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Yogi effect? UP parties shy away from nominating criminals

Yogi effect? UP parties shy away from nominating criminals

Rediff.com27 Sep 2021

With the Yogi Adityanath government taking credit for cracking down on criminals and making it an election issue, political parties are now having a rethink on aligning with those who have a criminal background but also enjoy influence in their areas.

'No alliance with BJP in UP under Yogi': Rajbhar

'No alliance with BJP in UP under Yogi': Rajbhar

Rediff.com8 Aug 2021

'If there is any possibility, then the BJP has to accept our conditions. There should be caste census in the country, the report of the social justice committee should be implemented, the CM should be from backward caste and also the poor must be provided a uniform, mandatory and free education as well as free medical treatment.'

Hathras, Balrampur to feature in campaign for Nov 3 bypolls

Hathras, Balrampur to feature in campaign for Nov 3 bypolls

Rediff.com5 Oct 2020

Ashok Chowdhury, a Dalit politics expert said, "BJP had impressed the Dalits in the 2014, 2017 and 2019 elections, but it's difficiult to retain them now".