'Narendra Modi said, "No criminal accused will dare to fight polls. Who says that the cleaning cannot happen? I have come to cleanse politics".''Yogi Adityanath was bodily lifted from Parliament and airdropped into Lucknow as chief minister of UP. The great saint had admitted to facing several criminal charges in his own affidavit for his candidature in the 2014 Parliamentary election,' says Vir Sanghvi. One of the more ironic passages in Milan Vaishnav's When Crime Pays: Money and ... Rediff.com, 6 days ago
If Modi and Shah did not project Adityanath as CM, it was out of expediency, says Radhika Ramaseshan. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known to pull off surprises. Yet, except for a clique which looks up to Amit Shah, the Bharatiya Janata Party president, as its patron, the rest of the party was stumped when Yogi Adityanath was declared the Uttar Pradesh chief minister on March 18. Even Shah’s inner circle received the news in bits and pieces, ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
A red flag from RSS, BJPs ideological mentor, spoiled telecom minister Manoj Sinhas chances at becoming the Uttar Pradesh chief minister.BJPs 312 MLAs elected Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath as their leader on Saturday, paving the way for his elevation as the chief minister.As a tug of war played out between the contendersin Lucknow and DelhiBJP sources claimed that Sinha was edged out of the race much before it was claimed. Deliberations between the top BJP and RSS leaders after Holi saw him ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Middle ground: why Manoj Sinha looks likely to be BJP's choice for UP CM catchnews.com, 1 month ago Amidst speculations, Manoj Sinha denies being in the race for UP CM DNA, 1 month ago 'What rubbish': Rajnath on reports of being in UP CM race Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A day before the BJP’s 312 newly elected MLAs are to meet in Lucknow, speculation was rife in the corridors of Parliament over who would be the next Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. All eyes were on the possible contenders for the post. Confronted with ...DNA, 1 month ago UP BJP MLAs to meet on Mar 18; may elect their leader Deccan Herald, 1 month ago UP BJP MLAs to meet on March 18, may elect leader The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago 'This is not a BJP victory' Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Uttar Pradesh BJP legislature party is likely to meet here on March 16 to decide who would be the next chief minister of the key Hindi heartland state, days after the party's landslide victory. The saffron party is set to return to power in the state after a ...DNA, 1 month ago BJP likely to elect new UP CM on March 16 Rediff.com, 1 month ago BJP likely to elect UP CM on March 18 Rediff.com, 1 month ago
OK, then... Home minister Rajnath Singh's staff does a recce at the UP CM's official residence. CNN News18 says security staff have visited his house. Rajnath Singh is frontrunner for the CM's post and is among the party's most-senior leaders from UP. The names of several probables, including Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who had led the BJP government in the state in the past, were doing the rounds at the state party office. Though Singh, 65, is still regarded as a good choice for ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
With the massive victory in the Assembly elections, the race for the post of chief minister of India's biggest state has begun in the saffron party. Though the BJP had not projected any face in the state, there seems to be as many as seven contenders for the ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
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