member of BJP Minority Cell’s national executive, Saifi said he had sought a ticket from Muslim-dominated Bilari seat of Moradabad but did not succeed.

Mulayam’s decision not to campaign for SP will hurt Akhilesh-and Congress
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Mulayam's decision is likely to hurt Akhilesh's campaign psychologically as he and his followers have insisted that he had his father's blessings after he took over the party's reins from Mulayam.

Uttar Pradesh elections: With Ansari family by her side, Mayawati eyes east UP
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

The party had failed to win any seats in Ghazipur district and won one each in Mau, Azamgarh and Ballia districts.

BSP’s major minority problem: Few known Muslim campaigners
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

BSP’s Meerut division ‘bhaichara’ coordinator Haji Sabeel, however, said the BSP’s campaign is stronger than those of other parties at the grassroots.

Mukhtar Ansari, kin to contest on BSP tickets
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

Mayawati said her previous governments had “always ensured no injustice was done to people who were accused of serious criminal offences by their opponents because of their influence in their community”.

UP polls: Mukhtar Ansari, kin to join BSP
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

BSP chief Mayawati is learnt to have approved the Ansari family’s entry into the party.

BSP, BJP tweak game plan to take on SP-Cong alliance
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

The BSP, which has fielded as many as 50 Muslim candidates in the first two phases, is facing increasing pressure to woo the minority community, with the Congress-SP alliance being perceived as the easier choice.

Decision 2017: 93 of Mulayam’s candidates missing from Akhilesh’s list
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

The current list includes only a handful of candidates pitched by the party patriarch.

Samajwadi Party 2012 Manifesto: Glass only half-full
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Akhilesh govt initiated mega projects like the Agra-Lucknow Expressway and Lucknow Metro, which were not part of the manifesto, while a few of the promises were partially fulfilled, many were not.

Aparna Yadav in new SP list of 37 names
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

With 37 more names, the SP has so far announced candidates for 303 seats.

If BJP wins Assembly polls, it will immediately end reservation: Mayawati
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

“Like Bihar, they need to be taught a lesson in UP so that this party (BJP) and Sangh no longer indulge in unconstitutional talk of ending reservation,” she told mediapersons.

Double blow to SP: Mulayam aide Ambika Chaudhary joins BSP, three MLAs quit party
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

Chaudhary, who joined the BSP in the presence of party chief Mayawati, has been promised a ticket from his Phephna seat in Ballia, which he had lost in the 2012 elections.

Waiting, watching: Why Mayawati is first off the block
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

Away from SP drama and BJP theatre, BSP has been at work for two years in UP, turning around party units, wooing youth, refiguring old support bases and figuring out new media.

Mayawati to kick off UP tour on February 1
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

While Mayawati is expected to address around 65 meetings in all, BSP is yet to release a detailed schedule.

Uttar Pradesh polls: Enter Sandeep Singh, 40 years after grandfather Kalyan Singh
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Sandeep, 25, will be contesting a seat his grandfather won eight times and lost twice -Atrauli, one of the seven assembly seats of Aligarh district.

UP elections 2017: A dozen clerics are the face of BSP’s Muslim outreach
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Muslim clerics are seen as influential enough to sway the community’s vote, who account for nearly 18 per cent of the state.

Uttar Pradesh polls: In a first, Bollywood pens BSP anthem for elections
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

The BSP anthem is written by Bollywood lyricist Manoj Muntashir, sung by Divya Kumar and Aishwarya Nigam with Vishal Mishra as the music director.

Before entering battle for UP, Mayawati likely to visit Punjab
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

The party has chosen its candidates for most of the 117 constituencies in Punjab.

BSP only party that can stop BJP in UP: Mayawati
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Addressing a news conference here on the occasion of her 61st birthday, Mayawati said a “loss” in UP will make the BJP incapable of easily returning to power at the Centre again.

To milk Samajwadi Party feud, BSP gives Yadav, Kurmi candidates chunk of OBC pie
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

The party has chosen only 17 candidates from Kushwaha caste, also known by surnames Maurya, Shakya and Saini. In 2012, the party had selected 25 candidates from these castes.