With party leaders critical of Amar Singh’s alleged role in the current feud in Mulayam Singh Yadav’s family, senior Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav on Thursday defended him by saying an organisation is strengthened by taking everyone along. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who had stripped his uncle Shivpal of key portfolios after SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav made him state unit chief, had on Wednesday blamed an “outsider” for the crisis. Speaking in ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Leaders from across parties condemned BJP vice president Dayashankar Singh for comparing the BSP chief to a sex worker; Arun Jaitley personally apologised, saying that action would be taken against him. A senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday stoked a major row by making derogatory remarks against Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati that drew severe condemnation from parties while an embarrassed BJP expressed regret but furore over the issue forced ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Reacting to one of the six accused in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case Vinay Sharma’s alleged attempt to commit suicide at Tihar Jail late on Wednesday night, Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi on Thursday said she would have satisfied had he died, but the incident indicated negligence on the part of our law enforcement agencies, which failed to punish the guilty despite their brutal act. “The government and our law enforcing agencies should take a lesson from it that such a big ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: BSP MLAs Romi Sahni, right, and Brijesh Verma, left, address a press conference in Lucknow on Wednesday. Photograph: Sandeep Pal In a fresh rebellion in the Bahujan Samaj Party, MLAs Romi Sahni and Brijesh Verma on Wednesday criticised party workers for sloganeering against expelled Bharatiya Janata Party leader Dayashankar Singh’s family and accused the party leadership of demanding ‘huge sums’ for allotting tickets for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. “We ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Series of controversies related to Dalit issues have come at a time when the BJP has launched a massive campaign to win back Uttar Pradesh. Archis Mohan reports. If atrocities on Dalits in Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled Gujarat and a massive rally to protest the demolition of Ambedkar Bhavan in Mumbai on Tuesday were not enough, the party on Wednesday had to remove a senior figure in its Uttar Pradesh leadership for making derogatory comments about Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati. The series ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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