I lost Uttar Pradesh but there we didn’t get to do what we wanted – Prashant Kishor

I lost Uttar Pradesh but there we didn’t get to do what we wanted. But I don’t have that excuse in Bengal and Didi has given me as much freedom to work as I wanted. If I lose Bengal, I would accept that I am not fit for this job.

Actor cum TMC leader Saayoni Ghosh calls Yogi Adityanath Chief Minister of India’s Rape Capital

Calling the BJP leader the “Chief Minister of India’s Rape Capital”, Ghosh hit out at him saying that he shouldn’t throw stones at others when he owned a glass house himself. She tweeted, “Marking West Bengal unsafe for women is a bit rich coming from the Chief minister of India’s Rape Capital. Reminds me of the saying, jinke apne ghar kaanch ke bane ho, unko dusro k ghar pe patthar nahin phekna chahiye.”

Through fraud and deceit, incidents of ”Love Jihad” are taking place in Bengal – Yogi Adityanath

Through fraud and deceit, incidents of ”Love Jihad” are taking place in Bengal. Women of the state are not safe. We have made a law against ”Love Jihad” in UP. But in Bengal, where the state government is indulging in politics of appeasement, neither are there attempts to curb cattle smuggling nor dangerous incidents of ”Love Jihad”.

When SP government is formed, ‘samajwadis’ will be the first to discard EVMs – Akhilesh Yadav

On EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines), I still say that no one trusts them. Recently in the USA, the polls were conducted on ballot papers, and counting took several days. People trust only ballot papers, but this fight cannot be fought right now. We are preparing for the assembly polls through training camps. At least if all SP workers cast their votes, BJP will be defeated. And when SP government is formed, ‘samajwadis’ will be the first to discard EVMs.

SP will win 350 Seats – Akhilesh Yadav

The Samajwadi Party (SP) will win the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections by a huge majority and then ‘samajwadi people’ will work towards abolishing the electronic voting system, party president Akhilesh Yadav claimed on Thursday. Replying to another question, the SP chief said, “In UP, the situation will not be like Bihar assembly polls. In Bihar, the grand alliance government was going to be formed, but BJP did not let it happen. In UP, the BJP will taste defeat by a huge margin. The SP will win 350 seats (of a total 403 seats).”

Bengal, which had once led nation, now facing lawless situation – Yogi Adityanath while addressing a rally in West Bengal’s Malda

Addressing a rally in West Bengal’s Malda, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday hit out at the TMC government for poor law and order situation in the state. “Bengal, which had once led nation, now facing lawless situation, said Adityanath, adding “Jai Shri Ram’ slogan not allowed in Bengal but people won’t allow this to continue. He also said that the Mamata government has failed to stop cow smuggling, and love jihad.

Durga puja gets prohibited in Bengal today – UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Malda, West Bengal

Durga puja gets prohibited in Bengal today, cow slaughter is forcefully started during Eid. People’s sentiments are toyed with through cow smuggling. The state government remains silent. Now it’s attempted to ban slogan of ‘Jai Sri Ram’ & attacks are executed. I’d like to tell the Bengal govt & request Mamata didi that there was a govt in UP that used to fire bullets at lord Ram devotees in Ayodhya. You can see the condition of that govt now. Now it’s TMC govt’s turn in Bengal.

Uttar Pradesh Assembly passed ‘Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Bill, 2021’, commonly known as ‘love jihad’ law

After months of deliberations, the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday passed the ‘Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Bill, 2021’, commonly known as the ‘love jihad’ law, formalising the legislation by a voice vote. Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel had promulgated the legislation exactly three months ago in November. The UP Cabinet had cleared the ordinance on November 24 after the Allahabad High Court upheld people’s right to freedom of choice of individuals, putting down its own previous order, which stated that conversion for the sake of marriage was not acceptable.

