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Kapil Sibal quits Congress, files nomination for Rajya Sabha with SP support

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal is the latest to jump off the Congress ship. Backed by the Samajwadi Party, he filed the nomination as an independent candidate for the Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. Kapil Sibal said he had tendered his resignation from the Congress on May 16 itself. According...

Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav, Azam Khan resign from Lok Sabha to retain UP Assembly seats

New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav resigned as Member of Parliament on Tuesday. Besides him, another SP leader, Azam Khan, who won the Assembly election from Rampur, has resigned from the Lok Sabha. Akhilesh Yadav submitted his resignation to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. Azam Khan’s resignation is expected to be submitted the same...

Akhilesh Yadav to fight Uttar Pradesh Assembly election from Karhal

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav will fight his first Assembly elections from Karhal constituency in Mainpuri district. His candidature was declared by Prof Ram Gopal Yadav, SP general secretary. Karhal is a stronghold of SP, having voted for it in all elections since 1993 barring the one in 2002. Mainpur Lok Sabha constituency...

Akhilesh Yadav’s sister-in-law Aparna Yadav joins BJP

New Delhi: The movement in political corridors of Uttar Pradesh is getting more intense ahead of Assembly elections. In the latest development, Aparna Yadav, wife of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s younger son Pratik Yadav and sister-in-law of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday. Aparna Yadav was welcomed into...

Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls: Yogi Adityanath to contest from Gorakhpur

  Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and one of BJP’s most popular leaders, Yogi Adityanath, will contest the upcoming state Assembly elections from Gorakhpur, his stronghold for past several years. This is for the first time that Yogi Adityanath will fight in Assembly elections. He was elected Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur for five consecutive...

Uttar Pradesh BJP loses one more minister; Dharam Singh Saini quits party, to join SP

Including AYUSH minister Dharam Singh Saini, 9 UP BJP MLAs have quit Uttar Pradesh BJP in 3 days Lucknow: The trail of exits from Uttar Pradesh BJP is getting longer. Hours after Mukesh Verma announced his departure from BJP, four-time MLA and Uttar Pradesh AYUSH minister Dharam Singh Saini said he was leaving BJP. He...

NCP in talks with Congress, TMC for alliance in Goa, says Sharad Pawar

Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party is in talks with Congress and Trinamool Congress for an alliance in Goa, said NCP chief Sharad Pawar. He shared the information at a press conference in Mumbai ahead of Assembly elections in five states. NCP, Congress and TMC are in talks for an alliance in Goa, he said, adding that...

Lakhimpur Kheri: FIR registered against Union minister’s son; deceased’s kin to get Rs 45 lakh each

Lucknow: A day after the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh that left four farmers dead, an FIR has been registered against Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, according to available reports. The government has announced Rs 45 lakh and a government job to a family member of the four farmers who...

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...

CBI files fresh case in UP’s Gomti riverfront project, raids 42 locations  

Ahead of the Assembly elections due next year in Uttar Pradesh, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a fresh case in connection with the alleged irregularities in the Rs 1,500 crore Gomti riverfront development project in capital Lucknow. Notably, the project was carried out by the Akhilesh Yadav government, but Yadav has...

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav rules out alliance with BSP, Congress for UP election

After a failed collaboration with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday ruled out any coalition for the Uttar Pradesh elections scheduled next year. He asserted that SP will fight the polls with like-minded smaller parties. Yadav claimed that the people of UP will route the...

Akhilesh Yadav alleges BJP of rigging bypolls in UP

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has accused the BJP of rigging in the bye-elections. The allegation from the Samajwadi Party chief came a day before the announcement of the bye-election results for seven Assembly constituencies of Uttar Pradesh. Yadav did not explain his allegations or revealed any further detail. He, however, said that...