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Assembly Election 2022 Updates: BJP accuses Congress of spreading hatred in Punjab

The seven-phased polls in Uttar Pradesh will take place on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27, March 3 and 7. Voting in Manipur will take place in two phases on February 27 and March 3, while Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa elections will be conducted in a single phase on February 14. The results will be declared on March 10.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 22, 2022 23:53 IST
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Assembly Election 2022 LIVE Updates: EC to meet Health Secretary today to take call on poll rallies, roadshows

The stage is set for Assembly elections in five states- Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa and Punjab. While the first four states are ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party, the last one has a Congress government. In Punjab, the BJP is contesting the polls in alliance with former chief minister Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Lok Congress and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa-led Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt). Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has announced Bhagwant Mann, its Punjab unit chief and Sangrur MP, as its chief ministerial candidate. Uttar Pradesh, the country's most populous and one of the most politically crucial states, is already witnessing marathon rallies by top politicians from both the ruling and opposition parties. BJP, Apna Dal, and Nishad Party will jointly contest polls on 403 seats. While Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has hinted at being the CM candidate for the party in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly election. Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati, both former CMs of Uttar Pradesh, are also leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters. The seven-phased polls in Uttar Pradesh will take place on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27, March 3 and 7. Voting in Manipur will take place in two phases on February 27 and March 3, while Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa elections will be conducted in a single phase on February 14. The results will be declared on March 10. 

 

 

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  • 11:45 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Congress releases first list of candidates for U'khand polls

  • 9:59 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    UP Polls: JP Nadda holds meeting with BJP leaders

    Ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, BJP National President JP Nadda held a meeting with party leaders of Nagina, Bijnor and Muzaffarnagar in Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh. The ruling BJP in the state is contesting the polls in an alliance with Apna Dal and the Nishad party in teh upcoming assembly polls. Elections for the 403 Assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases starting February 10.

  • 9:57 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Congress high command to decide CM face for Punjab polls: Sidhu

    Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday said the party high command will decide the chief ministerial face for the upcoming State Assembly elections that are scheduled to take place on February 20. "Congress takes decisions after analyzing the qualities of every leader. I have full faith in the party. There is a party high command to decide CM face. Whatever the party high command will decide, we will accept the decision," Sidhu told ANI when asked about the Congress CM face in the assembly elections.

  • 8:39 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    ED raids on CM Channi's relative's house political agenda of AAP: Sidhu

    Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday said that the raids conducted by Enforcement Directorate (ED) at the house of Chief Minister Charanjit Channi's relative house seem to be a part of the political agenda of Aam Aadmi Party as State Assembly elections are approaching. Sidhu, in an exclusive interview with ANI, said, "It looks like a political agenda because Punjab polls are coming. It seems that the Delhi government is taking action against our government."

  • 8:38 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Talks are on with BJP on seat sharing: Apna Dal Chief

    Apna Dal leader and Union Minister Anupriya Patel on Saturday said that talks with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regarding seat-sharing for the upcoming assembly polls are underway and her party would soon declare the exact number of seats that it will be contesting. "Right now we are in talks with BJP on seat sharing and very soon we will come out with the total number of seats we would be contesting", said Patel.

     

  • 8:36 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Cong CEC meet for Punjab poll candidates remains inconclusive

  • 7:58 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Congress releases a list of 40 candidates for Manipur polls

  • 7:06 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Cong's form slighlty low, will regain it: Harish Rawat

  • 7:02 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    AAP releases 6th list of candidates for Goa polls

  • 6:57 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    BJP accuses Congress of spreading hatred in Punjab

    Union Minister and Punjab BJP election in-charge Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has demanded action from the Election Commission, accusing the Congress of creating an atmosphere of hatred in the state ahead of polls. Sharing a video of Mohammad Mustafa, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has made many allegations, targeting Congress and its state president Navjot Singh Sidhu in a series of tweets.

  • 6:32 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    EC extends ban on physical rallies and road shows till Jan 31

    The Election commission of India (ECI) on Saturday extended the ban on election rallies and road shows till January 31 due to the Covid surge. EC had banned all physical rallies, roadshows, and padyatras owing to the surge in Covid-19 cases in parts of the country. On January 15, the commission extended the ban until January 22. It had, however, granted a relaxation for political parties to hold indoor meetings with a maximum of 300 people or 50 per cent of the capacity of the hall.

     

  • 6:19 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Azam Khan files plea in SC seeking interim bail to campaign for UP Election

    Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking interim bail to campaign for UP Elections. Azam Khan also said that the state is delaying prosecution against him so that he can't be part of upcoming polls.

