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File photo of Union Home Minister Amit Shah | ANI photo

BJP in talks with Amarinder, SAD’s Dhindsa to forge alliance in Punjab, says Amit Shah

During the keynote address at the HT Leadership Summit, Shah ruled out the possibility of farmer protests impacting Punjab and UP polls & said the elections will now be fought on merit.
Representational image of BJP flags | ANI

2 former ministers, 3 ex-MLAs join BJP in UP ahead of assembly polls

Among the inductees is Jainarayan Tiwari from Sultanpur, a 3-time UP minister who has been with Congress and Samajwadi Party in the past.
PM Narendra Modi & Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the inauguration of the Purvanchal Expressway, in Sultanpur, on 16 November | ANI

Colleges, expressways, airports: Why BJP is looking east in UP with ‘Purvanchal Vikas Model’

PM has visited eastern UP 3 times over the last month, most recently to inaugurate Purvanchal Expressway. Home Minister Amit Shah also kicked off many projects on his tour this month.  
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, left, and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party president Om Prakash Rajbhar at an event in UP's Mau, on 27 October 2021 | Twitter/@samajwadiparty

Why OP Rajbhar’s alliance with SP could prove significant to poll outcome in eastern UP

Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party chief Om Prakash Rajbhar last week announced the alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the 2022 UP polls, saying this would ‘wipe out the BJP’.
A BJP rally in Noida in the runup to the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections | Suraj Singh Bisht, ThePrint

BJP turns focus on UP IT cell, lays out strategy to boost social media presence for polls

The BJP is in the process of enrolling 1,63,000 IT coordinators and members for its social media units to be set up across the Uttar Pradesh.
The rebel Samajwadi Party MLA Nitin Agarwal | ANI

‘Exposes fallacy of Oppn unity’: Why BJP has ensured a deputy speaker in UP assembly after 14 yrs

With just about six months to go for assembly polls, the rebel Samajwadi Party MLA Nitin Agrawal, backed by the BJP, was Monday elected as deputy speaker of the UP assembly. 
The cartoon tweeted out by the UP BJP's official handle on Dussehra | Photo: Twitter | @BJP4UP

UP BJP tweets cartoon depicting CM Yogi as Lord Ram, taking aim at ‘Ravana’ of social evils

UP BJP spokesperson says CM Yogi Adityanath has been running drive to eliminate corruption, crime and other social evils, Congress calls the depiction ‘brazen’.
Vijay Mishra and Sushma Mishra, the parents of BJP worker Shubham Mishra | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Farmers don’t kill, my son should be ‘martyr’ — father of BJP worker killed in Lakhimpur Kheri

Families of the BJP workers killed in Lakhimpur Kheri are also upset at the media coverage of the violence, especially of them being painted in a negative light.

Yogi names Kangana Ranaut brand ambassador of UP’s ‘one district-one product’ scheme

The UP government has launched the 'one district-one product' programme with the aim to create product-specific traditional industrial hubs across 75 districts of the state.
A BJP rally in Noida in the runup to the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections | Suraj Singh Bisht, ThePrint

Why UP BJP has picked this woman Dalit leader to challenge Mayawati on her turf

The BJP has managed to stitch together an upper caste, non-Jatav Dalit and non-Yadav OBC coalition in UP. It is now eyeing the Jatav vote. 
Representational image of Pakistan flag | Pixabay

On Sri Lankan man’s lynching, all of Pakistan reacted…and moved on

PM Imran Khan’s tweet of shock. Check. CM’s expression of sadness and ordering of in­­q­ui­­ry. Check. IG police’s vow to arrest the culprits. Check.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.