61.16 pc turnout in UP ph-3; polling by and large peaceful

61.16 pc turnout in UP ph-3; polling by and large peaceful

LUCKNOW: A 61.16-per cent voter turnout was on Sunday recorded in the third phase of the seven-phase Uttar Pradesh polls which concluded by and large peacefully. As many as 69 Assembly constituencies in the Yadav heartland, considered crucial for the ruling Samajwadi Party in the state, went to the polls in this phase. “Turnout of […]

Akhilesh Yadav will become CM again, no rift in SP: Mulayam

Akhilesh Yadav will become CM again, no rift in SP: Mulayam

ETAWAH (UP): Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday said there was no rift in the party and his son Akhilesh Yadav will become Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister again. “There is no rift in SP. Akhilesh will become chief minister as a lot of development work was done in his regime,” Yadav told reporters […]

189 crorepatis, 116 with criminal cases in UP 4th phase polls

189 crorepatis, 116 with criminal cases in UP 4th phase polls

NEW DELHI: A total of 189 crorepati candidates are in fray for the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections to be held on February 23, while 116 have declared criminal cases against themselves, as per a latest report. Uttar Pradesh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of […]

UP Polls: 64 pc turnout in phase-1 amid stray incidents of violence

UP Polls: 64 pc turnout in phase-1 amid stray incidents of violence

Lucknow: An estimated 64 per cent voter turnout was witnessed today in the first of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh polls which passed off peacefully in 73 Assembly constituencies, barring some stray incidents of violence. Chief Electoral Officer T Venkatesh said at some places, there were reports of election slips being snatched, leading to pelting of […]

Split in Muslim votes may work as advantage for BJP

Split in Muslim votes may work as advantage for BJP

Lucknow: It is more the merrier for the BJP as whenever the saffron party is challenged by a number of Muslim rivals, a split in votes on communal lines helps turn the tide for its candidates in UP. Going by the past record, BJP was the major beneficiary of division of minority votes and polarisation […]

Modi attacks Akhilesh, urges voters to end ‘vikas ka vanvas’

Modi attacks Akhilesh, urges voters to end ‘vikas ka vanvas’

Ghaziabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday tore into Akhilesh Yadav government, alleging it was “sheltering” and “nursing” crime and corruption and asserted that this UP election was about ending the 14-year “exile of growth” in the state. Addressing ‘Parivartan Sankalp Rally’ here on the penultimate day of campaigning for the first phase of polls, Modi […]

Irom Sharmila to contest against Manipur CM

Irom Sharmila to contest against Manipur CM

IMPHAL: Rights activist Irom Sharmila will contest against Manipur Chief Minister and Congress candidate Okram Ibobi Singh from Thoubal constituency in the Assembly elections to be held next month. Sharmila will contest from Thoubal seat, convenor of her party People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) Erendro Leichonbam, said. Known for her fight against Armed Forces […]

No nation chooses killers as its representatives: Shah

No nation chooses killers as its representatives: Shah

Srinagar: The chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah, who is under house arrest, on Wednesday appealed people to boycott the upcoming Parliamentary elections saying “we have to make it clear that we have not forgotten the killers of our children”. In a statement, Shah said, “Those dealing with pellets and bullets are […]