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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.

In BSP’s election family, sons and wives of leaders, brothers in seats next to each other
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

In some districts, a father and his son are contesting two seats. In others, a pair of siblings are contesting in seats next to each other.

BSP’s Muslim candidates: Mostly western UP, plus Ayodhya
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Seats for 97 Muslim candidates include Deoband and most of Muzaffarnagar, Shamli and Bijnor

Drunk youth runs car into night shelter in Lucknow’s Dalibagh locality, 5 killed
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Hazratganj Station House Officer D K Upadhyaya said Ayush Kumar, son of former MLA late Ashok Kumar, was driving the car.

UP polls: BSP declares final list of candidates
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

On Sunday, BSP chief Mayawati met party coordinators and office-bearers to discuss strategy for the polls. She asked them to “expose” the SP govt on lawlessness and the Centre on demonetisation.

Exploit ‘mistakes’ of BJP, SP: Mayawati to party workers
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

Mayawati also hit out at the Centre, saying the decision to present the budget during the elections has been taken with an intention to influence the voters by making “populist announcements”.

His camp’s equation: Akhilesh Yadav is Mulayam plus
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

Akhilesh's supporters expect him to move beyond the Yadav-Muslim combine that has been the SP’s mainstay, and further distance it from its image of a party of goons.

Mayawati puts out second BSP list, counts on Dalit-Muslim votes
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

In 2007, Mayawati had wooed Brahmins in a big way, organising Brahmin conventions for nearly two years, with BSP’s Brahmin face Satish Chandra Misra emerging as a star campaigner.

BJP holds edge in first two phases as UP goes to polls from February 11
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

As the first two phases will cover western UP districts, including riot-scarred Muzaffarnagar and Shamli, this seems to give an edge to the BJP which remains strongest in the region.

With Akhilesh Yadav, party hopes to expand beyond age-old formula
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

As Akhilesh takes control, party leaders are watching how he will lead a party that has been synonymous with his father’s name.

Two days after ousting father Mulayam, Akhilesh meets him for three hours
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

There was no word on what transpired at the meeting, but speculation was rife that father and son would make peace again.

UP assembly polls: BSP nominates 97 Muslim candidates, its highest ever
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

Day after SC order, Mayawati says votes of minority community will lead our candidates to victory if they are not split;12 more Muslim candidates than 2012

Two days after ousting Mulayam Singh, Akhilesh Yadav meets him for 3 hours
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

Both camps are staking claim to the cycle poll symbol of the SP.

A couple of MPs voice support for Mulayam Singh Yadav
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

“As long as Mulayam Singhji is leading the party we will be with him."

Akhilesh Yadav camp: 90 per cent members are with us, symbol doesn’t matter
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

MLC Rajpal Kashyap said that over 90 per cent of the delegates put their signatures on the proposals taken up at the convention, including the appointment.

Mulayam Singh Yadav puts emergency meeting on hold
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

Sources said the support offered by a majority of party leaders and workers to Akhilesh’s elevation and Akhilesh’s control of the government machinery were seen as hurdles to Mulayam’s convention.

Mulayam Singh Yadav lonelier, on son Akhilesh’s side are ministers, old aides, family members
Mon, Jan 02, 2017

With the scales tilted in favour of Akhilesh, only a few leaders visited Mulayam on Sunday.

Back to war as Akhilesh seizes party’s reins from Mulayam
Mon, Jan 02, 2017

Named SP chief, makes father ‘supreme patron’; Mulayam again expels Ram Gopal

At convention venue, hope for the emergence of a new Akhilesh Yadav
Mon, Jan 02, 2017

Akhilesh’s supporters, who were overseeing the preparations at the park, said a “new Akhilesh” would emerge from Sunday’s meeting.

Mulayam Yadav blinks, again: Akhilesh back in Samajwadi Party
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

A section in the Samajwadi Party wants Akhilesh elevated as the executive national president of the SP.

Indore-Patna train accident survivor: ‘I am boarding a train again. What if this one derails too?’
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

Vishal Gupta: Lost his father in Nov 20 Indore-Patna train accident; wants to study IT

War of the lists: Akhilesh retains most sitting MLAs, Mulayam prefers rookies
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

Mulayam and Shivpal, who have announced names of candidates for 395 seats, have chosen new candidates on as many as 55 seats represented by sitting SP MLAs who are still in the party.

Crowd outside Mulayam Singh Yadav’s house: ‘Netaji hosh me aao, Shivpal murdabad’
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

Supporters raise slogans, Lucknow’s night and political temperature

Uttar Pradesh: To woo OBCs, BSP begins rallies in all 75 districts
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

The party’s public meeting in Lucknow district on Saturday will be presided over by former state president Dayaram Pal, who hails from the backward Gadariya caste.

UP: Sealdah-Ajmer train derails, at least 63 injured
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted that a “thorough investigation” would be done to ascertain the cause of the Sealdah-Ajmer Express train derailment

Sealdah-Ajmer Express accident: Same UP area, another train derails, at least 63 injured
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Fourteen coaches of the Sealdah-Ajmer Express went off the tracks at Rura in Kanpur Dehat district at about 5:30 am on Wednesday.

Mayawati: Cash deposits as per rules, BJP bid to tarnish my image
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

The ED on Monday found that Rs. 102 crore was deposited in Rs 1,000 notes while the remaining amount was deposited in old Rs. 500 notes in the BSP’s account at the Union Bank of India

Rashtriya Samaj Sevak Dal: From his clinic, party founder now supports Mulayam Singh Yadav
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Maganlal, who studied till XII, is known as a doctor in the village, having run the clinic since the 1970s after having worked as a doctor’s assistant in Palia earlier.

Mayawati: Cash deposits as per rules, BJP bid to tarnish my image
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Mayawati claimed that the cash deposits were made “as per the rules”.

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.