Yogi Govt allocated Rs 140 crore for overall development of Ayodhya and Rs 101 crore for airport in the city

The state government has allocated Rs 140 crore for overall development of Ayodhya and Rs 101 crore for airport in the city. The government has allocated Rs 2000 crore for new airports in Noida’s Jewar, Chitrakoot and Sonbhadra airports. With a target of making Uttar Pradesh ‘atmanirbhar’, the Yogi Adityanath government on Monday presented a whopping Rs 5,50,270.78 crore budget for 2021-22 in the state Assembly. With Assembly elections in the state less than a year away, the budget includes new schemes of Rs 27,598.40 crore.

High Court said Love Jihad is a conspiracy to make Kerala state an Islamic state – Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath

In 2009, Kerala HC brought govt attention towards Love Jihad. But the govt did not make any law on Love Jihad over here. HC said Love Jihad is a conspiracy to make Kerala state an Islamic state, but the govt is sleeping and does not care about security and this anti-Kerala, anti-India conspiracy. You have to wake up and choose BJP. We can guarantee safety and security. In UP we have made a law against the Love Jihad and started apprehending people.

Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh will present the first paperless Budget 2021 in the Legislative Assembly

Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh will present the first paperless Budget 2021 in the Legislative Assembly on Monday. Uttar Pradesh will be the first state in the country to table a paperless budget. All members of the State Legislature have been provided iPads to view the budget highlights which will also be available on two big screens put up in the House. Thie year’s budget is the fifth budget of the Adityanath government in the state. State Finance Minister Suresh Khanna is slated to present the budget at 11 am today.

FIR against 8 Twitter handles in Unnao case: Yogi Adityanath Government Cracking Down on Social Media ‘offenders’

Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has started cracking down on social media ‘offenders’ in a big way. The Unnao police, on Sunday, lodged an FIR against eight Twitter handles and their users, on charges of spreading “misleading information” in connection with the recovery of the bodies of two minor girls in Baburha village of the district. Earlier, on Saturday, former MP and Congress leader, Udit Raj, had been booked by Unnao police for allegedly spreading misinformation through his tweet.

Case registered against former BSP MP Akbar Ahmad ‘Dumpy’ on a complaint by Delhi BJP vice-President Shazia Ilmi accusing him of misbehaving with her

A case has been registered against former BSP MP Akbar Ahmad ‘Dumpy’ on a complaint by Delhi BJP vice-president Shazia Ilmi accusing him of misbehaving with her at a private party, police said on Saturday. In her complaint, Ilmi alleged that Ahmad allegedly started “misbehaving with her and passed lewd remarks” at a dinner party in southwest Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area on February 5, according to the police.

UP STF raids PFI office in Shaheenbagh; seized pamphlet, CDs and DVDs and pen drives, poster, placards and banners

The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) conducted raids at the Popular Front of India’s office located in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh area. The cops also seized pamphlet, CDs and DVDs and pen drives, poster, placards and banners from their office. The UP STF has said that raids on PFI and CFI locations were conducted in the national capital after PFI members arrested from Mathura in October last year gave credible information during questioning. This comes after two persons connected to PFI for planning to target those holding important positions in Hindu organizations were arrested.

Kerala: I salute the BJP workers who are fighting against communis – Yogi Adityanath

The high court had pointed out that Love Jihad was a conspiracy to convert Kerala into an Islamic state. But all the subsequent state governments failed to enact a law to tackle the problem (of religious conversion). I salute the BJP workers who are fighting against communist and other elements for the politics of value. The state government allowed few organisations to spread anarchy and attack temples and churches.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will visit Prayagraj Today

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will visit Prayagraj today on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya, an auspicious day for taking bath in the Ganga. The Congress leader will visit the Sangam there and take a dip in it on the auspicious occasion. She will later visit Anand Bhawan before departing for New Delhi. Priyanka Gandhi, who was in Saharanpur on Wednesday to address a farmer rally, has lately been making all-out efforts to revive the party”s support base in Uttar Pradesh before the state assembly elections to be held next year.

