Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicSP-BSP alliance

Topic: SP-BSP alliance

With gathbandhan politics in turmoil, is the ‘vote transfer’ theory a myth?

Mayawati Tuesday hinted the BSP will contest assembly bypolls in UP alone, after blaming SP's Akhilesh Yadav for the alliance’s drubbing in 2019 elections.

Why Akhilesh Yadav & SP have reason to feel ‘cheated’ by Mayawati & her BSP

BSP couldn’t transfer its vote to SP in 12 seats, including 4 where Akhilesh Yadav’s family members were contesting. But the corresponding figure for SP was 14.

Why Dimple Yadav touching Mayawati’s feet still riles upper caste Indians

Dimple Yadav’s gesture challenges the class system of Hindu society which categorises women and backwards of all castes as low and inferior.

Making Mayawati India’s prime minister in 2019 will fix its casteist past and present

Whites in the US showed their humane side by twice electing Barack Obama, a black minority. Can India’s upper castes ever support a Dalit PM?

DU survey shows Akhilesh-Maya more popular than Modi, Priyanka is a failed gambit

Survey conducted on 38,000 Uttar Pradesh residents by DU students finds SP-BSP alliance has a definite edge over BJP.

Why Congress, and not SP-BSP, is prime target of Modi and Yogi in UP

BJP's 2019 hopes rest hugely on a 22% group in UP, which helped it bag 42% vote share and 71 seats in 2014. But which group is it, and what is Congress up to?

The signalling of Mulayam-Mayawati grand union — water, blessings and the central chair

Arch-rivals Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav shared the stage in Mainpuri Friday, and urged party workers to put the past behind and defeat the BJP.

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.

Mayawati, Akhilesh fear ‘show-stealer’ Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who goes for ‘Boat Pe Charcha’

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Mayawati chides Congress for creating confusion, says SP-BSP-RLD can defeat BJP on its own

BSP chief Mayawati said the Congress can contest all Lok Sabha seats in the UP if it wanted instead of creating confusion by leaving some.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.