Manish Chandra Pandey

Manish Chandra Pandey is a Lucknow-based assistant editor with Hindustan Times’ political bureau in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Along with political reporting, he loves to write off beat/human interest stories that people connect with. Manish also covers departments. He feels he has a lot to learn not just from veterans but from the newcomers who make him realise that there is so much to unlearn

Articles by Manish Chandra Pandey

BJP sets in motion organisational rejig in U.P.

Dharampal appointed new state general secretary (organisation), Sunil Bansal elevated as national general secretary in-charge of West Bengal, Odisha and Telangana
Dharampal, a Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) pracharak and other backward classes (OBC) leader hails from Bijnor in west U.P. has been appointed new state general secretary (organisation) of BJP. (file)
Dharampal, a Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) pracharak and other backward classes (OBC) leader hails from Bijnor in west U.P. has been appointed new state general secretary (organisation) of BJP. (file)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 11:11 PM IST

Common man’s faith in BJP biggest takeaway: U.P. CM Yogi

Yogi Adityanath was speaking on the concluding day of the three-day cadre training camp of the BJP in Chitrakoot on Sunday
U.P. chief minister Yogi Adityanath speaking at BJP’s cadre training camp in Chitrakoot. (Sourced)
U.P. chief minister Yogi Adityanath speaking at BJP’s cadre training camp in Chitrakoot. (Sourced)
Published on Jul 31, 2022 11:33 PM IST

Lots of symbolism, not much authority for ministers of state

Aware of the long history of these ministers of state being relegated to obscurity, chief minister Yogi Adityanath had during a meeting of his ministers urged them to ensure coordination with the “rajya mantris”.
The old debate on the “plight” of ministers of state has started once again after recent resignation offer of Dalit minister of state Dinesh Khatik and his subsequent climbdown
The old debate on the “plight” of ministers of state has started once again after recent resignation offer of Dalit minister of state Dinesh Khatik and his subsequent climbdown
Published on Jul 30, 2022 11:03 PM IST

Political parties looking at major revamp in UP

They are bracing for 2024 LS polls, and before that the civic polls. BJP expected to have a new state chief soon while Congress too is looking for one
There are multiple vacancies for the cadres as parties brace for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, and before that for a mini test – the civic polls, expected by the year-end. (File Photo)
There are multiple vacancies for the cadres as parties brace for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, and before that for a mini test – the civic polls, expected by the year-end. (File Photo)
Published on Jul 28, 2022 10:47 PM IST

MLC seats: Many BJP cadres in race, speculation rife on SBSP

The SBSP chief would be in Basti and Devipatan on Wednesday to meet his cadres on his 2024 LS election plans. This will be his first meeting with cadres since his alliance with SP was officially over
Based on its strength in the U.P. assembly, the BJP is expected to win both the seats and increase its domination further in the legislative council. The BJP currently has 72 seats in the 100-member legislative council. (File Photo)
Based on its strength in the U.P. assembly, the BJP is expected to win both the seats and increase its domination further in the legislative council. The BJP currently has 72 seats in the 100-member legislative council. (File Photo)
Published on Jul 27, 2022 08:56 PM IST

Presidential polls: Confident of numbers, BJP looking to divide Oppn more in UP

The vote value of each UP MLA who will vote in the presidential poll is 208, the highest in the country and the value of vote of MPs is 700
India’s 15th president is set to be elected on Monday. (File image)
India’s 15th president is set to be elected on Monday. (File image)
Published on Jul 18, 2022 11:33 AM IST

Droupadi Murmu invokes Atal Bihari Vajpayee, U.P’s heritage, Yogi Adityanath says party barriers falling

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath says there has been no negative voice against Droupadi Murmu’s candidature, which has sent a strong message to the society against dynastic politics
NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu, chief minister Yogi Adityanath and other leaders at a meeting in Lucknow . (PTI PHOTO)
NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu, chief minister Yogi Adityanath and other leaders at a meeting in Lucknow . (PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 13, 2022 05:33 PM IST

Cracks surface in Opposition ranks, BJP alliance displays unity as Droupadi Murmu visits Lucknow

On Thursday, Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) leader Om Prakash Rajbhar had said which way his party’s six MLAs would vote in the presidential election wasn’t decided yet.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath presenting a model of Ayodhya’s Ram temple to NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu, in Lucknow on Friday. (HT PHOTO)
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath presenting a model of Ayodhya’s Ram temple to NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu, in Lucknow on Friday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 08, 2022 10:55 PM IST

Droupadi Murmu gets rousing reception in Lucknow, Yogi gifts Ram temple model

Droupadi Murmu’s candidature sends strong message against dynastic politics and in favour of politics for the nation, says CM Yogi Adityanath
NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu posing with artistes wearing traditional attires, on her arrival, at Naimisharanya Guest House, in Lucknow on Friday. (HT PHOTO)
NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu posing with artistes wearing traditional attires, on her arrival, at Naimisharanya Guest House, in Lucknow on Friday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 08, 2022 10:54 PM IST

Presidential election: Droupadi Murmu to visit Lucknow, SBSP skips meeting for opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha

