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UP CM Flags of BJP's Poll Campaign Vans, Says 'Double Engine Govt Has Fulfilled Its Promises'

On the other hand, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav announced that he will contest the upcoming UP assembly polls from Mainpuri's Karhal. | January 22, 2022, 23:17 IST
Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday flagged off BJP’s ‘campaign vans’ for next month’s assembly polls and said the “double engine” government of the party has fulfilled all its promises. The BJP government has ensured the development of the people while following the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’, he said during the programme at the party’s Read More

Jan 22, 2022 20:11 IST

Cong Poll Panel Meet Inconclusive, Channi-Sidhu In-house Feud Continues

The in-house feud between Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu does not seem to be coming to an end anytime soon. Sources said a meeting of the Congress chief election committee called for the selection of candidates for the assembly elections next month remained inconclusive due to the difference of opinion between Channi and Sidhu. They added that the party has formed a sub-committee to discuss candidates for the remaining 31 seats in Punjab. Congress general secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal, senior leader Ambika Soni and chairperson of Congress screening committee of Punjab Ajay Maken are part of the sub-committee. ANI

Jan 22, 2022 20:03 IST

If UP Unhappy, then India Won't be Happy: Amit Shah

Addressing a gathering at Meerut, where his arrival was delayed due to bad weather, union home minister said Uttar Pradesh was the most populated state in India, and if the state was unhappy then India would not be happy as well. “UP is the most populated state in India, if each and every person in the state is not happy, it means country will not be happy. I request people not to vote for any MLA, but to vote for that person who will change the fate of the state,” he said, adding that it was the BJP that had brought “overall growth” of the state.

Jan 22, 2022 19:58 IST

SP Leader Azam Khan Moves SC for Interim Bail to Campaign

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has moved the Supreme Court seeking interim bail to campaign in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections next month. Khan continues to be lodged in Sitapur jail (in UP) with many cases registered against him.

Jan 22, 2022 19:55 IST

UPDATE | Cong Releases List of 40 Candidates for Manipur Polls

Jan 22, 2022 19:53 IST

UPDATE | AAP Releases 6th List of Candidates for Goa Polls

Jan 22, 2022 19:52 IST

AAP's Bhagwant Mann Visits Golden Temple, Ram Tirath Mandir

Bhagwant Mann, the chief ministerial candidate of the AAP in Punjab, visited Golden Temple and Ram Tirath Mandir in Amritsar today, ahead of the assembly elections next month. Mann said, “If Channi sahab (Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi) wants to contest against me, I invite him to Dhuri. He must give a statement on illegal property papers worth Rs 56 crore found in his name. Captain Amarinder Singh also agreed that Channi ji was involved in illegal sand mining.”

Jan 22, 2022 18:39 IST

Public Rallies Allowed with 500 People or 50% Area Covered: EC

The Election Commission of India relaxed restrictions on public rallies for the upcoming assembly elections in five states. According to its revised Covid-19 safety guidelines for political campaigning released today, the EC stated that parties can hold public rallies with an attendance of 500 or cover 50% of the area of the rally, whichever is lower. This norm, however, will come into effect from January 28 for the first phase of polls, and on February 1 for the second phase. The EC also increased the number of people that can take part in door-to-door campaigning from five to 10. The poll body also allowed video vans for publicity at open spaces with Covid restrictions in place.

Jan 22, 2022 16:47 IST

From 2017 to 2022, Rioters Knew Their Posters will be on Walls: CM Yogi

Addressing a gathering in Aligarh today, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath took a dig at candidates chosen by the Samajwadi Party for the assembly elections and called them “rioters”. The chief minister said from 2017 to 2022, these rioters knew their posters will be up on walls. “You can see the list of Samajwadi Party candidates, you will find people involved in destroying the law and order in the state. From 2017 to 2022, rioters knew that if they will be involved in any riots, their posters will be found on the walls of the streets,” he added.

Jan 22, 2022 16:43 IST

Amit Shah Meets Families Back Home After Leaving Kairana in 2014

Union home minister Amit Shah today met families which had migrated from Kairana in 2014 and have now returned home. Shah said, “All schemes by Modi ji has been implemented by CM Yogi Adityanath till grassroot level. It’s the very same Kairana from where people were migrating earlier. Today when I’m here they said that CM Yogi improved law & order situation & people who made them migrate, have migrated.” ANI

Jan 22, 2022 16:22 IST

UP will be Most Developed State in Coming Days, Says Amit Shah in Kairana

Union home minister Amit Shah began the BJP’s door-to-door outreach campaign today from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh. The town lies in Shamli district of western UP. Shah said, “Today I am here in Kairana… I last came to Kairana in 2014… in 2017, the BJP formed the government and chief minister Yogi Adityanath has worked for the development of the state. Roads, airports, electricity, Covid-19 vaccine and many other facilities have been given to the people of UP by Narendra Modi and Yogi governments. UP will become the most developed state in the coming days.” He added that to maintain law and order situation in the state, people should vote for the BJP once again.

