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Assembly Election 2022 Updates: BJP started winning elections after losing again and again, says PM Modi

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 09, 2022 23:58 IST
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Assembly Election 2022 LIVE Updates

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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  • 11:56 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Farm laws implemented for benefit of farmers', withdrawn in national interest, says PM Modi

    Farm laws were brought for the benefit of farmers but were withdrawn in the national interest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.

    Speaking to ANI on the eve of UP assembly election 2022, PM Modi said, "I have come to win the hearts of farmers, & did so. I understand the pain of small farmers. I had said that farm laws were implemented for the benefit of farmers but were taken back in the national interest."

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  • 9:57 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi attacks dynastic politics, takes a swipe at Samajwadi Party's 'parivarvad'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the eve of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election 2022, launched a scathing attack at Congress, Samajwadi Party over dynastic politics saying it's the biggest enemy of democracy. Speaking to ANI a day before UP elections, PM Modi said dynastic politics compromises on the talent coming into a political party. READ MORE

  • 7:50 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi on Lakhimpur Kheri incident

    State Govt gave its consent for whatever committee Supreme Court wanted to form, for whichever judge SC wanted for probe. State government is working transparently, said PM Modi on Lakhimpur Kheri incident, MoS Home Ajay Mishra Teni and Opposition alleging 'whitewash' of whoever comes to BJP. 

  • 7:49 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Didn't speak against anyone's father, grandfather: PM Modi on Parliament speech

    "Didn't speak against anyone's father/grandfather...I said what a former PM had said...It's the right of the nation (to know). They say we don't mention Nehru ji. If we do, then too there's difficulty. Don't understand this fear," PM Modi over speaking on Jawaharlal Nehru in Parliament speech.

  • 7:48 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Earlier, leaders coming to India used to visit only Delhi, but...: PM Modi

    We believe-for country's progress we've to address regional aspirations. I was a CM too, & understand states' aspirations. Earlier, leaders coming to India used to visit only Delhi, but I took them to different states, PM on opposition saying BJP doesn’t respect regional aspirations.

  • 7:47 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    BJP began winning after losing again & again: PM Modi on elections

    BJP began winning after losing again & again. When we win, we try to connect to grassroots & leave no stone unturned in winning hearts. We look for hope even in loss. For us, polls are like open universities with opportunities for new recruitments & to polish ourselves, PM's view on elections.

  • 7:46 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Some leaders followed ‘divide & rule’ policy: PM Modi

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  • 7:44 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    We saw game of 'two boys' earlier too: PM Modi on Akhilesh-Jayant Chaudhary

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  • 7:43 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    BJP always emerges into elections with pro-incumbency, says PM Modi

    Wherever BJP has been given the opportunity to work with stability, there you will find an atmosphere of pro-incumbency and not anti-incumbency. BJP always emerges into elections with pro-incumbency, says PM Modi in an interview with ANI.

  • 7:42 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    We'll win with an overwhelming majority in all 5 states: PM Modi

    Speaking to ANI, PM Modi said, "BJP is always involved in serving people. When in power, we work with mantra of 'sabka saath, sabka vikas'. I can see a wave for BJP in all states. We'll win with an overwhelming majority & people in 5 states will give us an opportunity to serve them."

  • 7:01 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Former SP leaders, Congress leader join BJP in Lucknow

  • 6:34 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    UP will teach ruling BJP a lesson in assembly polls: Mayawati

    Asking people not to be swayed by tall promises of political parties, BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday claimed people of Uttar Pradesh will teach the ruling BJP a lesson in the assembly polls because of its “faulty policies”.

    “Ahead of the UP assembly elections, drama and hypocrisy (of political parties) is going on to mislead people with tall promises. People are suffering due to the wrong policies of the BJP government and are eager to teach a lesson to the anti-people government," Mayawati said in a statement.

  • 6:16 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Goa CM not sure of winning his seat so Shah is campaigning for him: Congress

    Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar on Wednesday taunted the ruling BJP for calling in Union Home Minister Amit Shah for campaigning in Sankhalim, from where chief minister Pramod Sawant is contesting, saying the CM knows he is going to lose from the assembly seat.

    Hitting back at the opposition party, Goa BJP president Sadanand Shet Tanavade said the people of the state are aware that the Congress is going to be defeated in the February 14 polls to the 40-member assembly.

  • 5:50 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi's interview at 8 pm today

    PM Narendra Modi's interview with ANI on several issues including Assembly elections 2022, to be played at 8 pm today.

