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Assembly Elections 2022 Updates: SP Releases 1st List for UP, Akhilesh to Contest from Karhal

Assembly Elections 2022 Updates: The Samajwadi Party has urged the Election Commission to stop the opinion polls from being aired on some news channels with immediate effect.

News18.com | January 24, 2022, 23:25 IST

Assembly Elections 2022 LIVE Updates: Samajwadi Party MLA from Uttar Pradesh’s Jalalpur, Subhash Rai joins Bharatiya Janata Party in Delhi on Monday. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) co-incharge, Raghav Chadha has sought time to meet the Governor of Punjab to discuss the issue of illegal sand mining allegedly being done by chief minister Charanjeet Singh Channi and recent facts that emerged from ED raids conducted on Channi’s nephew. Manipur Read More

Jan 24, 2022 22:38 IST

EC Notice to AAP for Model Code of Conduct Breach

The Election Commission of India has sought AAP’s explanation over its chief ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann allegedly holding a roadshow in Sangrur on Sunday in violation of the model code of conduct. The poll panel has imposed some restrictions on holding rallies and other electioneering activities in a bid to check the spread of Covid during the assembly elections in the five states.

Jan 24, 2022 20:54 IST

Sonia, Manmohan, Rahul Among Congress Star Campaigners in UP

The Congress on Monday released its list of 30 star campaigners for the first-phase assembly election in Utar Pradesh, naming party president Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former party chief Rahul Gandhi, new entrant Kanhaiya Kumar and some of the G-23 leaders. Former Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and former Rajya Sabha member Raj Babbar are among the G-23 leaders named as star campaigners. The group of 23 Congress leaders had earlier raised questions on the functioning of the party and sought an organisational overhaul.

Jan 24, 2022 20:00 IST

Akhilesh Yadav to Contest from UP's Karhal

The Samajwadi Party released its first list of 159 candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. Party President Akhilesh Yadav will be contesting from Karhal in Mainpuri. Jailed SP leader Azam Khan has moved the Supreme Court, seeking an interim bail to campaign in the election. His son Abdullah Azam Khan is also in fray.

Jan 24, 2022 19:41 IST

BJP Leaders in UP Continue Violating Poll Code, Alleges Congress

The Congress on Monday accused ruling BJP leaders of violating the poll code ahead of the UP Assembly elections and asked if the Election Commission is under pressure. Naseemuddin Siddiqui, chief of the UP Congress media cell, claimed while his party’s event in Bahraich was not allowed allegedly due to poll code violation, Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s door-to-door campaign in Kairana took place despite the presence of a large number of people.

Jan 24, 2022 18:49 IST

AAP Candidate Tries Self-immolation Over Rejection of His Poll Nomination Papers

AAP candidate Joginder Singh for Miranpur assembly seat allegedly poured kerosene oil over his clothes to immolate himself before the district collectorate office here on Monday over the rejection of his poll nomination paper by the returning officer, police said. The police, however, managed to foil his alleged suicide bid by overpowering him and stopping him from lighting the matchstick, they said. After his failed suicide bid, Singh sat on a dharna before the district magistrate’s office, alleging that he was not given an opportunity to rectify his mistake in filling his nomination paper. v

Jan 24, 2022 17:38 IST

Sidhu Dismisses AAP’s ‘CM Face’ Drive as Scam

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday launched a fresh attack on Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and accused him of running “a fake propaganda” through the ‘Janta Chunegi Apna CM’ drive, in which the party has asked people to name their choice for its chief ministerial face for the February 14 Punjab Assembly polls. READ MORE

Jan 24, 2022 16:39 IST

Punjab Seat Sharing: BJP to Contest on 65 Seats, PLC on 37, SAD on 15

The BJP on Monday announced a seat-sharing pact with the Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) of Captain Amarinder Singh and SAD (Sanyukt) of Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa for the Assembly election in Punjab. While the BJP will contest on 65 seats and the PLC will contest on 37 seats. The SAD will field 15 candidates. The Punjab Legislative Assembly has 117 chairs.

