The pollsters have said that it would be a BJP sweep in Uttar Pradesh. There was a momentum in favour of Akhilesh Yadav prior to the elections but in the post-poll scenario, all that has changed if exit polls turn out right. Pollsters say that if the Samajwadi Party loses, then it would be due to two major factors.
One, Akhilesh should have stayed away from the Congress. This could have had a bearing on the SP’s chances according to exit polls. Second, after winning the symbol battle before the Election Commission, Akhilesh continued to associate with his uncle Shivpal Yadav.
Who is the winning the big battle in Uttar Pradesh? Elections have concluded in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa. The exit polls have started to roll out.
In phase 7 of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2017 there are 115 candidates who have declared pending criminal cases against them while 132 are crorepatis.
A report prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that the BSP has fielded the most number of crorepati candidates.
It was a series of events triggered by the media that led to the suicide of a jawan at Nashik, the army has said.
It was a sting operation conducted by the media persons that may have led the Jawan committing suicide, the army said.
The body of Roy Mathew who hails from Kerala was found a day after he accused senior officers of harassment in an interview with a television channel. The army, in a press release said that preliminary investigations have suggested that the suicide may have been a result of a series of events triggered by the media personnel videographing the deceased while asking him leading questions about his duties as a sahayak or buddy.
Bengaluru, March 3: Citing minority representation as the reason for his suppression, a judge of the Karnataka high court has declined to take up the post of Chief Justice of the Madras high court.
Justice H G Ramesh expressed displeasure that Justice S Abdul Nazeer had superseded him despite being junior and was elevated to the Supreme Court of India.
Srinagar, Feb 28:The pellet guns will be back in the valley, this time, however, with a tweak. The new pellet gun will have a deflector on the muzzle to prevent the pellets from ascending.
This would ensure that the shrapnels do not hit a person above the abdomen region.
Monday witnessed a high voltage campaign in Uttar Pradesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “If you create a kabristan (graveyard) in a village, then a shamshaan (cremation ground) must be created. If you give electricity uninterrupted during Ramzan, then it should be given for Diwali too without a break.
There should be no discrimination, Modi said. What led the prime minister to make such a heavy duty comment? Several pollsters say that the statement indicated a clear shift in the BJP’s strategy. It was aimed at pointing out the pro-minority stand taken by the Samajwadi Party and such a statement will help engineer counter-polarisation, pollsters say.