  • 4:46 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    BJP will not make promises that can't be fulfilled: Union minister on manifesto for Manipur polls

    Union Minister Bhupender Yadav has said the BJP is preparing a "unique" election manifesto for the upcoming Manipur polls and will "not make any promise that will not be translated into action". Yadav, the BJP's in charge of the polls in the northeastern state, said the saffron camp has held discussions with various stakeholders and set up a committee to draft the manifesto. "We will come out with a unique election manifesto soon. A committee has also been formed to draft it. The party will not make any promise that won’t be translated into action," Yadav said.

  • 4:41 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Increased pension for senior citizens, financial support to pregnant women in BJP's U'khand manifesto

    We will amend the law of 'Love Jihad' to make it stricter including a provision of 10 years of rigorous imprisonment. We will provide 50,000 govt jobs to the youth... This 'Drishiti Patra' is a vision to make the state self-reliant & developed, said Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami.

    Today we've launched our manifesto (Drishti Patra) for state polls. We'll provide 3 free LPG cylinders to the poor in a year. Pregnant women living in hilly areas will be given Rs 40,000. Senior citizens' pensions will be increased to Rs 3600, Dhami added.

  • 4:36 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    BJP won't make promises that can't be fulfilled: Union minister on manifesto for Manipur polls

    Union Minister Bhupender Yadav has said the BJP is preparing a "unique" election manifesto for the upcoming Manipur polls and will "not make any promise that will not be translated into action". Yadav, the BJP's in charge of the polls in the northeastern state, said the saffron camp has held discussions with various stakeholders and set up a committee to draft the manifesto.

    "We will come out with a unique election manifesto soon. A committee has also been formed to draft it. The party will not make any promise that won’t be translated into action," Yadav said.

  • 4:28 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Rajnath Singh campaigns in Goa ahead of assembly election

    Defence Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh begins day-long campaigning by visiting Mahaalasa Narayani Temple in Mardol. 

     

  • 4:26 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    It's our duty to protest women, generate employment: CM Yogi in Moradabad

    Women don't need to worry about their safety. It is our duty. Our youths don't need to worry about employment. It is also our duty. We're going to provide 1 crore tablets & smartphones to our youths this year, UP CM Yogi Adityanath addressing a virtual rally in Moradabad's Bilari.

  • 3:50 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Nitin Gadkari releases BJP's manifesto for Uttarakhand Election

    Union Road Transport and Highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday released BJP's manifesto ahead of the assembly polls in Uttarakhand laying a roadmap for its development over the next five years as a model state. Named "Vision Document, 2022", the party's poll manifesto puts renewed emphasis on infrastructure development, tourism, stopping migration, employment generation, empowerment of women, farmers, horticulture and dairy development. 

  • 3:33 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Rs 6.38 crore cash, over 1 lakh litre liquor seized ahead of polls: Noida Police

    The police in poll-bound Gautam Buddh Nagar of Uttar Pradesh have seized Rs 6.38 crore ôunaccounted cashö and over one lakh litres of illicit liquor since the model code of conduct was implemented, officials said on Wednesday. Voting in the three assembly constituencies of Noida, Dadri and Jewar in the district will take place on Thursday during the first phase of polls in the state. The three seats have a combined voter count of over 16 lakh. The model code of conduct for the polls was enforced on January 8 while campaigning stopped Tuesday evening, with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath flying down to the district for a poll programme in the nick of time.

  • 3:12 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Nadda says Modi government re-developing Kedarnath

    For the development of Kedarnath, Rs 260 crore was given in the first phase, Rs 220 crore in the second phase. When the tragedy happened here, Congress had left everything in ruins. Modi Ji did the work of re-developing it: BJP President JP Nadda in Kedarnath

     

  • 3:08 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    JP Nadda addresses rally in Kedarnath

    You must have seen that any BJP leader who contests elections talks about himself and his party's report card first, have you ever seen a Congress leader keeping the report card before the people?: BJP president JP Nadda in Kedarnath

  • 3:07 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    UP polls: Congress promises aid up to Rs 10 lakh for any disease

    Aid up to Rs 10 lakh will be given for any disease. Cow dung will be bought for Rs 2/kg, which will further be used in vermi-composting. Small & medium businesses were more affected, no support came from the government. We'll develop clusters & support them: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

     

  • 3:07 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Free education for students of tribal & backward classes: Congress

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that school fees will be controlled, around 2 lakh vacant teaching seats will be filled. Teachers & 'Shiksha Mitra' will be regularized. Free education for students of tribal & backward classes from KG to PG. 

