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LUCKNOW: In a controversial move, Samajwadi Party today embraced gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari’s Qaumi Ekta Dal (QED) into its fold, giving fresh ammunition to the opposition to target the ruling party over law and order issue ahead of next year’s Assembly polls.

QED merged with SP amid hopes of the ruling party that it will help it tap the muslim vote bank in eastern Uttar Pradesh especially in Ghazipur, Mau and Varanasi.

“QED, having two MLAs, is today merging with SP after which the ruling party will be strengthened ahead of the curcial 2017 assembly elections,” SP spokesman and senior cabinet minister Shivpal Yadav told a press conference here.

“We have merged as we did not want to act like vote cutters in assembly polls,” said QED President Afzal Ansari whose party has two MLAs — Mukhtar Ansari and Sigbatullaha Ansari. Noodles and company eagan Both are Afzal’s brothers and the trio had founded the party in 2010.

The mafia don, who is in jail for his alleged involvement in the murder of former BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai, had in 2014 Lok Sabha elections decided to contest against BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi but withdrew in the end.

Soon after the merger announcement, opposition parties slammed SP. Noodles and company vacaville “It reflects the ruling party’s desperation ahead of the 2017 polls,” said BJP spokesperson Vijay Bahadur Pathak.

“Earlier, it roped in Beni Prasad Verma and Amar Singh, both of whom used to spew venom at Mulayam Singh Yadav, and now it is tying up with those parties which it kept at arms length during the previous polls,” Pathak added.

Regarding Shivpal’s contention that there has been no talk with Mukhtar about his joining SP, the BJP spokesman said, “In a party of two MLAs, how can one join and another not.”

In a similar refrain, Congress spokesman DP Singh said the merger shows “growing frustration” within the ruling party which is trying all “fair and foul means to retain power by hook or by crook”.

When mediapersons sought Akhilesh’s comment on the issue, he evaded a direct reply and merely said, “If party workers perform their responsibilities, then there was no need of another party.”

Lucknow: Sensing that the run up to UP assembly elections would not only be tough but might leave the party short of the requisite numbers to form a government, unlike in 2014 Lok Sabha election against players like BSP, SP and Congress, even after making every effort to fit caste dices in place, the BJP is mulling over projecting a chief ministerial candidate. Noodles and company calories for the UP vidhan sabha election 2017.

The strategy would be in clear departure from its earlier moves in Maharashtra, Haryana and Bihar assembly election. Yaya noodles menu A section of BJP leaders believes that not projecting a CM candidate in Bihar was one of the many reasons for the party’s poor show in the state. Noodles and company lakewood co In Bareilly, UP BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya on Tuesday had hinted that the party might project a CM candidate if there was a need to do so.

Efforts to contact Maurya failed as he was said to be busy with meetings in New Delhi. Noodle or noodles The decision on chief ministerial candidate is taken by the Central leadership and it would do so when it feels the need for the same, said whenever it feels there is a need to project a chief ministerial candidate, it would do so, BJP spokesman Harish Srivastava told TOI. What is in noodles The rethink by the party leadership in the state comes at a time when UP incharge Om Mathur had been maintaining that his opinion is not to project a chief ministerial candidate but to contest Vidhan Sabha election under collective leadership. Noodles and company village crossing On Mathur’s stand, a senior UP BJP leader said it could also be part of the strategy to keep the guessing game on.

Interestingly, state BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, while talking to mediapersons in Bareilly, had said that if a need was felt to do, the BJP would project a chief ministerial candidate. Noodles and company healthy He said there was no dearth of chief minister material candidates in the UP BJP.

Another senior leader said, “Who knew Keshav Maurya would become the state BJP chief? So there is no need to worry about the BJP’s chief minister candidate.” He expressed confidence that the party leadership would decide on a chief ministerial candidate but that would be done in three-four months’ time. Noodles & company coupons As of now, the focus is on building a new team to work under Maurya, he said, and added that a meeting to finalise the names of the probable state office-bearers is on in New Delhi at the residence of UP incharge Om Mathur. Noodles resturant State BJP chief Keshav Maurya, state organisation secretary Sunil Bansal and other senior leaders are present in the meeting, he said.

MEERUT: The Bahujan Samaj Party on Friday announced that they would not enter into any alliance before the 2017 assembly polls in the state. Noodles and company indianapolis Addressing the press in Meerut, BSP general secretary Naseemuddin Siddiqui told reporters that they would go it alone in the polls and was confident of securing a majority in the assembly. Noodles to go Siddiqui, a popular Muslim face and considered party chief Mayawati’s closest adviser, also took a dig at leaders who had recently left the BSP. Noodles and company hours today He said the “garbage” had been washed away in the rains.

Addressing reporters at the BSP’s district headquarters in Meerut, Siddiqui said, “We will not enter into any alliance with anybody for this election. Noodles phone number We are confident that the BSP will form the government in the state and we will do so with full majority.”

Siddiqui, a former UP cabinet minister, also downplayed the departure of four major leaders from the party in the last month. Noodles and company number Senior leaders such as Swami Prasad Maurya, RK Chaudhary and Ravindra Nath Tripathi left the party. Noodles and company kenosha On Sunday, the party’s general secretary Paramdev became the fourth leader to quit the party in the span of a month. Noodles and company jobs When asked about the leaders’ exodus from the party, Siddiqui said, “The garbage in the party got washed away in the rains. Noodles and company uptown It’s good that we didn’t have to sweep it out ourselves.”

