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Why did BJP falter in UP despite a fiery campaign?

Why did BJP falter in UP despite a fiery campaign?

Rediff.com7 days ago

The BJP, which romped to power in 2019 on the back of an unequivocal mandate from UP, winning 62 of its 80 seats, was cut to size this time and had to be content with only 33 seats.

This party wants to be voice of 'mard' in LS polls

This party wants to be voice of 'mard' in LS polls

Rediff.com29 Apr 2024

MARD has lost deposits on all seats it has contested so far since it was formed in 2018 but its leaders say they are undeterred by elections losses.

Nitish Kumar must contest from Phulpur in UP, says JD-U leader

Nitish Kumar must contest from Phulpur in UP, says JD-U leader

Rediff.com30 May 2023

Senior Janata Dal-United leader Dhananjay Singh pitched for Opposition unity ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls and said party workers in Uttar Pradesh want Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to contest the elections from the state's Phulpur constituency.

Nepal crash: Family yet to identify bodies of 4 victims from UP

Nepal crash: Family yet to identify bodies of 4 victims from UP

Rediff.com19 Jan 2023

"We were shown 25 bodies that were badly burnt. Now it it expected that we will be shown more bodies on Friday or Saturday. The rules here (in Nepal) are different due to which the process of handing over the bodies will take time," Abhinash Kushwaha, brother of one of the deceased Abhihesk Kushwaha, told PTI over phone from Nepal.

UP man was flying to Nepal to thank Lord Pashupatinath for son's birth

UP man was flying to Nepal to thank Lord Pashupatinath for son's birth

Rediff.com16 Jan 2023

Thirty-five-year-old Sonu Jaiswal, a liquor store owner who was among the five Indians killed in a plane crash in Nepal on Sunday, had gone to pay obeisance at the famed Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu after his wish for a son was fulfilled around six months ago, his relative said.

With Mulayam's demise, SP loses its guiding light

With Mulayam's demise, SP loses its guiding light

Rediff.com10 Oct 2022

Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav's demise might not have any direct political impact on the party, but its president Akhilesh Yadav will now have to work without his 'shield and shadow'.

Akhilesh dismisses pre-poll surveys, says SP will win over 300 seats

Akhilesh dismisses pre-poll surveys, says SP will win over 300 seats

Rediff.com7 Mar 2022

"Let them show whatever they have got. We are winning with a majority," Akhilesh Yadav said, dismissing predictions to the contrary on some TV channels.

Priyanka takes on SP, BJP over 'central poll issues'

Priyanka takes on SP, BJP over 'central poll issues'

Rediff.com23 Feb 2022

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Samajwadi Party of talking about terrorism during the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections while diverting attention from the 'central discourse' on unemployment, inflation, empowering women and helping small businesses and farmers.

'Yogi Adityanath fled from Ayodhya'

'Yogi Adityanath fled from Ayodhya'

Rediff.com25 Jan 2022

'Sarkar jo bhi gana gaye, is bar sarkar paltegi'

Ready to contest against Yogi in Gorakhpur: Kafeel Khan

Ready to contest against Yogi in Gorakhpur: Kafeel Khan

Rediff.com25 Jan 2022

If any party gives me a ticket I am ready, Khan said .

Yogi would have faced lot of opposition in Ayodhya: Ram Temple priest

Yogi would have faced lot of opposition in Ayodhya: Ram Temple priest

Rediff.com24 Jan 2022

'I speak after asking Ram Lalla. I spoke with Ram Lalla's inspiration'

Gen Next hopes to come good in UP polls in stalwarts' absence

Gen Next hopes to come good in UP polls in stalwarts' absence

Rediff.com17 Jan 2022

With several political stalwarts of Uttar Pradesh no longer on the scene, it will be keenly watched how their children lead at the hustings this time without their formidable presence.

Will contest 15 seats in alliance with BJP in UP: Nishad party

Will contest 15 seats in alliance with BJP in UP: Nishad party

Rediff.com16 Jan 2022

Nishad said he will meet senior BJP leaders, including Amit Shah, in Delhi on Monday to finalise the constituencies where the party will field its candidates.

UP poll: How parties are preparing for virtual campaigning

UP poll: How parties are preparing for virtual campaigning

Rediff.com10 Jan 2022

While the Bharatiya Janata Party already has a good presence on social media platforms, the Samajwadi Party and others are putting in efforts to strengthen their digital army and chalking out strategies to boost their support base.

Akhilesh not to contest UP assembly polls, announces tie-up with RLD

Akhilesh not to contest UP assembly polls, announces tie-up with RLD

Rediff.com1 Nov 2021

On chances of taking uncle Shivpal Yadav's Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia along in the polls, he said, "I dont have any problem in this. He and his men will be given due honour".

Modi in UP, why is he not going to Lakhimpur, asks Priyanka

Modi in UP, why is he not going to Lakhimpur, asks Priyanka

Rediff.com5 Oct 2021

Gandhi also charged that the focus of the Uttar Pradesh government has been propaganda and public relations instead of welfare of people.

AAP to go solo in UP, contest all 403 seats

AAP to go solo in UP, contest all 403 seats

Rediff.com12 Sep 2021

"Our party is stronger than the Congress in the state. While the Congress won 40 seats in panchayat polls, we scored a victory in 83 panchayats. AAP got over 40 lakh votes in these polls, where 1600 party candidates contested," Singh, AAP's UP in-charge and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said.

UP: Gangsters' assets worth over Rs 1800 cr seized

UP: Gangsters' assets worth over Rs 1800 cr seized

Rediff.com6 Aug 2021

In a special campaign from April 2017 till July 2021, 13,801 cases were lodged under the Gangster Act and 43,294 accused arrested, while the National Security Act was invoked against 630 people, Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Prashant Kumar said.

Doors open to all small parties to defeat BJP in 2022: Akhilesh

Doors open to all small parties to defeat BJP in 2022: Akhilesh

Rediff.com1 Aug 2021

On possible alliances for the upcoming state polls, the SP president said, "Doors of our party are open for all small parties. Many smaller parties are already with us. More will come with us."

UP 'love jihad' law: 35 arrests, dozen FIRs in a month

UP 'love jihad' law: 35 arrests, dozen FIRs in a month

Rediff.com26 Dec 2020

Nearly a dozen first information reports have been lodged since the Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, was notified on November 27.

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