Assembly Elections 2022 LIVE Updates: As many as 931 candidates, including Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, on Tuesday filed their nomination papers for the upcoming Punjab Assembly polls, officials said. Tuesday was the last day for filing nominations. A total of 2,279 candidates have filed their nomination papers, said Punjab’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) S Karuna Raju. Channi filed his nomination papers from Read More
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra released the Congress’ manifesto for Uttarakhand on Wednesday promising to reserve 40 per cent jobs for women in the police department, jobs to four lakh people, and creation of a ‘tourism police’ force. The manifesto titled ‘Uttarakhand Swabhiman Pratigya Patra’ also promised to give priority to women in 40 per cent government jobs and capping the LPG prices at Rs 500 with government contributing its share and shouldering the burden with people. Gandhi released the manifesto at a virtual rally, streamed live in all 70 assembly constituencies in the state.
Ahead of the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Uttar Pradesh BJP President Swatantra Dev Singh are likely to accompany Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his nomination on February 4.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on his opponent, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, and his alliance with the Congress during the previous polls and the SP-RLD alliance, which was announced in December last year. Comparing Akhilesh’s equation with RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, CM Yogi said that what they are offering is the same old administration in a new packaging. READ MORE
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav is likely to visit Gautam Buddha Nagar district for the first time in many years, and will address a press conference in Noida as an extension of his poll campaign for West UP, according to party sources. The move seems to be viewed as his response to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s remark that Yadav fears visiting the area. READ MORE
All 40 candidates of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the upcoming Goa Assembly polls on Wednesday signed affidavits promising that they will not indulge in corruption or defect. The biggest problem with Goa’s politics is the frequent defections. We want to weed it out even before people vote for our candidates, AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said addressing a press conference where all the 40 party nominees were present with their affidavits.
CM Harish Rawat announced 100 units free electricity in first year of forming the government, 200 in the second year.
“Earlier police use to be afraid of mafia. When Yogi came to power mafia people fled the state. Law and order better is in Yogi raj. Rape cases have gone done by 30% under Yogi govt,” Amit Shah said in a rally.
“It’s not new. When Nehruji had become (Cong) chief, everyone supported Patel Ji, not him. If Patel Ji wasn’t respected, how can you expect it for Jakhar Ji: Union Min Meenakshi Lekhi on Cong’ Sunil Jakhar claiming to have support of 42 MLAs after Amarinder Singh quit as Punjab CM
I am part of BJP and will continue to remain so throughout my life. No worker should question the decision taken by the party leadership. The party must have done it for good: UP Minister Swati Singh on not being given ticket in this Assembly election pic.twitter.com/CbqseViyEU
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) February 2, 2022
Nagendra Patel, former MP from Phoolpur in Varanasi, has joined the Apna Dal party today.
Ahead of the Manipur state assembly elections, chief minister N Biren Singh in an exclusive interview with News18.com said he hopes that the BJP can form the government alone in the northeastern state. “BJP has made a good football team and we will win,” the former football player said. READ MORE
The budget also focused on modernizing Indian agriculture with a focus on organic farming. This will make farming more lucrative. Kisan drones and other machinery will be made available to the farmers at reasonable prices: PM Modi on #Budget2022 pic.twitter.com/rbvAPhiRQb
— ANI (@ANI) February 2, 2022
Pallavi Patel, sister of Minister of State for Commerce and Industry of India Anupriya Patel, will contest against UP Deputy CM Swami Prasad Maurya from Samajwadi Party ticket.
“There is a possibility of a new world order post-COVID pandemic. Today, the world’s perspective of looking at India has changed a lot. Now, the world wants to see a stronger India. With the world’s changed perspective towards India, it is imperative for us to take the country forward at a rapid pace by strengthening our economy,” PM Modi said. “It is very important for us to make a self-reliant & modern India. This Budget has several important provisions to take India forward in the direction of modernity. India’s economy is expanding continuously due to the decisions taken in the last 7 years,” he said.
Aparna Yadav, daughter-in-law of Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, and Mayank Joshi, BJP MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s son, were edged out of the high-profile battle for Lucknow Cantt ahead of the crucial assembly elections as the BJP ended suspense on Lucknow seats and named its candidates. READ MORE
An international airport in Jewar is the primary talking point among residents of this sleepy hamlet in Gautam Buddh Nagar. The decision to construct the Noida international airport here, known to be a dream project of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and touted as “Asia’s largest”, have put the spotlight on Jewar. READ MORE
The Samajwadi Party is likely to field BJP Allahabad MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s son Mayank Joshi from Lucknow Cantt after the BJP denied him a ticket for the upcoming assembly elections.
The Varanasi district administration has issued notices to Congress leaders Hardik Patel and former MLA Ajay Rai for violation of the model code of conduct, seeking their response within 48 hours. The deputy collector and returning officer has issued the notice and warned Patel and Rai of legal action if they do not respond within the stipulated time.
The BJP on Tuesday announced a list of 17 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh polls and did not include Assembly Speaker Hriday Narain Dikshit and minister Swati Singh in it while Brijesh Pathak’s seat was changed. The names announced on Tuesday included candidates for all the nine Assembly seats in Lucknow.
Ashutosh Shukla has been fielded from Bhagwantnagar in Unnao district where Hriday Narain Dikshit is the outgoing MLA. Rajrejeshwar Singh, who has taken voluntary retirement after being deputed to the Enforcement Directorate from the Uttar Pradesh police, has been fielded from Sarojini Nagar, the seat of outgoing minister Swati Singh. Both Swati Singh and her husband Daya Shankar Singh had been vying for the Sarojini Nagar seat.
Incumbent Lucknow (central) MLA and minister Brijesh Pathak has been fielded from Lucknow Cantonment, burying speculations of the new entrant in the BJP Aparna Yadav, the daughter-in-law of SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, being fielded from there. Aparna Yadav had contested from the seat in the previous elections but had faced defeat.
The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said it nominated former deputy speaker of Manipur assembly T Thangzalam Haokip for the upcoming state election. Haokip’s names featured in the second list of the Shiv Sena which was released during the day. He will contest from the Henglep constituency in Churachandpur district. He was earlier a member of the BJP.
The Shiv Sena’s second list contained one more candidate, Toijam Debananda Singh, who was nominated for the Keirao seat. The Shiv Sena which will be contesting the Manipur assembly elections for the first time released its first list of six candidates on Monday and most of them are greenhorns.
The Congress on Tuesday released its second list of 10 candidates for the upcoming Manipur assembly election. Former minister Ningthoujam Biren Singh and legislator Pukhrem Sharatchandra Singh are among the nominees featured in the second list.