Hitting out at the ruling Samajwadi Party, he said, “Criminals in the state are flourishing under Samajwadi Party’s rule. Noodles restaurant locations Only BSP can establish a strong government in the state that can effectively deal with crime and bring the law and order situation under control.”

MEERUT: While most of the political parties with an eye on the UP 2017 elections have gone to great lengths to reach out to voters through social media, creating Facebook, Twitter, Instagram accounts, WhatsApp groups – the Congress early this week directed its workers in Uttrakhand, which also goes to polls next year, to get a smartphone, the BSP is clear in that the party has no such plans.

“We believe in working on the grassroot level. Noodles and company 96th street We are not like other political parties who create noise. Noodles house menu dubai Our main aim is to work and not to create ‘halla’ (noise) like others,” said UP BSP chief Ram Achal Rajbhar.

Dalit leaders, however, say they are not sure if this is the right strategy “in this day and age”. Noodles and company wifi Dalit activist, writer, entrepreneur Chandra Bhan Prasad, who is also adviser to the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said, “In this age, nobody can evade social media. Noodles and company appetizers Being active on social media will help them garner votes from youngsters in urban as well as rural areas. Noodles and company birthday Also, these days even villagers use cellphone and anything people see on social media is considered the gospel truth. Noodles and company salary The move to ditch social media might harm them in the upcoming elections.”

The controversial decision has come at a time when the likes of BJP have given an entirely new dimension to political campaigning by using social media as one of its most powerful tools. Company noodles This has especially been the case with every election after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. How do they make noodles Uttar Pradesh is not entirely untouched by this trend as the ruling Samajwadi Party’s poll promise of distributing laptops to students is said to have been their winning card in the 2012 assembly elections. Yamamori noodles menu Many political observers feel that the BSP’s latest move could be counter-productive as aspirations of the Dalit youth who are exposed to information technology as much as anyone else.

A Dalit student from Meerut, who did not wish to be named, said, “Social media will certainly have some impact on UP polls. Noodles and company louisville co BSP should understand that social media can be criticized but not ignored.”

BSP’s social media outreach so far has mostly been a formality as it never gathered stream. Restaurant noodles On Facebook, in comparison to BJP’s 86.58 lakh, Congress’ 38.55 lakh and SP’s 10.74 lakh likes, BSP settles for just 36,915 likes. Noodles menu with prices In terms of followers on Twitter, BSP just has 2,473 followers while BJP has 29.7 lakh, Congress has 11.1 lakh and SP has 10,800 followers. Noodles and friends Also, it is only BSP with unverified Facebook and Twitter handles unlike its competitors BJP, Congress and SP.

Rajbhar, however, has his own reasons. Noodles and company near me “Why are political parties using social media? To reach out to the masses. Noodles and company nutrition data But the reality remains that though we might not be active on the internet via social media, we are much ahead of other political parties at the grassroots level.”

Haji Sabeel, Meerut mandal convenor, BSP, said, “A huge population of Uttar Pradesh is illiterate and most of those who are literate are not tech-savvy, so we don’t see a point working hard for getting likes or followers on social media. Noodles and more menu We are contributing just enough online and we don’t see a reason to work harder.”

Election strategist Prashant Kishor had recommended that Dikshit should play a major role in the party’s poll campaign in the state as she is a prominent Brahmin face and could help Congress regain support of the electorally sizeable community.

Dikshit is the daughter-in-law of prominent Congress leader from UP Uma Shankar Dikshit, who was a Brahmin face and had served as a Union minister and governor for a long time.

Earlier this month, Dikshit, a three-time Delhi Chief Minister, had said as UP’s “daughter-in-law” she was ready to play any role in the state.

Dikshit had met party President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi last month during which she was said to have been sounded by them for a leading role in UP.

The Brahmin community, a traditional vote bank of Congress, had shifted allegiance to BJP in the aftermath of the Mandir-Mandal politics and a section in Congress feels it should make efforts to win back the support of the community.

As compared to the as sembly polls in 2012, BJP is projected to be the biggest gainer in terms of votes with an 11 percentage point swing in its favour. Noodles and company moorhead However when compared with the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, it is down by a massive 16 points. Where do noodles originated from This is working to the benefit of both SP and BSP.

The survey shows BJP is unable to retain the support of about 40% of voters who had backed it in the 2014 election, many of them Jatavs and Yadavs. Noodles and company arvada The renewed dalit consolidation behind BSP could be the reason.

LUCKNOW: BSP chief Mayawati received yet another jolt on Monday when her trusted associate and former member of Parliament Brajesh Pathak quit the party and joined the BJP. Noodles and company vegan The revolt by Pathak comes exactly two months after the former BSP national general secretary, Swami Prasad Maurya, turned rebel against Mayawati.

BSP national general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP, SC Mishra however told TOI that Pathak was expelled from the party on charges of anti-party activities. Noodles company hours A key brahman leader in Mayawati’s camp, Pathak was considered instrumental in the “social engineering” formula that propelled Mayawati to power in UP with absolute majority in 2007.

Pathak, who joined in the presence of BJP national president Amit Shah in New Delhi, said he decided to quit the BSP since the party was floundering on the very concept of “Sarv Samaj”.

Interestingly, unlike Maurya and other rebel BSP leaders, Pathak did not levelled charges of “ticket selling” on Mayawati. Noodles website “I have only expressed by faith on the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and work culture of BJP president Amit Shah,” he said.