SP Takes Lead in UP Panchayat Polls, Chandrashekhar Azad Makes Strong Debut

The Samajwadi Party is emerging as the frontrunner in the Uttar Pradesh rural polls with counting trends indicating on Wednesday that at least 742 candidates for zilla panchayat membership backed by the opposition party are either leading or have won the bellwether elections, compared to around 679 for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. Analysts see the polls, held amid a … Read more SP Takes Lead in UP Panchayat Polls, Chandrashekhar Azad Makes Strong Debut

SP ahead in UP panchayat polls, BJP opens back-channel talks with Independents | India News – Times of India

Candidates and their followers waiting for results as Officers busy Counting of votes of Zila and Gram Panchayat in Prayagraj (PTI) LUCKNOW/AGRA: The Samajwadi Party (SP) is surging ahead in the Uttar Pradesh panchayat polls, considered the bellwether of the high-stakes assembly polls next year, with counting trends indicating that SP-supported candidates were frontrunners in … Read more SP ahead in UP panchayat polls, BJP opens back-channel talks with Independents | India News – Times of India

UP panchayat polls: BJP takes a hit in Ayodhya, wins just 8 of 40 district-level seats

Ayodhya: The BJP has won just eight out of the 40 zila panchayat seats in Ayodhya, a disappointment for the ruling party in the district on which the Centre and the state government have lavished much attention. The opposition Samajwadi Party claimed to have made major gains in the panchayat elections held last month, saying … Read more UP panchayat polls: BJP takes a hit in Ayodhya, wins just 8 of 40 district-level seats

Villagers demand recounting of votes, damage BJP MLA’s office in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah

Etah: Irked over the refusal of their demand seeking a recounting of votes in the panchayat polls, some villagers allegedly damaged the Sasni Road residence of BJP MLA Sanjeev Diwakar in this Uttar Pradesh district on Monday, following which police registered a case against 50 people. The MLA from Jalesar said he, along with his … Read more Villagers demand recounting of votes, damage BJP MLA’s office in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah

UP Panchayat polls: Teachers threaten to boycott counting of votes on May 2 as COVID-19 cases rise

Lucknow: In view of the surging cases of Covid-19 infections in Uttar Pradesh, the UP Teachers` Federation and workers` organisations have refused to be present during vote counting for the panchayat elections. The State Election Commissioner has been sent a letter as an ultimatum by the UP Teachers` Federation to postpone the counting of votes … Read more UP Panchayat polls: Teachers threaten to boycott counting of votes on May 2 as COVID-19 cases rise

Akhilesh Attacks Centre Over Covid-19 Crisis, Says BJP Govt Tarnished India’s Image Globally

Hitting out at the Centre over mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic, Samajwadi Party national chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government was getting infamous around the world, and many countries have banned travel to India while some have issued advisories to their countrymen to leave India, tarnishing India’s image … Read more Akhilesh Attacks Centre Over Covid-19 Crisis, Says BJP Govt Tarnished India’s Image Globally

5 Mathura Cops Injured While Trying to Stop Party Hosted by UP Panchayat Poll Candidate, 10 Held

Five police personnel, including an SHO, were injured in an attack by supporters of a panchayat poll candidate when they tried to stop a party which was organised in Mudaliya village in this district to seek the favour of voters, officials said on Wednesday. Ten people have been arrested in connection with the incident that … Read more 5 Mathura Cops Injured While Trying to Stop Party Hosted by UP Panchayat Poll Candidate, 10 Held

UP panchayat polls: Around 60 per cent polling recorded till 5 pm

Lucknow: About 60 per cent polling was recorded till 5 pm on Monday for the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh panchayat polls in 20 districts, where 3.48 lakh candidates are in the fray for over 2.23 lakh posts. While Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded the highest polling percentage of 70.20 per cent, Pratapgarh recorded the … Read more UP panchayat polls: Around 60 per cent polling recorded till 5 pm

BJP Leader Shot At, Seriously Injured by Assailants in Kannauj Ahead of UP Panchayat Polls

A BJP leader was shot at and seriously injured by unidentified assailants in Chandapur area of the district, police said on Monday. The 48-year-old BJP leader Neeraj Pandey was shot at on Sunday night while he was returning home after seeking votes for a panchayat poll candidate. Superintendent of Police, Prashant Verma, said a case … Read more BJP Leader Shot At, Seriously Injured by Assailants in Kannauj Ahead of UP Panchayat Polls

Shooting champion Neha Tomar to contest UP Panchayat polls from Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar: From the hall of fame to the dust and grime of the Panchayat elections — she has come a long way. Neha Tomar, the 21-year-old shooter, who has represented the country in several international events and clinched a silver medal in junior shooting world championship held in Germany two years ago, is now trying … Read more Shooting champion Neha Tomar to contest UP Panchayat polls from Muzaffarnagar