Yogi Govt approved UP Panchayati Raj (Reservation and Allotment of Seats and Offices) (Eleventh Amendment) Rules, 2021

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has approved the UP Panchayati Raj (Reservation and Allotment of Seats and Offices) (Eleventh Amendment) Rules, 2021. On Tuesday, the cabinet annulled the erstwhile Akhilesh Yadav-led government’s 2015 reservation order, which rendered null and void the rotational seat reservation in rural local bodies. The cabinet also removed the previous provisions related to the delimitation of Gram Sabhas and the reservation of panchayat seats.

With Focus on UP, Priyanka Gandhi to attend ‘kisan panchayat’ in Saharanpur today

Amid the agitation against the Centre’s agri laws, the Congress will on Wednesday launch its outreach campaign in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh with party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attending a ‘kisan panchayat’ in Saharanpur. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be participating in the kisan panchayat at Chilkhana under the party’s ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ campaign that will be started in 27 districts of the state, media convenor of UP Congress Lalan Kumar said.

Janata Dal (United) has decided to contest the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls independently

Janata Dal (United) has decided to contest the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls independently. JD(U) national General Secretary KC Tyagi has been entrusted with the responsibility of strengthening the party organization ahead of the assembly elections next year. Tyagi recently held meetings with party office bearers in this regard.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath approved the name, design and logo of Airport in Noida’s Jewar

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has approved the name, design and logo of the mega international airport which will be constructed in Noida’s Jewar by 2023-24. The decision was taken in a meeting that was attended by all key stakeholders, including officials from the Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), the special purpose vehicle of Zurich Airport International AG; and Arun Vir Singh, chief executive of Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL).

Noida International airport will become the pride of India – Yogi Adityanath

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday announced the name of the Jewar airport, located on the outskirts of Delhi, as “Noida International Greenfield Airport, Jewar”, and said it will be “one of the best airports in the world and that his government will leave no stone unturned to make it world class”. “This airport will become the pride of India and we will present it as a ‘global brand’ on the world stage,” the CM said.

Honda Cars Stops Production at Greater Noida Plant as whole Production has been Shifted to Rajasthan facility

Honda Cars India (HCIL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japanese Honda Motor Co, has stopped production at its Greater Noida plant and has shifted to Tapukara plant. Sources closed to the development said that the whole production has been shifted to the Rajasthan facility. The company has shifted the entire production line to the Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. However, Honda’s corporate office and R&D (Research & Development) department will continue to operate from the Greater Noida Plant. The current-gen Honda City, CR-V and the Civic were produced at the facility till end of the November; however, there is no production at the facility in December, 2021.

Ganga Expressway, Noida airport and other projects result past BSP govt”s Policies – Mayawati

In UP, be it Ganga Expressway or other development projects or the new airport to be built in Jewar, the whole world knows that these are the eminent models of development formulated in the BSP government. First, the SP and now the present BJP government keeps patting itself on its back over these.

If Congress Govt at Centre didn’t obstruct them due to political interests & in name of environment – Mayawati

Metro and new schemes of basic public facilities in the state”s major and ancient cities, including Ayodhya, Varanasi, Mathura, Kannauj, and the completion of them in record time are also the development model of the BSP. It was on priority with the rule of law that gave benefit to all sections. After BSP government in 2012, whatever little development has been possible in UP, they are the result of the thinking of the BSP regime. In my government, this work would have been with more rapid pace if the Congress government at Centre did not obstruct them due to political interests and in the name of environment.

Crowd funding drive for Ayodhya Ram Mandir, Vishwa Hindu Parishad to launch drive from Makar Sankranti

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has announced that it will launch a mega public outreach programme to crowd-fund the grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. According to its leader Champat Rai, VHP cadres will fan out across the country to collect funds from as many as 10 crore people in four lakh villages. The drive will begin from Makar Sankranti (January 15) and conclude on February 27 on the occasion of Magh Poornima and birth anniversary of Sant Ravidas.

Farmers will have more options now – UP CM Yogi Adityanath praises New Farm Reforms

Hailing the new farm reforms, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said farmers will have more options now. This statement from the UP CM comes amid the prevailing deadlock between farmers and the central government over the new farm laws. While the Centre has agreed to some possible amendments in the laws, protesting farmers have rejected the government’s proposal and demanded complete rollback of laws threatening to intensify their protests if the laws are not repealed.

