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Amar Singh tried his hand at floating his own party and formed Rashtriya Lok Manch, in 2011. The party contested the 2012 assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh but drew a blank.

Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday reported 2,151 new COVID-19 cases and 37 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the active cases to 20,204 and death toll to 1,229, said the State Health Department.

SP's district president, Firoz Khan said that the deceased, Chote Lal Diwakar, had been the party's candidate for the elections in 2017, however, he did not fight the elections as the seat went to the coalition party.

Announcing compensation for the kin of deceased, Akhilesh urged the BJP to give an amount of Rs 10 lakh compensation to kin of each deceased.

"Today is my father's death anniversary and I got a message for the same from @SrBachchan ji. At this stage of life when I am fighting a battle of life and death I regret for my over reaction against Amit ji and family.

"The public is watching and understanding. Despite repeated denials, they (SP) are not deterring the politics of appeasement. Their intentions will never be successful," Adityanath said in a series of tweets.

NPR snowballed into conspiracy after Opposition parties alleged that NPR is the first step towards the creation of the National Register Citizens (NRIC). However, Union Home Minister Amit Shah denied any link between the two exercises.

"Demonetisation caused problems for small businesses. Further, the businesses are closing down due to the imposition of GST. The economy has reached the ICU. For all this, BJP is responsible," he said.

Samajwadi Party workers stage a protest over increasing crime against women, in Lucknow on Tuesday.

The Samajwadi Party had allied with Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party for the parliamentary polls and the alliance won 15 seats while SP managed to win only 5 seats. The BSP had later broken off the alliance with SP.