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BJP Chief Nadda Reviews Strategy with Party Functionaries from 40 Constituencies in UP

Assembly Elections 2022 LIVE Updates: Western Uttar Pradesh will go to the polls in the first two phases of the seven-phase elections in the state.

News18.com | January 21, 2022, 23:46 IST
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BJP national president JP Nadda on Friday held a review meeting with office-bearers of the 40 constituencies in Agra’s Braj region and discussed key issues in the run-up to the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. Nadda 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 Read More

Jan 21, 2022 19:33 IST

Utpal Parrikar Quits BJP, to Contest as Independent from Panaji

Deceased Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Utpal Parrikar quits the BJP today and announced that he will be contesting the assembly elections from Panaji as an independent candidate. Utpal said, “I am not able to get party ticket to contest from Panjim. So, I will stand for my father’s values and let people decide for me.” PTI

Jan 21, 2022 18:51 IST

AAP Releases 12th List of Candidates for Punjab Polls

AAP MLA Raghav Chadha announced on Twitter that the party had announced its twelfth list of candidates for the upcoming 2022 Punjab assembly elections. With this list, the AAP has declared its candidates for all 117 seats.

Jan 21, 2022 18:47 IST

UP Polls: BJP Releases Second List, Party Leader Aditi Singh to Contest from Raebareli

The BJP today announced its second list of candidates for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. Rebel Congress MLA Aditi Singh, who joined the BJP in November 2021, will be contesting from Rae Bareli. The leader sent her resignation to Congress president Sonia Gandhi two months after she had jumped ship to the saffron party. The BJP has named 15 women in its latest list of 85 candidates. Riya Shakya, daughter of Bidhuna MLA Vinay Shakya, has also got a ticket to contest from her father’s seat.

Jan 21, 2022 17:33 IST

12 Farmers in BJP's First List of Candidates for Punjab Polls

The BJP held a press conference in Delhi today to announce the first list of 34 candidates for the upcoming Punjab assembly elections, scheduled to be held on February 20. Out of the 34 candidates announced by the saffron party, 13 are Sikhs, 12 are farmers, and eight belong to the scheduled castes. National general secretary Dushyant Gautam said, “We are declaring candidates for 34 seats in Punjab.”

“Punjab is not only a sensitive border state, but its contribution to the nation is immense. Punjab is contributing in various aspects. We are focusing on various developmental programmes with double engine government. But Punjab is known for corruption and drugs,” said Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri, adding that the party was happy to have left behind a “bad marriage” in its alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal.

Jan 21, 2022 17:19 IST

BJP Launches Election Song for UP Assembly Polls

Union minister Anurag Thakur and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, along with deputy CMs Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma as well as BJP state chief Swatantra Dev Singh, launched the BJP’s election song ahead of UP assembly elections. Adityanath said, “The BJP is UP’s need; criminals shouldn’t run a government, corruption should remain restrained, bulldozers should keep running against mafias, poor need not beg, electricity should come 24×7, daughters and sisters must be protected, farmers should be given respect.”

Jan 21, 2022 15:09 IST

Nahid Hasan's Sister Files Nomination as Independent Candidate After His Arrest

Iqra Hassan has filed her nominations from kairana as an Independent candidate. The nomination comes after Samajwadi Party candidate for Kairana, Nahid Hasan, was arrested a day after he filed his nomination papers. Iqra Hasan is the sister of Nahid, a two-time MLA from Kairana. “I filed the nominations as a precaution.. I don’t trust this government..they might reject my brother’s nomination…do anything to stop him,” Iqra Hasan said.

Jan 21, 2022 14:58 IST

Former Goa CM Likely to Quit BJP, Contest as Independent

Former Goa BJP Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar is likely to quit the Bhartiya Janta Party. The move comes after Parsekar was denied a ticket by the BJP yesterday. He is likely to contest as an Independent.