Jan 22, 2022 15:37 IST

Amit Shah Tweets Live Video of Door-to-door Campaign from Kairana

Union home minister Amit Shah tweeted a live stream of his door-to-door campaign from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the assembly elections next month. Shah tweeted: “Interacting with people as part of BJP’s door-to-door outreach campaign in Kairana (West Uttar Pradesh)…” Shah is seen distributing pamphlets to a crowd amid chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’.

Jan 22, 2022 14:03 IST

Former Congress MP from Bareilly Praveen Singh and Congress leader and Former Bareilly Mayor Supriya Aron joins Samajwadi Party

Jan 22, 2022 13:52 IST

Bad Road Condition: Residents of Village, Urban Locality Threaten to Boycott UP Polls

Furious over the condition of roads, residents of a village and an urban locality in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah Sadar constituency have warned of boycotting next month’s assembly elections, with officials asserting that they will resolve their problems. The Etah Sadar seat is represented by BJP’s Vipin Verma David and he has been again fielded by the party. Polling for the seat will be held on February 20 in the third of the seven phase elections. Residents of Kulla Habibpur village, which has a population of 1,000, staged a protest on Friday and raised slogans such as “road nahin toh vote nahin (no road no vote)”.

Jan 22, 2022 13:44 IST

Former Goa Chief Minister and Senior BJP Leader Laxmikant Parsekar To Resign from Party

Jan 22, 2022 13:40 IST

UPDATE | Setback to Congress, Former Bareily MP Praveen Singh Aron, his Wife Supriya Aron Join SP

Jan 22, 2022 13:38 IST

UPDATE | SP to Focus on Youths, Promises 22 Lakh New Jobs in IT Sector

Jan 22, 2022 13:35 IST

UPDATE | SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav to Contest Polls from Karhal

Jan 22, 2022 13:02 IST

BSP Chief Mayawati Announces 51 Candidates for Second Phase

Today, I’m announcing list of 51 candidates out of 55 seats for the second phase of UP elections. This time we’ve given slogan ‘Har Polling Booth Ko Jeetana hai, BSP Ko Satta Mein Lana Hai’. I hope party workers will work hard and will form BSP govt like of 2007: BSP chief Mayawati

BSP Chief Mayawati Announces 51 Candidates for Second Phase

Jan 22, 2022 12:48 IST

BSP Declares List of 51 Candidates for UP Polls

BSP has declared a list of 51 out of 55 candidate for phase 2 of UP assembly polls.

Jan 22, 2022 12:31 IST

EC Holds Virtual Meets to Decide on Whether Ban on Physical Rallies Should Continue

The EC is holding a series of virtual meets to decide whether the ban imposed by it on physical rallies and roadshows to prevent Covd spread should continue. Announcing dates for elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur on January 8, the poll panel had announced a ban on physical rallies, road shows, and similar campaigning events till January 15. On January 15, the commission extended the ban until January 22. It granted a relaxation for political parties to hold indoor meetings of maximum 300 people or 50 percent of the capacity of the hall.

headquarters in Lucknow.

“The 25-crore people of the state have seen that before 2017, businessmen and citizens had to migrate, due to which the progress of the state was blocked. Now, the trend has reversed and criminals are migrating after 2017,” Adityanath said. “Today, the state is moving towards becoming the leading economy of the country by setting a new paradigm of progress,” he said. On the purpose of the vans, which are equipped with LED monitors, the chief minister said the BJP has launched these to take forward its election campaign in all 403 constituencies of the state.

The benefits of a “double engine” government BJP at the Centre and the state — are visible to all, he said. “We are working with the commitment towards the development of villages, upliftment of poor, the prosperity of farmers, employment of youth and protection of mothers and daughters while adopting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s motto of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas’,” Adityanath said. Making clear that there was no place for appeasement of anyone, he said the BJP’s “double engine” government had brought about development for all without any discrimination.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah today tweeted a live stream of his door-to-door campaign from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the assembly elections next month. Shah tweeted: “Interacting with people as part of BJP’s door-to-door outreach campaign in Kairana (West Uttar Pradesh)…” Shah is seen distributing pamphlets to a crowd amid chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’. Voting in Kairana, which is in Shamli district, is in the all-important western part of UP.

On the other hand, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav announced that he will contest the upcoming UP assembly polls from Mainpuri’s Karhal. The party has made a barrage of promises ahead of the polls and stated that youth will be the prime focus.

On Friday, Nadda held a review meeting with office-bearers of the 40 constituencies in Agra’s Braj region and discussed key issues. He held two rounds of meeting one with the party’s functionaries from 20 Assembly constituencies located in Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Mathura and Firozabad and the second with those in-charge of the 20 constituencies in Aligarh, Hathras, Etah and Mainpuri.

(with inputs from PTI)

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