Droupadi Murmu would be welcomed by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, deputy chief ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak, among others, in Lucknow.
NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu is a former Jharkhand governor. (FILE PHOTO)
NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu is a former Jharkhand governor. (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jul 07, 2022 11:09 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh: BJP to engage with Pasmanda Muslims on road to 2024 Lok Sabha polls

The BJP is now out to aggressively woo the other backward classes (OBCs), scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST) equivalents among Muslims, known as Pasmanda.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders at a public meeting in Hyderabad. (FILE PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders at a public meeting in Hyderabad. (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jul 06, 2022 11:32 PM IST

Yogi government 2.0: Action-packed 100 days bear Mission 2024 imprint

In these 100 days, the BJP ministers were constantly on the move while the party cautiously guarded the workers against complacency by tasking them with strengthening booths.
Artistes performing on completion of 100 days in office by the Yogi government 2.0 in Uttar Pradesh. (ANI PHOTO)
Artistes performing on completion of 100 days in office by the Yogi government 2.0 in Uttar Pradesh. (ANI PHOTO)
Published on Jul 04, 2022 10:50 PM IST

Creating jobs to providing drinking water in villages: 100 days of Yogi govt 2.0

With an eye on the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, BJP ministers have been continuously striving towards achieving the goals set by the state government
The second stint of the Yogi government has so far been remarkably different. (File image)
The second stint of the Yogi government has so far been remarkably different. (File image)
Updated on Jul 04, 2022 04:49 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh Minorities Commission seeks to build consensus on population control

A team is being set up to collect feedback on population control from districts with more than 25% minority population, says Uttar Pradesh Minorities Commission chairman Ashfaq Saifi
In 2012, a draft bill on the population issue was put up on the website of the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission. (PIC FOR REPRESENTATION)
In 2012, a draft bill on the population issue was put up on the website of the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission. (PIC FOR REPRESENTATION)
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 01:20 AM IST

Mission 2024: Now, 14 opposition-held LS seats in U.P. on BJP’s radar

Keeping 2024 LS Polls in mind, the BJP has started setting its booth-management and booth strengthening plans in order, especially in opposition citadels like Rae Bareli, the Lok Sabha constituency of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Mainpuri, the Lok Sabha constituency of Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav among others
In 2019 LS polls, the BJP and its allies had won 64 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. Now, after its recent wins in Azamgarh and Rampur LS bypolls, considered Samajwadi Party (SP) bastions, the BJP’s Lok Sabha strength from U.P. has gone up to 66, leaving out only 14 Lok Sabha seats where BJP doesn’t have its MPs. (Pic for representation)
In 2019 LS polls, the BJP and its allies had won 64 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. Now, after its recent wins in Azamgarh and Rampur LS bypolls, considered Samajwadi Party (SP) bastions, the BJP’s Lok Sabha strength from U.P. has gone up to 66, leaving out only 14 Lok Sabha seats where BJP doesn’t have its MPs. (Pic for representation)
Published on Jun 30, 2022 10:54 PM IST

After bypoll wins, BJP now looks to strengthen hold in Azamgarh, Rampur

Days after winning the opposition Samajwadi Party’s citadels of Azamgarh and Rampur in the Lok Sabha bypolls, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government has now decided to build on its new-found gains in these districts
BJP leader Dinesh Lal Yadav meets Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after his victory in Azamgarh Lok Sabha by-election, in Lucknow on Tuesday. (ANI)
BJP leader Dinesh Lal Yadav meets Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after his victory in Azamgarh Lok Sabha by-election, in Lucknow on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 12:36 AM IST

BJP on course to winning all 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh: Yogi

Yogi Adityanath said under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, setting newer records had become a habit for the BJP.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath with other BJP leaders after the party’s victory in the Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha by-elections. (PTI PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath with other BJP leaders after the party’s victory in the Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha by-elections. (PTI PHOTO)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 09:18 PM IST

UP Lok Sabha by-polls: BJP hopes to make inroads into SP strongholds

SP won the seats even when the BJP swept the national polls in 2019 in Uttar Pradesh by winning 62 of the 80 seats
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath campaigned for the by-polls. (HT PHOTO)
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath campaigned for the by-polls. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 23, 2022 10:10 AM IST

Lucknow Raj Bhavan opens its doors to morning walkers, yoga lovers

Fitness buffs and morning walkers will soon have a new option in the heart of Lucknow: the Raj Bhavan lawns
Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel doing yoga at Raj Bhavan in Lucknow on the occasion of International Yoga Day on Tuesday. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel doing yoga at Raj Bhavan in Lucknow on the occasion of International Yoga Day on Tuesday. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 12:00 AM IST

LS bypolls: It is a “dharm yudh”, say senior Uttar Pradesh ministers

The campaign for the byelections to the Azamgarh and Rampur seats of the Lok Sabha intensified on Saturday as several leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) joined the campaign.
U.P. BJP chief Swatantra Dev who is also the state’s Jal Shakti minister addressing a public meeting in Azamgarh. (HT PHOTO)
U.P. BJP chief Swatantra Dev who is also the state’s Jal Shakti minister addressing a public meeting in Azamgarh. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 19, 2022 12:17 AM IST

