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Assembly polls: Shiv Sena fields ex-deputy speaker for Manipur assembly polls

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: February 01, 2022 23:56 IST
Assembly Election 2022 Highlights 
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Assembly Election 2022 Highlights 

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

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

    Punjab polls: Majithia to fight only from Amritsar East

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  • 6:08 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Assembly polls: Fifteen former bureaucrats appointed EC's special observers

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  • 6:07 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Punjab polls: Nawanshahr MLA Angad gets poll code violation notice

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  • 5:06 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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

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  • 3:38 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Punjab polls: Channi asks people to ensure his victory from Chamkaur Sahib

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  • 3:36 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    BJP, SP left us in the lurch, will choose 'NOTA', say farmers in UP's Lakhimpuri Kheri

    Farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, who are yet to come to terms with the infamous October incident, are considering using the ‘NOTA’ option in the upcoming Assembly polls. They alleged that while the two main political parties in the state – the BJP and the Samajwadi Party (SP) – have “cheated” them, the other parties are “ineffective”. Farmers, that constitute the bulk of the population in Lakhimpur Kheri district located in the Terai belt, said while they have decided not to vote for the BJP owing to the contentious farm laws, they do not wish to support the SP either as the previous Akhilesh Yadav-led government had waived off Rs 2,000 crore interest amount payable by sugarcane mill owners to the cultivators. Several farmers said they will choose ‘NOTA’ (none of the above) on February 23, if necessary, as all parties pay them lip service during elections but do not take any concrete steps to address their grievances.

  • 3:34 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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

    UP polls: Congress releases a list of 4 candidates

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  • 12:46 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Punjab polls: Channi files nomination from Sri Chamkaur Sahib constituency

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  • 11:05 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

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  • 11:04 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Punjab polls: Jagmohan Singh Kang, his sons join AAP

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  • 10:35 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

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  • 7:41 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Exodus from BJP continues in Manipur, MLA joins Congress

    The exodus from the ruling BJP in election-bound Manipur continued with party MLA and retired IAS officer P. Saratchandra, former Minister N. Biren, and a state government PSU's former chief N. Joykumar joining the Congress on Monday.

    The Congress' election in-charge for Manipur Bhakta Charan Das and former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh welcomed all the three leaders at a function.

    Meanwhile, five other BJP leaders including Ningthoujam Mangi and S. Sovachandra also joined the National People's Party (NPP), the junior ally of the BJP. Earlier BJP leaders Lourembam Sanjoy Singh and Thangjam Arunkumar had joined it.

  • 7:11 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Uttarakhand polls: BJP, Congress leaders persuade 95 rebel candidates to withdraw nominations

    Many rebels from both Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress withdrew their nomination on Monday as party veterans managed to persuade them to withdraw in support of the party's official candidates ahead of Uttarakhand polls, said sources.

    As per Joint Chief Electoral Officer Pratap Singh Shah, around 95 candidates from 70 assembly seats withdrew their names on the last date for withdrawal of nomination which was Monday.

    "Now a total of 632 candidates on 70 assembly seats in Uttarakhand will contest the election," Shah said.

  • 6:32 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP polls: BSP releases list of 61 candidates

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    In its latest list, the BSP has given tickets to 15 Scheduled Castes and nine Muslims. The party has fielded Ravi Prakash Maurya from Ayodhya assembly constituency.

  • 6:32 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Liquor, psychotropic substances, unaccounted cash worth Rs 305 cr seized in Punjab

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    Raju said the surveillance teams have seized 26.64 lakh litres of liquor worth Rs 12.11 crore. Similarly, the enforcement wings have also recovered psychotropic substances worth Rs 273.13 crore besides confiscating unaccounted cash worth Rs 18.48 crore.

    The chief electoral officer said 2,860 people have been identified as probable sources of trouble.

  • 6:31 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP polls: Former ED joint director Rajeshwar Singh takes VRS

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    Sources say that Singh is likely to contest on the ticket of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Sultanpur assembly seat in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh polls.

  • 6:20 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Congress gears up for virtual campaigning

    Soon after the Election Commission of India extended a ban on physical rallies till February 11, Congress General Secretary organization KC Venugopal wrote a letter to all candidates and state Congress chiefs of poll-bound states to make necessary arrangements for virtual campaigning.

    In his letter, Venugopal asked other units to adopt the same model as adopted in Rahul Gandhi's virtual rally in Jalandhar in which Congress claims that around 9 lakh views were recorded in just two hours.

    Venugopal asked candidates and PCC chiefs to make all the arrangements necessary for virtual campaigning including setting up LED screens and taking permission from the administration as per the rules laid down by Election Commission for gathering 300-500 people for the virtual rallies.

  • 6:20 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Punjab polls: BJP party state chief Ashwani Kumar Sharma files nomination from Pathankot

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  • 6:19 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP polls: Police bust illegal arms manufacturing factory in Saharanpur

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