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After truce talks fail, Akhilesh camp submits affidavit to EC

Lucknow/New Delhi : As attempts to call a truce between warring factions of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh again came to naught on Saturday, the faction led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav met Election Commissioner Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi.

Party sources said the leaders of the Akhilesh camp -- led by his uncle Ram Gopal Yadav and including Surendra Nagar and Sunil Sajan -- submitted an affidavit regarding the SP leaders supporting the faction.

However, the number of signatories to the affidavit submitted to the poll panel was not known.


Mulayam, Akhilesh stick to their guns as SP truce talks fail

Lucknow : Attempts for a peace deal between warring factions in the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) of Uttar Pradesh have come to a naught as both sides on Saturday signalled that chances of any truce were now almost over.

According to party sources, both factions -- led by Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav -- will now be contesting the forthcoming state assembly polls on different party symbols, irrespective of who gets the official symbol of the party, the cycle.

सुप्रीम कोर्ट के आदेश के बावजूद अनुसूचित जातियों के बीच भाजपा का 'स्वाभिमान सम्मेलन'

सिद्धांत मोहन,

वाराणसी : भले ही सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने राजनीतिक दलों द्वारा जाति और धर्म के नाम पर वोट मांगने को अवैध करार दे दिया हो, लेकिन भारतीय जनता पार्टी का हालिया कैम्पेन इस आदेश को आड़े हाथों लेता नज़र आ रहा है.

उत्तर प्रदेश में आगामी विधानसभा चुनावों के मद्देनज़र भारतीय जनता पार्टी प्रदेश के कई क्षेत्रों में अनुसूचित जातियों के साथ स्वाभिमान सम्मेलन का आयोजन कर रही है.

The Adivasi question in Uttar Pradesh

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat

Uttar Pradesh Assembly election dates have been announced. Parties will soon make promises but the condition of Kol adivasis in Bundelkhand region is a matter of concern. The adivasis in Uttar Pradesh come under the Scheduled Caste category and that is the crux of their problem.

Demonetisation, surgical strike to be BJP's major poll plank

New Delhi : Demonetisation and the surgical strike against terrorists in Pakistani territory will be the two major planks for the BJP in the assembly polls in five states.

On the inaugural of the BJP's National Executive meeting here, party President Amit Shah spoke at length on the twin issues and told leaders to harp on the benefits of both demonetisation and the surgical strike.

Contest from anywhere, I will fight you: Amarinder dares Kejriwal

Chandigarh : With elections to the 117-member Punjab assembly set to be held on February 4, Congress state unit President Amarinder Singh on Friday dared Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for an electoral face-off from any of the 117 seats.

The former Chief Minister also said that the final Congress list of candidates for the polls will likely be announced on January 9.


In the Dangal of family politics, Akhilesh gives Mulayam a taste of his own medicine

By Faisal Fareed,

NIA files charge sheet against suspected LeT operative

New Delhi : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a charge-sheet against Pakistani national and suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) member Bahadur Ali alias Saifullah, accused of attempting to attack security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.

The charge sheet was filed in a Patiala House court here under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Explosives Act, Arms Act and Foreigners Act, among others.

Ali -- currently in judicial custody -- was arrested on July 25, 2016, from a hideout in Yaham village in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.


SC accepts apology from Katju, closes contempt case

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday brought curtains down on the contempt proceedings against its former judge, Justice Markandey Katju, as it accepted an unconditional apology tendered by him.

Closing the case, the bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit in their order said: "In view of the apology tendered, we accept and close the proceeding."


AAP MLA Jarnail Singh quits to take on Punjab CM

New Delhi : Delhi AAP MLA Jarnail Singh said on Friday that he had resigned from the Delhi assembly to contest against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

"I sent my resignation to Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Thursday," Singh, a former journalist, told IANS.

The Aam Aadmi Party has fielded Jarnail Singh from Lambi in Punjab to take on five-time Chief Minister Badal. Punjab goes to the polls on February 4.

Jarnail Singh has been actively campaigning for the AAP for many months. He was elected to the Delhi assembly in February 2015 from Rajouri Garden.