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Mukhtar Ansari’s bro lauds Yogi, says ‘Modi magic over’ | India News – Times of India

VARANASI: SP MP Afzal Ansari, who has been blaming the UP govt for the death of his younger brother and gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari in Banda jail, on Wednesday praised Yogi Adityanath, saying the CM helped BJP win 30 seats while PM Narendra Modi’s “magic remained limited to not more than three seats in the state”, reports Rajeev Dikshit.“Had Yogi not camped in Varanasi, retaining his seat would have proved difficult for Modi,” claimed Afzal.“Modi’s magic is over now as Varanasi constituency is surrounded by Chandauli, Ghazipur and Machhlishahr LS constituencies and BJP lost all three. Gone are the days when Modi’s magic led to a cascading effect in east UP, Bihar and West Bengal because of his candidature from Varanasi,” Afzal said, adding that keeping ground realities in ...
Politics

All eyes on Uttar Pradesh as Modi cabinet 3.0 takes shape | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: Days after springing a surprise for the BJP in the Lok Sabha election results where the party could secure only 33 out of 80 seats as compared to 62 in 2019, Uttar Pradesh is once again in the spotlight as speculations are rife on the number of MPs from the state who are likely to be inducted in the NDA 3.0 govt led by Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi.The underwhelming performance of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh emerged as one of the main reasons why it fell short of the majority mark.A section of political observers believes that the number of Union ministers from the state could come down from the earlier 12, which also included Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as the number of MPs has come down by half as compared to 2019.However, a few observers claim that the 2019 number wo...
Opinion

CSDS-Lokniti post-poll survey: Why the BJP underperformed in U.P.

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at an election rally on the outskirts of Varanasi . | Photo Credit: AFP The INDIA coalition’s performance in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha elections has surprised everyone. The alliance has made deep inroads among all the major social groups except upper castes. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could win only 33 of the 75 seats it contested, and its allies won only one. On the other hand, the INDIA coalition won 43 seats.The Lokniti-CSDS post-poll survey data show that the general/upper caste Brahmin, Rajput, and Vaishya voters largely favoured the BJP, while the Other Backward Classes (OBCs), Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Muslim voters preferred the INDIA coalition. Close to nine of every 10 (89%) Rajput voters fa...
Politics

Yogi Gets Pat On The Back From Modi After NDA Meeting To Elect Lok Sabha Leader: WATCH

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath got a pat on the back from Narendra Modi, who is slated to take oath as the Prime Minister for a record third term in a row on Sunday. After the NDA meeting on Friday, where Modi was chosen to lead the BJP and the NDA in Lok Sabha, Yogi Adityanath congratulated him. The UP CM congratulated him after the meeting, which is when PM Modi patted him on the back. The move becomes significant in the wake of the BJP's poor performance in the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. Moreover, the Opposition, especially Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, during the polls had said that Modi and Amit Shah were trying to remove CM Yogi Adityanath from his position as he could prove to be a "threat to Amit Shah's ascent to the Prime Mi...
Politics

After Muzaffarnagar debacle, Sangeet Som absolves self of any role in Balyan’s defeat | India News – Times of India

MEERUT: Two days after two-time BJP MP from Muzaffarnagar Sanjeev Balyan lost the seat by over 24,000 votes, the party’s former MLA from Sardhana, Sangeet Som, broke his silence and washed off his hands from any role in the debacle.Som said on Thursday: “I was in charge of Sardhana assembly constituency of Muzaffarnagar Lok Sabha seat and we fared quite well there.He lost by a considerable margin in Budhana and Charthawal assembly constituencies of the LS seat. In my area (Sardhana), the difference in loss was 45 votes which is insignificant. I have no role in the defeat.”Notably, a fierce war of words had been raging between Balyan and Som in weeks leading to the LS polls, so much so that CM Yogi Adityanath had to visit Sardhana to engineer a "truce".Local pollsters said that Thakur/Ra...