“If you vote for us, you will be better off. If you don’t vote for us, the difficulties will become obvious to you.”
According to locals and the woman’s family, the police were conducting a raid to investigate illegal alcohol production.
The three accused were arrested over the last two weeks following a police raid after a tip-off about alleged cow slaughter.
The first phase of the UP government’s much-hyped crop loan waiver has turned into another farce for farmers.
“One can keep blaming us for things but this is an exercise which has been neglected for the last 20 years in the state of UP, Bihar, Assam,” UP health minister Siddharth Nath Singh said.
In late June of 2017, Khabar Lahariya visited three such villages across three districts of Bundelkhand to find them still deprived of basic facilities.
The charge of moral hazard reeks of double standards. However, will India’s fiscal deficit targets allow for such a waiver?
State BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya and Lucknow mayor Dinesh Sharma will be deputy chief ministers.
Despite the strong mandate, Modi still faces a struggle to implement reforms to boost growth and jobs.
The crux of the election is that Narendra Modi’s opponents could not match him in weaving a broader political narrative around development.
This was a closely fought triangular contest in UP, but it looks like the BJP and BSP are now the main contenders.
Congress would contest 105 seats while the Samajwadi Party would fight in 298 seats in the state.
All eyes will now be on which Yadav faction comes out on top – the ‘clean politics’ of Akhilesh or the ‘status-quo’ politics of Shivpal.
Although political parties often face inter-generational conflicts, the divide in the SP is as much about the younger lot’s desire to undo the corrupt, criminal politics of the older guard as to make the party modern and development-oriented.
Sheila Dikshit and Priyanka Gandhi Are Going to Steer the Congress Campaign in Uttar Pradesh Elections
Caste calculations have played a role in naming Sheila Dikshit as chief ministerial candidate in the crucial state
Earlier this year, in April and May, communally sensitive Saharanpur in UP, that has 26% Dalit population and 10% Thakurs, had been rocked by inter-caste violence.
On the housing list for over six years, residents of villages in Bundelkhand’s Chitrakoot district still await roofs over their heads.
A baseline study conducted in seven districts of Uttar Pradesh shows the widespread prevalence of child marriages especially in disadvantaged communities, a practice that holds back girls from realising their full potential.
The arrival of Adityanath as chief minister is the clearest sign that the BJP as well as its parent, the RSS are thinking of an agenda that goes far beyond just winning elections.
Join The Wire’s M.K. Venu and Ajoy Ashirwad for a live chat on the UP elections.
What the leaders of bahujan parties have done by asserting their backward identity and standing up to oppression is bring the millions that hail from the oppressed sections into mainstream political discourse.
UP’s assembly elections will reveal voters’ ability to separate the truth from the fanfare of election rhetoric, number crunching and exit polls.
Muslim voters have more faith in Mayawati than in the Samajwadi Party
A whole lot of issues that differ from region to region will dictate the electoral outcome in Uttar Pradesh, not leadership in political parties.
A look at how the BJP’s cadres are canvassing for votes in UP’s Farrukhabad district.
The government has not addressed the real issues of delayed payments and low prices in sugarcane farming in Uttar Pradesh.
The major parties are fielding many new faces related to established political names in the upcoming UP polls.
Thanks in part to demonetisation, a Dalit consolidation of sorts seems to be occurring in western UP, which could spell trouble for the BJP.
A fraternity of birders gathered at the Chambal Safari Lodge to discuss the challenges in conserving bird populations today.
In the past 48 hours the SP has gone from being a party that confidently claimed it would break the 27-year-old ruling party jinx in UP and come back to power – to fighting for its very survival.
M.K. Venu and Badri Narayan Tiwari discuss identity politics in UP, the BJP’s strategy and more in light of the upcoming state assembly elections.
Haryana has India’s worst child sex ratio, the number of females per thousand males in the age group 0-6, followed by Punjab (846) and Jammu & Kashmir (862).
Home guards in Uttar Pradesh are making a meagre Rs. 300 per day, leading to many sending letters asking for higher salaries, other perks, and even permission for mercy killing.
Accounting for half of India’s population, the states from the Gangetic belt have higher fertility rates than the Indian average.
Some 703 religious conflicts were reported in Uttar Pradesh during the past five years, leading to 176 deaths and 2007 injuries, the highest in India.
While the BJP is relying heavily on tech to fight against anti-incumbency sentiment, the Congress is hoping ‘Raja’ Virbhadra Singh’s charisma will see it through.
The children were taken into custody by the government railway police on the suspicion that they were being taken to Mumbai for religious conversion.
The people continue to defecate in the open, though government records show the village has functional toilets.
While Arvind Kejriwal sought a meeting with the chief election commissioner over the issue, the Congress has demanded that the by-elections in the state be conducted using ballot papers.
Pant has previously held the portfolios of tourism, culture, pilgrimage endowment, parliamentary affairs and reorganisation in Uttarakhand.