Explained: BSP minus SP, between the lines

While calling off the alliance with SP, BSP chief Mayawati has blamed an erosion of SP’s Yadav votes. The fact, however, is that BSP did gain from the alliance in the Lok Sabha polls. What explains the announcement? The biggest political alignment ahead of the Lok Sabha elections — the gathbandhan between the Samajwadi Party […]


Internal contradictions sink SP-BSP alliance

BJP scored over the combine with a better choice of candidates, re-writing caste equations in U.P. The dismal showing of the Samajwadi Party- Bahujan Samaj Party (SP-BSP) alliance in Uttar Pradesh points to both internal factors within the parties as well as the BJP’s conscious broader appeal, defeating the caste arithmetic. Of the 15 winning […]


Haryana MLA faces two fresh FIRs for forging docs in 2009

The police on Monday registered two fresh FIRs against former Haryana MLA Sukhbir Kataria in a bogus voting case dating back to 2009, after receiving directions from the district court. The fresh cases were registered at the Sector 5 police station under sections of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy (sections 420, 468, 120-B of the […]