Lalmani Verma

Articles By Lalmani Verma

Gwalior: As Congress closes gap, BJP may shift Union minister out

In the 2013 Assembly polls too, the Congress had given the BJP a tough fight from the segments falling under the Gwalior Lok Sabha seat — winning three to the BJP’s five.

Explained: Why Mayawati has opted out of the LS race

Had Mayawati contested the coming Lok Sabha elections, the BJP would have marshalled all resources to confine her to her seat, essentially wrecking her plans to campaign across the state and address joint election rallies with the leaders of the SP and RLD.

BJP’s Giriraj Singh upset after LJP gets seat, Chirag says will talk to him

The NDA on Sunday divided the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar among its constituents, with the BJP contesting from 17 seats, the JD(U) from 17, and the LJP from six.

Congress ties up with Apna Dal, gives two UP seats

Apna Dal was also demanding Phulpur, but the Congress agreed to give only two seats — Gonda and Pilibhit.

Decision 2019: 15 BSP leaders cross over, BJP chipping away at UP alliance

Across Uttar Pradesh, which goes to polls in seven phases starting April 11, 28 leaders from different Opposition parties, also including the SP, RLD and Congress, have joined the BJP over the last month.

Lok Sabha election: BSP to contest all Bihar seats, rejects RJD alliance offer

The BSP’s decision came around two months after RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav met Mayawati at her residence in Lucknow, wished her on her birthday and sought her blessings.

Mayawati makes it clear: No alliance with Congress in any state

While there was talk of a BSP-Congress alliance in the run-up to the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh last year, the parties could not reach an understanding on seat-sharing.

In Uttar Pradesh, last-minute rush before model code

The BJP’s move is aimed at keeping its allies in good humour in the run-up to the polls. Recently, both the parties had accused the BJP of ignoring its allies and had threatened to walk out of the alliance.

RSS: Welcome mediation, but won’t compromise on Ram Temple site

The RSS called the Supreme Court order a positive initiative and said that Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who is on the mediation panel, should meet all stakeholders, understand the sentiments of Hindus and then put forward his opinion.

Neither welcome nor oppose mediation on Ayodhya, says RSS

At Saturday’s meeting, the RSS body presented its annual report, which criticises the Supreme Court for “delaying” the hearing in the Ram-Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute.

Seeking proof can raise question on patriotism: RSS

Speaking to mediapersons after the second day of the Akhil Bharatiya Pratnidhi Sabha (ABPS) meet, RSS Sah Sarkaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale said in response to a question that he travelled 10 states after the air strike and nobody asked for evidence.

RSS top organ meet begins: On agenda – Sabarimala issue, resolution against Kerala govt

Top RSS leader Manmohan Vaidya told the media: “The Sabarimala Temple issue is related to age-old dharmic traditions. The Kerala government is committing excesses against Hindu devotees in the garb of implementing the Supreme Court’s decision.

15 months ago, Sri Sri’s Ayodhya solution: A temple constructed with cooperation of both communities

Sri Sri and Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas head Nritya Gopal Das had held a meeting with sants, where the general opinion was that a temple should be constructed under the Nyas’s leadership.

Explained: Sri Sri’s (unsuccessful) attempt at settling Ayodhya dispute began in 2017

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had started an unsuccessful effort two years back in 2017 to mediate between the disputing parties and that effort has reached to no result so far at ground.

Samajwadi Party unlikely to field MLAs, Rajya Sabha MPs in Lok Sabha elections

In UP, which has 80 Lok Sabha seats, the SP will be contesting on 37, the BSP on 38 and the RLD on three seats. The alliance has decided not to field candidates in Congress strongholds Amethi and Rae Bareli.

Uttar Pradesh: On SP turf, Shivpal Yadav throws down gauntlet to take on nephew

In the 2017 polls, the BJP had won 312 seats in the 403-member House.Known for its bangle and glass chandelier industries, Firozabad, with its high Yadav and Muslim population has been an SP bastion.

Abhinandan meaning now changed, such is India’s power, says PM Modi

At a separate event, Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley took on those who enquired which Balakot the IAF had hit, after the strikes deep into Pakistan had been revealed.

IAF strike: Mehbooba calls for peace, Omar says it’s time for cooler heads to prevail

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah termed the IAF strike a “new ballgame” and said that war is never an ideal option to resolve disputes.

Decision 2019: BSP, SP to contest as allies in Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand

Two separate statements undersigned jointly by BSP chief Mayawati and SP president Akhilesh Yadav said both parties will contest the Parliamentary polls in alliance in Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

SC order on forest evictions: After Congress, BJP takes up cause of those affected by ruling

On Monday, BJP president Amit Shah spoke to CMs of all BJP-governed states and directed them to file a review petition.