Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], January 21 (ANI): A person was held for attempting to steal valuables from a jewellery shop in Moradabad district, while another managed to flee the spot on Thursday night.
Lucknow Jan 19 PTI The ruling BJP might face a tougher battle on the 55 seats that will go to polls in the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election compared to the first round since the region has a high concentration of Muslims influenced by the religious leaders of the Barelvi and Deoband sectsThe polling in the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election will be held on February 14 and a notification for the same will be issued on January 21Both the important seats of the Barelvi and Deobandi sects -- Bareilly and Saharanpur respectively -- will go to polls in this phaseThe 55 Assembly segments of the western districts of the state -- Saharanpur Bijnor Amroha Sambhal Moradabad Rampur -- and of the Rohilkhand regions Bareilly Budaun and Shahjahanpur districts will go to polls in the second phaseOf the 55 seats the BJP had won 38 in 2017 while the main opposition Samajwadi Party SP bagged 15 and the Congress two The SP and the Congress contested the last Assembly election in an allianceOf the 15 seats won by the SP Muslim candidates emerged victorious in 10Of the 58 seats that will go to polls in the first phase the BJP had won 53 the SP and the Bahujan Samaj Party BSP got two each and the Rashtriya Lok Dal RLD bagged oneMaulana Tauqir Raza Khan the president of the Ittehad-e-Millat Council IMC and the religious guru of Barelvi Muslims has announced his support to the Congress candidates in the five poll-bound states including Uttar Pradesh and PunjabKeeping in mind the large Muslim population All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has also fielded candidates in some of the seats in the regionUttar Pradesh BJP vice president and MLC Vijay Bahadur Pathak told PTI that his party will win more seats than before in the second phase too because ever since the BJP government was formed at the Centre and in the state all sections of the society have developed and this is clearly felt by allThe aggrieved public will not give a chance to parties like the Congress that headed the government for long or the SP and the BSP which have been in power in the state continuously for 15 years during which loot and corruption continued unabated he saidSP chief Akhilesh Yadav had formed alliances with both the Congress and the BSP for different elections and people have taught him a lesson Pathak saidThe SP had formed an alliance with the Congress in the 2017 Assembly polls and with the BSP and the RLD in the 2019 Lok Sabha electionIn both the elections the politics of the alliance worked as compared to that of the BJPs in this region But this time with the SP the BSP and the Congress going it alone critics claim that there will be a split of votes and the BJP can benefit from itThe BSP has fielded Muslim candidates in the area and a split of the Dalit and Muslim votes is also expected The Mayawati-led party has become active and apart from its MPs its national general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra has also toured this region extensivelyIn the 2017 Assembly polls the SP-Congress alliance had won 17 seats in the area and in the Lok Sabha election of the 11 seats seven had gone to the SP-BSP alliance with the BSP getting Saharanpur Nagina Bijnor and Amroha and the SP winning Moradabad Sambhal and RampurThe formula of an alliance of Muslim Jat and Dalit voters was successful in this regionThis time the SP has formed an alliance with the RLD and the Mahan Dal which has influence among the voters of western Uttar Pradesh and both parties are believed to hold considerable sway over the Jat Shakya Saini Kushwaha Maurya and Koiri fraternities in the regionAkhilesh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal Yadav have their own influence in the Yadav community The SP is also trying to capitalise on the issue of arrest of Rampur MP and former minister Azam Khan who has been in the Sitapur jail for nearly two years now in land-grabbing and other criminal cases Akhilesh Yadav has accused the BJP of implicating Khan in fake casesSPs national secretary and chief spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary told PTI that his partys alliance is very strong in the areas going to polls in the second phaseBJPs ground has slipped from under its feet and its lies and fraud have been exposed This time the people of Uttar Pradesh will send the BJP on an exile he saidAnother SP leader pointed out that Swami Prasad Maurya and Dharam Singh Saini who resigned as ministers recently and joined the SP will add strength to the SP-RLD alliance and along with Keshav Dev Maurya of the Mahan Dal they will ensure that the BJP is wiped out from the regionSwami Prasad Mauryas daughter Sanghamitra Maurya is a BJP MP from BadaunThe Congress has also started working out equations to strengthen its groundOn Monday Maulana Tauqir Raza Khan the religious guru of Barelvi Muslims announced his support to the Congress candidates in the in the five poll-bound statesHe made the announcement at a joint press conference with state Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu Expressing his gratitude to Khan Lallu said in the coming days the party will form the government in Uttar Pradesh PTI AR SAB RC
Lucknow Jan 18 PTI Uttar Pradesh reported 14803 fresh coronavirus cases on Tuesday pushing its tally of active infections to 101114 while 12 more fatalities raised the death toll to 22984 according to an official statementAmong the new cases the maximum 2173 was reported from Lucknow followed by 1262 from Gautam Budh Nagar 909 each from Meerut and Varanasi among other districts it saidOne death each was reported from Lucknow Meerut Moradabad Mathura Hardoi Ghazipur Deoria Ambedkar Nagar Jalaun and Kaushambi the statement said As many as 20191 more patients have recuperated from the viral infection taking the total number of recoveries to 1740268 it saidIn a 24-hour period 208308 Covid tests were done in the state it said adding the total number of tests has now gone up to 96742842 PTI ABN TIR TIR
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], January 15 (ANI): Congress candidate from Moradabad (Urban) Rizwan Qureshi on Friday promised to construct modern slaughterhouses in the district if he wins the elections.
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], January 12 (ANI): Considering rising number of COVID-19 infections in the city, Kanpur district administration on Tuesday imposed fresh curbs thereby ordering gyms and swimming pools to shut down till further orders.
Moradabad, January 10: In a shocking incident, a 40-year-old man allegedly raped his minor stepdaughter several times in the past two years in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district. The 12-year-old girl narrated her ordeal to her mother, who then lodged a complaint against her husband. The accused was arrested on Sunday on the basis of the […]
New Delhi [India], January 9 (ANI): India Meteorological Department on Sunday predicted that thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain with few spells of heavy intensity rain would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of the entire Delhi and Capital Region (NCR) during the next two hours.
Lucknow, January 6: The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday dispensed a total loan of Rs 4314 crore to over 5,06,995 micro, small and medium industries as part of the ‘Online Swarozgar Sangam’ programme. On the occasion, 75,000 traditional artisans trained under ‘Vishwakarma Shram Samman Yojana’ got a free toolkit along with 10,000 trained handicrafts men […]