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Assembly Elections 2022 Updates: Amit Shah Likely to Meet Jat Leaders from Western UP Tomorrow; BJP CEC Meets to Finalise UP Candidates

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya reached the BJP headquarters to attend the party's CEC meeting to finalise the list of candidates in UP.

News18.com | January 25, 2022, 23:44 IST

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya reached the BJP headquarters to attend the party’s CEC meeting to finalise the list of candidates in UP. Meanwhile, sources told News18 that BSP supremo Mayawati will hold her first rally of the political season on February 2 in Agra.

With less than a month until the start of Assembly elections in five states in February, the Bharatiya Janata Party has delegated Read More

Jan 25, 2022 21:36 IST

Punjab Polls: 12 Nominations Filed on First Day

Twelve nominations were filed for the Punjab Assembly polls as the process of the filling of papers began on Tuesday, Chief Electoral Officer S Karuna Raju said. The nomination process will continue till February 1. The scrutiny of nominations will be done on February 2 and the last date of withdrawal of candidature is February 4. Voting for Punjab’s 117 Assembly seats will be held on February 20 and the counting will take place on March 10.

Jan 25, 2022 21:09 IST

Priyanka Gandhi Attacks UP Govt for Allegedly Beating Students

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi attacked UP government for allegedly beating students. She posted a video on Twitter where police could be seen beating students. “Students will demand their right to employment,” she said in the tweet.

Jan 25, 2022 20:57 IST

Former MP Anand Gautam Resigns from Congress, Alleges Neglect of Workers

In a setback to the Congress, veteran party leader and former MP Anand Prakash Gautam has resigned from the party alleging neglect of workers. Announcing his decision at a press conference here on Monday night, Gautam alleged that due to money and muscle power of prominent leaders in the district, grassroot and hardworking workers were being neglected. Gautam was a member of the Rajya Sabha for two terms. Without taking the name of former MP PL Punia, Gautam alleged that a senior leader of the party is trying to “fix his equations” to make his son win from Jaidpur assembly constituency and has no time to talk in favour of other candidates.

Jan 25, 2022 19:56 IST

All Congress Candidates to Accompany Rahul Gandhi to Golden Temple

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and all 117 party candidates in Punjab will pay obeisance at the Golden Temple and sit down for a langar on Thursday. Later in the day, Gandhi will address a virtual rally of the party from Jalandhar’s Mithapur. The Congress till now has announced 86 candidates and expected to declare other names soon. According to the party, the former Congress chief will reach Amritsar from Delhi on Thursday morning. After reaching Amritsar, he will be paying obeisance at the Golden Temple and partook of the langar along with 117 candidates of the party.

Jan 25, 2022 19:36 IST

Punjab Polls: BSP Declares Remaining Six Candidates

The Bahujan Samaj Party released names of six remaining candidates for the February 20 Punjab Assembly polls. The Mayawati-led party has tied up with the Shiromani Akali Dal for the elections and contesting on 20 of 117 Assembly seats. According to the list of candidates released by the party, Dalbir Kaur will contest from Amritsar Central, Balwinder Kumar from Kartarpur, Anil Minia from Jalandhar West and Mahinder Singh from Sham Chaurasi. Harmohan Singh will fight from Chamkaur Sahib seat while Chamkaur Singh has been fielded from Mehal Kalan. Last week, the party had announced 14 candidates.

Jan 25, 2022 19:01 IST

Akhilesh Yadav, Jaya Bachchan Among SP's List of Campaigners for Uttarakhand

Jan 25, 2022 18:48 IST

TMC Announces Third List of Six Candidates for Goa Assembly Polls

The Trinamool Congress Party announced its third list of six candidates for the Goa Assembly elections scheduled to be held on February 14. With this, the Mamata Banerjee-led party has declared a total of 24 candidates for the upcoming polls. As per the list, the Goa Congress’ former spokesman Rakhi Naik Prabhudesai will be contesting from Sanguem, while former Congressman Saifulla Khan will contest from the Vasco Assembly seat. Tarak Arolkar, who had recently quit the Congress to join the TMC, has been given a ticket from Mapusa Assembly constituency, it was stated.