Yogi govt sets sight on ‘mission employment’

Finance minister Suresh Khanna says a mega recruitment drive to fill up 40,000 vacancies in the police department would be undertaken soon
Officials said another recruitment drive to fill up 7,540 vacancies in the basic education department and an estimated 10,000 vacancies in government medical colleges and hospitals would soon be undertaken in a phased manner. (Pic for representation)
Officials said another recruitment drive to fill up 7,540 vacancies in the basic education department and an estimated 10,000 vacancies in government medical colleges and hospitals would soon be undertaken in a phased manner. (Pic for representation)
Published on Jun 14, 2022 10:37 PM IST

U.P. MLC polls: Oppn space shrinks as all 13 candidates elected unopposed

The opposition space in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council (Vidhan Parishad) shrunk further after nine more members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were declared elected unopposed as members of the legislative council (MLCs) on Monday
The BJP now has 72 members in the upper house of the state legislature as against nine members of the SP (For Representation)
The BJP now has 72 members in the upper house of the state legislature as against nine members of the SP (For Representation)
Published on Jun 13, 2022 11:17 PM IST

Relief for Samajwadi Party as SBSP joins Azamgarh Lok Sabha bypoll campaign

The Lok Sabha bypolls will be held in Azamgarh, along with another Samajwadi Party bastion Rampur, on June 23.
SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar with Samajwadi Party candidate Dharmendra Yadav for the Azamgarh Lok Sabha bypoll campaign. (SOURCED IMAGE)
SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar with Samajwadi Party candidate Dharmendra Yadav for the Azamgarh Lok Sabha bypoll campaign. (SOURCED IMAGE)
Published on Jun 09, 2022 10:56 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh MLC polls: SP’s selection of candidates peeves allies

Mahan Dal decides to part ways with SP, others also unhappy; seven ministers among BJP’s nine candidates, Samajwadi Party names four
SP candidates filing nominations for Uttar Pradesh MLC polls on Wednesday. (SOURCED IMAGE )
SP candidates filing nominations for Uttar Pradesh MLC polls on Wednesday. (SOURCED IMAGE )
Published on Jun 08, 2022 10:49 PM IST

UP Lok Sabha by-polls: BJP hopes to make inroads into SP strongholds

The SP won all 10 assembly segments in Azamgarh in this year’s polls, the reason why the seat is high on BJP’s priority
The by-polls to Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha seats will be held on June 23. (AP)
The by-polls to Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha seats will be held on June 23. (AP)
Published on Jun 06, 2022 11:45 AM IST

UP Vidhan Parishad polls: BJP, SP mull over names as Cong,BSP stare at embarrassment

After these polls, the BSP would be left with just one MLC while the Congress won’t have any representation in the U.P. Vidhan Parishad
The BJP currently dominates the 100-member UP legislative council with 66 MLCs. (Pic for representation)
The BJP currently dominates the 100-member UP legislative council with 66 MLCs. (Pic for representation)
Published on Jun 02, 2022 10:41 PM IST

Coffee with HT: UP finance minister’s maths woven around verses

The UP finance minister’s speeches are garnished with poetry, at a time when politicians launch a no-holds barred attack to target rivals
Khanna has now applied for a Guinness record for winning from the same constituency for nine consecutive terms. (HT)
Khanna has now applied for a Guinness record for winning from the same constituency for nine consecutive terms. (HT)
Published on May 30, 2022 12:03 AM IST

RS polls: BJP reveals six names, keeps suspense on over two

The BJP is widely expected to field 8 candidates. With 273 lawmakers in U.P. assembly, the BJP and allies were in a position to ensure outright win of 7 candidates and still be left with a few surplus votes to help push for the win of its eighth candidate, party leaders said.
BJP (255) and allies (18) account for 273 lawmakers in the U.P. assembly, whose members vote in these polls. (Pic for representation)
BJP (255) and allies (18) account for 273 lawmakers in the U.P. assembly, whose members vote in these polls. (Pic for representation)
Published on May 29, 2022 11:53 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh: BJP mulls over names for Rajya Sabha polls amid speculation of contest

The BJP strategists are keeping an eye on if the main opposition Samajwadi Party would like to force a contest by fielding four candidates, while being sure of an outright win of only three of the SP nominees for the Rajya Sabha polls.
These Rajya Sabha polls have boiled down to a straight contest between the BJP and SP. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
These Rajya Sabha polls have boiled down to a straight contest between the BJP and SP. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on May 25, 2022 10:28 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh: Swatantra Dev Singh’s elevation shows BJP’s Kurmi focus for 2024 Lok Sabha polls

Three of Yogi Adityanath’s ministers were defeated by Kurmi candidates of the Samajwadi Party in the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls
Swatantra Dev Singh. (FILE PHOTO)
Swatantra Dev Singh. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 21, 2022 11:14 PM IST
SHARE
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, August 12, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now