SP-BSP combine bites dust as vote shifts come a cropper

When the big battle of 2019 ended on Thursday, Uttar Pradesh, the state with the largest number of Lok Sabha seats, sprang a huge surprise.

published on : 24th May 2019

BJP's victory script in UP: Liberal sprinkling of Modi magic and deft planning

The major takeaway from the UP results seems to be the fact that the saffron bandwagon succeeded in smashing the traditional caste mould in the state.

published on : 23rd May 2019

Will foe-turned-friends and their caste math decide UP's fate on result day?

If the exit polls results hold true, the 2019 elections could prove to be a case study for political pundits to re-analyse the relevance of caste, creed and community in Indian politics.

published on : 21st May 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BSP candidate protests against shifting of EVMs

In a video of the incident, Ansari and his supporters late on Monday were seen engaged in a heated argument with a police officer.

published on : 21st May 2019

Opposition fears EVM tampering, advises cadre to guard strong room till counting

The workers, who will be on duty at the counting centre, have also been directed by their respective parties to match the number of votes polled with those counted.

published on : 21st May 2019

BSP suspends senior leader and former UP minister Ramvir Upadhyay for 'anti-party' activities

Upadhyay has also been removed from the post of chief whip of the party in the state assembly, BSP General Secretary Mewalal Gautam said.

published on : 21st May 2019

Post-poll alliance buzz: Mamata, Mayawati, Akhilesh to wait for final results

Sources said all three will skip a meeting of opposition parties called in Delhi on Tuesday, though the Congress will participate.

published on : 21st May 2019

After exit polls, Akhilesh meets Mayawati, readies for next move

Akhilesh, while emerging from the meeting refused to talk to media persons saying that he would speak only after May 23.

published on : 20th May 2019

Post-poll strategy: Talks continue in Opposition camp, Akhilesh meets Maya

Yadav, who had formed a coalition with the BSP and the RLD to take on the BJP, drove to the residence of Mayawati. Details of the meeting were not known immediately.

published on : 20th May 2019

UP Governor accepts Yogi's request, sacks Om Prakash Rajbhar from state cabinet

Governor Ram Naik accepted the recommendation and relieved Rajbhar from his post of Backward Class Welfare and Divyangjan Empowerment Minister, an official spokesperson said in Lucknow.

published on : 20th May 2019

Exit polls 2019: Future tense for Grand Alliance in Uttar Pradesh?

If the exit polls prove to be right, it will mean a body blow to regional parties such as SP and BSP. It will also indicate that the Congress is a dying party in Uttar Pradesh. 

published on : 20th May 2019

2019 LS polls: Exit polls show impact of ‘Modi factor’ on ground Uttar Pradesh

The BJP and its allies may absorb the 'gathbandhan' shock by losing 15-20 odd seats.

published on : 19th May 2019

Huge win for SP-BSP alliance in Purvanchal, says SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar

SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar predicted that the saffron party will only win 15 seats in Uttar Pradesh.

published on : 19th May 2019

Eastern Uttar Pradesh Muslims in dilemma over choosing between SP-BSP alliance and Congress

Mufti Mohammed Waliullah, who leads prayers at Gorakhpur's biggest mosque, said the Muslims are not 'unanimous' over their choice of parties.

published on : 17th May 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: How political script changed in UP, Bihar

By 1990s, the anchors of this political shift were two Yadavs — Mulayam Singh and Lalu Prasad — in the two populous and politically significant Hindi-states.

published on : 17th May 2019
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