Thursday, 6 October, 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.

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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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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.