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    CAPTAIN AMARINDER SINGH

    Former chief minister of Punjab, from 2002 to 2007, and the head of the royal family of the erstwhile State of Patiala, Captain Amarinder Singh is the president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. He joined the Army in June 1963 after graduating from the National. 

    Leading     Vote Count: 332
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    OTHER
    DINESH DHANAI

    Dinesh Dhanai is an Independent minister in Harish Rawat’s cabinet. He looks after tourism, culture and youth welfare ministries. Dhanai is an MLA from Tehri constituency.

    Leading     Vote Count: 231
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    MANTRI PRASAD NAITHANI

    Mantri Prasad Naithani, current minister in Harish Rawat’s Uttarakhand cabinet and responsible for education and water resources, is Congress’s candidate for Uttarakhand assembly elections 2017.

    Leading     Vote Count: 123
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    BJP
    YASHPAL ARYA

    Yashpal Arya is a former Congress leader who joined BJP in Jaunary 16, 2017 and is BJP’s candidate from Bajpur constituency for Uttarakhand elections 2017.

    Leading     Vote Count: 123
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    HARISH RAWAT

    Harish Chandra Singh Rawat is the current chief minister of Uttarakhand, serving this post since May 2016.

    Leading     Vote Count: 412
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    BJP
    RITA BAHUGUNA JOSHI

    Former Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s joining the BJP adds little to the BJP. She hasn’t had a very distinguished political career, she contested twice — in 2009 and 2014 — from the Lucknow parliamentary constituency without success. On her second attempt, Rajnath Singh, now Union home minister, humbled her by a whopping 2.7 lakh votes.

    Leading     Vote Count: 123
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    BJP
    BJP
    SWAMY PRASAD MAURYA

    A member of the 16th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh, the former member of Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in June, 2016, in what could be called a huge jolt to the BSP. He accused party supremo Mayawati of auctioning tickets for the 2017 UP Assembly polls, which was the basic reason for his disgruntlement,according to him. Maurya was the leader of the Opposition in UP when he was with the BSP, was a minister in three governments, and was BSP state president before being elevated to the post of national general secretary in 2012.

    Leading     Vote Count: 454
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    INC
    JITIN PRASADA

    Jitin Prasada is a Congress leader and former Minister of State for Human Resource. He represented the Dhaurahra constituency (in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh) in Dr Manmohan Singh’s cabinet, from October 2012 to May 2014. He has, earlier, also been the Minister of state for Road Transport and Highways, Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel. Jitin Prasada is the son of the late senior Congress leader Jitendra Prasada.

    Leading     Vote Count: 225
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    BSP
    KUMARI MAYAWATI

    School-teacher-turned politician, Mayawati has many ‘firsts’ under her name. She was the first chief minister of Uttar Pradesh to complete a full term of five years in office. Akhilesh Yadav, son of Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, is the second person to have the same distinction too. She was also the youngest woman chief minister of a state, when she first took the office on 3 June, 1995, for a short stint of 137 days.

    Leading     Vote Count: 353
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     AZAM KHAN

    Azam Khan is a member of the Samajwadi Party and currently a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, representing the Rampur constituency. He is also a Cabinet Minister in the state government.

    Leading     Vote Count: 768
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    AKHILESH YADAV

    Akhilesh Yadav, son of Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, is the current chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and has been in office since March 2012. At 38, he was the youngest to assume this office.

    Leading     Vote Count: 324
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    MULAYAM SINGH YADAV

    Three-time chief minister, chief of the Samajwadi Party and one of India’s most powerful politicians – these are some of the titles that Mulayam Singh Yadav proudly holds. Born to a humble farmer Sughad Singh in Saifai in 1939, Mulayam was a wrestler and a teacher before turning into a full-time politician.

    Leading     Vote Count: 127
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    AAP
     BHAGWANT MANN

    Elected to the Lok Sabha in 2014 from Sangrur constituency, Bhagwant Mann is Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate for Jalalabad constituency, the home turf of Punjab’s deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal. Bhagwant Mann, who was introduced as Sukhbir’s electoral rival on the stage, dared Captain Amarinder Singh also to contest against Sukhbir Badal instead of his traditional Patiala constituency.

    Leading     Vote Count: 123
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    SUKHBIR SINGH BADAL

    The deputy chief minister of Punjab since 2009, Sukhbir Singh Badal is also the president of Shiromani Akali Dal and is best known as the son of the chief minister Parkash Singh Badal. He began his political career in Faridkot as he won the constituency twice to become a member of the 11th and the 12th Lok Sabha. he also served in the Vajpayee cabinet during 1998 to 1999 as the Minister of State for Industry.

    Leading     Vote Count: 56
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    PARKASH SINGH BADAL

    “Parkash Singh Badal, originally Parkash Singh Dhillon, has the rare distinction of being India’s youngest as well as the oldest chief minister. An MLA on a Congress ticket at 25, and the then youngest chief minister at 43,Badal senior, as he is now known, has eathered 69 years in Punjab politics. “

    Leading     Vote Count: 65
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    INC
    MANPREET SINGH BADAL

    Manpreet Singh Badal, now a leader of Indian nationl Congress, was a member of Punjab Legislative Assembly from 1995 to 2012, where he served as the finance minister of Punjab under the leader of Parkash Singh Badal from 2007 to 2010. He was born to Gurdas Sing Badal, brother of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal. He graduated from St Stephens College in Delhi and subsequently went to University of London to study law.

