Loaded with freebies for all

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday released the Samajwadi Party’s election manifesto, promising freebies for every section of the society.The party supremo maintained that the SP would contest the Assembly polls and seek the mandate of the people again on the basis of the developmental works undertaken by his government.It was released at the SP headquarters in the absence of party patron and Akhilesh’s father Mulayam Singh Yadav and his younger brother Shivpal Singh Yadav.The manifesto promises to double the Samajwadi pension to Rs 1,000, subsidise meals for labourers, give free whea

Cong, SP clinch pre-poll pact

After hard bargaining over seat-sharing, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress on Sunday formally announced a “historic” alliance in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.Though details of the seats to be contested by the two parties were not announced, state SP president Naresh Uttam and UP Congress chief Raj Babbar, at a joint press conference here, said the SP would contest 298 seats and Congress the remaining 105. The two leaders termed the alliance a “new beginning”, which would put the state on the path of development and rid it of the “polarising” and “communal” polic

Cong names 63 candidates in Uttarakhand

The Congress on Sunday released its list of 63 candidates for Assembly elections in Uttarakhand with Chief Minister Harish Rawat contesting from two seats.Rawat, who represents Dharchula Assembly seat in the Kumaon hills, has shifted to the plains. He will be in the fray from Haridwar Rural and Kichha Assembly seats.

Why didn't these people vote: Trump on protesters

US President Donald Trump today took a swipe at the millions of protesters who demonstrated across the country against his alleged divisive and anti-women policies, saying "why didn't these people vote", even as he asserted that he recognises people's right to express views."Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy.

Mulayam, Shivpal skip SP manifesto release

The Samajwadi Party (SP) family continues to be sharply divided even though the polls are barely days away in the state.SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav, who was earlier this month ousted as party’s national president, and his younger brother Shivpal Singh Yadav, who was removed as state unit president, chose to skip the party’s election manifesto release function here on Sunday.The election manifesto was released by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and newly anointed SP national president Akhilesh Yadav.