BSP supremo Mayawati today alleged that the Centre and the BJP are using the government machinery to target opposition parties and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has "crossed all limits" in this regard.
BJP and Congress have not yet submitted their audited reports to the Election Commission even after six months from the due date for submission, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in its report released today.
The former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh also said that his party will play a crucial role in bringing opposition leaders together. “Aane wale samay mein desh mein jo bhi gathbandan banega, SP usme aham bhoomika nibhayegi (Samajwadi Party will play an important role in a coalition that will be formed in the country),” he said.
In order to "take revenge" of the drubbing it received at the hands of BJP in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, the BSP has extended support to Congress for the crucial bypoll to Ater assembly seat, to be held tomorro
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All eyes are on the state election results which are due tomorrow and whether Bharatiya Janata Party, which is also the ruling party, will secure its win in Uttar Pradesh. However, market experts believe that such events are digested in 4-5 days and the focus is back on global news and earnings.
These elections are widely being seen as a virtual referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation decision and they would also be a test for Yadav who recently took charge as the national president of the Samajwadi Party.
"Counting se pehle hee haar maan liya (he has conceded defeat even before counting). What should I say on this?" Rijiju, the Union Minister of State for Home, said when his comment was sought on the Samajwadi Party president's remark.
Ahead of the outcome of the UP election, Anil Padmanabhan told CNBC-TV18 that the it would be a 'dysfunctional marriage' if Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) come together to form an alliance.
"The Samajwadi Party-Congress combine is set to get absolute majority. We will win 236-240 seats...there is no question of hung assembly," the party general secretary told reporters on Parliament premises.
Exit polls paint a rosy picture for Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh and Congress still is dealing with existential crisis. The verdict for the battle for the states will be declared on March 11.
Billed as the big semifinal before the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, and a referendum on PM Narendra Modi's demonetisation drive, most of the exit polls on Thursday predicted a BJP win in Uttar Pradesh, followed by the Samajwadi Party-Congress Alliance, with BSP being relegated to the third spot.
The saffron party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pulled out all stops to capture power in the state where it has been on the margins for over 15 years.
Varanasi is not turning out to be the cakewalk the BJP might have hoped for its Assembly candidates in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency.
The 'do or die' campaign for the seventh and final phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, covering 40 assembly seats in seven districts, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, will come to a close tomorrow.
People will have to wait for one more day to know the outcome of exit polls as the Election Commission today postponed their telecast to March 9 evening after elections to one seat each in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand are over.
Exuding confidence that BJP would form the next government in the state, Shah said, "Once the poll results are announced, it will signal the end of politics of appeasement, casteism and dynastic rule in the entire state".
A total of 1.84 crore people will be eligible to vote in the election, whose main players are the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
Ruling Samajwadi Party is facing a tough battle as it tries to retain the seven Assembly seats it had won last time out of nine in Uttar Pradesh capital, while BJP and BSP queer the pitch.
PM Modi tweeted: "It is second phase elections in UP today. I urge the voters to come out in large numbers and participate in this celebration of democracy. It is the voting day in Uttarakhand. I urge all of the voters to come out in large numbers and vote."
The districts where polling is on amid tight security arrangements are Saharanpur, Bijnor, Moradabad, Sambhal, Rampur, Bareilly, Amroha, Pilibhit, Kheri, Shahjahanpur and Badaun.
Stage is set for the upcoming electoral battle in Uttar Pradesh and the state's fate is now in the hands of the 140 million voters.
Steve Jarding, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's political adviser, said a leaked email claiming he had orchestrated the long-running family battle for control of the Samajwadi Party was poorly thought through.