State Government Committed to Provide Better Health Services – UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that the state government is committed to provide better health services to the people. He said awareness should be created about the e-Sanjivani App to get health services in an effective way. The Chief Minister was reviewing Covid-19 situation in the state at a high-level meeting in Lucknow yesterday. He also instructed for strengthening contact tracing and surveillance of Covid in the state.

Architects Selected to Design Passenger Terminal of Delhi Noida International Airport (DNIA) at Jewar

Zurich Airport International has selected a consortium consisting of Nordic, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP as the architects to design the passenger terminal of Delhi Noida International Airport (DNIA) at Jewar (Uttar Pradesh), an official statement said here on Friday. “We are pleased to partner with Nordic, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP to design this long-envisioned strategic project at Jewar. The team created the winning design with an efficient layout, convincing design language, multiple high-quality areas, spaced out with lush greenery with a balanced concept for both energy savings and a tangible sense of sustainability,” said Christoph Schnellmann, Chief Executive Officer, Yamuna International Airport as reported in media.

MLC Elections for Teachers & Graduate Constituencies Uttar Pradesh, BJP Wins 4 Seats

After registering an impressive win in recently concluded bypolls, BJP continued its winning streak by bagging four of nine declared seats in MLC elections for teachers and graduate constituencies. Party was ahead in two seats, including one with almost unbeatable lead. Samajwadi Party has won three and Independents two.

Uddhav Thackeray has Lost his Sleep after UP CM’s Visit to Mumbai – Siddharth Nath Singh, BJP

Uddhav Thackeray has lost his sleep after UP CM’s visit to Mumbai. They’ve used offensive language using Saamna editorial, which we condemn. This may be their party culture. We were welcomed open-heartedly by Bollywood people. Shiv Sena shouldn’t raise fingers at others. They should 1st rectify their culture with Bollywood. If they want to keep something (Film City), they should keep it, no one wants to take it away. It’s all about competition.

Actor Akshay Kumar met Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath in Mumbai

Actor Akshay Kumar met Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath in Mumbai on Tuesday. The actor reached Trident Hotel in the city, where the chief minister is staying during his visit to the financial capital. Singer Kailash Kher also visited Yogi Adityanath. Yogi is also expected to meet industrialists and film personalities during the visit.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath continued his push for investment from Bollywood to his state

After announcing plans to set up a film city in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is taking further efforts to encourage investments from the entertainment industry. The leader now plans to interact with celebrities of the film industry ahead of his visit to Mumbai on Wednesday for various initiatives. In the first part of his visit, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath will be visiting the Bombay Stock Exchange, where he will ring the bell for the listing of the Lucknow Municipal Corporation bonds.

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekar Azad joined the protesting farmers at Delhi

While the opposition has been vociferously supporting the protests, protesters received support from several other quarters as well. Dalit leader and Bhim Army chief Chandrashekar Azad joined the protesting farmers at the Delhi-Ghazipur border. Bilkis Dadi, the face of the months-long anti-citizenship law protest in Delhi, was stopped by Delhi Police personnel at the Singhu border when she tried to join protesters.

Voting for 11 MLC seats in Uttar Pradesh Underway

The voting for 11 MLC seats in Uttar Pradesh started at 7 AM on Tuesday (December 1). Elaborate security arrangements have been made in Lucknow to hold the election in free and fair manner. The election will be held as per COVID-19 guidelines and voters have been asked to come to the polling centres wearing masks.

I welcome PM Modi to Kashi – Yogi Adityanath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lit the customary first lamp at Raj Ghat on the occasion of Dev Deepawali in Varanasi in the company of state Chief Minister Yogi Adiyanath. CM Adityanath Yogi addressed the gathering at Dev Deepavali Utsav celebration and welcomed PM Modi by saying, “He comes to Kashi at a time when India is achieving new heights.” He added, “I welcome PM Modi to Kashi which is his first visit to this holy place after the sacred moment of ground-breaking ceremony of Ayodhya’s Ram Temple. He realised the Ram Mandir dream.”

