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Assembly Elections 2022: AAP Goa Candidates Take Oath Not to Switch Parties; PM Modi Bats for 'Atmanirbhar' Bharat

Assembly Elections 2022 LIVE Updates: The Congress on Tuesday released its second list of 10 candidates for the upcoming Manipur assembly election. | February 02, 2022, 23:38 IST
Aam Aadmi Party is contesting 10 seats in the Punjab 2022 elections. (File photo: PTI)

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

Feb 02, 2022 19:45 IST

Uttarakhand Polls: Congress Manifesto Promises 40% Women in Police Force

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.

Feb 02, 2022 19:05 IST

Amit Shah, Dharmendra Pradhan Likely to Accompany Yogi for His Nomination on Feb 4

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.

Feb 02, 2022 19:00 IST

Yogi Adityanath Launches Cheeky ‘Pair of Two Boys’ Attack On Akhilesh, Jayant

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

Feb 02, 2022 15:04 IST

READ | Akhilesh Yadav to Finally Set Foot in ‘Inauspicious’ Noida As Part of West UP Poll Campaign

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

Feb 02, 2022 14:26 IST

Goa Polls: AAP Candidates Sign Affidavits Promising No Corruption & Defection

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.

Feb 02, 2022 14:14 IST

U'khand CM Harish Rawat Announces 100 Free Units Electricity in 1st Year, 200 in 2nd Year

CM Harish Rawat announced 100 units free electricity in first year of forming the government, 200 in the second year.

Feb 02, 2022 14:04 IST

UP Elections: 'Law & Order Better in UP Raj,' Says Amit Shah

“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.

Feb 02, 2022 13:55 IST

When Nehru Became Cong Chief Everyone Supported Patel, Not Him: Union Min Meenakshi Lekhi

“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

Feb 02, 2022 13:00 IST

UP Minister Swati Singh Says She is 'Part of BJP and Remain So' Despite Being Not Offered Ticket

Feb 02, 2022 12:38 IST

UP Elections: Ex-Phoolpur MP Nagendra Patel Joins Apna Dal

Nagendra Patel, former MP from Phoolpur in Varanasi, has joined the Apna Dal party today.

Feb 02, 2022 12:19 IST

READ | ‘BJP Made a Good Football Team, We’ll Win’: CM Biren Singh Hopes Party Can Form Govt Alone in Manipur

Ahead of the Manipur state assembly elections, chief minister N Biren Singh in an exclusive interview with 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

Feb 02, 2022 11:49 IST

PM Modi Says Kisan Drones, Machinery to be Made Available to Farmers at 'Reasonable Prices'

Feb 02, 2022 11:45 IST

UP Elections: Pallavi Patel to Go Against Deputy CM Maurya from SP Ticket

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.

Feb 02, 2022 11:32 IST

'Important For Us to Make A Self-reliant and Modern India': PM Modi Addresses BJP Workers

“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.

Feb 02, 2022 11:30 IST

'If BJP Forms Govt There Will be Goons in Meerut,' Says SP Leader Rafiq Ansari

Feb 02, 2022 11:05 IST

READ | Aparna Yadav, Rita Joshi's Son Miss Out as BJP Ends Suspense Over Lucknow Cantt Seat, Picks Minister

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

Feb 02, 2022 10:58 IST

'Why is Ajay Teni a Minister?' RLD Chief Jayant Chaudhary in Rally

Feb 02, 2022 10:32 IST

UP Elections: Jewar Airport a Jewel in BJP's 'Vikas' Yatra, but Voters Concerned About Land Relief, Employment

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

Feb 02, 2022 10:13 IST

UP Elections: SP Likely to Field Rita Bahuguna Joshi's Son from Lucknow Cantt

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.

Feb 02, 2022 09:42 IST

Uttar Pradesh Elections: Notices to Congress Leaders Hardik Patel, Ajay Rai for Poll Code Violation in Varanasi

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.

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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.

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