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Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls 2017

UP polls: Akhilesh takes on Shivpal in his bastion

In his 20-minute long speech, though, Akhilesh refrained from naming Shivpal, but didn't mince his words in attacking him.

Feb 16, 2017, 21:55 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh sees 64 percent turnout in 1st phase of Assembly Elections, polling peaceful

In the 73 constituencies where polling was held, SP and BSP had bagged 24 seats each in the 2012 polls, BJP 11, RLD nine and Congress five. 

Feb 11, 2017, 22:00 PM IST

Am sure 'Netaji' will campaign for us; Samajwadi Party will form govt in UP: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday exuded confidence that his father Mulayam Singh Yadav will campaign for the ruling Samajwadi Party during the crucial assembly elections in wake of reports that the SP patriarch is upset with the alliance between SP and Congress.   

Jan 30, 2017, 13:18 PM IST

Akhilesh writes to PM Narendra Modi, says unfair to present Union Budget before assembly polls

Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav has written a letter to the Prime Minister urging that people of Uttar Pradesh would suffer if the budgetary allocation is done before his state starts voting on February 11.

Jan 27, 2017, 11:33 AM IST

UP Elections 2017: Can Akhilesh-led Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance defeat BJP, BSP in UP?

The Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance has ensured a fierce multi-cornered contest in Uttar Pradesh.

Jan 26, 2017, 17:21 PM IST

Congress' new mantra to counter BJP in UP – 'Outside Narendrar Modi vs local boys'

After sealing an alliance with the Samajwadi Party, the Congress party has now coined a new slogan to counter the rising might of Narendra Modi-powered BJP in Uttar Pradesh.

Jan 25, 2017, 09:40 AM IST

After winning family turf war, Akhilesh Yadav to kick off Samajwadi Party poll campaign from Sultanpur

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in his new role as Samajwadi Party national president will kick off his party's election campaign from Sultanpur on Tuesday, enthused after his victory in the power game within the Yadav clan.

Jan 24, 2017, 09:02 AM IST

Boost for Congress as Priyanka Gandhi signals her entry into politics after sealing alliance with SP

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka is set to play a key role in the crucial assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, say insiders after she successfully negotiated an electoral alliance with the ruling Samajwadi Party.

Jan 23, 2017, 09:48 AM IST

With Akhilesh in charge of Samajwadi Party, muscleman Atiq Ahmed opts out of UP polls

Mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad, who was declared Samajwadi Party candidate from Kanpur Cant assembly seat, today said he would not contest polls.

Jan 19, 2017, 18:02 PM IST

Shivpal Yadav not dejected after nephew Akhilesh's 'cycle' win, vows to contest UP assembly polls

Shivpal Yadav, Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh's younger brother who was in the centre of a bitter feud in Uttar Pradesh' first family, is not disheartened after the Election Commission allotted the party symbol 'cycle' to his estranged nephew and the young Chief Minister of the state, Akhilesh.

Jan 18, 2017, 18:16 PM IST

Congress confirms alliance with Samajwadi Party, will contest UP assembly polls under Akhilesh Yadav

Putting to rest all speculations about a possible alliance between his party and the  ruling Samajwadi Party, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said that the two parties will contest the upcoming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh together.

Jan 17, 2017, 13:30 PM IST

UP Assembly elections 2017: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi booked

A First Information Report (FIR) was lodged against AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday for violating the Model Code of Conduct in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

Jan 17, 2017, 09:32 AM IST

Priyanka, Dimple appear on poster, no word on SP-Congress alliance yet; Rahul Gandhi hints at exciting UP polls

Even as there is no word on Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance for UP assembly polls,, Gandhi scion Priyanka Vadra and state's chief minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife and MP Dimple Yadav have come together, at least on a poster.

Jan 11, 2017, 22:02 PM IST

UP Elections 2017: BJP recommends to party high command of candidates list

There are 23 sitting legislators from parties like Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party, Congress and Rashtriya Lok Dal, who have joined BJP in recent months.

Jan 11, 2017, 10:37 AM IST

UP Elections 2017: 156 polling booths in district identified as sensitive

Over 150 polling booths in the district have been identified as sensitive and paramilitary forces will be deployed there to ensure free and fair assembly elections, a senior administrative official said on Tuesday.

Jan 10, 2017, 12:58 PM IST