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Akhilesh Yadav rules out any understanding with Congress in UP

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said there was no problem in the alliance with BSP and RLD, and said his focus right now was on Uttar Pradesh.
File image of Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav with Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati | PTI

Ahead of SP-BSP seat-sharing talks, RLD unsure what’s in store for it

RLD wants five seats, but is likely to get three. ‘Ignored ‘Congress warns that leaving it out in UP could be dangerous for the alliance.
Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav with Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati | PTI

BSP and SP to hold first-ever joint press meet tomorrow to announce LS polls alliance

BSP and SP are likely contest 37 seats each, which will leave six of Uttar Pradesh’s 80 Lok Sabha constituencies without a contender from either party.
Jayanta Chaudhary

RLD, partner in UP’s grand alliance, demands six Lok Sabha seats in upcoming elections

RLD's Jayant Chaudhary met Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav to demand the six seats, though a decision will be taken only after a meeting BSP's Mayawati.

AAP to push for division of Uttar Pradesh into smaller states ahead of 2019 polls

At a Noida event, Arvind Kejriwal advocated for the division of the state and said it has lagged in development because of its size.
Narednra Modi holding a phone

Here’s what Hindutva WhatsApp groups say Narendra Modi should learn from Kairana

That a Muslim won the seat hurts them more than the BJP’s defeat.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath

The BJP may do a good job of not showing it, but it must be in great panic

The opposition was so confident of winning Kairana that it gave the ticket to a Muslim, despite the possibility of an anti-Muslim Hindu consolidation.
Kairana

Why the BJP is sleepless over Jats & Muslims joining hands in Uttar Pradesh poll

Many will vote for RLD but only because the candidate is a Muslim; say Jat-Muslim unity thing of the past.

On Camera

Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.