     

  • 6:12 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Shivpal Yadav will contest from UP's Jaswantnagar seat on SP ticket

    Shivpal Yadav will contest from Jaswantnagar seat in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections on the Samajwadi Party ticket

  • 5:59 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Shah meets exodus-affected families in Kairana as he begins door-to-door campaign in western UP

    Putting the spotlight on the issue of alleged “exodus” of Hindus from Kairana before 2017, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday visited the affected families who have since returned here as he began his door-to-door election campaign in western Uttar Pradesh.    Accompanied by party workers and leaders wearing saffron caps and stoles with the BJP election symbol, Shah treaded the rain-drenched lane in the winter chill and distributed pamphlets mentioning the achievements of the BJP government, amidst intermittent shouts of "Jai Shri Ram' and 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'. This is the first political programme by Shah in Uttar Pradesh after the assembly poll dates were announced and the choice of Kairana is significant as BJP leaders had alleged that a large number of Hindus were forced to migrate from the area due to threats during the Samajwadi Party rule, making it a big poll issue in 2017.

     

  • 4:59 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Nadda holds meet with party leaders in UP

     

  • 4:28 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Yogi sped up the development in UP: HM Amit Shah in Kairana

    I've come to Kairana for the first time after Jan 2014. After 2014, PM Modi took the axle of UP's development in his hands. In 2017, after BJP govt was formed here, Yogi Adityanath became CM & further sped up the development: HM Amit Shah in Kairana

  • 4:26 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Harak, Yashpal major gains for Cong in U'khand ahead of polls

    The reinduction of Harak Singh Rawat and Yashpal Arya into the Congress is being seen as a major gain for the party ahead of the February 14 assembly polls in Uttarakhand. There was a dearth of big faces in the Congress after the exit of prominent leaders from the party following a revolt against the Harish Rawat government in 2016. While Harak Singh Rawat, a prominent leader from the Garhwal rejoined the party on Friday, Arya, a major SC leader from Kumaon division returned to the party along with his MLA son Sanjeev in October last year. Both Rawat and Arya are experienced leaders whose re-entry into the Congress comes as a major boost for the party ahead of the comping assembly polls.

  • 4:25 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Plea in SC seeks action against political party which promises 'irrational' freebies from public fun

    A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to seize the election symbol or de-register a political party that promises or distributes “irrational freebies” from public funds before elections. It said there should be a total ban on such populist measures to gain undue political favours from the voters as they violate the Constitution and the ECI should take suitable deterrent measures. The plea urged the court to declare that the promise of irrational freebies from public funds before elections unduly influences the voters, disturbs the level playing field and vitiates the purity of the poll process. The petition filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay has, as an alternative, sought a direction to the Centre to enact a law in this regard.

  • 4:23 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    UP CM flags of BJP's poll campaign vans, says double engine govt has fulfilled its promises

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday flagged off BJP's 'campaign vans' for next month's assembly polls and said the "double engine" government of the party has fulfilled all its promises. The BJP government has ensured development of the people while following the mantra of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas', he said during the programme at the party's headquarters here.

  • 4:19 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    There is no weightage in Congress in UP: Aditi Singh, BJP Raebareli candidate

    There is no weightage in Congress &there is a severe leadership crisis in the party. Congress does not have time to look back at the state for 5 years, they only come here before elections. People in UP are ready to welcome BJP to power again: Aditi Singh, BJP Raebareli candidate

     

  • 4:08 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    ED raids prove that corruption is going on under Congress' rule: Bikram Singh Majithia

    ED raids on the residence of a relative of Punjab CM Channi proved that corruption is going on under Congress' rule. ED recovered Rs 10cr cash & gold. Instead of acting against it, Congress high command is complaining to ECI: Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Bikram Singh Majithia

  • 4:03 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    BJP fields party's state chief Ashwani Kumar Sharma as its candidate from Pathankot

    BJP fields party's state chief Ashwani Kumar Sharma as its candidate from Pathankot for the upcoming Punjab assembly elections

  • 4:02 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Former Congress MP from Bareilly Praveen Singh and Congress leader and Former Bareilly Mayor Supriya Aron joins Samajwadi Party

  • 4:01 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    AAP's Bhagwant Mann challenges Charanjit Channi for direct face-off in Punjab polls

    Aam Aadmi Party's (AAPs) Bhagwant Mann has challenged Punjab CM Charanjit Channi for a direct face-off from Dhuri Assembly seat in the upcoming state Assembly polls. 

     

  • 4:00 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    AIMIM announces alliance with Jan Adhikar Party, Bharat Mukti Morcha for UP polls

    AIMIM has announced alliance with Jan Adhikar Party, Bharat Mukti Morcha for UP polls

  • 3:53 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    UP polls: Akhilesh Yadav promises jobs for 22 lakh youths in IT sector

    Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said his party will provide jobs to 22 lakh youths in the IT sector if it is voted to power in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. At the press conference, SP general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav also made a formal announcement that Yadav will contest the upcoming assembly election from Karhal seat in Mainpuri. Mainpuri is the Lok Sabha constituency of SP patriarch and Yadav's father Mulayam Singh. The SP will work to provide 22 lakh jobs to trained youths in the IT sector after coming to power, Yadav said.

