through-poll outcomes: Samajwadi party Wrests BJP Seats in UP, Wins On PM Modi’s Turf

By-poll Results: Samajwadi Party Wrests BJP Seats in UP, Wins On PM Modi's Turf

LUCKNOW: a day after Uttar Pradesh chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav tweeted about “drawing idea for 2017,irrespective of what the outcome” of by way of-polls in the state, his Samajwadi birthday party washeartened by means of massive profits at the cost of the BJP. (track live Updates)

The Samajwadi celebration wrested 8 of 11 meeting seats vacated by way of the BJP, amongst them Rohaniya, that is part of high Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi and contributed to his big victory margin of over three lakh votes.

“The humans of UP have rejected communal forces,” said an upbeat Akhilesh Yadav. (Setback for BJP in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan)

Senior BJP leader and Union minister Uma Bharti said the “Modi wave” turned into honestly not dead, butsaidstate employee and leaders want to introspect.” The BJP has additionally misplaced Charkhari vacated with the aid of Ms Bharti.

in the national election, BJP won a astonishing 71 of the nation‘s eighty Lok Sabha seats, leaving just 5for the Samajwadi birthday party and for the Congress. The celebration credited its victory to its graspstrategist Amit Shah, who turned into rewarded with the post of BJP president in July. (also examine: BJP Makes a Debut in Mamata Banerjee’s West Bengal)

A 6b74cf6091d9a6c48475971cd6ba0acd of the BJP’s performance may additionally recommend that the focal point on “Love Jihad” came a cropper.

The BJP lost five seats in locations where its MP Yogi Adityanath campaigned and made debatablereferences to “Love Jihad” – a term used by rightwing corporations to describe what they trust is an Islamist method to seduce and convert Hindu women.

The BJP dropped the term “love jihad” from a political decision even as adopting pressured conversions as an schedule for the by means of-polls, but made no apparent pass to rein inside the firebrand saffron-robed Adityanath, which led to critics accusing the birthday celebration of leaning at the “Love jihad”campaign to polarize citizens.

Adityanath, but, blamed different elements. “There needs to be an analysis of how tickets had beendispensed. i was no longer allowed to campaign anywhere. We gained wherever I went,” he claimed.

The absence of Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj celebration from the by means ofballot contests also appearsto have hit the BJP, as there was no split in the votes in opposition to it. (also study: Congress Makes a Comeback in Vasundhara Raje’s Rajasthan Too)

we are able to Win Majority Of 21 Seats If Bypolls Held In Delhi: Ajay Maken

We Will Win Majority Of 21 Seats If Bypolls Held In Delhi: Ajay Maken

Ajay Maken additionally accused the Aam Aadmi celebration of deceptive the humans at the chiefParliamentary Secretary (CPS) difficulty. (report photograph)
NEW DELHI: Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken today asserted that his birthday party will win the general public of the 21 seats if by way of-elections are held after the disqualification of AAP legislators who’vebeen appointed as chief Parliamentary Secretaries.

maximum of those assembly seats belong to Congress stalwarts like Mahabal Mishra, Arvinder Singhadorable and AK Walia. we are assured that we can win majority of these 21 seats if through-elections are held,” stated Mr Maken, at the same time as addressing a press convention on the birthday celebrationheadquarters in New Delhi.

He brought that Congress may also become the most important party in these elections and the post ofleader of competition within the Delhi Legislative assembly might also fall into their kitty.

Mr Maken additionally accused the Aam Aadmi party (AAP) of misleading the people at the chiefParliamentary Secretary (CPS) problem.

a prime Parliamentary Secretary as a minimum gets an office space, a car and driver if no longer any remuneration. Then how this isn’t always an workplace of profit,” asked Mr Maken who changed into a CPS to Sheila Dikshit in her first tenure as leader minister of Delhi.

while Sheila Dikshit had added a bill for my appointment, it changed into brought in meeting as a cashinvoice. again in 2007, when an change become added in, it remained a cash invoice,” Mr Maken saidwhile he become requested to describe the legislative component of the bill.

He asserted that if AAP had added this invoice via a proper channel, the President could have given his assent to it.

The President’s refusal to signal this bill may also result in the disqualification of 21 AAP legislators.

“AAP had appointed these CPS on March thirteen, nearly 30 days after Arvind Kejriwal changed into sworn in as chief Minister. And in the course of the identical length Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan have been thrown out of the party,” Mr Maken said insisting that AAP disbursed those posts to hold thosehuman beings with them.

otherwise, they would have long gone with Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan,” he introduced.

Mr Maken had led a delegation of Congress leaders to the Election commission asking for disqualification of those 21 AAP legislators.

Xerox to Split Into Two, Icahn to Get Board Seats in One

Xerox to Split Into Two, Icahn to Get Board Seats in One

Xerox Corp said it would split into two companies, one holding its legacy hardware operations and the other its business process outsourcing unit, in which activist investor Carl Icahn will get three board seats.

Icahn, who first revealed a stake in Xerox in November, had said he would seek representation on the company’s board as well as pursue strategic alternatives. He later raised his stake to 8.13 percent.

Xerox shares rose 4.6 percent to $9.65 (roughly Rs. 655) in premarket trading on Friday.

The company, whose shares had fallen more than 30 percent in the past 12 months, has been trying to turn itself around by focusing on software and services as businesses cut costs and a switch to mobile devices hits demand for printers.

Larger rival Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co also split its computer and printer businesses from its faster-growing corporate hardware and services operations last year to adjust to the post-PC computing era.

Icahn has had considerable success with pushing companies to spin off their fast-growing businesses.

While eBay Inc split its payments business Paypal Holdings Inc, Manitowoc Co Inc separated its crane manufacturing business from its food service business.

Xerox said the separation would create a $11 billion (roughly Rs. 74,633 crores) document technology company and $7 billion (roughly Rs. 47,493 crores) business process outsourcing company.

© Thomson Reuters 2016

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