Saturday, 28 May, 2022

Topic: SP

Om Prakash Rajbhar leads in UP’s Zahoorabad, fighting off challenge from BJP’s Kalicharan

SBSP chief and SP ally Om Prakash Rajbhar has a lead over his rivals with 34,667 votes, and a voteshare of over 44 per cent. Kalicharan Rajbhar has got 22,838 votes.

Yogi’s ‘Jaa raha hun main’ to ‘Modi ne vaccine banaya’ — how WhatsApp forwards target UP voters

Unofficial WhatsApp messages with enormous reach across UP don’t focus on facts, only seek to accuse the other. But they can impact ‘swing’ voters yet to make up their minds. 

‘Pride of Kunda’ or ‘gunda’? Why 6-term MLA Raja Bhaiya is still a political force in UP

Raja Bhaiya, currently locked in war of words with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, is fighting UP assembly polls from Kunda for seventh time. He has served as minister in both BJP & SP govts.

Beyond minor tweaks, BJP, SP, BSP are still following old caste, religion formulas in UP

The seat allocation in UP tells us India is still a country of communities, and society formation is largely an unfinished task.

Bahubali politicians out on a limb in UP polls, parties now prefer their wives, sons

Mukhtar Ansari, Atiq Ahmed, Indra Pratap Tiwari, Gayatri Prajapati…many politicians with a criminal past have been denied tickets by parties, kin chosen to retain support bases.

Rajbhar vs Rajbhar — how BJP is looking to defeat a former ally in UP seat it last won in 1996

Om Prakash Rajbhar, president of SP ally Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party, faces BJP’s Kalicharan Rajbhar and BSP’s Shadab Fatima in UP’s Zahoorabad constituency.

Akhilesh Yadav ‘stranded’ in Delhi, says chopper not being allowed to fly to UP’s Muzaffarnagar

Terming it a 'desperate conspiracy' of the BJP, the Samajwadi Party chief said his helicopter was detained without being given any reason while a top BJP leader has taken off from Delhi.

Series loss in South Africa disappointing. Drop Pujara, Rahane to make way for new talent

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AAP-SP rule out alliance for 2022 UP polls — seat-sharing, agenda prove sticking points

While the SP currently has 56 seats in the 403-seat assembly in Uttar Pradesh, the AAP is set to make its assembly election debut in UP in next year's polls.

As UP farmers flock to Ghazipur border protest, SP & BSP change strategy, get more vocal

After farmers answered Rakesh Tikait’s call, BSP chief Mayawati got active on Twitter, while SP leaders from Muzaffarnagar joined the agitation at Ghazipur.

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.