UP CM Yogi Adityanath is going to have a meeting in Mumbai with prominent industrialists and Bollywood celebrities

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is going to have a meeting tomorrow in Mumbai with prominent industrialists and Bollywood celebrities, business leaders as well as filmmakers to invite them to invest in Uttar Pradesh. In September, Yogi Adityanath had unveiled an ambitious plan to set up a film city in Noida openly offering the film fraternity to come to the state for filmmaking.

MLA of AIMIM declined to utter the word ‘Hindustan’ – Yogi Adityanath

Under the guidance of PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah repealed Article 370, giving full freedom to the people of Hyderabad and Telangana to purchase land in Jammu and Kashmir. In Bihar, a newly-elected MLA of AIMIM declined to utter the word ‘Hindustan’ during oath-taking. They will live in Hindustan but when it comes to taking oath in the name of Hindustan, they hesitate. This shows the true face of AIMIM.

UP Governor Anandiben Patel signed Law against Unlawful Religious Conversions

The state’s ordinance on unlawful religious conversion was signed into a law by governor Anandiben Patel on Saturday. From now on, it is illegal to religiously convert a person unless a two months’ notice is given to the district magistrate declaring one’s intent to convert. On October 31, while speaking at an election rally in Jaunpur, the UP CM promised a strict law against ‘love jihad’.

Forcible Religious Conversion Law in UP: 1st Case under new Law Registered

A day after Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel gave her assent to the forcible religious conversion ordinance, the first case under the new law has been registered. The complaint has been filed by a father of a young woman based in Bareilly district. The case was registered at the Devarniyan police station in Bareilly on Saturday.

BJP Government has no Sympathy for Farmers – Akhilesh Yadav

Instead of discharging constitutional duties, his (Adityanath’s) mind is more engaged in going to other states as a star campaigner (for polls) and changing the name of cities. The government does not have any sympathy for the farmers. It is only worried about the corporate houses and how to fill their coffers and hold hostage the resources of the state.

As a fellow Chief Minister I welcome him (Yogi Adityanath) – CM K Chandrashekhar Rao

Taking a jab at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s campaign in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation polls for BJP, KCR said the northern state, which is in 28th position in terms of per capita income, was trying to teach lessons to Telangana, which is in fifth position. “As a fellow Chief Minister I welcome him (Yogi Adityanath). The person who is in 28th rank is trying to teach lessons to the one in fifth rank,” KCR said. Polls for the GHMC will be held on December 1 and counting of votes will be taken up on December 4.

I Don’t Fear any Chaiwala or any Yogi – Akbaruddin Owaisi

In the run-up to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Polls, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi’s brother Akbaruddin Owaisi has targeted Prime Minister Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath. In a poll rally, Akbaruddin Owaisi said that he is not afraid of BJP or anyone who arrives in Hyderabad for campaigning. “I am not afraid of anyone. They want to intimidate us, but we don’t fear you (BJP). I don’t fear any Chaiwala or any Yogi,” he said.

Why Hyderabad can’t be renamed as Bhagyanagar – Yogi Adityanath

Some people were asking me if Hyderabad can be renamed as Bhagyanagar. I said – why not. I told them that we renamed Faizabad as Ayodhya & Allahabad as Prayagraj after BJP came into power in UP. Then why Hyderabad can’t be renamed as Bhagyanagar?

Take strict action against those compromising on the interest of farmers in paddy purchase – UP CM Yogi to officials concerned

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directs the officials concerned to take strict action against those compromising on the interest of farmers in paddy purchase and said there was a need to give further momentum to the procurement process. In a meeting to review the paddy purchase, the chief minister said the government is directly purchasing the produce from farmers as their interest was the top priority and so no laxity in the procurement would be tolerated.

