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Ratan Mani Lal is ODMPL contributor. He is a Journalist with more than 36 years’ standing in major English and Hindi newspapers.

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Decoding the exodus into the BJP in Uttar Pradesh

Decoding the exodus into the BJP in Uttar Pradesh

 |  Monday, July 31, 2017, 10:25 [IST]
The defection on Saturday 29 July by three UP legislators - two of the Samajwadi Party and one of the Bahujan Samaj Party - to the Bharatiya Janata Party a little before the BJP national president Amit Shah landed in Lucknow ...
UP gets a new Chief Secretary

UP gets a new Chief Secretary

 |  Thursday, June 29, 2017, 15:51 [IST]
Rajiv Kumar-I, an IAS officer of the 1981 batch, was on Thursday (29 June) appointed the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh. Kumar replaces Rahul Bhatnagar, who was made Chief Secretary on September 13, 2016 by the former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. ...
What is behind crime spurt in UP?

What is behind crime spurt in UP?

 |  Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 15:43 [IST]
Two months on, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government headed by Yogi Adityanath still appears to be looking for officers in the administration and the police who can be trusted to put its agenda into action. Be it improving the working ...
Multiple probes rile Akhilesh?

Multiple probes rile Akhilesh?

 |  Thursday, April 27, 2017, 16:35 [IST]
After keeping quiet for nearly a month after the Yogi Adityanath government took over in Uttar Pradesh, former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has found his reasons for hitting out at the Bharatiya Janata Party government, even as the several schemes launched ...
Parties squabble as Yogi moves on

Parties squabble as Yogi moves on

 |  Saturday, April 01, 2017, 23:54 [IST]
Lucknow, April 1: The debilitating defeat suffered by the Samajwadi Party, Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh should have, ideally, come to them as a signal to do a reality check of where they are going and where ...
How Adityanath Yogi’s tough image precedes him

How Adityanath Yogi’s tough image precedes him

 |  Monday, March 27, 2017, 18:19 [IST]
Nine days after its formation, the Adityanath Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh is giving signals that are difficult to decipher by the government machinery and the people alike. Perceived widely as being a Hindu hardliner, Adityanath has so far not given ...
Is the apprehension in UP justified?

Is the apprehension in UP justified?

 |  Sunday, March 19, 2017, 23:09 [IST]
Lucknow, March 19: The ascension of Adityanath as the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has caused an unprecedented and, hopefully, unwarranted apprehension among some sections of the people across the state. Not only those belonging to the minority community, but also ...
Will ‘development’ speak for itself again in UP?

Will ‘development’ speak for itself again in UP?

 |  Friday, March 17, 2017, 14:39 [IST]
The slogan kaam bolta hai (Work speaks for itself) may not have yielded expected results for the Samajwadi Party and its Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in the recently-concluded assembly election in Uttar Pradesh, work on most of the mega projects initiated ...
Power equation changes gears in UP

Power equation changes gears in UP

 |  Monday, March 13, 2017, 05:31 [IST]
Lucknow, March 12: The change in Lucknow's corridors of power is swift and predictable. On Saturday (March 11) evening when the ascendancy of the Bharatiya Janata Party to power in Uttar Pradesh was confirmed, mediapersons received a mail from the UP ...
The importance of Narendra Modi in Varanasi

The importance of Narendra Modi in Varanasi

 |  Sunday, March 05, 2017, 18:25 [IST]
Lucknow, March 5: As the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election moves into its seventh and last leg on March 8, the heavy campaigning unleashed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi and surrounding areas on three days has caused a huge speculation ...
Column - UP polls: Now it is the turn of the east

Column - UP polls: Now it is the turn of the east

 |  Sunday, February 26, 2017, 10:53 [IST]
The plains of eastern Uttar Pradesh have always been highly politicised and rebellious. Egos of the people are on the short fuse all the time and insults are not taken lightly. It is a region dotted by ancient temples and vast ...
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