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Akali Dal, BSP Form Alliance For 2022 Punjab Assembly Polls

In the run-up to the assembly polls in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday announced that it has formed an alliance with the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for the elections slated to be held in early 2022.

Rajasthan Political Crisis: BSP Issues Whip To 6 Defector MLAs To Vote Against Congress

New Delhi/Jaipur: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has issued a whip to its erstwhile MLAs to vote against the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan in case a floor test is held during the Assembly session that will begin on Friday. The six BSP MLAs had merged with the Congress last year. The BSP has termed […]

Rajasthan Political Crisis: BSP Issues Whip To Its MLA To Vote Against Congress

New Delhi: In a new twist to the unfolding political drama in Rajasthan, the BSP on Sunday issued a whip to the six MLAs, who had left the party to join the Congress last year, to vote against the ruling party in the state in case of a trust motion in the Assembly. In a […]

Hooda, Mayawati meet, may join hands in Haryana

Chandigarh: Speculations are rife over a pre-poll alliance between the Congress and the BSP in Haryana after a closed-door meeting between two-time former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Mayawati in New Delhi, party insiders said on Monday. The meeting that lasted for over half an hour on Sunday night saw the presence of newly-appointed […]

Parliament passes bill to increase number of SC judges

New Delhi: Parliament on Wednesday passed a bill which seeks to increase the number of Supreme Court judges from the present 30 to 33 with a view to reducing pendency of cases. Moving “The Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill, 2019” for consideration and return, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “I would urge […]

Mayawati supports draft Bill to curb mob lynching

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Saturday welcomed the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission’s draft Bill that seeks stringent punishment for those involved in mob lynching. “Mob lynching has emerged as a dreadful disease across the country and the loss of lives due to this is a matter of serious concern. In this regard, […]

Mayawati attacks Modi over unemployment data

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Thursday mounted a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government over the unemployment rate which has risen to a 45-year-high at 6.1 per cent. In a series of tweets, Mayawati said: “Just after the Lok Sabha elections, the Labour Ministry has confirmed that the unemployment rate has […]

SP will also contest bypolls alone: Akhilesh

Ghazipur: Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said he will now prepare for Assembly bye-elections and his party will contest on all 11 seats where polls are to be held. “I will consult my party leaders and then we will contest the bye-elections. If the alliance has parted ways, then ‘swagat’ hai (welcome).” The […]

Mayawati confirms break-up, terms it temporary

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati said that her party would contest the upcoming Assembly by-elections alone. Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, on the hand, did not comment on Mayawati’s statement but said in Azamgarh on Tuesday that the Samajwadi Party would form its own government in Uttar Pradesh in 2022 when Assembly elections are […]

Mayawati sacks office bearers over election debacle

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati has removed the election coordinators of six states and state Presidents of two states, ostensibly for the poor showing in the Lok Sabha battle. The BSP chief has removed the coordinators of Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Odisha. She has also removed the state Presidents of Delhi […]

Power play: MP Congress alleges BJP 'luring' MLAs with money

Bhopal: Charges and counter-charges flew thick and fast over the BJP’s alleged attempt to pull down the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh. The row gathered momentum on Tuesday with the Chief Minister himself claiming that the BJP was trying to lure the ruling party legislators. On Monday the leader of the Opposition, Gopal Bhargav wrote […]

21 Opposition parties to meet in Delhi on Tuesday

New Delhi: Two days ahead of the counting of votes for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, 21 Opposition parties will meet on Tuesday here to discuss the possibilities of a non-NDA alliance. The meeting of the 21 opposition parties will be held at the Constitution Club here at 1.30 p.m., Telugu Desam Party (TDP) sources […]

Modi questions BSP's support to Congress in Rajasthan

Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday demanded to know why Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati did not withdraw support to the ruling Congress in Rajasthan in view of a gang rape in Alwar. Addressing a public gathering here, Modi said: “A Dalit girl was gang-raped in Rajasthan which is being ruled by […]

Violence in Sultanpur before polling begins

Sultanpur:  Violence erupted n Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh early on Sunday when supporters of BSP candidate Chandra Bhadra Singh a.k.a. Sonu Singh clashed with supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Maneka Gandhi. Supporters of Sonu Singh claimed that the BJP candidate’s supporters were distributing money in villages in Dhanpatganj area after midnight. When they tried […]

Film stars lose their sheen in elections

Lucknow: Till the turn of the millennium, film stars guaranteed crowds and votes in politics. Political parties wooed them ardently. As a result, top stars like Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Raj Babbar, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Govinda and Jaya Bachchan braved the heat and dust of campaigning for their political parties. Some like […]

Mayawati and Mulayam come together, attack Modi

Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh): Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday shared a stage for the first time in 25 years where they blasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the Samajwadi Party founder declared that this will be his last electoral battle. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief, addressing her first […]

84 candidates declare criminal cases in Odisha: ADR

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha gears up for the second phase of the Assembly elections scheduled for Thursday, 84 candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves, including 68 with serious criminal cases, according to Odisha Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). “Among the major parties, 21 are from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), 17 from […]

BSP candidate abuses Raj Babbar on news channel

Lucknow: The crackdown against four leaders by the Election Commission for making hate speeches seems to have had little impact on other contestants. Hours after the EC’s action against Yogi Adityanath, Azam Khan, Maneka Gandhi and Mayawati, the BSP candidate form Fatehpur Sikri, Guddu Pandit alias Bhagwan Sharma, launched a diatribe against UPCC President Raj Babbar […]

BSP releases fourth list for Lok Sabha polls

Lucknow: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Sunday released its fourth list of 16 candidates to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Uttar Pradesh. From Gazipur, the BSP has fielded sitting MP Afzal Ansari against the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Manoj Sinha, who is also the Minister of State for Railways. The party has given the […]

Mayawati calls BJP, Cong casteist and communal

Bhubaneswar: Launching her party’s campaign in Odisha, BSP supremo Mayawati today labelled the BJP, Congress and BJD as ‘casteist’ and ‘communal’ parties. Addressing an election rally at Baramunda grounds in the city, Mayawati lashed out at the national parties for their ‘discriminatory’ and ‘casteist’ attitude, which she termed as responsible for the ‘plight’ of backward […]

Srikant Jena raises questions on schemes named after Biju Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Soon after the Supreme Court asked the former UP Chief Minister and BSP head Mayawati to deposit public money used for erecting statues of herself and elephants to the exchequer, senior leader Srikant Jena on Friday raised questions on the State government rolling out several schemes named after Biju Patnaik. Jena stated that if […]

Mayawati must pay for jumbo statues: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati should reimburse the public exchequer money spent on putting up elephant statues in Lucknow and Noida. “This is our tentative view that Madam Mayawati reimburse the public exchequer all the money spent on these elephants,” Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said while […]

Op-Ed: Fire and brimstone amounting to nothing!

What next for Srikant Jena? Of the two other major parties in Odisha, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is unlikely to open its doors for the man who has just been shown the door by the Congress given what he has done in the past to the man in whose name the BJD has been […]

BJP amassed over Rs 430 crore in donations, 12 times more than others

New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has got over 93 per cent of donations of above Rs 20,000 received by national political parties, during 2017-18, pocketing Rs 437.04 crore of the total Rs 469.89 crore donated by corporates and individuals. According to a report by election watchdog, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a […]

SP-BSP alliance will knock out BJP in Lok Sabha polls: Akhilesh

Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh): Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said an alliance between his party and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will knock out the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Addressing a ‘chaupal’ in Kannauj, the Lok Sabha constituency of his wife Dimple Yadav, the former Uttar Pradesh […]