For the RSS, Adityanath’s elevation sends a subtle signal that no one is above the organisation and nobody is indispensable.
The militant Yogi has built his political career out of spewing venom against Muslims.
State BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya and Lucknow mayor Dinesh Sharma will be deputy chief ministers.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
In a country where a majority of the population is engaged in increasingly unviable agriculture, shouldn’t politicians talk about the trade rules that make it so?
The opposition must build an alternative model that addresses the issues of governance and corruption along with the promise of a more prosperous future.
Despite the strong mandate, Modi still faces a struggle to implement reforms to boost growth and jobs.
Several in the Congress believe Rahul Gandhi made poor choices in UP, for which he needs to take responsibility.
Three potential challengers in UP – Akhilesh Yadav, Rahul Gandhi and Mayawati – proved no match for Narendra Modi’s relentless campaigning.
More people in the constituency pressed on NOTA than voted for the iconic campaigner against the Armed Forces (Special powers) Act
They said the BJP’s parliamentary board and state party legislature will decide on the next chief minister for UP soon.
Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar is trailing Congress’s Dayanand Sopte in Mandrem constituency.
Ahead of the assembly election results, here’s a brief look at the electoral politics of UP, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa.
The decision by various TV channels to broadcast live an ongoing anti-terror operation on the last day of UP polling raises many questions about the intent of their coverage.
Campaigning in eastern UP, Modi has tried every trick in the book – polarisation on communal lines, fiscal giveaways and pitting the poor against the rich.
Modi called Ibobi “Mr 10%” at an Imphal rally, but hurried through an issue that weighs heavily against the BJP – the “secret” framework agreement between the Centre and the NSCN (I-M).
‘There are 25 crore Muslims in the country, where will you fling them? If you throw them in the ocean, it will dry up; if you think of burying them, there won’t be enough land for it. The only solution is that you embrace them.’
The Unchahar seat can be seen as a microcosm of the rest of UP, where conventional electoral formulas may not work for the parties involved.
As the BSP and SP lock horns in the fourth phase of UP’s assembly elections, the BJP hopes to accrue the benefits of this competition.
Special mobile apps, software, infrastructure, training for personnel and feedback mechanisms have been created to make voting easier for persons with disabilities.
Political fallout from the selection of candidates and the realignment of voter communities is making a Samajwadi Party victory unlikely in phase three of the assembly elections.
While the Congress is confident that a BJP rebel standing as an independent will work in their favour, the BJP still think they have the upper hand.
Despite being known for focussing on local issues, the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal’s presence is the state has been falling.
Though five people have died since the blockade because they were unable to get medical help on time, authorities have done nothing, villagers allege.
Whatever be the electoral outcome, one thing appears certain: minorities are not going to turn their back on the idea of a secular India.
People alleged that political parties have consistently ignored their issues, from the lack of clean water to flood relief.
Based on people’s demands, the elections in Tehri Garhwal are being fought on the issues of increasing employment opportunities, more tourism and promoting fruit cultivation.
While the election is being fought on the performance of the chief minister and sitting MLAs, there are differing perceptions of the large number of rebels and turncoats.
Where do Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Manipur stand in terms of mental healthcare? And why is it necessary for politicians to take the issue more seriously?
The BJP and the BSP have made inroads into several districts across the phase two region, a Samajwadi Party stronghold since the 2012 elections.
Unless leaders from both parties come out in full support of the alliance, they may not be able to convert popular support into votes.