Yogi Adityanath To Take Charge Of UP In BJP’s Show Of Strength: 10 Facts


LUCKNOW:  Yogi Adityanath, a five-time BJP member of parliament from Gorakhpur and the head priest of the Gorakhnath temple in his constituency, will take oath as Uttar Pradesh's new chief minister at 2.15 this afternoon along with two deputy chief ministers and other members of his cabinet. The BJP has planned a massive show of strength to celebrate its landslide win of UP and the oath ceremony at Lucknow's sprawling Smriti Upvan complex will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, many union ministers and BJP chief ministers from other states. Here are the 10 latest developments in this big story: A stage, which will be able to seat 100 people,

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UP Elections 2017: How The Battle For Uttar Pradesh Is Being Fought In PM Modi’s Varanasi Today
March 4, 2017

UP elections 2017: PM Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi will vote on March 8. Apart from PM, Akhilesh Yadav-Rahul Gandhi and Mayawati to address public Varanasi with 5 assembly seats votes on March 8 in last phase of UP polls If the finishing line makes athletes run faster and feel nervous, politics during elections is no different. With

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Probe gives Kanhaiya Kumar clean chit: Recap of what happened inside JNU last year
March 2, 2017

Former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar was charged with a sedition case last year after a case was filed alleging he, along with some other students, raised anti-national slogans inside the JNU campus. Investigating officers gave Kumar a clean chit in the case, citing forensic examination of voice samples. Here is a recap of what happened inside

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Facts at a Glance- Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections -2017
February 10, 2017

First Phase- Date of Poll 11.02.2017 S.No.     Item   Number of Assembly Constituencies going on poll-73   1 Total Electors   Male 14249799 Female 11765768 Third Gender 1508 Total 26017075 2 Total number of candidates 839 3 Total number of female

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Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: February 1 For Union Budget Unfair, Writes Akhilesh Yadav To PM Narendra Modi
January 27, 2017

UP Elections 2017: Akhilesh Yadav has requested PM Modi to delay the budget till elections are over LUCKNOW: The Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that the government does not need to move the union budget from February 1 to after elections are held in states like Uttar Pradesh, as demanded by some parties. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has

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PM asks 18-year-olds to register as voters
January 25, 2017

New Delhi,  (PTI) On the National Voters' Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged all those who turn 18 to register as a voter and exercise their franchise as "elections are celebrations of democracy". "Wishing you all on National Voters Day. We greet the Election Commission & salute their important role in our democracy," he

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SEC to allot common symbol to parties winning 5% seats
January 23, 2017

Mumbai, Jan 22 (PTI) In a move that will help avoid confusion among leaders as well as voters, the State Election Commission (SEC) has decided to allot common symbol to political parties that have won at least five per cent seats in the local body election. SEC has asked the interested parties to submit their application, mentioning the symbol

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