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Assembly polls: Senior BJP leader Madan Mohan Mittal joins Shiromani Akali Dal

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 29, 2022 22:36 IST
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SP and BJP-led govts brought anarchy to UP, says Mayawati

Senior BJP leader and former Punjab minister Madan Mohan Mittal on Saturday joined the SAD in the presence of party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal here. Mittal was upset after his son, Arvind Mittal, was denied a ticket by the BJP from Anandpur Sahib assembly seat.

The BJP has fielded Parminder Sharma from the constituency. Welcoming him into party fold, the Shiromani Akali Dal chief said that with the joining of Mittal and his supporters, the SAD will get a boost. Badal also appointed him as the party's senior vice president. Mittal had served as minister of parliamentary affairs, and health and family welfare in the Parkash Singh Badal-led government in Punjab. When asked whether Mittal would contest the elections from Anandpur Sahib, Badal said this decision would be left to the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). Mittal is seeking a ticket for his son from Anandpur Sahib constituency but according to the seat-sharing arrangement between the SAD and the BSP, the seat is with the Mayawati-led outfit. The BSP has already declared its candidate Nitin Nanda from the Anandpur Sahib seat. The BSP will be fighting on 20 of the 117 seats while the Sukhbir Badal-led outfit will contest from the remaining seats.

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  • 7:29 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 6:52 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 6:50 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 6:17 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 6:05 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 5:39 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 5:32 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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

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  • 4:15 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 4:12 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 3:18 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 2:09 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

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  • 2:07 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

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  • 1:28 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

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  • 12:44 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

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  • 12:43 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

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  • 12:41 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

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  • 9:24 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

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  • 9:06 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

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    Baghel, who was conducting a door-to-door campaign on Friday in support of Congress candidate Sikandar Valmiki from Agra Cantonment, also said that the people he met have assured him that they will vote for Congress.

  • 9:06 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

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  • 7:28 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

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

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  • 7:24 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

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    The RLD chief said, "They call Western Uttar Pradesh Jat land. What do they call Haryana? They only want to polarise. They want to polarise on the caste lines. This is their strategy. They do not have a place for me in their hearts. What would they gain by appeasing me? Focus on our issues, do justice with the farmers."

  • 7:20 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    BJP's every promise was a 'Jumla', says Akhilesh Yadav

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    Addressing a joint press conference with Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary here, Yadav said, "Now the elections have come, I would like to tell BJP to read their manifesto. Did they fulfil the promises that they made? Every promise turned out to be a 'Jumla'. Gave false advertisements, playing with the statistics even now. I believe that our coalition will defeat the BJP in this election."

    The former chief minister further reiterated his party's promise that they would provide 300 units of free electricity to the people if they are voted to power.

  • 7:19 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    587 candidates file nominations for Goa Assembly polls

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  • 7:18 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Mayawati to kickstart poll campaign in Punjab on Feb 8

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    Garhi said the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) -BSP alliance will form the next government in Punjab with a clear majority.

    "The BSP-SAD alliance would free Punjab from the misrule of the Congress party with a victory in the 2022 assembly elections," he said.

  • 7:17 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP polls: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel conducts door-to-door campaign

    Chhattisgarh CM and Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel conducts door-to-door campaign, ahead of the UP elections