Jan 21, 2022 14:35 IST

'Has MSY Given His Blessings to Aparna?' Media Asks Akhilesh. She Responds with Photo

Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav on Friday sought blessings of the Samajwadi Party patriarch, two days after joining the Bharatiya Janata Party. Party chief Akhilesh Yadav had earlier said that his father had tried hard to dissuade Aparna from switching sides. Akhilesh’s response came after reporters asked him if Mulayam Singh Yadav had given his blessings to Aparna Yadav for joining the BJP. Aparna Yadav is married to Prateek Yadav, the son of Mulayam’s second wife, while Akhilesh Yadav is his son from the first marriage.

Jan 21, 2022 14:01 IST

PM Modi Pitches for 'Double Engine' Development in Manipur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Friday that impediments to Manipur’s progress have been removed and its development has started at a fast pace, as he asked its people to not allow the forces that kept it down for 70 years to rear their head again. Greeting the people of the poll-bound state on Manipur statehood day, Modi said in a speech that the state deserves peace and also deserves to be ridden of frequent bandhs and blockades, and added that it has been achieved under the leadership of Chief Minister N Biren Singh.

Jan 21, 2022 12:51 IST

Education Budget Will be Increased if Cong Comes to Power: Priyanka Gandhi

If Congress comes to power in Uttar Pradesh, 1.5 lakh teachers will be employed in primary schools. There will be severe punishments for paper leaks. The education budget will be increased: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi

Jan 21, 2022 12:48 IST

Punjab CM Channi is Losing from Chamkaur Sahib, Claims Kejriwal

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi will be defeated from from his Chamkaur Sahib seat in next month’s assembly polls, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday while stressing that people were shocked to see crores of rupees being seized from Channi’s nephew’s home. The Aam Aadmi Party leader also cited a party survey to corroborate his claim. Our survey is showing that Channi ji is losing from Chamkaur Sahib. People are shocked to see on TV the ED officers counting bundles of notes, said Kejriwal in a tweet. Channi will fight the February 20 state assembly polls from the Chamkaur Sahib seat.

Jan 21, 2022 12:41 IST

Cong Promises 20L Jobs For UP Youths, Of Which 8L to be Given to Women

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said the party has announced 20 lakh jobs, out of which 8 lakh will be given to women in Uttar Pradesh.

Cong Promises 20L Jobs For UP Youths, Of Which 8L to be Given to Women

Jan 21, 2022 12:29 IST

Shiv Sena to Contest 10-12 Seats in Goa, Aditya Thackeray to Campaign

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that the party will contest 10-12 seats in Goa assembly polls. He also said that nine candidates will be declared today and Aditya Thackeray will campaign for the party in Goa.

Jan 21, 2022 12:26 IST

Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Unveils Congress Youth Manifesto for UP Polls

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi unveils Congress youth manifesto for UP polls. Rahul Gandhi said 880 youths loose jobs daily in UP and added that the Congress manifesto speaks about the way forward. He added that the party’s strategy will be to give jobs to the youth in the state.

Jan 21, 2022 12:16 IST

AAP to Release Third List of Candidates for UP Polls at 2 pm

AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that the third list of party’s candidates will be released today at 2pm at the party office in Lucknow.

Jan 21, 2022 12:11 IST

BJP MLA Booked for Model Code Violation in Sambhal

A case has been registered against the BJP candidate from Asmoli assembly seat here for violation of model code of conduct and COVID-19 guidelines, a senior police official said on Friday. On Thursday evening, the BJP candidate and Asmoli assembly constituency MLA Harendra Singh Rinku was holding an election meeting in Chaupa village in which a large number of people had gathered without masks violating social distancing, Police Superintendent Chakresh Mishra said.

Jan 21, 2022 11:52 IST

Goa Polls: Utpal Parrikar to Hold Press Conference Today

Utpal Parrikar, the son of former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, said he will hold a press conference today to announce his decision for Goa Assembly polls. The announcement comes after Goa CM Pramod Sawant said that the central BJP leaders are in touch with Utpal.

