Mayawati rejected the results and asked the Election Commission to hold fresh elections in the state.
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As the country remains preoccupied with the Uttar Pradesh elections, on women’s day, we look at some of the voices that didn’t find political expression in the campaign.
Indian shares rose on Monday, with the NSE index moving close to breaching a key psychological level of 9,000, on hopes the ruling BJP would win the ongoing elections in UP.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have raised the communal temperature in the state from the fourth phase onwards, but it remains to be seen whether the party will be able to get its critical mass of Hindu votes cutting across various castes.
UP’s assembly elections will reveal voters’ ability to separate the truth from the fanfare of election rhetoric, number crunching and exit polls.
The Congress nominee talks about being a young politician in Uttar Pradesh, her father’s legacy and more.
A look at how the BJP’s cadres are canvassing for votes in UP’s Farrukhabad district.
Congress would contest 105 seats while the Samajwadi Party would fight in 298 seats in the state.
The commission may even hold the symbol back, as it did when the Congress split, and ask both groups to fight the upcoming UP assembly polls on new symbols.
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.
An insignificant leader even among the Brahmins and with hardly any mass support, Bahuguna might end up being the biggest loser in the game of political soccer ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election early next year.
Despite the fact that the Ayodhya issue no longer arouses sentiments (or votes) like it used to, it seems to be the BJP’s go-to trick.
The tourism minister’s scheduled visit to Ayodhya invited stark criticism from the opposition with allegations of a political agenda behind the move.
Parrikar’s assertion conveniently glosses over the fact that earlier governments consciously chose to operate under the umbrella of plausible deniability, former ministers and officials familiar with some of those operations told The Wire.
The BJP could see this as a godsend because its position in UP has been steadily slipping over the past year or so primarily because of rural and agriculture distress caused by two back-to-back droughts.
Despite the many hurdles in uniting the two communities, if the BSP gains a large section of the Dalit and Muslim vote, it will likely form the next UP government.