People Voted For Nationalism, Good Governance; Rejected Dynastic Politics: Yogi Adityanath

LUCKNOW: After leading the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a comfortable majority for the second time, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday asserted that the people voted for nationalism and good governance in this election, and called on the party workers to stay focused and accountable. The chief minister visited the party office […]

UP Polls: More Women Voted In Phases 5, 6; Security, BJP’s Ration Move Factor In Ph 7 Too

LUCKNOW: The fifth and sixth phases of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections witnessed higher voter turnout of women than male voters, a close look at the polling data reveals, suggesting that BJP government’s women-centric schemes may lure them out to polling booths in the seventh phase on Monday as well. A total of 118 assembly […]

‘Once Mukhtar Roamed Freely, Now Confined To Wheelchair Due To Yogi’s Action Against Mafias’

MAU (UTTAR PRADESH): Once known for notoriety and mafia, Mau in Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh is all set for a triangular contest this time. People of the area credit Yogi Adityanath and his government for putting an end to an era of terror in the state post coming to power in 2017. As they […]

Shreya & Rajesh Verma: In SP Co-Founder Beni’s Kin, Akhilesh Eyes Non-Yadav OBCs

As the team of the New Indian’s Executive Editor Rohan Dua reaches Barabanki’s Kursi assembly constituency that goes to polls in the fifth phase, Shreya Verma, the Samajawadi Party’s National vice president of women wing bursts with dynamism and energy. An alumna of the prestigious Welham Girls School in Dehradun and Ramjas College, this economics […]

Opp Misled UP That Brahmins Were Upset; I Belong To Same Caste, Love Everywhere: Brajesh Pathak

UP law minister Brajesh Pathak, who was once part of Bahujan Samaj Party as a Member Parliament from Unnao, before he was handpicked by then party president Amit Shah ahead of 2017 Utttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha elections. Pathak was in 2021, ahead of 2022 polls, was inducted into the prestigious national executive body of the […]

In UP’s Atrauli, Kalyan Singh’s Wife Stays At His Decrepit Village Home, Wants To See Ram Temple, Not Luxuries

MADAULI (ATRAULI, ALIGARH): Clad in a cheap cotton saree, diminutive Ramwati Devi looks content as she snuggles up on a cot, overlooked by a towering obituary poster remembering her husband and former UP CM Kalyan Singh who had refused to fire at  Kar Sewaks over demolition of Babri mosque in 1992. Devi, who stays at […]

UP POLLS: Islam Conversion A Threat? BJP Kairana Candidate Says Her Opponent Nahid’s Family Was Hindu From Same Gotra

KAIRANA(SHAMLI): The battle-lines have been drawn.  Ahead of first phase of Uttar Pradesh elections on February 10, the poll plot has shifted to Kairana, the hotbed of communal violence since 2014 that saw the exodus  of several Hindus families.  But was the tension always simmering between Hindus vs Muslims here? No.  BJP’s candidate Mriganka Singh […]

UP Elections 2022: AAP’s Sanjay Singh Meets Akhilesh Yadav, Fuels Alliance Talks With SP

LUCKNOW: In another twist ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Wednesday met former Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav here indicating at an alliance. The meeting between the two leaders lasted for about 30 minutes and comes a day after Akhilesh Yadav also held […]

Poll Planks: Day After Shah’s Swipe On No-Honour For Krishna, Ram & Buddha, SP Inducts Muslim Faces From BSP

LUCKNOW: Hundreds of iconic shrines and myriad of tales from religious scripts and epics not just mention Uttar Pradesh as the birth place of Krishna and Rama but also the site where Lord Shiva, Lord Buddha visited extensively. Did no previous chief minister of UP before 2017 ever worked to develop these places for the […]

Day After Akhilesh-Priyanka Air Brush, Cong Starts Its Solo Campaign; BJP Taunts Them As Dynasts

LUCKNOW: A day after Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra ran into former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on a Lucknow-bound Vistara flight from Delhi, there seems to be little indication that Opposition would be united in the 2022 Vidhan Sabha elections. It is interesting to note that Priyanka […]