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Assembly Election 2022: 'Goonda raj' to return if Akhilesh forms govt in UP, says Amit Shah

Assembly elections will be held in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa and Punjab between February 10 and March 7. Results will be announced on March 10.

India TV News Desk Written by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: January 27, 2022 23:16 IST
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a door to door campaign for the upcoming state assembly polls, in Greater Noida

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday lashed out at Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati for pushing Uttar Pradesh into jungle raj by keeping it poor and backward. Shah urged the people of Uttar Pradesh to bring the Yogi government back to power, adding that Uttar Pradesh polls will decide the country's destiny. The Mathura Assembly seat which falls under the Braj region is a high-stakes battle for the ruling party. Shrikant Sharma, a Brahmin, is the sitting MLA from the Mathura constituency. The party has renominated him from Mathura and is hopeful that he will retain the seat. Polling here will take place in the first phase on February 10. The Congress has fielded Pradeep Mathur while the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has given ticket to SK Sharma. The Samajwadi Party(SP)-Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) alliance has fielded Devendra Agarwal, a former MLA from Sadabad, from Mathura. Earlier on Wednesday, Shah met Jat leaders in a bid to woo voters from the community and said that his relationship with the community goes back a long time. Shah interacted with over 200 leaders from the Jat community in New Delhi. He said that both the BJP and the Jat community have similar views on important issues. 

 

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  • 6:46 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 4:13 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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

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  • 1:20 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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    UP polls to decide India's destiny, says Amit Shah 

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  • 12:57 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 12:52 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 12:17 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 11:19 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 10:49 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 10:45 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 10:39 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 10:17 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 10:16 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 10:14 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 10:12 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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

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  • 10:06 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Uttarakhand: Ex-Congress chief Kishore Upadhyay expelled from party

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    Kishore Upadhyay expelled from Congress

  • 10:02 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Punjab: Majithia fielded against Sidhu from Amritsar East

     

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  • 10:00 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 9:59 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 9:58 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 9:58 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    UP: Only those willing to struggle will survive in 'new Congress', says Lallu

    Taking a dig at former union minister RPN Singh for quitting the party, Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu said only those willing to fight for the people will stay in the new Congress. He is a raja-maharaja. He did not like a poor man like me being the state president of the Congress and perhaps this is the reason why he quit the party, Lallu said. "This is the new Congress wherein only those who struggle will survive. Thousands of workers gathered with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to fight for relief from issues pertaining to the common people of Uttar Pradesh. They faced sticks, went to jail and faced trial. I, too, was jailed several times. But, RPN Singh was never even seen in protests," Lallu said.

  • 9:56 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    SP's Azam Khan files nomination from Sitapur Jail

    Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan on Wednesday filed his nomination for Rampur Sadar seat from inside Sitapur jail. The Returning Officer from Rampur visited the jail to get his nomination papers after an order was issued by Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Rampur Court, Jailor RS Yadav told media. "As of now all paper formalities have been completed," he said. Rampur will go to polls on Feb 14 in the second phase of UP elections. Khan, MP from Rampur, is lodged in Sitapur jail since Feb 2020 in case of land grabbing and several others. 

  • 9:56 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Bad weather makes electioneering an uphill task in U'khand

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  • 9:52 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Amit Shah to campaign in Mathura today

    BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will tour Mathura today where polling will be held in the first phase on February 10. The Mathura Assembly seat which falls under the Braj region is a high-stakes battle for the ruling party.