     

  • 3:53 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    UP: Mayawati names 51 candidates for seats going to polls in second phase

    BSP president Mayawati on Saturday released the second list of 51 candidates for constituencies going to polls in the second phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly election. According to party sources, the candidates declared include 23 from the Muslim community and 10 from Scheduled Castes. A total of 55 seats will go to polls in the second phase on February 14. The BSP list contains candidates for seats in Saharanpur, Bijnor, Moradabad, Sambhal, Rampur, Amroha, Badaun, Bareilly and Shahjahanpur districts.  Mayawati also released a new slogan 'Har polling booth ko jitana hai, BSP ko satta mein lana hai.'

     

  • 3:30 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Home Minister Amit Shah holds door-to-door campaign in UP's Kairana

  • 3:30 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Yogi addresses public meet in Aligarh

  • 2:16 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM forges alliance with Jan Adhikar Party for UP polls

    AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi announces his alliance in Uttar Pradesh with Babu Singh Kushwaha & Bharat Mukti Morcha. "If the alliance comes to power there will be 2 CMs, one from OBC community & another from Dalit community. 3 Dy CMs incl from Muslim community," he said.

  • 1:25 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Akhilesh Yadav to contest From Mainpuri's Karhal seat

    Akhilesh Yadav will contest the upcoming assembly polls from Mainpuri's Karhal seat in Uttar Pradesh. READ STORY

     

  • 1:16 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    60% Goa MLAs switched parties in last five years, a 'record' in India: ADR report

    As many as 24 legislators in Goa, which is 60 per cent of the total strength of the 40-member state Assembly, have switched parties in the last five years, a report by an organisation has said. The Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in its report that with this, Goa has set a unique record, which is "unparalleled" in the history of Indian democracy. READ STORY

     

  • 1:14 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Denied ticket by BJP, ex-Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar to quit party

    Former Goa chief minister and senior BJP leader Laxmikant Parsekar, who was denied ticket by the party for the next month's state Assembly elections, on Saturday said he will resign from the ruling party. Parsekar currently heads the BJP's manifesto committee for the upcoming Goa elections and is also a member of the party's core committee.

     

  • 12:50 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Quitting BJP tough decision, but ready to withdraw from poll race if it fields good candidate from Panaji

    Utpal Parrikar, son of late Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who quit the BJP and announced to contest next month's Goa Assembly elections from Panaji as an independent, has said that quitting the party was the "most difficult" decision, but he is ready to withdraw from the poll race if the saffron party fields a "good candidate" from the constituency.

  • 12:48 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    BSP declares list of 51 candidates for UP polls

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Saturday declared the list of 51 candidates for the second phase of the upcoming UP polls. 

     

  • 12:43 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    SP candidate Ziya-ur-Rehman booked for violating Model Code of Conduct

    Ziya-ur -Rehman, the Samajwadi Party candidate from Kundarki seat in Moradabad, and 50-60 others were booked for violating of Model Code of Conduct and COVID protocol, police said on Saturday. Rehman is the grandson of Samajwadi Party MP Shafiq-ur Rehman Barq. A case has been registered against Rehman and 50 to 60 others for violating MCC and COVID guidelines during his election meeting and movement of convoy in Sambhal Kotwali area late on Friday night, Superintendent of Police Chakresh Mishra said. Rehman alongwith his supporters had gathered huge crowds with their convoy at Chandausi intersection violating the code of conduct. They were neither wearing masks nor maintaining proper social distancing, the SP added.

     

  • 12:05 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Mayawati is "quiet" in UP polls, I am surprised: Priyanka Gandhi

    Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has expressed "surprise" at the "low-profile campaign" of BSP in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections and said its campaign has not picked up expected pace even though the state is in the middle of the polls.

  • 12:03 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Open for post-poll alliance with any party except BJP in UP, says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

  • 12:02 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra rolls back her "CM face" comment, says said comment "in an exaggerated way"

  • 11:42 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Many in Pb Cong want Channi to be CM face; top brass says fighting polls under collective leadership

    There is a growing clamour within the Punjab Congress over the need to declare a chief ministerial candidate for next month's assembly polls, with many senior leaders throwing their weight behind Charanjit Singh Channi, the state’s first chief minister from the schedule caste community. Though the Congress high command has so far maintained that the party will fight the February 20 elections to the 117-member assembly under a "collective leadership", many leaders in its state unit are seeking that the air surrounding the issue be cleared at the earliest. The party had declared its chief ministerial candidate ahead of the elections in 2012 and 2017, senior leader and minister Brahm Mohindra said, adding that Channi has proved himself in the role in just three months.

