Namita Bajpai

After apologising to SC, Rahul Gandhi fires fresh salvo at PM on Rafale in Amethi

Hopeful of forming the next government, Rahul Gandhi claimed that whatever PM had taken away from the twin constituencies, he would return its double to people of Amethi and Rae Bareli.

22 Apr 2019

Why EC not cancelling BJP 'gem' Sadhvi Pragya's nomination: Mayawati

Mayawati accused poll panel of lacking probity and acting with zero objectively, on the other the BSP chief held PM responsible for the alleged ‘fall in the integrity of country’s institutions.

22 Apr 2019

Mayawati ticks off Samajwadi Party workers for interrupting speech

When Behenji speaks, she wants everyone to be all ears, and brooks no interference, not even noisy cheering.

22 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Objections raised on Rahul Gandhi’s citizenship details in affidavit

While the controversy around the educational degree of BJP candidate Smriti Irani was still raging the Rahul Gandhi has also embroiled in a row over contradictions in his academic records.

21 Apr 2019

SP-BSP's 'fake friendship' will survive till May 23 only: PM Modi

Drawing a parallel between the SP-BSP alliance and the one Akhilesh Yadav had cobbled up with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi ahead of assembly elections PM predicted the same fate for the mahagathbandhan

20 Apr 2019

SP-BSP leaders to hold joint rally in Rampur in support of Azam Khan

Azam Khan had hit the headlines on Monday by giving controversial comments against his BJP counterpart and party candidate Jaya Prada.

20 Apr 2019

INTERVIEW | Modi, Yogi’s work will help us sweep Uttar Pradesh again: Keshav Prasad Maurya

UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya tells Namita Bajpai that UP will give the BJP its biggest chunk of seats in the Lok Sabha polls.

20 Apr 2019

Burying old hatchet, Mayawati-Mulayam share stage to accomplish alliance

A frail but not fragile Mulayam, 79, on one hand, made an emotional vote appeal for himself, on the other, he exhorted his cadre to safeguard the pride and prestige of ‘Behan Mayawati ji’.

20 Apr 2019

Mayawati irked by Yogi Adityanath’s temple visit spree; approaches EC

The former UP chief minister and BSP supremo also claimed that the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were nervous and jittery about their poll prospects.

19 Apr 2019

Rahul Gandhi fires first salvo at SP and BSP; accuses them of ruining Uttar Pradesh

Rahul’s attack on the alliance leaders was seen as an apparent bid to bust the impression that the party had a tacit understanding with the alliance in UP.

19 Apr 2019

Lucknow Diary

One of the major tourist attractions, the historic ‘baoli’ at the Bada Imambada, which has been left dry and neglected since years, is in for a makeover now.

19 Apr 2019

Yogi Adityanath trying to prove a point with temple run in UP?

The CM visited the temple town of Ayodhya to have darshan of Lord Ram at the makeshift temple at Ram Janmabhoomi and offered prayers to Lord Hanuman at Hanumangarhi temple.

18 Apr 2019

Sexist jibe at Jaya Prada: Akhilesh defends Azam, Dimple calls it minor issue

Jaya Prada, the BJP candidate from Rampur is challenging SP leader and ex-minister Azam Khan in his home turf.

18 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019 second phase: 25 per cent voting recorded across western UP till 11 am

BJP’s sitting MP and party candidate from Bulandshahr Lok Sabha seat Bhola Singh was escorted out of a polling booth in his constituency following his appeal seeking voters’ blessings.

18 Apr 2019

Congress spokesperson Chaturvedi miffed with party for taking back leaders who misbehaved with her

Some local party leaders had allegedly misbehaved with Priyanka while she was attending a press conference in Mathura a few days back.

17 Apr 2019