Love Jihad is a Political Stunt – Moradabad Samajwadi Party MP ST Hasan

Love jihad is a political stunt. In our country, individuals have the right to choose their partners. Hindus marry Muslims, Muslims marry Hindus. If you get into the details of such cases, you will realise that the knot was tied happily. When things go wrong, then they allege that the boy was a Muslim. I would urge Muslim boys to consider Hindu girls as their sisters. Else, they could be tortured by the government.

BJP Creates Distance Between Hindus & Muslims when Elections Approach – ST Hasan

Moradabad SP MP ST Hasan, on Thursday, urged Muslim youth to consider Hindu girls as their ‘sisters’ and said that they should not fall for them in view of the new ‘love jihad’ ordinance passed by the Uttar Pradesh government. He alleged that the BJP ‘creates a distance between Hindus and Muslims when elections approach’. On Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet passed the contentious ‘Love Jihad’ ordinance to counter the alleged cases of ‘Love Jihad’.

Yogi Govt Make ‘Love Jihad’ Punishable in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh cabinet approved on Tuesday a draft ordinance outlawing religious conversions by marriage, coercion, deceit or enticement, and prescribed up to 10 years imprisonment for those found guilty, becoming the first state to propose a law for regulating interfaith relationships. The ordinance provides for a jail term of 1-5 years with Rs 15,000 penalty for forceful religious conversion. For conversions of minors and women of SC/SC community, there will be jail term of 3-10 years with Rs 25,000 penalty.

Minister & UP Government Spokesperson Sidharth Nath Singh on Love Jihad Ordinance

The way in which religious conversions are done using deceit, lies, force and dishonesty is heart wrenching, and it was necessary to have a law in this regard… The ordinance was necessary to maintain law and order and justice for women.

Aam Aadmi Party to contest all zila panchayat seats in UP – AAP MP Sanjay Singh

It was unanimously decided that the AAP will contest all zila panchayat seats. For this, those wishing to contest elections on an AAP ticket will have to fill up a form and submit to the district level executive committees. These will then be vetted by the state executive.

People are waiting to elect SP back to power in 2022 – Naresh Uttam Patel, Samajwadi Party

We have the support of people and are contesting all the 11 seats of Vidhan Parishad. Our candidate is Awdhesh Yadav. There is chaos in the state under the BJP government as the party only believes in politics of hatred. People are waiting to elect SP back to power in 2022. Pension system will be revived, Urdu, Sanskrit and Hindi teachers will get honour.

French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain to meet UP CM Yogi Adityanath

French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain on Tuesday, November 24 informed that he will meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the second day of his two-day visit to the state. As per reports, Lenain is currently in Lucknow and is looking forward to holding discussions with CM Adityanath to promote new bilateral partnerships.

India would become only the third country in the world having Samsung’s smartphone display manufacturing facility – UP industrial development minister Satish Mahana

So far, the company has already invested about Rs 1,500 crore in the greenfield plant. Once the unit is operational, India would become only the third country in the world having Samsung’s smartphone display manufacturing facility. We are following up with all the other companies and investors, who have proposed to invest in UP in different sectors.

I strongly condemn this attack on NCB – BJP MP & Actor Ravi Kishan

Very sad to know this. NCB is doing its job and they don’t have any personal enemity with anyone. NCB’s job is to control drugs as it is illegal in this country. If this is a pre-planned attack then those involved should be punished. I strongly condemn this attack.

BJP Prayagraj MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s granddaughter dies of burn injuries of firecrackers on the occasion of Diwali

Prayagraj MP and former Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s granddaughter died due to serious burn injuries sustained during Diwali celebrations late on Monday night. The six-year-old girl sustained burns at her maternal grandparents’ home on Monday afternoon while she was playing with other children of the house on the roof. Joshi, who is a daughter of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna joined BJP in 2016, is a Lok Sabha MP from Prayagraj. She had served as the chief of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee for five years (2007 to 2012).

Will the Chief Minister of UP bother to tell how successful is his Mission Shakti – Priyanka Gandhi

Attacking the Yogi Govt government, Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi, “Will the Chief Minister of UP bother to tell how successful is his Mission Shakti?” “Because news reports on crimes against women from UP are saying that UP is not safe for women at all. In many places, girls committed suicide because their pleas were not heard,” the Congress general secretary in-charge UP said.

