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Assembly Election 2022: Yogi minister Swami Prasad Maurya resigns, Akhilesh welcomes him to party

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.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: January 11, 2022 22:17 IST
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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 politically crucial state, is witnessing big political developments as the polling date nears. In one such big development, Yogi government Labour and Employment minister Swami Prasad Maurya resigned from his post. Reports surfaced that he has joined Samajwadi Party as soon after his resgination, Akhilesh in a tweet welcomed ex-UP minister to the party. However, Swami Maurya's daughter claimed that his father has not joined any party yet and will decide on next course of action in the next two days.

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  • 9:29 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Swami Prasad Maurya's daughter says her father has not joined any party yet

    Hours after Uttar Pradesh Labour and Employment Minister Swami Prasad Maurya quit his post, his daughter and the BJP's Badaun MP Sanghamitra Maurya on Tuesday claimed her father has not joined any party and will reveal his strategy in a couple of days. The Samajwadi Party tweeted a photo of Swami Prasad Maurya and Varma with party chief Akhilesh Yadav, and wrote in Hindi, "Welcome to the Samajwadi Party. There will be a social justice revolution. There will be a change in 2022." | READ MORE

  • 8:52 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Will announce first list of candidates for Uttarakhand polls in a week: Congress' Harish Rawat

    Within the next 7 days, we will publish our first list for the 2022 Uttarkhand Assembly polls but for the second list, we will see how sick BJP is and then accordingly we will announce our candidates, Uttarakhand Congress leader Harish Rawat said.

  • 8:49 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    SC to hear tomorrow petition seeking independent inquiry into Haridwar 'Dharm Sansad' hate speech case

    Supreme Court to hear tomorrow a petition seeking an independent inquiry into the Haridwar 'Dharm Sansad' hate speech case. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana will hear the matter.

  • 6:56 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    I am not leaving the party: UP Minister Dharam Singh Saini

    I have come to know that Swami Prasad Maurya has given a list of MLAs who are leaving BJP & joining Samajwadi Party & my name is also in that list. I am and will be in the BJP. I am not leaving the party: UP Minister Dharam Singh Saini

  • 6:54 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    We are ready to resign in solidarity with Swami Prasad Maurya: UP BJP MLA Bhagwati Prasad Sagar

    We are ready to resign in solidarity with Swami Prasad Maurya. We will work for social upliftment and will bring 6,743 castes together and make 'Bhikhari Samaj' into 'Raja Samaj': UP BJP MLA Bhagwati Prasad Sagar

  • 6:53 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Within the next 7 days, we will publish our first list for the 2022 Uttarkhand Assembly polls: Harish Rawat

    Within the next 7 days, we will publish our first list for the 2022 Uttarkhand Assembly polls but for the second list, we will see how sick BJP is and then accordingly we will announce our candidates: Uttarakhand Congress leader Harish Rawat

  • 6:44 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Social Media Monitoring Center of UP Police will work 24 hours in 3 shifts during upcoming elections

    Social Media Monitoring Center of UP Police will work 24 hours in 3 shifts during upcoming elections

  • 5:38 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    BJP MLA Brijesh Kumar Prajapati resigns from primary membership of BJP

    BJP MLA Brijesh Kumar Prajapati resigns from primary membership of the party. "Swami Prasad Maurya is the voice of the backward classes. He is our leader and I am with him," Prajapati states in his letter. 

