Thanks to his hardline Hindutva image, Adityanath's selection as UP CM came as a surprise to many. IMAGE: Yogi Adityanath after his election as leader of the BJP legislature party in Lucknow, March 18, 2017. Photograph: Nand Kumar/PTI Photo Yogi Adityanath, the controversial mascot of hardline Hindutva, will be the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. In a move that surprised many, the 44-year-old five-term MP from Gorakhpur was elected the Bharatiya Janata Party legislature party leader at a ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Like Modi, Keshav Prasad Maurya worked at tea stalls.Dinesh Sharma, on the other hand, is a professor at Lucknow university. Keshav Prasad Maurya, named as one of Uttar Pradesh's two deputy chief ministers on Saturday, was rewarded for working tirelessly to galvanise support for the Bharatiya Janata Party on the ground, becoming the OBC face of the party in the state. Representing Phulpur in the Lok Sabha, Maurya, 47, has seen his career graph rise steadily in the party. He was said to be one ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
After the historic win of Bhartiya Janta Partyin Uttar Pradesh elections on Saturday, the talk about the face of chief minister candidate is the next question. IMAGE: UP BJP President Keshav Prasad Maurya flashes victory sign as he celebrates the party’s victory in the assembly elections at the party office in Lucknow. Photograph: Nand Kumar/PTI Photo If Kalyan Singh became the Bharatiya Janata Party backward caste icon in the 1991 assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh in the wake ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago 91.3% — PM Modi's report card for Uttar Pradesh DNA, 1 week ago
The complete list of the UP Assembly Election 2017 winners put out by the Election Commission. The BJP became the first party in 37 years to clinch victories in over 300 seats in the elections whose counting was done on March 11, 2017. Constituency Leading ...Sify, 1 week ago
‘When it vanishes as a national force (meaning when it can no longer get sufficient votes to hold onto its symbol, the hand), it will not have been the first large Indian party to die,’ says Aakar Patel. How do political parties die? It is interesting to look at this as we observe the long and slow death of the Congress. India's oldest party was formed 132 years ago and has been out of power for only three years. But it is clear that as a national force it is comatose if not dead.Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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