With the BSP not in picture as it does not contest bypolls, it is an opportunity for the BJP to poach its Dalit vote.
Former MP and mafia don Atique Ahmed and his brother Mohammad Ashraf, whom both Pooja and her husband had defeated in the elections, are the main accused in the murder and currently out on bail, along with 15 other accused.
The Religious Affairs Department has directed district magistrates to send details of the temple most revered and visited in every district. Fairs held around religious places too will get government attention.
Party leaders have been asked to put up TV screens in each district for live telecast of the event by news channels. BSP leaders have been asked to ensure gathering of 20,000- 25,000 in each district headquarter.
Crowds every day at Mayawati’s home and party HQ; public meetings in assembly constituencies; over 300 of 403 candidates already finalised.
In 1995, she became the first Dalit woman chief minister in India and the youngest in UP at the age of 39.
The picture reportedly left Mayawati miffed, resulting in the cancellation of Sangeeta’s ticket
Aware of the potential impact of the RSS campaign to woo Dalits, the BSP is yet to unveil a strategy to counter it.
Zirakpur-based girl alleges a man with goatee stared at her constantly at the party and molested her.
Jannat has levelled allegations against Kalka MLA Latika Sharma’s nephew, Vikram, her son, and two others.
The drive in UP is a pilot for an experiment, which the Congress hopes to extend to reserved seats in Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
In 2010, BSP won 34 while SP and Cong shared the two.
Mayawati also said that Samajwadi Party (SP) was spreading false “rumours” that her party will tie-up with BJP and claimed that it was SP which had joined hands with BJP.
Ram Bihari Chaubey had lost 2012 Assembly elections to Brijesh’s nephew; was preparing to contest 2017 polls.
Presently, the temple is run by a private management committee comprising 80 members along with dozens of priests.