Kavita Upadhyay

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Lok Sabha election 2019: EC puts 48-hour ban on Himachal Pradesh BJP president Satpal Singh Satti

According to the state election department officials, the 48-hour prohibition order issued against Satti on Friday was for passing derogatory remarks against Gandhi in Ramshehar.

Poll dept issues notice to Himachal BJP President for derogatory remarks against Rahul Gandhi

State’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Devesh Kumar said that the Election Commission of India “has taken strict cognisance” of the unwanted remarks by Satpal Singh Satti, and that Satti has been asked to reply to the notice within 24 hours of its receipt.

By BJP chiefs in Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, two speeches: ‘abuse and hate’

Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said Pillai had insulted the Muslim community and the remarks are meant to create communal polarisation.

BJP’s Satpal Satti refuses to apologise for derogatory remark against Rahul Gandhi

Following the remarks, the Congress has demanded an apology from the BJP leader.

Anil Sharma must quit party on moral grounds: Himachal BJP

Former Union minister Sukh Ram's son, Anil, is BJP MLA from Mandi. Sukh Ram, along with Anil, and his grandson Aashray Sharma had defected to the BJP ahead of the 2017 state Assembly polls.

Anil Sharma resigns from Himachal BJP cabinet; Thakur accepts resignation

Anil Sharma's resignation comes a week after Congress fielded his son Ashray Sharma as its candidate from the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency. His father, former Union minister Sukh Ram, has also quit the BJP and joined Congress.

Uttarakhand: Ahead of LS polls, a farmer in his suicide note cautions against voting for BJP

Based on a complaint by Sharma’s younger son Arun Kumar (33), an FIR was registered in the Laksar police station on Tuesday against Ajit for allegedly provoking Sharma to commit suicide.

Nainital-Udham Singh Nagar: Sole seat in Uttarakhand where competition is on cards for BJP

This is where senior Congress leader and former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat is contesting against Uttarakhand BJP president Ajay Bhatt.

Congress will see results of its attitude against armed forces: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat

The upcoming Lok Sabha polls, scheduled to be held on April 11 in Uttarakhand, are as much a test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity as they are of the performance of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, whose government has completed two years in the Hill state.

Uttarakhand: Former CM BC Khanduri’s son and protégé to battle it out in Pauri Garhwal

The BJP which has been focussing on issues of nationalism and Hinduism in its campaign are jointly at play in Pauri Garhwal – a quintessential BJP seat – which has a large population serving in the armed forces.

BJP better in terms of organisation but Congress has more passion: Uttarakhand ex-CM Harish Rawat

Rawat, who is the Congress candidate from Uttarakhand, says he doesn't let victory or defect affect his political work and to him, this election is as important as all previous elections he has contested.

I don’t agree with the BJP of today, says Manish Khanduri, Congress candidate from Pauri Garhwal

Manish Khanduri, in an interview with Kavita Upadhyay, mentions that his primary issue with the BJP is that of ideology and that he believes in the issues being taken up by the Congress.

Trivendra Rawat-led government’s bad performance will work in my favour: Harish Rawat

Harish Rawat, who is contesting from Nainital-Udham Singh Nagar seat, in an interview with The Indian Express mentions that the people of Uttarakhand have realised that the Trivendra Rawat government was a failure.

PM Modi brings up AP and FAM, Jaitley says a diary can be admissible

PM Modi said, “this chargesheet says that AP means Ahmed Patel, and FAM means family... tell me, which family is Ahmed Patel close to, which family is he close to... who gobbled up the helicopter bribe”.

Uttarakhand: Modi dominates discourse — in campaigns of BJP and Oppn Congress

Going by the 2017 Assembly election results — the BJP won 57 of the 70 seats while the Congress won 11 — the BJP seems to have the advantage. The Congress had won all five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand in 2009, but lost all five to the BJP in 2014.

Modi in west UP: Remember atrocities against daughters

Addressing a public meeting at Gangoh in Kairana with BJP candidates for Kairana and Saharanpur constituencies, Modi said a conspiracy of dividing the country was being hatched in western UP.

Modi dominates discourse – in campaigns of BJP and Opposition Congress

Going by the 2017 Assembly election results — the BJP won 57 of the 70 seats while the Congress won 11 — the BJP seems to have the advantage. The Congress had won all five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand in 2009, but lost all five to the BJP in 2014.

In Dehradun, PM Modi targets Congress over J&K’s AFSPA issue

Modi slammed National Conference chief Omar Abdullah and said that the Congress supporters in Kashmir want a separate prime minister for J&K. "The Congress wants to repeal AFSPA to help such people in Kashmir," he said.

In Uttarakhand, it is PM Modi versus Congress candidates

The BJP, which had won 57 of the 70 seats in the state Assembly polls in 2017 leaving Congress with only 11 seats, has an advantage over the Congress.

Himachal Pradesh: Amid rumours of Suresh Chandel’s joining, Cong undecided on Hamirpur candidate

Sources in the Congress said that former Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu who is a sitting Congress MLA from Nadaun seat which falls under Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat is also among the contenders for the Hamirpur seat.