The commission has sought reports from the Uttar Pradesh DGP and the CP of Prayagraj within four weeks.
The recorded video message of the the prime minister was played at the programme, which was attended by Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak and Finance Minister Suresh Khanna, among others.
When asked about his management style, the UP CM said that he strives to makes sure there is both balance and coordination between the society and the government, especially for implementing new welfare schemes.
The Yogi Adityanath-led government's new law against forced religious conversions or 'Love Jihad' came into force in Uttar Pradesh in November 2020.
From Ram Janmabhoomi, Adityanath reached Digambar Akhara and payed tributes to Mahant Ramchandra Das Paramhans on his 19th death anniversary.
The Congress has decided to stay away from the by-polls in both seats. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is skipping Rampur but has fielded a candidate in Azamgarh, which some believe is aimed at helping the BJP
The Prime Minister is also scheduled to reach Paraunkh village, Kanpur, where he will accompany President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Pathri Mata Mandir. Thereafter, the President and the PM will visit Dr B R Ambedkar Bhawan, followed by a visit to Milan Kendra. The PM will also address public at Paraunkh village
There has been a growing resentment among the Muslim rank and file of the SP over party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s ‘silence’ over the issues related to the community
An official spokesperson said the chief minister gave detailed guidelines after reviewing a presentation on the future action plan of 11 departments of the infrastructure and industrial development sector.
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India’s most populous state needs to boost the size of GSDP four-five times to achieve the target by 2027. The state government says it needs to take some 'giant steps' to reach the goal
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath greets Leader of Opposition and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav in the Legislative Assembly during oath-taking of newly elected legislators on March 28.
Eleven former ministers, who have been dropped, had lost the assembly elections. But the prominent leaders, who won the elections, have been dropped either for lacking connect with people or due to their poor performance as ministers, according to sources
The 52-member Team Yogi includes two deputy Chief Ministers, 18 cabinet ministers, 14 ministers of state (independent charge) and 20 ministers of state, apart from the Chief Minister. Among the ministers, five are women
Prime minister Narendra Modi, Union home minister Amit Shah, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states and senior party leaders are expected to attend the event scheduled to begin at 4 pm.
Union home minister Amit Shah, BJP's central observer for government formation in the state, will also attend the meeting
Maurya, who deserted the BJP in January to join the Samajwadi Party, after serving as labour minister in the Yogi Adityanath cabinet for about five years, has been defeated by his nearest rival Surender Singh Kushwaha of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by over 26,000 votes.
Gorakhpur Urban was a closely watched constituency with CM Yogi Adityanath contesting state elections for the first time
The Election Commission has released the results of most of the constituencies, which seal a BJP win in all the poll-bound states except Punjab, where the Aam Aadmi Party has scored a landslide victory.
Uttar Pradesh is considered to be the most bellwether state, as its outcome may determine the voter sentiment ahead of the 2024 general elections. UP sends 80 MPs to the Lok Sabha - the most of any states across the country.
The ruling BJP is locked in a fierce battle with the SP and would want to win most of these seats before the 2024 general elections
PM Modi will campaign for the party candidates in Varanasi on March 4 and 5, according to BJP's Varanasi city president Vidyasagar Rai. The BJP, and its allies, had won all eight assembly seats of Varanasi in 2017 assembly elections.
This phase of polling will seal the fate of 676 candidates, including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, five ministers in his cabinet, state Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu and Samajwadi Party’s (SP) Swami Prasad Maurya.
Prominent candidates whose fate will be sealed on Thursday include Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi, and Minister of State for Basic Education Satish Chandra Dwivedi.
Both Akhilesh Yadav and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and even West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, are expected to camp in Varanasi next week, promising a high-voltage poll campaign. Akhilesh and Mamata are planning a joint rally and roadshow in Varanasi on March 3, the day the PM may arrive in Varanasi. Priyanka Gandhi may also arrive here the same day.