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BSP rebel Maurya loses Assembly membership

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey on Monday disqualified Swami Prasad Maurya, a rebel BSP leader who later defected to BJP, from the membership of the House. An official release issued here said the Speaker has accepted a petition by BSP Legislature Party Leader Gaya Charan Dinkar in this regard and Maurya ceases to be member of the House with ... Read More »

RTE activists to protest outside Lucknow’s BJP office on Tuesday

LUCKNOW: Activists fighting for absolute implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, led by Magsaysay awardee Sandeep Pandey, will protest outside Lucknow’s Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) office on Tuesday, after a girl student was denied entry to a city school. The school concerned is claimed to be under the ownership of one of BJP’s state executive committee member. ... Read More »

Akhilesh should remember people accepted him as CM as he is my son, says Mulayam

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party+ chief Mulayam Singh Yadav+ has never shied away from criticizing his son Akhilesh, the chief minister of UP+ , in public. But on Saturday, hours after tweaking his ‘peace formula’+ to give Akhilesh greater power — particularly in choosing candidates for the coming state elections — Mulayam launched arguably his most scathing attack yet on his son, ... Read More »

Akhilesh Yadav congratulates Shivpal, appeals supporters to withdraw protest

Signalling a rapprochement, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said he will extend all support to his uncle Shivpal, with whom he was locked in a bitter turf war that spilled out into the open following Shivpal’s appointment as SP’s state unit president. “I have myself congratulated SP’s UP unit president Shivpal Yadav after meeting him at his ... Read More »

Patch up on cards; Akhilesh Yadav returns uncle Shivpal’s portfolios

Patch up in the Yadav family appeared to be on the cards with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announcing on Friday night that his disgruntled uncle Shivpal Yadav will be given back his portfolios and Gayatri Prajapati will be reinducted as Cabinet minister, issues which had triggered an all-out war. The announcements were made as per the compromise formula worked out by ... Read More »

Netaji backs one brother, Akhilesh supports the other

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party boss Mulayam Singh Yadav’s two brothers, Ram Gopal and Shivpal, standing on opposite sides in the family Mahabharat, are a study in contrast. While Ram Gopal is part of the party’s brains trust, Shivpal has sweated it out with the SP chief at the grassroots to build the party. A former degree college teacher, Ram Gopal or ‘Professor Sahib’, ... Read More »

Mulayam calls SP parliamentary board meeting to end crisis

LUCKNOW: The raging feud within UP’s ruling Samajwadi Party remained unresolved 48 hours after it erupted with chief minister Akhilesh Yadav’s sacking of two ministers, with senior minister Shivpal Yadav, stripped of four key portfolios, rushing to Delhi to meet the party chief and elder brother Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday and expressing his inability to work under nephew and ... Read More »