Culprits in the Kanpur incident will not be spared – UP CM Yogi Adityanath

The culprits in the Kanpur incident will not be spared. My sympathies are with the aggrieved family members (of the murdered minor girl). The government will provide financial assistance of Rs 5 Lakhs to the family. The guilty will be punished by getting the matter heard in a fast track court.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat Stuck in Kedarnath after heavy snowfall

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath are stuck at Kedarnath owing to harsh weather conditions following heavy snowfall. The two chief ministers took part in the portal closing ceremony of Kedarnath temple amidst heavy snowfall. DG (Law and order), Uttarakhand, Ashok Kumar confirmed that the Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh chief ministers are stuck in Kedarnath due to extreme weather conditions.

BSP chief Mayawati appointed Bhim Rajbhar as the party’s UP chief, replacing former Rajya Sabha member Munquad Ali

Shifting her party’s focus on most backwards for the 2022 UP state elections, BSP chief Mayawati appointed Bhim Rajbhar as the party’s UP chief, replacing former Rajya Sabha member Munquad Ali, who had been appointed to the post in August 2019. Party supremo Mayawati held a meeting with senior members of the party on Thursday to discuss the election results and is learnt to have expressed her displeasure at “certain communities” not voting for the party even though she “quit chief ministership for them”.

There will be no alliance with larger parties – Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav

Adjustment will be done with smaller parties, but there will be no alliance with larger parties. We will adjust that party too. Jaswantnagar is his (Shivpal Yadav’s) seat and the Samajwadi Party vacated the seat for him. In the coming times, we will make their leader a cabinet minister, and what other adjustment is needed?

When the EVMs were opened for the counting of votes, the results were stopped midway – Akhilesh Yadav on Bihar Elections

The maximum public support was seen at the Mahagathbandhan rallies and all the surveys hinted towards a historic victory for it. But, when the EVMs were opened for the counting of votes, the results were stopped midway and the victory certificates were handed to someone else.

BJP was not contesting the bypolls but the officials of its government – Akhilesh Yadav

When the elections are contested by the election officers, superintendents of police, additional district magistrates, SHOs and police jawans, who will win then. The BJP was not contesting the bypolls but the officials of its government. If someone is insulting people and giving them problems, they will overthrow that government as and when they will get an opportunity.

Proposed film city in Noida will be bigger than the one in Mumbai – Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya

“The proposed film city in Noida will provide employment opportunities to artistes in the state. The Film Development Council is going to give a bigger film city to Uttar Pradesh than the one in Mumbai,” Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said. He was speaking during the inauguration of the office of Film Development Council chairman Raju Srivastava.

Our government has decided to give boost to cultural tourism under heritage corridor – Uttar Pradesh Industry Minister Satish Mahana

Our government has decided to give boost to cultural tourism under heritage corridor. Our historic cities like Mathura, Vrindavan and Agra are famous internationally. Our government will provide all the support so that the tourists who come to visit Taj Mahal in Agra also go to Mathura and Vrindavan.

Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) to develop two new cities along Yamuna Expressway, Minister Satish Mahana gave the green signal

Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) on Friday decided to develop two new cities – one at Vrindavan which will be spread across 4000 hectares and another in Agra which will be spread across 2500 hectares of land. In a meeting with top officials, Uttar Pradesh industry minister Satish Mahana gave the green signal to the proposal of the two new cities. YEIDA will also develop a heritage corridor from Jewar to Agra to promote cultural tourism along the 165km-Yamuna Expressway.

Uttar Pradesh government is expected to conduct the panchayat polls in the state in February next year

The Uttar Pradesh government is expected to conduct the panchayat polls in the state in February next year, before the UP board examination begins. Meanwhile, the process of delimitation of gram panchayats in Gautam Budh Nagar, Gonda, Sambhal and Moradabad districts will begin from Monday. Additional Chief Secretary Panchayati Raj, Manoj Kumar Singh, has issued orders for the same.

