Namita Bajpai

OBC bigwigs face credibility test

As UP polls enter final phases, backward class leaders have to prove allies can gain from them

28 Feb 2022

BJP’s strategic planning to win over castes

UP deputy CM challenged by SP’s Pallavi Patel, both OBC leaders, in Sirathu where a rainbow of castes are present

27 Feb 2022

First vote in Ayodhya after end of Ram temple dispute

This will test the political laboratories of contemporary politics woven around Hindutva by the saffron brigade.

27 Feb 2022

Phase-5 of UP polls: Battle on cards from banks of Saryu to confluence of Ganga-Yamuna

In this phase, the political laboratories of contemporary politics woven around Hindutva by the saffron brigade and the issues ringing on the ground will be put to test.

26 Feb 2022

UP polls: Locked in a tough battle, Keshav Maurya banking upon caste dynamics in Sirathu

Sirathu, going to polls under Phase-5 on Sunday, is a high stake battle as UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya getting a tough challenge by Dr Pallavi Patel contesting on SP symbol.

26 Feb 2022

Uttar Pradesh elections 2022: No cakewalk for BJP in temple town of Ayodhya

While the BJP has repeated its sitting MLA Ved Prakash Gupta, SP has given ticket to Brahmin face Tej Narain Pandey alias Pawan Pandey who had defeated BJP's Lallu Singh in 2012.

25 Feb 2022

INTERVIEW | Nationalism, development, good law and order on BJP's agenda, says Yogi Adityanath

"We are coming back winning 80 percent of seats in the state and forming the government as people have the confidence that BJP can provide them security and development," the CM said.

23 Feb 2022

UP polls: BJP, Congress face challenges to save strongholds in Phase 4

In this phase, the seats going to polls fall in strongholds of both the BJP and the Congress. While the SP is trying to breach the saffron dominance, BSP has the challenge of sustaining its relevance.

22 Feb 2022

UP polls: Fierce battle on cards for capital in phase-4 

While Brajesh Pathak is in the fray from Lucknow Cantt and Ashutosh Tandon, son of BJP veteran late Lalji Tandon, will test the waters from Lucknow East.

22 Feb 2022

UP polls: Tikunia incident haunts some; price rise, stray cattle, cane dues also issues for Kheri voters

Tikunia votes under the Nighasan assembly constituency, one among the eight which BJP had swept in 2017 under the intense Modi wave. 

21 Feb 2022

Phase–3 of UP polls registers 57.58 per cent voters’ turnout, lowest than 2017 polls

The district which locked the highest percentage of voting in the third phase on Sunday has been Lalitpur in Bundelkhand with 67.38%, lowest polling percentage has been Kanpur Nagar with 50.76%.

20 Feb 2022

Uttar Pradesh's Bikru to vote for candidate of choice after 3 decades

Three decades ago, the emergence of gangster Dubey in Bikru had led the sun of democracy set in this village and adjoining ones.

20 Feb 2022

Uttar Pradesh elections phase 3: BJP, SP face tricky caste equations

8 out of 16 districts going to polls have sizeable Yadav population; BJP had made it big here in 2017

20 Feb 2022

Focus back on traditional caste cauldron of central UP in phase-3

Of the 59 seats going to polls on Sunday, 11 are reserved. On the contrary, in 2012 assembly elections, SP had won 25 of the 29 seats of Yadav belt.

19 Feb 2022

Phase-III of UP polls on Sunday: Akhilesh Yadav trying his luck from 'safer' Karhal seat

As many as 627 candidates of which 97 women are in the fray for 59 seats across 16 districts going to polls in the third phase which has around 2.16 crore electorate.

19 Feb 2022

Free of gangster Vikas Dubey, Bikroo villagers say now they can vote without fear of repercussions

While this is the first assembly election without Vikas Dubey in 30 years, the village got a Dalit woman Madhu Kamal elected as its head during the panchayat polls in 2021.

19 Feb 2022

Evenly poised contest in Kanpur; stray cattle, development poll plank in Dehat

Ten assembly segments of Kanpur Nagar and four of Kanpur Dehat will go to the polls in the third phase on February 20.

18 Feb 2022

Uttar Pradesh elections: Battle for lands of brick and perfume in Etawah and Kannauj

While BJP had bagged Etawah and Bharthana, Jaswantnagar had gone to Shivpal Yadav of SP with a margin of 52,000 despite the family feud in Yadav clan in 2017.

18 Feb 2022

UP polls: Shivpal stands out in Etawah's Jaswantnagar; jobs, stray cattle issues in Kannauj

Etawah has been the political hotbed of Yadavs who established their unchallenged dominance after the rise of SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav.

17 Feb 2022

Lucknow Diary

The City of Nawabs is known for its monumental prosperity and rich cultural heritage. Imambada Sibtainabad is one such architectural marvel which adds to the glory of Lucknow.

17 Feb 2022

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