The Election commission in Uttar pradesh on Tuesday gave a clean chit to Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh’s son and Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Jayant Chowdhury who was caught on camera accepting money from a local leader in Mathura and allegedly violating the model code of conduct. The RLD candidate would mention it in the expenditure register which would also be checked by the expenditure observer, she said adding the Returning Officer’s report in this regard is being sent to the Election Officer.
A notice was sent to Chowdhury by the EC earlier this week seeking his explanation after he was…
Bahujan Samaj Party sitting MLA from Shikarpur Assembly seat Vasudev Singh on Monday quit the party and joined Congress in Uttar Pradesh. Singh had won from Shikarpur constituency on BSP ticket. After delimitation, he had tried for nomination from Khurja seat, which was refused by the party.
Vasudev Singh after resigning from BSP joined Congress along with some leaders from Khurja district including Subhash Sharma, Dushyant Singh Chauhan and former MLA Vasik Rana.
Samajwadi party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav asserted on Monday that SP is not joining the UPA government at the Centre. Addressing a press conference here along with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Mulayam said that neither the Congress has approached him to join United Progressive Alliance (UPA) nor is he inclined to do so.
I have not requested nor will request. We are only supporting them (outside support to UPA) to keep communal forces away from power in Delhi. There is no other support, Mulayam singh said.
30 IAS officers including chairman of Noida and Yamuna Expressway, have been transferred by the Uttar Pradesh government in the first major administrative reshuffle after chief minister Akhilesh Yadav took over. Chairman Noida and Yamuna Expressway Mohinder Singh has been put of “waiting list”, an official spokesperson said last night.
DM, Lucknow, Anil Kumar Sagar has been shifted as special secretary handicapped welfare. Additional commissioner, rural development, Anurag Yadav has been posted in his place, DM Gautam Buddha Nagar Hriydesh Kumar has been shifted to agricultural production commissioner branch as special secretary.
Akhilesh Yadav, who is new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday kept the bulk of ministries, including the key Home and Finance, with him. controversial independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya, who was jailed by previous chief minister Mayawati and against whom there are pending criminal cases of attempt to murder, kidnapping and abduction, has been given Prison department.
Another senior leader and Samajwadi Party’s Muslim face Azam Khan has been allocated Parliamentary Affairs, Muslim waqf, Urban Development, Minority Welfare and Haj, besides Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation. Ahmad Hasan has got Medical and Health, Family Welfare and…
The security of former Uttar pradesh chief minister and BSP president Mayawati has been scaled down. A government official on Saturday said the security deployed at her residence in Lucknow and Delhi has been reduced to her present status of former Chief Minister.
The strength of her security personnel at these places was earlier around 400, the official said. The number of vehicles in her convoy has also been cut down to ten from forty. Mayawati would, however, have Z-Plus category security, the official said.