  • 3:06 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    UP: Polling parties being dispatched to designated polling stations

    Polling parties are being dispatched to their designated polling stations, ahead of Phase 1 voting for Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections tomorrow. In the first phase, polling will be held in 58 Assembly constituencies.

  • 2:24 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    BJP 'copy-pasted' pledges made by Cong in its UP manifesto: Priyanka

    Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday accused the BJP of copy-pasting the pledges made by her party in their Uttar Pradesh poll manifesto which she termed as "dhokha patra". The BJP on Tuesday assured free electricity for irrigation, a job for every household and free travel for women over 60 in its Uttar Pradesh election manifesto, which also promised a minimum 10-year sentence in cases of what it describes as "love jihad". "The BJP should name its 'Ghoshna Patra' as 'Dhokha patra'. The BJP, which used the talk about past 70 years, could not fulfil even one-fourth of the promises made in its manifesto in past five years years," Priyanka said in a tweet in Hindi. "It (manifesto) neither has the account of the work of five years, nor has the vision of building the future. That is why, it (BJP) has copy-pasted the pledges of Congress," she added.

  • 1:57 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Akhilesh Yadav's Rampur visit postponed due to bad weather

    Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav's Rampur visit was postponed on Wednesday due to bad weather, the party said. Yadav was scheduled to visit Rampur to campaign for party candidates Azam Khan and his son Abdullah Azam ahead of the assembly polls in the state. "The programmes of national president Akhilesh Yadav in Rampur have been postponed due to bad weather. The fresh dates for the same will be announced soon," the party said in a tweet. Rampur will go to polls in the second phase on February 14.

  • 1:40 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    UP: Congress promises 20 lakh jobs, farm loan waiver

    Priyanka Vadra said that all suggestions have been taken from the UP public. Farmers' loans will be waived off within 10 days of coming to power. Electricity bills will be waived off, COVID-affected families will be given Rs 25,000. We'll provide 20 lakh govt jobs.

     

  • 1:40 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Priyanka Gandhi releases Congress manifesto for UP polls

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra launches the Congress manifesto 'Unnati Vidhan Jan Ghoshna Patra-2022'

  • 1:29 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    BJP to work on women safety for next 5yrs, says Anurag Thakur

    BJP to work on women safety for next 5yrs; funds for 'CM Kanya Sumangala Yojana' has been increased from Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000, funds for 'CM Samuhik Vivah Yojana' is now at Rs 1 lakh from Rs 51,000. Will give SHG credit cards up to a limit of Rs 1 lakh: Union Min Anurag Thakur

     

  • 1:21 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    BJP's Singh Baghel confident of victory in Akhilesh Yadav fortress of Karhal

    Pitted against Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in Karhal seat, Union Minister SP Singh Baghel says no area can be termed as a "fortress" or "stronghold" as personalities like Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee have also tasted defeat in their bastions. He claimed the fight in the high-profile seat is not "one-sided" as a journey across the constituency would show that there is a BJP wave. Brought in politics by former chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, the BJP leader advised his principal opponent to try his luck from some assembly segment of Azamgarh too. When asked whether he could demolish the fortress of the Yadav family, Baghel told PTI, "There is nothing like fortress or stronghold in democracy. We have seen demolition of such fortress.You have seen Rahul Gandhi got defeated in Amethi and Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal."    

  • 12:37 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    When our govt comes to power, 3 riders will be able to ride a bike for free: Rajbhar

    A train carries 300 passengers on 70 seats & doesn't get challans... why's there a challan if 3 people ride a bike? When our govt comes to power, 3 riders will be able to ride a bike for free, otherwise, we'll put challan on jeeps/trains: SBSP founder & chief OP Rajbhar

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

    UP: BJP MLA booked for violating code of conduct, Covid protocols

    An FIR has been registered against over a thousand people, including Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Surendra Singh, for allegedly violating the model code of conduct and Covid protocols, and hindering traffic, police said on Wednesday. Singh, who resigned from the BJP's primary membership after being denied a ticket, reached Bairia with his supporters on Tuesday and held a meeting there, they said. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ashok Mishra said six people, including Singh, were named in the FIR registered on Tuesday night, while the rest are unnamed. Singh was charged of violating the model code of conduct in place for the elections, Covid protocols and prohibitory orders, and restricting traffic, the officer said. A probe is on in the matter, DSP Mishra said. The BJP has fielded Anand Swarup Shukla from the Bairia seat. Elections in Ballia district will be held in the last phase on March 7.

