Lalmani Verma

Articles By Lalmani Verma

After BSP move, SP set to go it alone for 2022 UP elections

At a closed-door meeting with party workers last week, SP president Akhilesh Yadav asked them to prepare for the upcoming Assembly bypolls and to ensure that the SP forms the government in the state in 2022.

Manmohan Singh meets chief ministers of Congress-led states

MP CM Kamal Nath, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy and Kumaraswamy met the former PM. Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel also joined the meeting later.

View from the right: Education reform

Executing all these recommendations will not be easy and making the financial allocation for “investment in education” will be the big challenge.

Giriraj Singh takes iftar swipe at Bihar allies Nitish Kumar and Ram Vilas Paswan, they hit back

Sources said that following the criticism, BJP chief and Union Home Minister Amit Shah dialled Singh and rebuked him for his tweets attacking NDA leaders.

Gathbandhan unravels: BSP, SP will fight UP bypolls separately

Mayawati, however, kept the window open for the alliance and emphasised that her latest move did not signal a “permanent break” with the SP.

View From The Right: Speaking of naysayers

The editorial in Organiser says the naysayers are still not willing to change. The likes of Amartya Sen are bent on bringing some obscure Western category of plurality to negate the popular mandate.

Gathbandhan may not hold, BSP silent on pact for bypolls

When contacted, SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said his party will “decide its stand” Tuesday after its chief Akhilesh Yadav returns to Lucknow from Azamgarh.

After 15 years, BSP picks a Dalit as its floor leader in Lok Sabha

Party MP from Jaunpur Shyam Singh Yadav was nominated as deputy leader and Amroha MP Kunwar Danish Ali was appointed chief whip in the House.

Ram Vilas Paswan takes charge, says ready with 100-day plan

Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Danve Dadarao Raosaheb also assumed charge along with Paswan.

Left out of Govt, BJP office-bearers who toiled hard somewhat disappointed

Narendra Modi’s new council of ministers includes a former bureaucrat, three former chief ministers and three state unit presidents. However, no national office-bearer of the party has been included.

Modi Cabinet: No new faces from Uttar Pradesh, but some old ones dropped

Ally Apna Dal (S), which won two seats in UP — including one reserved — has not been accommodated either.

BJP chiefs of UP, Bihar and Maharashtra get Cabinet reward

This is set to trigger a change in the party’s leadership in these three states ahead of Assembly polls.

Bhupender Yadav: ‘Any caste cannot remain a permanent vote bank of one particular party’

Because of Narendra Modi’s leadership and the NDA alliance, results in Bihar too are overwhelming this time, says Bhupendra Yadav

No gains for SP, party leaders say must check if BSP votes transferred

The BSP, which drew a blank in the 2014 elections, has already won four seats and is leading in six other seats.

Lok Sabha election results: Congress cuts into gathbandhan votes, to little effect

In Kairana, SP candidate Tabassum Begum (42.33 per cent votes), who as RLD candidate had defeated the BJP in a key bypoll, was trailing BJP’s Pradeep Kumar (50.34 per cent).

Ram Vilas Paswan: ‘Induction of regional parties into Central govt welcome… it changes their outlook’

The biggest thing in this election was that even a poor person in a village thought about the nation, national unity and integrity, says Ram Vilas Paswan.

The PM and I

Varanasi’s ‘Dom Raja’ Jagdish Chaudhary was the ‘proposer’ for Narendra Modi from his Lok Sabha constituency. Back now near the ghats, where the community has lived the same way for generations, the Doms hope the spotlight will not fade away with the elections.

Hours earlier, Amit Shah questioned EC neutrality, said it is partial to Bengal

BJP president Amit Shah accused the Commission of being a “mute spectator” in West Bengal and said the history-sheeters there were not arrested before the polls.

BJP’s Bengal focus: Nearly double PM rallies for 6 fewer seats than Maharashtra

Modi is scheduled to address rallies at Mathurapur and Dum Dum on Thursday, when campaigning ends in Bengal, as per the Election Commission’s order. This will take the total to 17, a number eclipsed only by his rallies in the politically crucial UP, which sends 80 members to the Lok Sabha.

Seat watch Ghazipur: Armed with ‘development’ claims, minister fights caste arithmetic

The development and public welfare works done in the constituency over the last five years are the key highlights in the party’s campaign for its candidate, Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha, up against the alliance candidate, Afzal Ansari of the BSP.