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AAP follows ‘Delhi model’ to woo voters in Uttar Pradesh

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is following its Delhi model to woo voters in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Assembly election due next year. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party which has already begun its poll campaign with a visit to Ram Janmabhoomi and tricolour rally, has promised 300 units of free electricity to all domestic consumers...

UP Election: Mayawati criticises Yogi Adityanath govt for poor roads in state

With politics heating up in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Assembly polls due next year, Opposition parties—the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP)—have intensified their attacks on the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in the state. BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government over the poor condition of roads in...

Mamata Banerjee’s Bhabanipur bypoll nomination papers flawed, claims BJP

The BJP has filed a poll complaint against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for failing to disclose five FIRs lodged against her in her nomination papers for the Bhabanipur bypoll. The Trinamool Congress (TMC), however, has refuted the allegations. Notably, the September 30 bypoll is crucial for Mamata Banerjee to stay as CM of...

Arvind Kejriwal, AAP leaders lash out at BJP after ED summons Pankaj Gupta

After the Enforcement Directorate issued a notice to AAP’s national secretary Pankaj Gupta, party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has lashed out at the ruling BJP. Notably, Pankaj Gupta has been summoned by the central probe agency in connection with a money laundering case involving former party leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira, who is...

Congress will fight UP election under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi: Salman Khurshid

Congress leader Salman Khurshid has revealed that the grand old party will go for the Assembly polls due in Uttar Pradesh next year under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi. However, the former Union minister did not reveal who will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate. The veteran leader of the Congress party and a former...

Shiv Sena will contest Assembly polls in UP, Goa: Sanjay Raut

The Shiv Sena on Sunday announced that it will contest the Assembly polls due in Uttar Pradesh and Goa next year. The announcement came from party MP Sanjay Raut who reportedly claimed that farmers’ organisations in western Uttar Pradesh have extended their support to the party. Divulging the plans, Raut said the Shiv Sena will...

Congress planning 12,000 km yatra in UP ahead of Assembly polls

In a bid to woo voters in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress is planning a 12,000 km-long yatra through villages and towns of the state ahead of the Assembly polls due in the state next year. The announcement in this regard was made by Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who will be leading the yatra....

Narendra Modi won 2 terms because of “foolishness” of Akhilesh Yadav & Mayawati: Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has hit out at Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati terming them as “foolish” and “vote spoilers”. While addressing a gathering during his ongoing tour of Uttar Pradesh, Owaisi said that Narendra Modi became the prime minister of India twice because of the foolishness of the...

BJP appoints union ministers as poll in-charges for 5 states

The BJP on Wednesday set the ball rolling for the Assembly polls due in five states—Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur—by announcing its election in-charges. Notably, the saffron party is already in power in all the states, except Punjab, and aims to retain power. The BJP has deployed Union ministers for the party’s poll...

No reason to oppose Centre’s National Monetisation Pipeline, says Omar Abdullah

Even as the Congress and other Opposition parties criticised the Centre over the National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP), former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that there is no reason to oppose the ambitious plan of the Union government to raise Rs 6 lakh crore, provided the bidding process is transparent. Last month,...

Time has come to send ‘vikas’ on leave, says Priyanka Gandhi slamming Centre’s LPG price hike

Congress leaders on Wednesday lambasted the Union government for the surge in prices of domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) that has added to the sufferings of the households across the country. Notably, the Centre on Wednesday increased the price of domestic LPG cylinders by Rs 25. ‘Only vikas of billionaire friends’ Taking a dig at...

Another blow for Bengal BJP as MLA Biswajit Das joins TMC

In yet another embarrassment for the BJP in Bengal, its MLA from West Bengal’s Bagdah, Biswajit Das, has dumped the party to join hands with the Trinamool Congress (TMC). With the latest exit, the BJP’s tally in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly declined to 72 from the 77 seats it had won in the state...