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Election Commission bars Azam Khan & Maneka Gandhi from campaigning after Yogi and Mayawati

The poll body has banned SP leader Azam Khan from campaigning for 72 hours and union minister Maneka Gandhi for 48 hours. 
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

SC unhappy with poll body’s action on hate speech violations amid Mayawati-Adityanath issue

The top court has decided to examine the contention that the poll panel has limited legal powers to deal with hate speech in election campaigns.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | PTI

UP CM Adityanath slams Mayawati’s Bajrang Bali comment, says SP-BSP mean goons & corruption

The Uttar Pradesh CM remarked that those who didn't believe in Lord Ram and Krishna, were taking refuge in Bajrangbali.
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Mayawati regrets ‘hatred between Bajrang Bali & Ali’ as fight over Gods deepens

From Mayawati to Yogi Adityanath to Azam Khan, Uttar Pradesh leaders continue to use Gods for campaigning purposes as the controversy rages on.
BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference on the occasion of her 63rd birthday in Lucknow

I-T raids before elections? Mayawati’s BSP has been there already

Two months after BJP won UP polls, the EC gave clean chit to BSP, releasing its Rs 104 crore made unusable during polls due to ED's post note ban scrutiny.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav (left) greets BSP president Mayawati (right) | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

At first UP mahagathbandhan rally, Muslims, Jats, Dalits share seats, set allies on their way

Demographic at first joint rally of the SP-BSP-RLD alliance is exactly what the parties wanted. Question is, will that translate into votes?

Mayawati promises to adopt UP pattern for the best govt if given a chance at Centre

The BSP supremo hinted at her prime ministerial ambition and said she would use the experience as a four-time CM if given a chance to make a govt at the Centre.
BSP chief Mayawati | PTI Photo/Nand Kumar

Mayawati defends her statues in Uttar Pradesh as it ‘represents will of people’

In an affidavit filed in Supreme Court, former UP chief minister Mayawati said the memorials and statues are meant to promote values and not glorify her or the BSP.
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar at a rally in Jantar Mantar |

Bhim Army chief’s Varanasi bid a ‘BJP conspiracy’ to divide Dalit votes, says Mayawati

The war of words between Mayawati and Chandrashekhar has intensified since he referred to her as ‘bua’ following his release from jail last year.
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra can be spoilsport for SP-BSP alliance in UP, claims Shiv Sena

In an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana, Shiv Sena said Pawar and Mayawati not contesting was a sign that road was clear for Modi to return. 

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?