Tag: UP Politics

Thakur Raja Bhaiya to Float New “Jansatta” Party to Oppose Reservation

[Lucknow,UP]MLA Raja Bhaiya to Float New “Jansatta” Party to Oppose Reservation
Controversial politician and six-time independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh, also known as Raja Bhaiya, Friday said he will float a new party opposed to reservation in promotions and the draconian provisions of the SC/ST Act.
Singh has been a minister in state governments headed by Akhilesh Yadav, Kalyan Singh and Rajnath Singh.
He has faced 48 cases and has been the state’s prisons minister in the Samajwadi Party government.
.He said that among the issues that his party will raise is the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, which he said has “draconian provisions .
Raja Bhaiya is believed to have a considerable influence among the upper caste Thakur voters.
In November 2002, the Mayawati government had slapped charges under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) against Raja Bhaiya. But in 2003, within minutes of the Mulayam Singh Yadav taking over as the chief minister, all charges against him were dropped.

Naseemuddin Siddiqui Gives New Breath To Congress In UP

[Lucknow,Delhi]Naseemuddin Siddiqui Switchover To Congress,He is wellknown face Of Muslim & Dalit In UP
He was Expelled from BSP
Naseemuddin Siddiqui and some former Uttar Pradesh ministers today formally joined the Congress
Besides Siddiqui, who was considered as the Muslim face of the Mayawati-led party, three former UP ministers, including OP Singh and Liyaqat Ali and ex-MLAs, also joined the party.
After his expulsion from BSP Siddiqui floated his own party ” Rashtriya Bahujan Morcha”, Now it is also merged with the Congress.
Siddiqui was expelled on May 10 last year for allegedly carrying out anti-party activities in the wake of its debacle in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.