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At first joint rally of UP gathbandhan, Mayawati and Akhilesh warn: Don’t let votes get split, will help BJP

BSP chief Mayawati and SP president Akhilesh Yadav Sunday described the BJP and the Congress as two sides of the same coin — and cautioned voters, “particularly Muslims”, against splitting their votes in the eight western UP seats.

Got the maths right, found glue: SP's Akhilesh Yadav on eve of BSP tie-up

Akhilesh said the SP and BSP will hold a joint press conference in Lucknow Saturday to talk about future numbers in detail.


Don't need Cong, Samajwadi-BSP strong enough to defeat BJP in UP: SP national vice-president

"The Congress's policy is it will take benefits from everybody, but when it gets an opportunity, it does not want to share it with others," Samajwadi party national vice-president Kiranmoy Nanda said.

SP, BSP miss Opposition meeting

The absence of the SP and BSP, the main players in Uttar Pradesh and part of such groupings in the past, was a dampener at the Opposition meeting Monday

2019 Lok Sabha election: RLD more certain than Congress in alliance led by SP-BSP

The SP, which initiated alliance with BSP in Lok Sabha bypolls and Rajya Sabha elections early this year, sources said, is yet to reach any conclusion over seat sharing with Congress.

‘Congress in strategic understanding with SP, BSP for 2019 Lok Sabha polls’

Congress sources said the primary job is to bring together all opposition parties on “one platform” without “any confusion and disruption”. “What happens after that will depend on how different parties perform,” a senior leader said. The Congress feels that discussing a post-poll scenario could prove counter-productive and “divisive” for the opposition alliance, they pointed out.


Uttar Pradesh: BSP MLC, kin booked under Gangsters’ Act

BSP MLC Mehmood Ali, his elder brother and former MLC Haji Iqbal and latter’s sons Javed Iqbal were booked on April 4 on a complaint filed by a man named Rakesh Kumar Arora who alleged that the brothers grabbed his land and constructed a building on it.

Notice to vacate bungalow: Mayawati sends keys via post, officials say not of allotted house

Mayawati said she was forced to send the keys along with a letter through the post as estates officer Yogesh Kumar Shukla refused to receive them.

‘To defeat BJP’, Mayawati's BSP to support SP in UP bypolls

In another surprise turn of events, the Bahujan Samaj Party, after hectic zonal and district levels meetings this week, announced it will partner the SP in order to defeat the BJP, which is the need of the hour.

What are Mayawati's options now?

Mayawati's term as MP from Rajya Sabha comes to an end in April 2018. The BSP chief cannot be reappointed to the Upper House on her own as her party suffered humiliating defeat in the recently held Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.

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Rajya Sabha adjourned over Rohith Vemula case

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Rajya Sabha Deputy chairman PJ Kurien adjourned the house again till noon as Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati raised the issue of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit student who committed suicide earlier this year after being suspended that created ado. Other BSP MPs also started sloganeering against the Central Government and demanded justice for Vemula's family.

Mayawati has done nothing for Dalits in UP: Rahul Gandhi

Lucknow, Feb 18 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has done nothing for Dalits in Uttar Pradesh and added that the latter is of the view that their plight would drastically change for the better if the Congress Party joins hands with them. Targetting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), he said both wanted to suppress the poor and the downtrodden sections of society.Before reaching the venue of the event he was to address, BJP activists greeted the Congress vice president with black flags.