Rubbishing all the rumours of feuds within the Samajwadi Party as well as his family, party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav would be the next Chief Minister, in case his party wins the state assembly elections. He...Read More »
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After the third phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections came to an end on Sunday, the Election Commission of India (EC) said peaceful polling took place in the state and the voters of the region have removed the stereotype attached to it as a disturbing region where peaceful polling cannot take place
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Ganesha predicts that things may take an unfavourable turn for Akhilesh Yadav and that he may not be able to retain his crown. Read on to find out more interesting aspects.
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Polling for 69 seats in the crucial third phase of Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections, which will decide the fate of 826 candidates, concluded on Sunday evening with a provisional voting figure of 61.16 per cent. The Election Commission (EC) officials, however, said the voting
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The third phase of the UP Assembly elections came to a close on Sunday evening, with the Election Commission (EC) saying that polling was mostly peaceful, barring a few stray incidents. The voter turnout recorded at 5 pm was 61.16 percent and several bigwigs, from Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to
Voting for the third phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections on Sunday in 69 constituencies across 12 districts has come to an end with 61.16 percent voter turnout. Samajwadi Party, Bharatiya Janata Party and Bahujan Samaj Party are the main contenders in the state. The voter turnout for the first
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Barring stray incidents, the fourth phase of Panchayat elections was held peacefully in Odisha on Sunday with 76 per cent voter turnout recorded, State Election Commissioner R.N. Senapati said. "The fourth phase of panchayat polls ended peacefully in the state, excluding
Kohima, Feb 19 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Sunday decided to step down to make way for a consensus candidate to succeed him. In a letter to MLAs of the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF), Zeliang said he has decided to resign to break the deadlock between the agitating groups and
Jalaun, (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Feb. 19 (ANI): Dubbing the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance as 'corrupt', Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Sunday said people were aware of the misdoings of the Akhilesh Yadav-led government and hence, must strive to remove 'Jangalraj' from
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Claiming the victory of Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Senior Congress leader and former union minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Sunday said the state is forming a government of gathbandhan with absolute majority. Jaiswal, after casting his vote at booth no.
The voting for the third phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections kick started on Sunday morning and is going on in full swing with 38.96 percent turnout till 1:00 pm. The polling for the third phase is taking place in 12 districts for 69 seats out of the total of 403 seats in the state. A total of
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Over 51 per cent voting was recorded in eight hours since polling began for the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections on Sunday, Election Commission (EC) officials said. The maximum balloting was reported from Barabanki where the figure stood at 56.23 per cent, followed
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed his hope that BJP will register a considerable win in the Uttar Pradesh elections. Rajnath took a pick at the alliance of Samajwadi Party-Congress in the state and said none has shown any positive developments.
Saifai (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh on Sunday said Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav-led government has done adequate developmental work in Uttar Pradesh, adding that people of the state have no reason to not choose his son again. Asserting that the Samajwadi
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Kanpur (UP) [India], Feb. 19 (ANI): Claiming the victory of Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Senior Congress leader and former union minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Sunday said the state is forming a government of gathbandhan with absolute majority. Jaiswal,
Saifai (Uttar Pradesh), [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said his party in alliance with the Congress party will again form government in the politically crucial state. While speaking with media after casting his vote here, Yadav said akin the first and the
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh),[India] Feb 19 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Lucknow Cantonment constituency Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Sunday exuded confidence and said that she will beat Samajwadi contestant and Yadav family's younger daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav in the ongoing assembly