  • 12:05 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    BJP to release manifesto for Uttarakhand polls

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will release its manifesto for the upcoming Uttarakhand Assembly polls today. The election document will be launched by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. 

  • 12:03 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    BJP president JP Nadda to campaign in Uttarakhand

  • 12:02 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Congress MP's brother joins Akali Dal in Punjab

    Congress' Lok Sabha MP Jasbir Singh Gill’s brother Harpinder Singh alias Rajan Gill joined SAD in Amritsar. The latter had filed his nomination from the Khadoor Sahib seat but the Congress party denied him a ticket. 

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

    Goa: TMC demands action against Amit Shah, Priyanka Gandhi flouting Covid norms

    TMC Goa has complained to the Chief Electoral Officer against Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and many others for flouting the COVID-19 norms in their poll campaign. The letter by TMC Goa vice president Kishore Navrekar read, “While campaigning in Navelim constituency Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other participants in the campaign didn’t wear masks and also didn’t maintain social distance jeopardizing the safety of the people of Goa."

  • 11:08 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    They don't trust ballots but bullets: Owaisi attacks BJP in Sambhal

    They are descendants of Godse. They are people with the mindset same as those who killed Gandhi. They are the same who want to disrespect the Constitution of Ambedkar. They don't trust rule of law but rule of gun. They don't trust ballots but bullets. CM says he has ended all crime, now everyone is scared to do it, criminals & mafia have run away. Then who were the ones who fired bullets at me? HM & PM says that now mafia goes to jail. Then who were the ones who shot bullets?: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi in Sambhal

  • 11:02 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Uttarakhand: Maharashtra Governor's relative joins Congress

    Uttarakhand: Maya Koshyari, a relative of ex-Uttarakhand CM & Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari joins Congress in the presence of Harish Rawat. Koshyari, a two-time president of Bindukhatta BJP Mahila Morcha, left BJP & joined Congress along with six ex office-bearers.

  • 10:42 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    SP chief Akhilesh Yadav in Rampur today

    Samajwadi Party national president and former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav will campaign in Rampur today. Rampur is considered to be a stronghold of the Samajwadi Party. 

  • 10:41 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Yogi Adityanath to visit Rampur today

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will campaign in Rampur today. Rampur is considered to be a stronghold of Samajwadi Party. 

  • 10:29 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Owaisi brings hijab row to UP polls

    AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has brought the 'hijab' row to Uttar Pradesh elections. "The BJP government is not allowing our daughters to wear a hijab and study but Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks about empowering Muslim women with the triple talaq law. Is this his 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign pitch?" asked Owaisi while campaigning in Sambhal on Tuesday. Owaisi was referring to the controversy that began in January this year at a government college in Karnataka's Udupi when six girls wearing headscarves were asked to leave campus. On Tuesday, protests took a violent turn. The matter has spread to other parts of the state as well. Owaisi said: "The Prime Minister spoke twice in Parliament but never mentioned the situation in Karnataka. National data shows that many Muslim girls between three to 25 years of age have never been to school. This is what the Prime Minister is doing to those who are trying to get educated. Isn't it a joke?"

  • 8:58 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Uttarakhand Election 2022: No employee will canvass in any local authority poll, say police

  • 8:56 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election 2022: They don't trust ballots but bullets, says Owaisi on attack

    They are descendants of Godse. They are people with the mindset same as those who killed Gandhi. They are the same who want to disrespect the Constitution of Ambedkar. They don't trust rule of law but rule of gun. They don't trust ballots but bullets: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi

    CM says he has ended all crime, now everyone is scared to do it, criminals & mafia have run away. Then who were the ones who fired bullets at me? HM & PM says that now mafia goes to jail. Then who were the ones who shot bullets? asks Owaisi

  • 7:37 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election 2022: Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad files nomination from Gorakhpur

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

    Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh to campaign in Goa today

    Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) star campaigners for Goa Assembly polls, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, will visit the state on Wednesday, and hold a series of public rallies and door-to-door meetings across various constituencies in North and South Goa.

    As per a press release issued by the BJP, Shah's day-long engagements start with the door-to-door campaign at Mayem Assembly Constituency at 3.30 pm followed by a door-to-door campaign at Bicholim Assembly Constituency at 4.25 pm. 

    He will campaign for BJP candidates Premendra Shet and Rajesh Patnekar in their respective two constituencies.

