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UP doesn’t need adopted sons

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New Delhi: Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi finally hit the campaign trail for Uttar Pradesh Assembly election addressing a rally at mother Sonia Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency Raebareli on Friday along with brother Rahul.  While Rahul hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, farmers’ deaths and other issues, Priyanka launched a blistering attack on Modi and labelled him ... Read More »

Rahul-Akhilesh Varanasi road show cancelled

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The much-awaited road show on Friday by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Varanasi has been cancelled due to the birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas, a patron saint of the downtrodden Jayanti, who belonged to the Hindu holy city, a senior leader announced on Friday. The message was communicated to district Congress leaders ... Read More »

Modi’s reforms meet realpolitik in Uttar Pradesh polls

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to clean up politics. The man running the ruling party’s campaign in a crucial state election, who is facing 11 criminal cases, says it will take a while. “At a time of elections, one has to forget every other aspect and just focus on victory,” said Keshav Prasad Maurya, as his three-vehicle convoy carrying ... Read More »

UP Elections 2017: BJP Promised Anti-Romeo Squads. To Stop Love Jihad, Says Its Meerut Leader

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MEERUT: As couples prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day, a promise lurking in the BJP manifesto threatens to pour cold water on their enthusiasm: “Anti-Romeo squads” which will come into operation if the party is voted to power. But there appears to be some confusion about how it will be implemented. While party chief Amit Shah has promised to set up ... Read More »

Rahul Gandhi And I Are Like Two Wheels Of A Cycle, Says Akhilesh Yadav

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LUCKNOW:  Dressed in identical white kurta and black jacket, Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi walked shoulder to shoulder for their first joint media conference today. The two leaders will attend a mega ‘Rath Yatra’, which will flag off their joint campaign in Lucknow. The three-hour road show will begin from the city’s GPO Park, near the Mahatma Gandhi statue, and ... Read More »

He’s My PM Too: Aparna Yadav Wants You To Just Get Over The Selfie

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NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav not just supports the political ambition of his sister-in-law, but wants her “to be the urban face of the party,” according to the 26-year-old relative in question. Aparna Yadav began her campaign today for Lucknow Cantonment, one of nine seats in the capital of Uttar Pradesh. Wearing a yellow-coloured sari with a grey shawl ... Read More »

With Tweet, Congress Finally Admits Priyanka Gandhi Is In Charge

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NEW DELHI: So the Congress is finally acknowledging that Priyanka Gandhi is very much in politics and calling the shots that matter such as being the chief negotiator in the critical alliance with Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party. Ahmed Patel, Congress leader and Political Secretary to Congress President Sonia Gandhi is a taciturn politician who is known to speak rarely; he ... Read More »

Sonia Gandhi Intervenes To Protect Turf With Akhilesh Yadav

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NEW DELHI: Sonia Gandhi, Congress president, has now stepped in as her party attempts to salvage an alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the Uttar Pradesh elections after hectic negotiations hit a wall, with both sides declaring that the other was making unreasonable demands for seats to contest. Mrs Gandhi’s closest aides are reportedly working the phones tonight on her ... Read More »