Jan 21, 2022 11:12 IST

BJP to Inaugurate LED Rath Campaign, Media War Room in UP Today

BJP will begin its election campaign with inaugurating its media war room and LED rath campaign. The campaign will cover all the 403 assembly seats in the state. The media war room will be made in all the 12 mandals and 6 zones. UP CM Yogi Adityanath will inaugurate the LED rath campaign.

Jan 21, 2022 10:36 IST

After Joining BJP, 'Chhoti Bahu' Aparna Arrives at Mulayam's Residence to Seek Blessings

Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav on Friday sought blessings of the Samajwadi Party patriarch, two days after joining the Bharatiya Janata Party. Party chief Akhilesh Yadav had earlier said that his father had tried hard to dissuade Aparna from switching sides. Akhilesh’s response came after reporters asked him if Mulayam Singh Yadav had given his blessings to Aparna Yadav for joining the BJP. Aparna Yadav is married to Prateek Yadav, the son of Mulayam’s second wife, while Akhilesh Yadav is his son from the first marriage.

After Joining BJP, 'Chhoti Bahu' Aparna Arrives at Mulayam's Residence to Seek Blessings

Jan 21, 2022 09:38 IST

SP is 'Rioter Lover' and 'Tamanchawadi': CM Yogi Adityanath

UP CM Yogi Adityanath attacked Samajwadi Party over the announcement of election candidates calling the party ‘rioter lover’ and a ‘tamanchawadi’. “Those whose basic character is undemocratic, criminal dynastic, talking about democracy and development from their mouth is ridiculous. The list of assembly election candidates confirms that the SP is a ‘rioter lover’ and a ‘tamanchawadi’,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.

constituencies in Aligarh, Hathras, Etah, and Mainpuri.

Poor weather conditions prompted the BJP chief to travel via road. He performed a puja’ at the Rajeshwar Mahadev Temple here, after which he proceeded to the meeting venue. Meanwhile, former MLA from the Bahujan Samaj Party Kalicharan Suman, who later switched allegiance to the Rashtriya Lok Dal, joined the BJP in Nadda’s presence.

Meanwhile, the BJP today announced its second list of candidates for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. Rebel Congress MLA Aditi Singh, who joined the BJP in November 2021, will be contesting from Rae Bareli. The leader sent her resignation to Congress president Sonia Gandhi two months after she had jumped ship to the saffron party. The BJP has named 15 women in its latest list of 85 candidates. Riya Shakya, daughter of Bidhuna MLA Vinay Shakya, has also got a ticket to contest from her father’s seat.

The BJP also held a press conference to announce the first list of 34 candidates for the upcoming Punjab assembly elections, scheduled to be held on February 20. Out of the 34 candidates announced by the saffron party, 13 are Sikhs, 12 are farmers, and eight belong to the scheduled castes. National general secretary Dushyant Gautam said, “We are declaring candidates for 34 seats in Punjab.”

“Punjab is not only a sensitive border state, but its contribution to the nation is immense. Punjab is contributing in various aspects. We are focusing on various developmental programmes with double engine government. But Punjab is known for corruption and drugs,” said Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri, adding that the party was happy to have left behind a “bad marriage” in its alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal.

On the other hand, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra released the Congress’ manifesto for the youth of Uttar Pradesh ahead of the assembly elections, saying only the party can give a new vision to the youth in the state. Addressing a press conference at the launch of the ‘youth manifesto’ called ‘Bharti Vidhan’, Rahul Gandhi said the vision document is “not hollow words” but has been drafted after consulting youth whose views are reflected in it. “The youth in Uttar Pradesh need a new vision an d only Congress can give that vision to the state,” the former president said.

“We don’t spread hatred, we unite people and we want to create a new Uttar Pradesh with the strength of youth,” Rahul Gandhi added. In her remarks, party leader Priyanka Gandhi said the biggest problem in the state is recruitment and the youth are disappointed.

Western Uttar Pradesh will go to the polls in the first two phases of the seven-phase elections in the state. The BJP has announced its candidates for 108 of the 113 seats that will go to the polls on February 10 and 14.

(with inputs from PTI)

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