Ramendra Singh


In SP office-bearer list, ‘patron’ Mulayam Singh Yadav missing
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Section 29A of Representation of the People Act 1951 mandates that political parties have to submit details of any change in their name, head office, and office-bearers to the Election Commission.

International Yoga Day 2017: PM Modi in Lucknow – Why it is politically important for BJP
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

International Yoga Day 2017: The Prime Minister's participation in Aishbagh Ramlila on Dussehra last year was seen as a step in that direction and now International Yoga Day offers a similar opportunity.

BSP in western UP: To shore up support, Jatavs as coordinators
Mon, May 29, 2017

Party sources say the biggest worry was the "deteriorating" support for the BSP in the region.

Before Yogi Adityanath’s visit, Dalit villagers got shampoo, soap to ‘clean themselves’
Sun, May 28, 2017

The village, mainly consisting of thatched huts, saw a lot of activity in the week leading to Adityanath’s visit.

Why Yogi Adityanath is key to Modi’s mission 2019 and the Opposition fortunes
Wed, May 24, 2017

Two months of the Adityanath government have not sent out any strong message on any of the issues which were part of the BJP's campaign—an improved law-and-order situation and better administration headed that list of promises.

BSP’s decision makers themselves want to finish party, I am not needed for that, says Naseemuddin Siddiqui
Wed, May 24, 2017

Siddiqui, whose expulsion has been followed by the resignation of many BSP leaders, speaks about his plans and the politics of the BSP.

Already suffering, Uttar Pradesh leather industry takes another setback
Wed, May 17, 2017

Reduced supply, little work as crackdown on slaughterhouses comes on top of export slowdown and closure of tanneries over environmental concerns

Sofa, AC at slain BSF constable’s home run counter to CM Yogi’s image he hopes to create
Mon, May 15, 2017

The Chief Minister talked to the family in the drawing room and was photographed handing over a cheque to the martyr's family.

Stormy scenes in UP assembly as Opposition tries to corner Yogi Adityanath govt over ‘rising violence’
Mon, May 15, 2017

The Opposition raised the issues of violence in Saharanpur and other incidents of 'law and order failures' in the state

Sofa, AC installed for Yogi Adityanath’s visit to martyr’s family, removed after he left
Mon, May 15, 2017

Sagar, 45, was one of the two soldiers killed, and their bodies mutilated, in an attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team on May 1.

To control Siddiqui damage, Mayawati gets new Muslim faces
Sun, May 14, 2017

On Saturday, party chief Mayawati announced names of three leaders, including two Muslims, as BSP’s official media panelists

Naseemuddin Siddiqui vs Mayawati: Tapes, CDs, Rs 50 crore, blackmail charge
Fri, May 12, 2017

Naseemuddin Siddiqui alleged that Mayawati had demanded Rs 50 crore from him after the party’s rout in the UP assembly elections.

Mayawati fires her party No. 2 and his son, both hit back
Thu, May 11, 2017

Siddiqui said his expulsion was “the reward for the sacrifices” made by him, his family and his associates “in 30-35 years in BSP”

Naseemuddin Siddiqui, BSP leader who enjoyed Mayawati’s trust for decades
Thu, May 11, 2017

Naseemuddin Siddiqui remained one of Mayawati's closest aides for most of his career, three decades so far, until 2017 elections

Samajwadi Party 2.0: How will Shivpal Yadav’s new Secular Front hurt Akhilesh Yadav?
Fri, May 05, 2017

Ever since the Samajwadi Party lost the assembly elections, Shivpal has been demanding that Akhilesh should step down and hand over the party's reins to Mulayam.

After rout, SP and BSP think the unthinkable, but hurdles in the way
Fri, May 05, 2017

Mayawati is said to have told leaders at BSP meetings that she has no problem joining hands with “non-BJP parties”

Ineffective coalition, unhappy party workers lead to SP-Congress split
Wed, May 03, 2017

The SP and Congress are also facing internal dissent with several leaders openly voicing their opposition to alliance.

Kupwara attack: ‘He spoke to his mother everyday; today she kept calling, no reply…’
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

An only son and two fathers: the three soldiers killed in attack on Army camp in Kupwara, Jammu & Kashmir.

RSS hand, teacher, BJP rebel, now MLA accused in attack
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Singh, a Jat leader, has returned as a UP MLA after more than two decades, having lost a number of elections in between.

105, ailing and out of jail, he fears ‘family will tire of me’
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

He was released on April 13, three months after Governor Ram Naik ordered his release, noting that at age 105, his case was special.

Decision on tie-up with SP, Cong before 2019: Mayawati
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday said any such decision on any pan-India tie-up against the ruling party will be taken just before the Lok Sabha elections

Silence on triple talaq like silence on Draupadi’s cheer haran: Yogi Adityanath
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

There are people who are silent over a burning issue of the country. This reminds me of when Draupadi was forcibly disrobed, said Yogi Adityanath

Triple talaq ‘wrong’, but valid: Muslim law Board
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

The Board’s code of conduct said the Sharia considered marriage “a permanent and stable relationship”.

Mayawati names brother as No. 2, says ready for ‘anti-BJP’ front
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

Mayawati said she has decided to give Kumar “an important responsibility” on condition that he will work selflessly and will “never become an MP, MLA, minister or CM”.

‘Mowgli girl’ found in January, cop says was clothed, no monkeys
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

"There were no monkeys. She was not naked, and she wasn’t using her hands to walk. I don’t know how these stories are being spread.”

Vande Mataram made mandatory at Varanasi, Gorakhpur civic meetings
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

In Varanasi, BJP corporator Ajay Gupta put forth a proposal that ‘Vande Mataram’ must be sung before House proceedings.

Samajwadi Party: Is the Yadav family on a collision course that will see them go their separate ways?
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

On Sunday, Shivpal, in a veiled attack on Akhilesh, said those who achieve everything without having to work hard fail to make the right decisions.

Cracks show up in Mayawati’s BSP: Only 19 seats, why no action?
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

With three successive defeats in 2012, 2014 and 2017, several BSP old-timers have also questioned Mayawati’s decision to abandon the Bahujan formula

Crackdown on abattoirs: In meeting with delegation of meat sellers, Yogi Adityanath says he is CM for all
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

The delegation, led by Sirajuddin Qureshi, president of the organisation, also submitted a memorandum to the chief minister.

Akhilesh Yadav chooses loyalist Ram Govind Chaudhary as new Leader of Opposition
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Ram Govind Chaudhary was one of the few ministers who had openly supported former CM Akhilesh Yadav during the tussle with his father Mulayam Singh Yadav.

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.