    Leading     Vote Count: 67
  • BJP MP from Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu at the Parliament House
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    INC
    NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU

    Sidhu, as he is popularly known, has donned numerous hats – from being a cricketer, commentator, TV show guest/host to finally a politician. Quite like an adventurous batsman, he has not had a dull moment in his political life. His googly came in the form of his quitting the Rajya Sabha seat on BJP ticket which followed merous speculations of his joining the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab.

    Leading     Vote Count: 67
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    AAP
    ELVIS GOMES

    Elvis Gomes, a former bureaucrat, is Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) convenor for the state and chief ministerial candidate for Goa elections 2017.

    Leading     Vote Count: 126
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    OTHER
    RAMKRISHNA SUDIN DHAVALIKAR

    “Ramkrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar is the leader of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), a regional powerhouse in Goa. He has been elected to the Goa Legislative Assembly thrice from the Marcaim constituency. MGP has announced an alliance with the Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM), the breakaway RSS faction of Subhash Velingkar, and Shiv Sena to form a grand alliance, Mahayuti in order to counter BJP in the state.”

    Leading     Vote Count: 234
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    LUIZINHO FALEIRO

    “Luizinho Faleiro is an Indian National Congress politician from Goa. He has been serving as a General Secretary in the All India Congress Committee (AICC) since 2013 and is also the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president.”

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    BJP
    LAXMIKANT PARSEKAR

    BJP’s Laxmikant Parsekar took over as the Chief Minister of Goa on November 8, 2014 after the then Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar moved to the Centre to serve as the Union Defence Minister.

    Leading     Vote Count: 100

Battle For State

Yogi Adityanath’s ‘First Day First Show’

Monday, March 20, 2017

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A day after taking over as the 21st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath is going to meet Governor Ram Naik at 5pm on Monday. Adityanath’s 47-member cabinet include two deputy CMs-Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma-and a lone Muslim face Mohsin Raza, who was sworn in as a minister of state on Sunday. Here …

‘We will ensure balanced development of UP’, says Yogi Adityanath

Monday, March 20, 2017

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In a first interaction with the media, UP CM Yogi Adityanath said that he would follow Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’  slogan in the state. He said his government will work for balanced development of all sections “without discrimination”, and listed law and order, security of women among his top priorities. He …

Meet the new UP BJP Ministers, full list here

Sunday, March 19, 2017

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The list of BJP ministers under Yogi Adityanath is unveiled. The list includes BJP spokespersons Shrikant Sharma and Siddharth Nath Singh, even has a Muslim face. Former Cricketer Chetan Chauhan also figures on the list. Check out the list below. Also Read: Yogi Adityanath takes over as UP Chief Minister

Yogi Adityanath takes over as UP Chief Minister

Sunday, March 19, 2017

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Yogi Adityanath, a five-time parliamentarian seen as the BJP’s hardline Hindutva face, will be the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the party announced on Saturday evening, exactly a week after it won a landslide mandate in the country’s most populous state. Yogi Adityanath, 46, who had flown to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra …

Yogi Adityanath to be UP Chief Minister

Saturday, March 18, 2017

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Right-wing extremist BJP leader and five-time Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath is all set to head the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP have won 312 seats, while its allies 13 seats, taking the NDA tally to a whopping 325 in the 403 member assembly. Let’s have a look at some interesting facts about Yogi Adityanath:   …

Trivendra Singh Rawat takes oath as Uttarakhand Chief Minister

Saturday, March 18, 2017

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Trivendra Singh Rawat takes the oath as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on Friday, as the saffron outfit swept back to power after five years with a landslide majority. ALSO READ: So inspired? Spanish film industry is remaking ‘3 Idiots’ and the trailer is totally relatable! The BJP won 56 of the hill state’s 70-member state assembly to …

Trivendra Singh Rawat to take oath as CM of Uttarakhand

Saturday, March 18, 2017

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As BJP declares Trivendra Singh Rawat as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on Friday, everybody is very happy as the saffron outfit swept back to power after five years with a landslide majority. ALSO READ: So inspired? Spanish film industry is remaking ‘3 Idiots’ and the trailer is totally relatable! The BJP won 56 of the …

UP Chief Minister to be announced Today

Saturday, March 18, 2017

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Union Minister Manoj Sinha, is emerging as the most acceptable candidate for  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, despite his ruling out for the position. The party’s 312 newly-elected legislators will formally elect their leader on Friday and a grand show of strength is planned at the oath ceremony on Sunday with PM Modi, Mr Shah, many …

‘Alliance with Goa Forward was sabotaged by our own leaders’, says Digvijaya Singh

Friday, March 17, 2017

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PANAJI: Facing criticism for the way he handled the situation in Goa after elections, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh today said that his proposal for a pre-poll alliance with Goa Forward Party was “sabotaged” by his own party leaders. Putting the blame on his colleagues in the Congress, Mr Singh said, that had the alliance …

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