     

  • 10:44 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Denied tickets, U'khand BJP leaders threaten to break ranks

    Denial of tickets has left powerful contenders in the BJP seething with discontent with several of them either preparing to cross over to other parties or enter the poll arena as independents. While a number of those left out are sulking as the party has preferred Congress defectors over dedicated party cadres on many seats in its first list of 59 candidates, a few have come out in the open with their wounded feelings. The most notable of them are the sitting MLA from Tharali Munni Devi Shah and Dwarahat MLA Mahesh Negi.

  • 10:41 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Why Manohar Parrikar's son Utpal resigned from BJP?

  • 10:37 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Congress finalises names of all 70 candidates for U'khand polls, list to be out on Saturday

    Congress has finalised the names of all 70 candidates who will be contesting for the upcoming polls in Uttarakhand. Speaking to ANI after the Central Election Committee meeting late on Friday evening, AICC In-Charge of Uttarakhand Devendra Yadav said, "A very fruitful discussion took place regarding candidates on all seats. The list of candidates would be released on Saturday." On the induction of expelled BJP minister Harak Singh Rawat, Uttarakhand Congress chief Ganesh Godiyal, who was also present at the meeting, said, "He wanted to serve Congress selflessly and everybody agreed to give him a chance. He will play an important role in strengthening the party."

     

  • 10:36 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Shazia Ilmi accuses Sidhu's aide Mohammad Mustafa of 'trying to disturb communal harmony'

    BJP's national spokesperson Shazia Ilmi accused the former Punjab DG Police Mohammad Mustafa, who is also the principal strategic adviser to Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, of trying to incite violence and disturb communal harmony by giving provocative statements ahead of the Punjab assembly polls. A purported video of Mustafa, where he can be allegedly heard threatening of 'creating a situation that cannot be controlled if a particular community was allowed to hold their events near his events,' was shared by Chiranshu Rattan, spokesperson of BJP Punjab Youth Wing and is making rounds on social media.

     

  • 10:30 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Goa polls: BJP tried to convince Utpal Parrikar, says Atanasio Monserrate

    Atanasio Monserrate, who is a BJP candidate on Panaji seat, said on Friday that the party tried its level best to convince Utpal Parrikar, son of former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, requesting him to contest from any constituencies. Speaking to ANI, Monserrate said, "The party tried its level best to convince him (Utpal Parrikar). I am sure that if his father (former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar) was alive, he would have never allowed this thing to happen." Utpal Parrikar has decided to contest the election as an independent candidate and resigned from the party.

  • 10:28 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    UP polls: BJP fields Mulayam Singh Yadav's close relative Hariom Yadav from Sirsaganj seat

    Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav's close relative Hariom Yadav, who recently switched sides from Samajwadi Party (SP) to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), will contest the upcoming assembly polls in the state from his current seat of Sirsaganj in UP's Firozabad.

  • 10:26 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    UP Assembly polls: All political parties to get 1,798 mins for campaigning on Doordarshan, Akashvani

    Ahead of the seven-phase assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, a draw to decide the timings of campaigning by political parties on Doordarshan and Akashvani was taken out on Friday. Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Dr Brahm Dev Ram Tiwari said that all political parties have been allotted a total of 1,798 mins for broadcasting.

     

  • 10:20 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma to contest from Pathankot

    Punjab BJP President Ashwani Sharma will contest the upcoming Assembly polls in the state from Pathankot, the party has announced. The BJP announced the candidature of Sharma while releasing the second list for the polls late Friday night. Issuing a statement, party national general secretary Arun Singh said that BJP's Central Election Committee has decided to field Sharma from Pathankot. After being nominated, Sharma tweeted: "I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party's national president J.P Nadda, party's state election in-charge Gajendra Singh Shekhwat and the BJP family that they trusted and fielded me from Pathankot."

  • 7:02 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Election Commission to review Covid-19 situation in UP

    The Election Commission of India is scheduled to hold a virtual meeting with the Union Health Secretary and the Chief Health Secretaries of the five poll-bound states on Saturday. The five states going to polls are Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa. According to sources, the review meeting is regarding EC's ban on election road shows and rallies.

     

     

  • 7:02 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma fielded from Pathankot

    Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Kumar Sharma has been fielded from Pathankot for the February 20 state Assembly polls, said the party in a statement released late Friday night. Sharma is a former MLA from Pathankot. 

  • 7:01 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Uttarkhand polls: Postal ballot facility made available for mediapersons in Dehradun

    On the instructions of the Election Commission of India (ECI), Director-General (Information), Dehradun had instructed the concerned authorities to provide postal ballot facilities for the ECI authorized mediapersons to exercise their voting rights. This facility will be available to mediapersons who are autorised by ECI for election coverage and hence, would face difficulties in exercising their voting rights from their respective constituencies.