  • 4:53 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    13 MLAs are going to join Samajwadi Party: NCP Chief Sharad Pawar

    The people of Uttar Pradesh are looking for change. We will surely see the change in the State. Communal polarisation is being done in Uttar Pradesh, ahead of Assembly elections. The people of UP will give a befitting reply to this. 13 MLAs are going to join Samajwadi Party (SP): NCP Chief Sharad Pawar | ALSO READ

  • 3:57 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    People of Punjab will decide who will be the CM: Sidhu

    People of Punjab will decide who will be the CM. Who told you that the (Congress) high command will make the CM?: Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu

  • 3:52 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    People of Pubjab, not Congress high command will decide who will be the CM: Sidhu

    People of Punjab will decide who will be the CM. Who told you that the (Congress) high command will make the CM?, says Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu

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  • 3:42 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    Punjab: Congress constitutes Manifesto Committee and Campaign Committee

    Congress constitutes Manifesto Committee and Campaign Committee of Punjab Congress, ahead of February 14 Assembly election. Pratap Singh Bajwa is the chairman of the manifesto committee.

  • 3:10 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    More BJP MLAs resign, likely to join Samajwadi Party

    BJP MLA from Bilhaur, Kanpur, Bhagwati Sagar and Brijesh Prajapati, BJP MLA from Banda's Tindwari seat resign from party. Both leaders are likely to join Samajwadi Party. 

  • 2:51 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Three-tier panchayat elections in Odisha to be held in 5 phases

    Three-tier panchayat elections in Odisha to be held in 5 phases -- on Feb 16, Feb 18, Feb 20, Feb 22 and Feb 24, State Election Commission announces

  • 2:49 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Cong in-charge for Uttarakhand tests positive for coronavirus

    Congress in-charge for Uttarakhand Devender Yadav has tested positive for COVID-19.

  • 2:17 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP polls: Swami Prasad Maurya joins SP

    Swami Prasad Maurya, who had resigned from the Yogi Adityanath cabinet today, joins Samajwadi Party

     

  • 2:00 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP polls: Minister Swami Prasad Maurya resigns from Yogi cabinet

    UP Minister Swami Prasad Maurya has resigned from Yogi cabinet

  • 1:22 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur polls: Postal ballot facility for absentee voters; maximum number of electors’ norm reduced to 1250

    First time in Manipur, the option of a postal ballot facility would be provided during the elections for absentee voters which includes 80+ Sr citizens, PwDs electors & COVID19 suspects, or affected persons, the ECI said in an official release.

    During the review meeting with representatives of political parties and govt officials of Manipur ahead of Assembly elections in the state, ECI said the maximum number of electors’ norm at a polling station has been reduced from 1500 to 1250

  • 12:54 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Many from 'tukde tukde gang' in SP, Congress: UP Minister Sidharth Nath Singh

    "There are many members of 'tukde tukde gang' in Samajwadi Party (SP) & Congress. 'Tukde tukde gang' of Congress are joining SP today. They'll sow the seed of communalism and try to weaken nationalist forces in UP," says State Minister Sidharth Nath Singh on Congress' Imran Masood joining SP

  • 12:32 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP polls: Mayawati to not contest assembly elections

    "Former Chief Minister Mayawati and I will not contest the assembly elections. If Samajwadi Party does not have 400 candidates, how will they win 400 seats? Neither SP nor BJP will come to power, BSP is going to form the govt in Uttar Pradesh," says Satish Chandra Misra, BSP MP

  • 12:31 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Ferozepur was to witness highest ever turnout at any political rally in Punjab: GS Shekhawat

    "Ferozepur was going to witness highest ever turnout at any political rally in Punjab. But political workers, in collusion with the police, stopped not only the public but also PM from attending the rally. It has only strengthened the resolve of BJP workers," says Union Minister GS Shekhawat

  • 12:29 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Punjab polls: Seat allocation for BJP alliance in a couple of days, say sources

    Punjab polls: Seat allocation for BJP alliance will be done in two days, sources have said. The BJP has claimed nearly 80 seats for the assembly elections in state

  • 12:21 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Delhi: Several leaders from Punjab join BJP

    Delhi: Several leaders from Punjab including former MLA Arvind Khanna, SAD leader Gurdeep Singh Gosha, and former Amritsar councillor Dharamveer Sarin join BJP in presence of Union Ministers Hardeep Puri and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

  • 12:10 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    BJP core committee meet begins