  • 6:59 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election 2022: Police statement on BSP's Naved Ayaz

    Police received inputs that a poll campaign was underway (by BSP's Naved Ayaz) even after 8 pm. When police reached the spot, there was hassle, people started running leaving some injured. Matter being probed. Case being lodged in view of MCC violation: VK Rana (CO CITY), Amroha

  • 6:58 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election 2022: BSP candidate from Amroha Naved Ayaz's statement on police lathi charge

    The administration threatened me that if I insisted too much, they will encounter me. SP MLA and administration are involved in this incident. He (SP MLA) is also involved with BJP: Naved Ayaz, BSP candidate from Amroha

  • 6:57 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election 2022: BSP candidate from Amroha Naved Ayaz alleges police lathi charge

  • 6:23 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election 2022: Campaigning ends for first phase

    The election campaign for the first phase of assembly polls in western Uttar Pradesh ended on Tuesday evening. Uttar Pradesh will go into the polls in seven phases from February 10 to March 7. A total of 58 assembly seats spread over 11 districts will go to the polls in the first phase on February 10.

    Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and opposition parties have made concerted efforts to woo voters in the last few days. 

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and party President JP Nadda have addressed rallies in the areas to go the polls in the first phase. Door-to-door campaigns were also held by BJP leaders.

  • 6:23 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Goa TMC writes to Chief Electoral Officer to prohibit Priyanka Gandhi from campaigning

    Trinamool Congress' Goa unit has written a letter to Chief Electoral Officer demanding to prohibit Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from campaigning in the state, alleging that she flouted COVID-19 norms during the election campaign in Navelim Assembly constituency on February 7.

    The party has claimed that supporters and leaders of Congress were not wearing face masks, not observing social distancing norms and had gathered in large numbers.

    Citing the election commission's guidelines of 50 per cent capacity in indoor or outdoor rallies, the party said, "Such reckless and callous behaviour by the INC is condemnable."

    "Conducting such door-to-door campaigns and flouting the Covid norms shall drastically endanger the health and safety of the people of Goa," TMC said.

  • 6:22 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election 2022: BJP candidate's convoy attacked in Bhaghpat

    BJP candidate and MLA Sahendra Ramala's convoy was allegedly attacked in Baghpat’s Chhaprauli on Tuesday. Cow dung was thrown on the convoy, which was also pelted with stones, BJP workers alleged. BJP leaders said a procession was being taken out in support of the BJP candidate when cow dung and cow dung cakes were thrown at the vehicles.

    It was alleged that the convoy was pelted with stones and when it reached near the RLD office, party workers protested against them by waving flags, leading to an argument between the two sides.

    The matter was brought under control by police who rushed to the spot.

    SHO Vinod Kumar confirmed the incident but said he has not yet received a detailed report of it.

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

    BJP has given stable govt to Goa for last 10 yrs: Gadkari

    Attacking the previous government in Goa, Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that since the last 10 years there has been a stable government in Goa, adding that before the BJP came to power, there was a game of Kho-Kho going on in the state.

    "For the last 10 years, there been a BJP government in Goa and this is a stable government, that's why development took place here. Before that, there was a game of Kho-Kho going on here and no one knew when someone would be called," said Gadkari while addressing a public rally in Goa's Pedne today.

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

    UP Election 2022: Mawana sugarcane farmers hail Yogi govt

    The farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Mawana, famous for its sugar mills in the county, hailed Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government for timely payments of their dues.

    The majority of the voters in Mawana are associated with sugarcane farming. The area falls under the Hastinapur Assembly constituency in the Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh.

    Uttar Pradesh is the country's biggest sugarcane-producing state. In 2020-21, there were 27.40 lakh hectares under sugarcane in Uttar Pradesh.

  • 6:17 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Party that wins Pandavas' capital Hastinapur always forms govt in UP

    Since Hastinapur constituency in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut district came into existence, the assembly election results in the state have shown that whichever political party won this legislative assembly seat has always formed the government in the state.

    Beginning from 1957, when the constituency came into existence and Congress won the seat and eventually formed the government till Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) came into power in 2017, all the parties which formed the government conquered this seat.

    According to Hindu mythology, Hastinapur was the capital of the Pandavas who ruled from there after the Mahabharata war.

    In 1957, Congress candidate Bishambhar Singh won the seat defeating the Communist Party of India's (CPI) Pritam Singh. Congress went on to form the state government with Sampuranand as its chief minister.

    In 1962 and 1967 as well, Congress won the Hastinapur seat and formed the government.

    Since 1967, Hastinapur has been the only reserved seat for scheduled caste candidates in the Meerut district.