Tag: Mayawati

10 Rajya Sabha candidates elected unopposed from Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: All 10 candidates to the Rajya Sabha have been elected unopposed on Monday which was the last date for withdrawal of names. Of the 10 seats, BJP won eight and the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party got one each. The BJP candidates who have been elected include Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Arun […]

In Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav emerges as main challenger to BJP now

By Amita Verma LUCKNOW: The spat between the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) over the Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh may have reopened the chapter of acrimony between the two parties but the situation now seems to be working to the advantage of SP. The SP is now emerging as the […]

Six BSP MLAs rebel in Uttar Pradesh hint they may leave Mayawati’s party

NEW DELHI: In a jolt to the BSP on Wednesday, four of the 10 MLAs who had proposed the name of the party’s lone candidate in next month’s Rajya Sabha polls withdrew support amid hints that they may switch sides. The four MLAs were reportedly accompanied by two others when they met the Returning Officer, […]

BJP gives BSP safe passage in Rajya Sabha polls

NEW DELHI: With the announcement of only eight candidates for the upcoming biennial elections to the Raya Sabha, the BJP has left the field open for the unopposed election of the Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Ramji Gautam. A candidate needs 36 votes to win the election and the BJP with an effective strength of 305, […]

Make source of funds received during elections ‘public’: Mayawati to BJP

NEW DELHI: BSP chief Mayawati on Friday attacked the BJP asking it to make public the source of funds received by it during elections and alleged that it cannot tolerate when people of deprived sections progress in business. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister’s remarks came a day after the Income Tax Department attached a […]

IT dept attaches Rs 400 crore ‘benami’ plot of Mayawati’s brother, wife

NEW DELHI: The Income-Tax Department has attached a ‘benami’ plot worth Rs 400 crore in Noida belonging to BSP supremo Mayawati’s brother and his wife, an official order said. The provisional order for the attachment of the seven-acre plot, “beneficially owned” by Anand Kumar and his wife Vichiter Lata, was issued on July 16 by […]

Mayawati has to deposit money used for erecting her statues, BSP symbol: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India on Friday said it was of the tentative view that BSP chief Mayawati has to deposit public money used for erecting statues of herself and elephants, the party’s symbol, at parks in Lucknow and Noida to the state exchequer. According to report, then Chief Minister Mayawati spent around Rs […]

Mayawati ruffles Congress feathers by blaming UPA for fuel price

LUCKNOW: BSP president Mayawati’s remarks holding the previous UPA government and the BJP equally responsible for the steep hike in fuel prices has ruffled many a feather in the Congress rank and file whose leaders feel it will once again raise a question mark on attempts at striking Opposition unity ahead of the 2019 Lok […]

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