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  • UP Election 2017: Amid Campaign, PM Narendra Modi Has A Message Waiting...From Varanasi
    As the battle for UP is on, PM Narendra Modi has invoked Lord Krishna to explain his involvement with the state, "Krishna," he said "was born in UP but made Gujarat his karma bhoomi. I was born in Gujarat but UP has adopted me." And in UP it is Varanasi, his parliamentary seat, that he has made his political home. For the BJP, losing Assembly seats in Varanasi would be a major loss of face. Varanasi polls in the final phase on March 8.
  • Manipur Election 2017: Irom Sharmila Refuses To Accept Security Provided By State
    Irom Sharmila Chanu today refused to accept the 'security escort' provided to her by the state authorities under the direction of the Election Commission of India. Ms Sharmila told news agency PTI that she has no enmity with anyone and has "nothing to fear about".
  • UP Elections 2017: Akhilesh Yadav Discrimination Proven, Alleges Power Minister Piyush Goyal
    In its quest for power in UP, the BJP today fired another salvo at the Akhilesh Yadav government claiming that the state government had discriminated between members of different communities in allocating power connections. Piyush Goel the union Power Minister today said, 'It's not an empty political charge. It's a proven fact. A probe was launched after Moradabad parliamentarian Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar raised the issue in a meeting with the prime minister and the findings are there to prove the charge." The minister's charge comes after PM Narendra Modi's remark at a rally that "equal power should be provided on Ramzan and Diwali and Eid and Holi".
  • UP Election 2017:  Battle Of The Queens In Amethi As State Votes In Fifth Phase Today
    The Gandhi family stronghold Amethi, represented in parliament by Rahul Gandhi, and the temple town of Ayodhya are among the areas voting today in the fifth of seven-phase elections in Uttar Pradesh. A 49.2 per cent turnout was recorded till 3 pm across the 11 districts - including five bordering Nepal - that are voting today. In an increasingly acrimonious campaign for India's most politically important state, words like "Gujarat's donkeys" and "Kasab" came up during rallies. On Sunday evening, there was a flag march by central forces in sensitive areas close to the Terai region in Nepal's foothills.
  • Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017 Live: 49.2% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 3 pm
    Uttar Pradesh is voting for the fifth of its seven-phase elections today. The voting held across 11 districts, including five bordering Nepal, has recorded a voter turnout of 49.2 per cent till 3 pm. The districts going to polls in this phase are Balrampur, Gonda, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Bahraich, Shravasti, Siddharth Nagar, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Amethi, and Sultanpur.
  • UP Election 2017: Key Candidates Contesting In Phase 5
    Uttar Pradesh is all set to vote for the fifth phase of Assembly elections today, in which 51 seats spread over 11 districts will witness polling. A total of 608 candidates are contesting in this phase with a maximum of 24 candidates in Amethi and a minimum of 6 each in Kapilvastu and Etwa seats of Siddharth Nagar district.
  • UP Election 2017:  BSP Tops The List Of Rich Candidates In Phase 5
    In phase five of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections to be held today, a report states that a total of 168 rich candidates are contesting, and 117 have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • UP Election 2017: BSP Tops The List Of Candidates With Criminal Cases In Phase 5
    The fifth phase voting will be held for 51 seats in 11 districts today. The districts include Amethi, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar (considered in central UP), and Bahraich and Shravasti in Terai region. This phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017 will witness the participation of over 1.84 crore voters which include 96 lakh women.
  • UP Elections 2017: Why PM Modi Waiting For Polls To Waive Farmers' Loans? Asks Akhilesh Yadav
    Taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his poll promises, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday asked why he was waiting for the results of the Uttar Pradesh election to waive farmers' loans.
  • UP Elections 2017: Joint Roadshow Of Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav In Varanasi Postponed
    The joint roadshow of Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav in Varanasi, scheduled for tomorrow, has been postponed due to some "unavoidable reasons", said AICC general secretary Mukul Wasnik.
  • UP Elections 2017: Dimple Yadav Comes Up With New 'Kasab' Acronym
    In the latest addition to the growing list of acronyms in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, SP MP from Kannauj Dimple Yadav today redefined 'Kasab' - the abbreviation coined by BJP chief Amit Shah.
  • UP Elections 2017: Flag March In Sensitive Areas Ahead Of Phase V - 10 Facts
    Uttar Pradesh votes for the fifth of its seven-phase elections today. The voting is being held across 11 districts, including five bordering Nepal. The 51 seats where polling is being held includes Amethi - the borough of the Gandhi family, which is represented in the Lok Sabha by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. The shrill campaign that had started after the first 3 phases, continued in the run-up to this phase too, with comments from key political leaders, including Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati, indicating a no-holds barred battle. This evening, the Central forces conducted flag march in the sensitive areas close to the Terai region in Nepal's foothills.
  • UP Elections 2017: First-Time Voters In Ayodhya Look Forward. Want Jobs, Development
    As the twin towns of Uttar Pradesh - Faizabad and Ayodhya - are due to vote on Monday, the road connecting the two is full of political flags of the prominent players in the state, the saffron of the BJP , the green-red of the Samajwadi Party and the blue of the BSP.
  • UP Election 2017: Donations Or Kickbacks? The Mystery Of Mayawati's Funds
    At a recent rally in the Uttar Pradesh campaign, the Prime Minister took a sharp jibe at Mayawati, the leader of Bahujan Samaj Party. The BSP, he remarked, is now 'Behenji Sampatti Party', a party of Mayawati's funds.
  • Odisha Panchayat Elections: Winners Include IIT Alumni, Doctorates, Scholars
    IIT graduates, post graduates, engineering graduates, PhD and law graduates have emerged victorious in panchayat polls in Kendrapara district this time.

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