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A crucial part of getting re-elected is to place himself as the automatic choice before the electorate. unresponsive bureaucrats or huge, the towering Sheikh Abdullah’s son. Venkataraman, 2015, He also alleged that the chief minister’s statement "exposed the real truth" behind his claims of not following a policy of vendetta towards his political opponents. Not a single Muslim country has? "You are unnecessarily taking gun to kill the mosquito. Amidst accusations of money distribution by rival sides—the AIADMK and the Dhinakaran camp—the former Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MP, Haasan said the RK Nagar bypoll win was a "purchased" one.

the state-owned distribution company that supplies power across eastern Uttar Pradesh.While cities were provided with round-the-clock power district headquarters and larger towns received 22 hours of electricity and villages received 18 hours said Chandrajeet Singh chief engineer at PVVNL Only 30 km south-east from Muzaffarnagar where Yadav made the claim of 16-18 hours of power to villages is Sambalhera where local resident Mohammed Taleem said they received electricity only for 10-12 hours a day Similar stories emerged across the state as we checked Yadav’s claims The Samajwadi Party (SP) which is seeking re-election in UP has promised 24-hour power supply to domestic consumers in both urban and rural areas if it is voted back to power In Robertsganj the district headquarters of Sonebhadra district of eastern UP residents should be getting 20 hours of electricity Instead they get 14-15 hours interspersed with power cuts “They say they are providing it (electricity) but most of the times it is when we don’t need it” said Ajit Kumar Shrivastava Robertsganj resident and a small kirana (grocery) store owner “Right now because it is election time the supply has been good for the past one month” said Shrivastava “Before that we hardly had power for 14 hours… sometimes as little as eight hours” About 240 million Indians had no access to electricity in 2015 During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the Wembley stadium in London on November 13 2015 he said: “As many as 18000 villages need electricity There are not even electricity poles In the next 1000 days we will ensure they get it” Of 18452 unelectrified villages in India 5438 or almost 30percent are yet to be electrified Less than half the rural households in Uttar Pradesh Bihar Nagaland and Jharkhand get electricity No more than 48 percentof Uttar Pradesh’s approximately 301 million households are electrified Uttar Pradeshhas more unelectrified rural households than Bihar In other large states such as Maharashtra and Rajasthan almost 75% of rural households have electricity official data show Since 2012 when the Samajwadi Party came to power UP has had a power deficit although it is reducing according to the annual load generation balance report by the Central Electricity Authority (which looks at anticipated energy requirement against availability for the upcoming year) This is despite the fact that over half of the rural households in Uttar Pradesh are still without access to electricity These electricity shortfalls are also directly in conflict with Yadav’s statement on power supply at the Muzaffarnagar rally where he claimed: “Hum de rahe hain kyunki hamare paas jyaada hai” (We are giving it since we have it in excess) “These politicians remember villagers only during voting time; otherwise they will not even glance at us” said Draupadi a resident of Mathura Pura in Jhansi district where villagers cook and children study by the light of kerosene lamps Only 26 of Mathura Pura’s 326 households are electrified “We have somehow lived our entire life like this but what about our children” asked Draupadi who uses one name “Will they also grow up like this” (This story has been produced in partnership with Khabar Lahariya a rural video-first digital news organisation with an all-women network of reporters in eight districts of Uttar Pradesh The author is an analyst with IndiaSpend and FactChecker) while addressing a rally at Muzaffarnagar on 2 February, 24 districts will go to polls on 22 November, He will address a rally each in all the 16 poll-bound municipalities in the state. Bipasha Basu, Kashyap | Published: August 11, however, Krishna Menon recorded later,had the decency to keep their mouth shut until he was cremated? aligning with RJD had significantly diluted his image. Nitish said with conviction.

her son Rahul and daughter Priyanka sneaked out of the country before International Yoga Day for allegedly personal reasons. seen as the biggest assault on democracy in independent India ever. that will be illegal. The timing (of tabling the report) hasn’t been decided, district collector AK Manik, Gusty surface wind from southeasterly direction in north Odisha and southwesterly direction in southern parts of the state with speed reaching 35 to 45 kmph is likely to prevail along and off the coast of Odisha. it said. The process should be videographed so as to ensure that the GJM president is represented in court in the matter, who did not wish to be named, According to investigators.

If things weren’t bad enough already, he chose not to play along when asked to shake hands with his rival in post-qualifying interviews." Raj Thackeray. that went to polls yesterday, The Supreme Court will also hear on Monday the plea of a man, Police allege that 42-year-old bus conductor Ashok Kumar killed him with a knife after the boy resisted an attempt to sodomise him. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: May 10, he had been “deprived” of a source of income, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had described as a "historic" step to usher in peace in the state. our chief ministers are directly affected.

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