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Assembly Election 2022: NDA will form govt in UP with thumping majority, says Amit Shah

The Election Commission has already announced the dates and all the political parties have started flexing their muscles in the poll-bound states -- Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa and Punjab.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 21, 2022 23:21 IST
NDA will form govt in UP with thumping majority, says Amit
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NDA will form govt in UP with thumping majority, says Amit Shah

The stage is set for Assembly elections in five states -- Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa and Punjab. While the first four are ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party, the last one has a Congress government. The Election Commission has already announced the dates and all the political parties have started flexing their muscles in the poll-bound states. 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. From Congress' side, its senior leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is spearheading the campaign. She is addressing rallies across the length and breadth of the state, promising to bring a change if her party forms the next government. 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.

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  • 6:33 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 5:02 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 4:49 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 4:43 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 4:32 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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

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  • 3:57 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 3:54 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 3:47 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 3:32 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 3:29 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 2:44 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 2:43 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 2:41 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 1:52 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 12:51 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 12:41 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 12:27 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 12:23 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 12:21 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 11:53 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

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  • 11:52 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

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  • 11:36 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 11:15 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 11:12 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 11:10 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 10:44 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 10:40 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 10:26 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 10:25 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 10:24 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 10:23 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 10:22 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 8:31 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

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    "The chief minister should own moral responsibility in the case and resign from his post," Chugh said.

    The BJP general secretary alleged that the ED raids show that "Congress has been running sand mafias in the state".

  • 8:31 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP polls: Shivpal Singh Yadav says he is firmly with SP-led alliance

    Former Uttar Pradesh minister Shivpal Singh Yadav on Wednesday said that there is no truth in claims that he can join the BJP and he is firmly with the alliance led by his nephew Akhilesh Yadav in the Uttar Pradesh elections.

    In a brief statement posted on his Twitter handle, he urged his supporters to defeat the BJP and bring Samajwadi Party-led government to power.

    His remarks came on a day when his brother Mulayam Singh Yadav's daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav joined the BJP.

  • 8:30 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Congress leadership to take decision on Harak Singh Rawat's rejoining not me: Harish Rawat

    Congress leader and former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday said that a decision on taking back Harak Singh Rawat into the party is not for him to take and the party leadership has to take a call on the matter.

    "I am not angry with anyone. Congress high command has to decide whether Harak Singh Rawat will be inducted into the party or not. I will accept whatever decision the Congress party takes. I am not in the capacity to decide whether Harak Singh Rawat should be inducted into the party or not," Rawat said.

    He also made a cryptic remark noting that it is not necessary that "all devotees (of God) are good".

  • 8:28 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP polls: Liquor worth over 9 crore, 'ganja' of over Rs 14.31 crore seized

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer Ajay Kumar Shukla on Wednesday said that 44,80,204 publicity materials have been removed from public and private places, liquor worth Rs 9.19 crore and 'ganja' worth Rs 14.31 crore has been seized in the state as part of measures to ensure compliance with the model code of conduct (MCC) for the upcoming assembly polls.

    He said cash of over Rs 7.20 crore has been seized and 167 persons have been booked for violating MCC.

    "Police department has recovered 4,164 arms, 4,357 cartridges, 214 explosives and 92 bombs so far," an official release said.

    It said that "84 centres" where illegal weapons were being made have been seized by the police department in raids.

  • 8:27 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP polls: Video report shows challenges being faced by sugarcane farmers

  • 8:18 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    BJP uses central agencies against opponents during polls: Baghel

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    The Congress leader sought to know why raids are conducted by central agencies only in states where non-BJP parties are in power.
    He was talking to reporters at the Swami Vivekanand Airport Raipur this evening after returning from a four-day tour to Delhi and poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

    Asked about Enforcement Directorate's (ED) raids at the premises of Channi's nephew, Baghel said, “Wherever elections are held, people in the opposition are raided. This is being done to intimidate and threaten (opposition parties).

  • 7:27 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Punjab polls: Sanyukt Samaj Morcha announces 17 more candidates

    Sanyukt Samaj Morcha (SSM), a political front of farmer unions, announced 17 more candidates for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections on Wednesday.

    Until now, SSM has announced 47 candidates for the election which is scheduled for February 20. Whereas, the SSM and Gurnaam Singh Charuni's Sanyukt Sangharsh Party (SSP) have announced 57 candidates so far.

  • 7:26 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Sand mining case: ED does not report to me, says Amarinder Singh

    After Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi blamed former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for the Enforcement Directorate's raids on one of his relatives, the latter hit back at the former stating "ED doesn't report to me".

    Singh's statement came after Channi while addressing a press conference on Wednesday had said, "Captain Amarinder Singh and the Badals are behind the raids. They are jealous that a man like me, from a poor family, became the chief minister."

  • 7:25 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Many Punjab Cong MLAs, ministers accused of involvement in sand mining: Som Prakash

    After the Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided the house of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi's relative on Wednesday and seized Rs 10 crore cash, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry and BJP leader Som Prakash said that people of Punjab have long been accusing many Congress MLAs and ministers of involvement in sand mining, transport and alcohol mafias.

    Earlier on Wednesday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has seized more than Rs 10 crore cash, gold worth above 21 lakh and a Rolex watch worth Rs 12 lakh from the residential premises of land mafia Bhupinder Singh Honey, a relative of state Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, and others in connection with an alleged illegal sand mining case.

  • 7:06 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Assembly polls: AIMIM announces third list of seven candidates

    Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi's party All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on Wednesday released the third list of candidates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

    The list has the names of seven candidates. So far, the AIMIM has declared 25 candidates and it will be contesting around 80 seats.

  • 6:53 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Punjab polls: SSP, SSM to contest 10 seats

    Sanyukt Sangharsh Party (SSP) & Sanyukt Samaj Morcha (led by Balbir Singh Rajewal) have reached an agreement for Punjab Assembly elections. We (SSP) will contest 10 seats: SSP chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni

    Polls for 117-member Punjab Assembly will be held on Feb 20

  • 6:24 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    BJP will bag over 300 seats in UP Assembly polls: Kalyan Singh's grandson Sandeep Singh

    Sandeep Singh, grandson of former UP CM Kalyan Singh, filed nomination from 73 Atrauli constituency on Wednesday and said that BJP would get over 300 seats in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

    Speaking to reporters, Singh, who is the minister of state for education in Uttar Pradesh, said, "I am grateful for the opportunity to serve people again. I'm confident, BJP will get a majority of over 300 seats in UP elections. 'Babuji' (former CM Kalyan Singh) isn't here today but I'll serve as he had guided."

  • 6:16 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Over 91% licensed arms deposited ahead of Punjab Assembly elections

    Complying to the directions of the Election Commission of India (ECI), as many as 3,54,075 licensed weapons have been deposited in the state ahead of Punjab Assembly Elections, scheduled to be held on February 20, 2022, said Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Punjab Dr. S Karuna Raju in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

    In a press release, he said that this is 91.10 per cent of the total 3,90,275 licensed weapons in the state. Whereas 27 without licenses weapons were seized in the state, he added. He said that some of the persons having licenced weapons including security personnel at nationalised/private banks and other persons facing security issues will have to approach the Deputy Commissioner for any genuine exemptions and complaint redressal.