Jan 25, 2022 18:17 IST

In a Bid to Go Beyond Muslim-Yadav Base, SP Has Fewer Women Candidates for West UP

As Samajwadi Party released its first consolidated list of 159 candidates for the first two phases of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections after much immense speculation and a long wait, the party, this time, seems to be moving beyond its traditional Muslim-Yadav (MY) base, which had often voted along communal fault lines. The list of contenders released for 114-odd seats in the first two phases of Western UP elections, starting February 10, includes 30 Muslims and 15 Yadavs. There are 48 non-Yadav OBC candidates, including seven Kurmis, four Nishads, four Gurjars and seven Jats. A full picture will, however, emerge only after the entire list for 403 assembly seats is declared. READ MORE

Jan 25, 2022 18:04 IST

Amit Shah Likely to Meet Jat Leaders from Western UP Tomorrow: Sources

Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah is likely to meet Jat leaders from western UP in Delhi on Wednesday, sources said. “Many of the Jat leaders who have been called have been associated with the BJP, they added.

Jan 25, 2022 17:54 IST

Punjab: Famous Amritsar-based Conjoined Twins Sohna-Mohna Get Voter ID Cards

Amritsar-based famous conjoined twins Sohan Singh and Mohan Singh, fondly known as Sohna-Mohna, were on Tuesday handed over two separate Electoral Photo Identity Cards by Punjab’s Chief Electoral Officer S Karuna Raju. The Election Commission of India had considered Sohna and Mohna as separate voters and decided to give individual voting rights to both of them. Both Sohna and Mohna turned 18 last year. Raju said special arrangements will be made for Sohna and Mohna so that both can vote separately, maintaining their privacy. Born in June 2003 in Delhi, they were abandoned by their parents. They were adopted by an orphanage in Amritsar.

Jan 25, 2022 17:40 IST

Rajnath Singh to Campaign in Bhagpat and Ghaziabad on Jan 27

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will start campaigning in Bhagpat and Ghaziabad districts on January 27 for UP Assembly Polls.

Jan 25, 2022 17:30 IST

AAP Releases Fourth List of Candidates for Uttarakhand Polls

AAP Releases Fourth List of Candidates for Uttarakhand Polls

Jan 25, 2022 17:15 IST

RPN Singh Meets JP Nadda, Amit Shah and CM Yogi Adityanath in Delhi

Jan 25, 2022 17:04 IST

Mayawati to Address Public Rally in Agra on Feb 2

BSP president Mayawati will hold a public meeting in Agra on February 2, formally kicking off the party’s campaign for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The BSP president will address the meeting, strictly following the Covid protocol, party general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra said in a tweet. “It is to be informed that BSP national president and former chief minister of UP, Behen Kumari Mayawatiji will address a public meeting in Agra on February 2 following all Covid rules. Time and place of the public meeting will be made available to the media soon,” Mishra said in his tweet in Hindi. Though Mayawati has been holding meetings with the party men in preparation for the assembly polls, her near absence in the public was being questioned by her political adversaries.

Jan 25, 2022 16:56 IST

TMC Releases Third List of Candidates for Goa Polls

Trinamool Congress on Tuesday released the third list of candidates for Goa Assembly Elections 2022.

TMC Releases Third List of Candidates for Goa Polls

Jan 25, 2022 16:28 IST

Bhagwant Mann Ridicules Sidhu for Questioning AAP's Survey

AAP leader Bhagwant Mann ridiculed Navjot Singh Sidhu for questioning the survey for selecting the CM face and asked him not to interfere in the internal affairs of the Aam Aadmi Party. Mann, who is the AAP’s chief ministerial face for the next month’s Punjab assembly polls, asked Sidhu to get a survey done from his own party for choosing the CM candidate. The Sangrur MP also targeted former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for his statement in which he had claimed that he had got a message from Pakistan to reinstate Sidhu in his government because he was an old friend of their prime minister. Addressing the media here, Mann said Sidhu is now questioning the AAP’s survey ‘Janta Chunegi Apna CM.’ Sidhu on Monday had dubbed AAP’s survey a “scam” and “a deceptive scheme” and had said his party had lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against it.

