As battle shifts down South, a lot at stake for all parties

electionsNew Delhi, Apr 15: Phase two of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 promises to be an interesting one. One would get to witness several interesting battles that include the ones to be fought in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Karnataka.

Polling will be held on 97 seats and all eyes would be on the seats in Uttar Pradesh, where the BSP and SP together are taking on the BJP.

After BSP, Congress loses out on SP and CPM in 5 poll bound states

poll-dateNew Delhi, Oct 7: The troubles for the Congress in the poll bound states continued with both the CPM and Samajwadi Party deciding to stay away from the grand old party.

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RS polls: With 9 out of 10, how BJP exacted revenge on the BSP-SP

Cross-voting and a dramatic two-hour delay were what one witnessed in the Uttar Pradesh assembly that voted in the Rajya Sabha elections on Friday. The final result was BJP, nine, SP, one and BSP, none.

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UP, Bihar by-elections: Vote share of each party

The BJP suffered shock defeats in Gorakhpur and Phulpur. The Samajwadi Party bagged both these seats in the Uttar Pradesh by-elections. It was clear that the support from the BSP helped the SP a great deal in beating the BJP.

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SP leader Abu Azmi’s nephew arrested for running international drug cartel

abuazmiThe nephew of Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi was among the four to be arrested by the police for allegedly running an international drug racket, police said. During the operation conducted by the Delhi police, five kilograms of drugs worth Rs 40 crore was seized. The special cell of the Delhi police said that party drug MDMA also known as ICE was seized. Methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA is a popular drug in Delhi, Mumbai and Goa. It is in huge demand for rave parties.

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Do you expect Yogi to clean up the SP, BSP mess of 20 years in three months?

yogiadi1Yogi Adityanath was a surprise pick to head the government in Uttar Pradesh where the BJP won with huge mandate. Nearly three months after taking over as the Chief Minister of UP, Yogi as he is popularly referred to as has been in the news almost everyday.

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Exit polls: Decoding the big BJP victory in Uttar Pradesh

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.

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After exit polls, SP leader complains about Congress alliance in UP

With exit polls 2017 suggesting a BJP win in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, there are already many in the Samajwadi Party who are complaining about the alliance with the Congress.

Some in the SP feel that the party should have gone alone in the elections, and the alliance has hurt them.

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UP Ke Sawal : BJP quizzes Akhilesh Yadav

akhilesh-yadav-l-pti-1Lucknow, Feb 9: In poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, campaigning has taken an interesting twist. The Bharatiya Janata Party has prepared a set of 20 questions–UP ke Sawal—to be answered by the incumbent Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

It’s a unique way devised by the BJP to target the ruling Samajwadi Party in its own turf by posing ‘hard-hitting’ questions. It will be interesting to see, if Akhilesh will be able to answer the questions with aplomb. Or, will the SP have counter-questions for the BJP?

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UP elections: Will Netaji campaign for the RLD?

mulayamsinghyadav-16-1471332064Lucknow, Feb 2: Post the’feud’, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has kept everyone guessing. He says that he is not happy about the alliance that his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh entered into with the Congress.

While the SP, led by Akhilesh says that they would fight the elections under the name of Netaji, the Rashtriya Lok Dal on the other hand is trying to rope in the veteran leader.

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