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy CM KP Maurya and others arrive at party headquarters in Delhi for BJP core committee meet ahead of state assembly polls

     

  • 12:10 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya demands Akhilesh Yadav's apology

    "SP chief Akhilesh Yadav's statement on Lord Krishna, claiming religion as superstition has hurt the sentiments of people. I want him to apologise... By inducting Imran Masood into SP, their intention is clear that they will bring goons, criminals to win polls," says UP Deputy CM KP Maurya

  • 12:09 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP polls:Brajesh Pathak carries out door-to-door campaign in Cabinet Ganj area of Lucknow

    UP Assembly polls: State Minister Brajesh Pathak carries out a door-to-door campaign in Cabinet Ganj area of Lucknow

  • 9:12 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP polls: Congress leader Imran Masood likely to join SP

    Ahead of Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, former MLA and Congress leader Imran Masood is likely to join the Samajwadi Party (SP).

    Addressing a press conference on Monday, Masood said, "The Election Commission of India has announced the schedule of assembly polls. If we observe the current political circumstances of Uttar Pradesh, there is a direct fight between BJP and SP. So, I had a discussion with my supporters and we have decided to support Akhilesh ji."

    "I want a government who works in favour of youths, farmers, and women in the state," the former MLA said.

  • 7:38 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Majithia case: Badal says his faith in judiciary's impartiality vindicated

    Hours after senior SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia was granted anticipatory bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal Monday said his faith in the complete impartiality of the judiciary had been vindicated.

    Reacting to the development, the AAP, however, alleged that the grant of pre-arrest bail to Majithia was due to a “weak” case filed against the former minister due to a “collusion” between Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and the Badal family.

    Majithia is Badal’s brother-in-law.

    Facing arrest in an NDPS case, involving the sale, purchase and manufacturing of drugs among other offences, Majithia was on Monday granted anticipatory bail by the high court.

  • 7:12 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Haven't taken any decision to join BJP, says Goa Minister Govind Gaude

    Goa Minister and Independent MLA Govind Gaude on Monday said he has not taken any decision on joining BJP and will make a decision after consulting his party workers.

    "I haven't taken any decision on joining BJP. I will make a decision after consulting with my supporters," Gaude said.

    "I will meet my Karyakartas, consult them and then consider arriving at a decision on joining any party," he added.

  • 7:02 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Punjab Police bust terror module behind Pathankot Army camp attack

    Punjab Police have solved the hand grenade attacks including an attack at Pathankot Army Camp by busting a major terror module backed by the International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) group with the arrest of its six operatives. The SBS Nagar police have also recovered six hand-grenades (86 P), one pistol (9mm), one rifle (.30 bore) along with live bullets and magazines from their possession, Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab VK Bhawra said.

    Those arrested have been identified as Amandeep alias Mantri, Gurwinder Singh alias Gindi, Parminder Kumar alias Rohit alias Rohta, Rajinder Singh alias Malhi alias Nikku, Harpreet Singh alias Dholki and Raman Kumar.

  • 7:02 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    BJP to deploy IT expert in each Uttarakhand Assembly constituency

    With COVID-19 restrictions in place ahead of Uttarakhand Assembly elections, the BJP has now decided to make use of technology and has decided to deploy one IT expert in every constituency of the state to expedite the party's meetings, virtual rallies, campaigns and other programmes.

    The decision of the party comes after the Election Commission of India barred political parties from organizing roadshows and rallies till January 15.

    The IT experts will facilitate uninterrupted meetings and other programmes that the party will be holding online.

  • 7:01 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Goa polls: No discussions held on alliance with TMC, says Venugopal

    Senior Congress leader KC Venugopal has said that no talks regarding an alliance with Trinamool Congress were held during his meeting with Rahul Gandhi.

    Taking to Twitter, the senior Congress leader said that the rumour in circulation that a possible alliance with the TMC was discussed by Rahul Gandhi in the meeting is completely "baseless and untrue".

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