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BJP hints at Uma for UP CM candidate

Blending the Hindutva and backward cards, the BJP on Tuesday indicated that hardline saffron sanyasin Uma Bharti could be the party’s candidate for chief minister if the BJP manages a majority in the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh polls. Other possible candidates include senior leader Kalraj Mishra and BJP state unit chief Surya Pratap Shahi.

UP: BJP banks on Modi model

Mr Narendra Modi’s Gujarat is one of the governance models that the BJP’s manifesto for the coming Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh has promised, if the party comes to power. Mr Modi is also one of the star campaigners of the party.

BJP gets pause for thought

Scam-tainted former Uttar Pradesh minister Babu Singh Kushwaha on Saturday virtually obliged the BJP by writing to party chief Nitin Gadkari asking him to put his membership on hold till he is cleared

BJP banks on small U state

Hopeful of retaining power in this hill state, BJP is banking on the "clean image" of its current Chief Minister B C Khanduri, who replaced Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

BJP inducts BSP ‘suspects’ for UP exposé

The BJP, which has been taking the high moral ground on corruption issues, has inducted a suspect in Uttar Pradesh’s multi-crore NRHM scam, Babu Singh Kushwaha, and Badshah Singh, who faces land-grabb

BJP holds talks on floor strategy

In a determined bid to corner the government on the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill when it comes up for discussion in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, the main Opposition BJP on Wednesday held consultations not only with other Opposition parties, including the Left, BJD, TDP, AIADMK, but also with UPA’s ally Trinamul Congress.

‘Upset’ JD-U will contest UP alone

A faction-ridden BJP has failed to keep NDA together ahead of the coming politically crucial Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. Upset over remarks of senior BJP leaders of going alone in the UP polls without even informing its key ally, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav on Monday said his party will contest the polls separately. The JD(U) state unit, sources disclosed, has asked its top brass, including chief Mr Yadav and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, to boycott any poll campaign or rallies addressed by the BJP.

BJP is busy adjusting candidates

The BJP top brass is busy adjusting and accommodating its candidates for the Uttarakhand Assembly polls as some of its heavyweight leaders in the state, including chief minister B.C.

Give BSY key BJP post, say 12 K’taka MPs

Using pressure tactics, 12 Karnataka MPs considered close to former state chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday met senior BJP leader L.K. Advani demanding Mr Yeddyu-rappa’s immediate reinstatement. At his meeting with

Talk to Gadkari, Advani tells 12 BSY loyalists

Sources said senior BJP leader L.K. Advani, who had virtually admitted embarrassment on account of former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa’s arrest during his Janchetna Yatra, asked the 12 state MPs, who demanded BSY’s reinstatement, to meet the party chief.

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