Jan 25, 2022 15:58 IST

CM Yogi Slams Akhilesh Over Pakistan Remark, Says SP Promotes Gun Culture

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday accused the Samajwadi Party of promoting gun culture and sought to corner its president Akhilesh Yadav over the Pakistan remark. An interview in the Economic Times quoted Yadav to have said that India’s real enemy is China while Pakistan is a political enemy, which the BJP attacks for its “vote politics”. “Those who do not think Pakistan is an enemy and consider Jinnah a friend, what can be said about their education and vision. They call themselves socialists but the truth is that ‘tamanchawad’ (gun culture) is running in their veins,” Yogi Adityanath said in a tweet in Hindi without taking any name.

Jan 25, 2022 15:36 IST

Former MP Anand Gautam Resigns from Congress, Alleges Neglect of Workers

In a setback to the Congress, veteran party leader and former MP Anand Prakash Gautam has resigned from the party alleging neglect of workers. Announcing his decision at a press conference here on Monday night, Gautam alleged that due to money and muscle power of prominent leaders in the district, grassroot and hardworking workers were being neglected. Gautam was a member of the Rajya Sabha for two terms. Without taking the name of former MP PL Punia, Gautam alleged that a senior leader of the party is trying to “fix his equations” to make his son win from Jaidpur assembly constituency and has no time to talk in favour of other candidates.

Jan 25, 2022 15:30 IST

Uttarakhand Polls: Parties Battle it Out on Social Media Amid Ban on Rallies

With Covid curbs in place and less than a month to go for the February 14 Assembly polls, both the BJP and the Congress in Uttarakhand are making the optimum use of social media to reach out to voters. Amid the ban on poll rallies, the BJP has already held 18 virtual meetings through its two studios set up in Dehradun and Haldwani, party’s IT head Himanshu Sangtani told PTI. The meetings have been addressed by a host of party leaders, including Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, state BJP president Madan Kaushik, Union Minister of State Ajay Bhatt, former Union minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Vijay Bahuguna, he said. “The chief speaker and the candidate join the electorate through these studios at these virtual meetings and we stream the address live through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube,” he said.

Jan 25, 2022 15:25 IST

RPN Singh Quits Congress to Join BJP

I spent 32 years in one political party (Congress). But that party has not remained the same as it was before. I will work as a ‘Karyakarta’ towards fulfilling PM Modi’s dreams for India: RPN Singh on joining Bharatiya Janata Party.

RPN Singh Quits Congress to Join BJP

Jan 25, 2022 07:01 IST

BJP May Drop 80 MLAs in UP

authority to the party’s national president JP Nadda to decide on the names of candidates for the remaining seats in Goa, Uttarakhand, and Punjab, news agency ANI quoted party sources as saying.

So far, the party has announced 165 candidates in Uttar Pradesh, out of a total of 403, and 34 candidates in Punjab, out of a total of 65. The party, on the other hand, has declared candidates for 59 of the 70 seats in Uttarakhand. In Goa, the BJP has announced 34 candidates for the 40 available seats. The BJP’s Central Election Committee is set to meet today at the party’s headquarters.

ANI quoted the sources as saying that the BJP CEC will meet to discuss the elections in Uttar Pradesh and Manipur. In addition, the meeting for the Punjab elections will take place on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Indian Express, quoting sources, reported that in a high-level meeting on Monday, the BJP finalised the remaining candidates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, with around 80 sitting MLAs likely to be dropped and seats changed for nearly a dozen in total.

The party’s core committee met at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi, with Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in attendance. The Central Election Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will meet on Tuesday to finalise the list.

In other news, within 24 hours after sending showcause letters to two BJP leaders in West Bengal — Joy Prakash Majumdar and Ritesh Tiwari — the saffron party suspended them temporarily. In a letter issued by the Office Secretary Pranmoy Roy, it has been said that as part of disciplinary action the BJP has temporarily suspended both the leaders.

The saffron party is conducting an enquiry and both the leaders will remain suspended till the enquiry is over. The two leaders were indulging in anti-party activities publicly. Though, there was no immediate reaction available from the BJP regarding the suspension of the leaders, sources in the party said that the action was taken on the direction of West Bengal BJP President Sukanta Majumdar. The party state unit has taken the permission of the central leadership before initiating action against the two leaders.

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