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Shivpujan Jha

Shivpujan Jha

Deputy editor, Aaj Takshiv.jha@aajtak.com
Deputy editor, Aaj Tak

By Shivpujan Jha

Jailing Dalit activists will come to haunt Adityanath in 2019

The activists were carrying a 125kg soap bar with the intent of handing it over to the Uttar Pradesh CM.

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Saharanpur riots have exposed the fragility of BJP's inclusive development politics

This is the first major law and order crisis for Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.

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Significance of Samajwadi Party splitting, with Shivpal Yadav forming new outfit and Mulayam as head

A lot may depend on the move the Yadav chieftain now makes.

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Why Yogi Adityanath is not finding any opposition from Akhilesh Yadav

The former chief minister is back to fighting with his father Mulayam and uncle Shivpal.

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There's no hope for BSP until Mayawati wakes up

A clamour is growing within the party to go back to the basics.

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Navratri in the season of 'meat ban', Adityanath is giving UP a lot to chew on

More than 25 lakh butchers and those employed in allied activities have been rendered unemployed.

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Yogi's meat crackdown is skewering Lucknow's delicacies

More than 5,000 meat shops that had been doing brisk business without licence have shut down in UP's capital city.

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Why Yogi Adityanath has got down to business in Uttar Pradesh

He has much at stake after the huge mandate he won from the people.

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What is the truth in Yogi Adityanath's crackdown on abattoirs and UP's meat crisis?

The pinch would soon be felt in zoos as well.

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How BJP is banking on Yogi Adityanath to win 2019 election

He is just the right person to set the stage for the party.

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SP-Congress alliance was ridiculous, Prashant Kishor should take the blame

The fact on the ground was completely different.

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BJP looks likely to win UP elections

Reverse consolidation was witnessed from the second phase onward.

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Why is Mulayam Singh Yadav still sulking?

With just two phases of elections left in UP, the party patriarch has so far stepped out for just two rallies.

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Why BJP is celebrating even before winning UP polls

Celebrations in the poll-bound state for victories in Maharashtra and Odisha would definitely raise eyebrows.

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Congress and SP's 'friendly fight' in Uttar Pradesh may cost them votes

The alliance is already getting a tough fight in the state from the BJP and BSP.

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Are Muslims really going to vote for Mayawati in Uttar Pradesh polls?

With one community leader after the other backing the BSP chief, it all appears stage-managed.

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Why is Shivpal Yadav so confident of Akhilesh's defeat in UP polls?

For UP CM, the enemy number one is no longer BJP or BSP, but his uncle - and father Mulayam.

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Will Mulayam rely on his wrestling skills to put Akhilesh Yadav in place?

No one is willing to write off the Samajwadi Party patriarch just yet.

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Mulayam Singh's latest blow to son Akhilesh will please the BJP

The SP chief has boldly stated that the UP CM does not have his endorsement for decisions taken against his will.

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UP elections: Why is Akhilesh Yadav not contesting?

The young CM wants to concentrate on campaigning for other candidates, but this also shows his confidence has dipped.

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SP-Congress slogan of 'Apne ladke vs bahari Modi' against BJP will backfire in UP

People feel the phrase was coined to deflect the voters' attention from core issues.

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Will Akhilesh Yadav ruin Dimple’s chances at grabbing limelight in UP?

Unlike the UP CM, SP cadres feel her excellent connect with women should be utilised to the hilt.

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What Akhilesh releasing SP manifesto without Mulayam means

A father trying to avoid his son at public platforms is, perhaps, sending wrong signals at this juncture.

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Akhilesh's manifesto of sops and no political philosophy is a lost opportunity

Despite the Samajwadi Party banking heavily on the Lohia legacy, issues of social justice did not figure in UP CM’s speech.

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Samajwadi Party has made Congress look like a loser in UP

It is clear that in the hard bargain with Akhilesh Yadav, the grand old party has been brought to its knees.

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Akhilesh, Mulayam are pretending everything's fine, but it's not

The Uttar Pradesh CM has drifted far away from any possible reconciliation.

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Samajwadi Party family war isn't over - it's back to square one

Rumours of a truce were, well, just rumours.

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Will Shivpal Yadav be the biggest loser in Mulayam-Akhilesh battle?

With no sting left, the uncle may not be able to cause any harm to the CM and his camp.

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Can Mayawati make the rainbow advantage work in UP polls 2017?

As the turf war in the ruling Samajwadi Party intensifies, Mayawati's hopes of regaining lost ground have been rekindled.

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