The atrocities on farmers in the garb of pollution caused due to stubble burning in UP is extremely condemnable – Mayawati

In a tweet in Hindi, Mayawati said, “The atrocities on farmers in the garb of pollution caused due to stubble burning in UP is extremely condemnable. The government before taking any action against farmers, should make them aware and give them necessary assistance. This is the demand of the BSP.” The tweet by Mayawati comes a day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to ensure that farmers are not harassed or misbehaved with them when action is taken against stubble burning.

Farmers will now dig field of BJP – Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav took potshots at the state government on Saturday. Taking to Twitter he too said, “Those sending farmers to jail in the name of environmental pollution for stubble burning should tell when will those people be jailed who are spreading political pollution.” “Kisan ab BJP ka khet khod denge” (Farmers will now dig field of BJP), in a way possibly stating that people will now dig the grave of BJP government. He also added the hashtag #Nahi_Chahiye_BJP (No more BJP).

UP Bypoll Exit Poll: BJP is likely to win on five to six seats as per India Today-Axis My India Exit Poll

Out of the seven seats that went to bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP is likely to win on five to six seats, while SP may win on the remain one or two with BSP having a chance on one seat, India Today-Axis My India Exit Poll has predicted. Congress is not likely to open its account in UP Bypolls, the poll has predicted.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a Diwali bonus for 14.82 lakh government employees in the state

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a Diwali bonus for 14.82 lakh government employees in the state, an official said on Thursday. There has been a lot of speculation over the declaration of bonus amid the economic situation due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Adityanath government chose in favour of it, the official said. Like last year, 75 per cent of the bonus amount will be credited into the provident fund and 25 per cent will be paid in cash.

Nexus between police & gangster Vikas Dubey, three-member SIT formed to probe the ambush

The three-member SIT formed to probe the ambush of policemen in Kanpur has pointed to a nexus between police and slain gangster Vikas Dubey and recommended action against 80 police personnel, a senior officer said on Thursday. The SIT report points to a nexus between police, administration officials and Dubey.

Arrest of Arnab Goswami depicts the dictatorship of Maharashtra Government – Keshav Prasad Maurya on Arnab Goswami’s arrest

The attack on the press-journalism is highly condemnable and tragic. Maharashtra Government’s attack on the journalists can be compared to the days of national emergency of 1975 which was imposed by Congress. Arrest of Arnab Goswami depicts the dictatorship of Maharashtra Government. We strongly condemn this action taken by the police with hidden intent.

People who question the transparency of the PM Cares Fund should also reveal what they have done through this society – Aditi Singh Congress MLA

People who question the transparency of the PM Cares Fund should also reveal what they have done through this society. I have written to the EOW, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s Office and the Home department to investigate the matter which involves financial irregularities worth hundreds of crores of rupees.

Land allotted in the 1970s: They (Congress leaders) are now trying to sell it – Aditi Singh Congress MLA

The trust was given land in the 1970s with a 30-year lease for educational purposes in Rae Bareli city. While it was not used for the purpose it was given, they (Congress leaders) are now trying to sell it. My fight is for both — against the fraudulent methods of the trust and also for over 100 families who have been living there for decades.

Uttar Pradesh Rajya Sabha Elections: 10 Candidates Elected Unopposed

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 Singh, Haridwar Dubey, Brij Lal, Neeraj Shekhar, Geeta Shakya, Seema Dwivedi and B.L. Varma. Prof. Ram Gopal Yadav of Samajwadi Party was declared elected unopposed while BSP’s Ramji Gautam was also elected to the Upper House.

BSP’s Ramji Gautam Elected to Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh

Ramji Gautam was elected despite having the assured support of just nine MLAs because of BJP’s surprise decision not to field a candidate for the seat despite having a surplus 22 votes, including nine belonging to its ally Apna Dal and three Independents. High drama had been witnessed for the tenth seat between BSP’s Ramji Gautam and an independent candidate Prakash Bajaj, backed by the SP. The matter was resolved when the nomination of Bajaj was cancelled and the BSP candidate won despite having only ten votes of his party.