Articles about Sakshi Maharaj

Sakshi Maharaj is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician and Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Unnao, Uttar Pradesh. He is an OBC leader from the Lodh community and has his foundation running several ashrams and educational institutes in the country. Maharaj contested the Lok Sabha election for the first time in 1991 from Mathura constituency as a BJP candidate. He won the election and again contested in the 1996 and 1998 elections, winning on both occasions from Farrukhabad. He was a close associate of BJP leader and former UP Chief Minister Kalyan Singh. In 1999, Maharaj was one of the accused in the murder of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s aide, Brahm Dutt Dwivedi, and was, therefore, denied a Lok Sabha ticket by the BJP. He then left the party and campaigned for Samajwadi Party (SP) during the 1999 LS elections, in return for which he was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. He was, however, expelled from the Rajya Sabha after getting caught on tape revealing the misuse of his MP Local Area Development Scheme funds. In 2012, he made a return to the BJP and won from Unnao in the 2014 and 2019 General Elections.

Unnao: Rape victim set on fire by accused on bail

05 Dec 2019

India
Unnao: Rape victim set on fire by accused on bail

A 23-year-old woman was set ablaze on Thursday morning by five men outside her village in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district.

Rape-accused Kuldeep Sengar, granted parole for brother's funeral, meets supporters

29 Oct 2019

India
Rape-accused Kuldeep Sengar, granted parole for brother's funeral, meets supporters

Kuldeep Singh Sengar is accused of raping a teen, getting her father killed in custody, and orchestrating her near-fatal accident.

Two years after Unnao rape, BJP expels MLA Kuldeep Sengar

01 Aug 2019

Politics
Two years after Unnao rape, BJP expels MLA Kuldeep Sengar

The BJP whose pet slogan is "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhaao" finally expelled rape accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar from the party on Thursday.

Murder case against BJP lawmaker after Unnao rape survivor's accident

29 Jul 2019

India
Murder case against BJP lawmaker after Unnao rape survivor's accident

Hours after the mother of the Unnao rape case's survivor alleged that the accident in Raebareli, in which the teen was seriously injured, was a conspiracy, a murder case has now been filed against BJP legislator Kuldeep Sengar.

Unnao case: BJP's Sakshi Maharaj meets rape-accused MLA in jail

06 Jun 2019

Politics
Unnao case: BJP's Sakshi Maharaj meets rape-accused MLA in jail

Picture this: An MLA was accused of raping a minor and planning a conspiracy which killed her father. That MLA was sent to jail and months later, a parliamentarian paid him a visit.

BJP mixing religion and politics with 'Jai Shri Ram': Mamata

03 Jun 2019

Politics
BJP mixing religion and politics with 'Jai Shri Ram': Mamata

The slogan 'Jai Shri Ram' has taken center stage in West Bengal politics. In the last couple of days, workers of BJP mouthed the words in front of several Trinamool leaders, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Unnao: Priyanka shown black flags by Hindu Yuva Vahini workers

28 Apr 2019

Politics
Unnao: Priyanka shown black flags by Hindu Yuva Vahini workers

On Saturday, Congress' star-campaigner Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was shown black flags by the workers of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, during her roadshow in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh.

Tricked into inaugurating night-club, Sakshi Maharaj complains against own-party member

16 Apr 2018

India
Tricked into inaugurating night-club, Sakshi Maharaj complains against own-party member

BJP lawmaker, Sakshi Maharaj, popular for his controversial statements, inaugurated a night-club called 'Let's Meet', on Sunday in Lucknow.

BJP MLA: Not a Hindu, if you don't join RSS

06 Feb 2018

Politics
BJP MLA: Not a Hindu, if you don't join RSS

BJP MLA from Hyderabad T Raja Singh has claimed that those who don't attend RSS' daily meetings aren't "true Hindus."

UP civic polls: 1.09cr people in 24 districts cast votes

22 Nov 2017

Politics
UP civic polls: 1.09cr people in 24 districts cast votes

The first phase of civic polls in Uttar Pradesh is being held today across 24 districts. Voting will happen from 7am to 5pm.

Babri Masjid case- Advani, Joshi, Bharti exempted from personal appearance

07 Jun 2017

India
Babri Masjid case- Advani, Joshi, Bharti exempted from personal appearance

A special CBI court has exempted BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti from personal appearance during the ongoing Babri Masjid case trial.

Only unmarried women allowed in Telangana's social welfare colleges

02 Mar 2017

India
Only unmarried women allowed in Telangana's social welfare colleges

Only unmarried women are allowed in Telangana's social welfare women's colleges, which provides students everything for free.

"Women wearing jeans, 'men's clothes' should be drowned in sea"

28 Feb 2017

India
"Women wearing jeans, 'men's clothes' should be drowned in sea"

A video featuring a Kerala pastor has gone viral, where he says "sinner" women who wear jeans and "men's clothing" should be drowned in the sea with rocks tied to their bodies.