Jan 24, 2022 15:33 IST

LPG Cylinder Cost Won't Cross Rs 500 if We Form Govt in U'khand: Chhattisgarh CM

Jan 24, 2022 14:50 IST

Samajwadi Party MLA Subhash Rai Joins BJP

Jan 24, 2022 14:46 IST

BJP Leader Anil Verma Joins SP

Jan 24, 2022 14:09 IST

SP Propaganda That BJP Doesn't Work for Muslims Trashed Now, Says NDA's First Muslim Candidate for UP Polls

Haider Ali Khan, BJP ally Apna Dal’s candidate from Swar Assembly seat, is the National Democratic Alliance’s first Muslim nominee for Uttar Pradesh elections 2022. Hailing from the royal family of Rampur, Khan was earlier named in the Congress’ list of candidates, but jumped ship recently and will now be contesting on an Apna Dal ticket. The switch has set political circles abuzz since his father Nawaz Kazim Ali Khan is still with the Congress and is the grand old party’s candidate from Rampur Assembly seat. Haider’s grandmother Noor Bano has also been a Congress MP.

Jan 24, 2022 13:58 IST

UP Minister Swati Singh's Alleged Audio Accusing Husband of Assault Goes Viral

Swati Singh, a minister in the Yogi Adityanath government, is in news again. This time it is because of an audio recording that has gone viral on social media. In this, Swati is purportedly talking to a person, who is heard complaining that her husband Daya Shankar Singh has misbehaved with him and there is a case of land grabbing too.

Jan 24, 2022 13:26 IST

We want AFSPA lifted but with Centre's mutual consent; National security first priority: Manipur CM

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said the people of his state, including himself, want the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act but only after mutual understanding with the Centre as national security is their top priority. “I believe AFSPA can be lifted gradually with the consent of the central government. But, we must remember there is no political stability in Myanmar and we share the border with that nation,” the chief minister told

Jan 24, 2022 13:04 IST

SP Propaganda That BJP Doesn't Work for Muslims Trashed Now, Says NDA's First Muslim Candidate for UP Polls

Haider Ali Khan, BJP ally Apna Dal’s candidate from Swar Assembly seat, is the National Democratic Alliance’s first Muslim nominee for Uttar Pradesh elections 2022. Hailing from the royal family of Rampur, Khan was earlier named in the Congress’ list of candidates, but jumped ship recently and will now be contesting on an Apna Dal ticket. The switch has set political circles abuzz since his father Nawaz Kazim Ali Khan is still with the Congress and is the grand old party’s candidate from Rampur Assembly seat. Haider’s grandmother Noor Bano has also been a Congress MP. READ MORE

Jan 24, 2022 12:51 IST

Punjab Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh urges Congress chief Sonia Gandhi "to Intervene Into the Allotment of Party Ticket from Bholath...'

Punjab Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh urges Congress chief Sonia Gandhi "to Intervene Into the Allotment of Party Ticket from Bholath...'

Jan 24, 2022 12:25 IST

Kejriwal Kickstarts Fresh Campaign

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>&quot;Ek Mauka Kejriwal Ko&quot;- We are starting this campaign from today…Delhi people can make videos telling people of other states about work done by AAP and appeal to them to give Kejriwal/AAP a chance, ahead of polls. Upload these videos on social media: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal <a href=”https://t.co/3UC9mc1eZO”>pic.twitter.com/3UC9mc1eZO</a></p>&mdash; ANI (@ANI) <a href=”https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1485501413006651394?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>January 24, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

Jan 24, 2022 12:08 IST

BJP Miranpur Nominee Booked for Inflammatory Speech, Violating EC Guidelines

The BJP’s Miranpur candidate for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls has been booked for allegedly giving an inflammatory speech at an election meeting and violating EC guidelines on physical campaigning, police said on Monday. Pershant Gujjar and his 40 supporters have also been booked for holding the meeting without permission on Sunday, Kakroli Station House Officer (SHO) Sunil Sharma said. He said that the meeting took place despite the Election Commission (EC) banning all kinds of physical poll public meetings and rallies in view of the Covid situation. Gujjar, in a video clip, is heard appealing to people in Chorawala village to support him in the elections as the BJP is of Hindus and the opposition Samajwadi Party (SP) is a Muslims’ party. Sharma said Gujjar and his supporters were booked after investigation of the video, which has gone viral on social media.

Jan 24, 2022 11:37 IST

CM Yogi Adityanath Reaches BJP Headquarters

Jan 24, 2022 11:19 IST

No Longer an SP Bastion, Azamgarh May Spring Some Surprises for Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh elections 2022 approach, one of the seats in the spotlight is Azamgarh. The seat, for long, has been considered a Samajwadi Party bastion, but that is no longer the case. A look at the result trends since the 2009 Lok Sabha elections shows BJP and BSP having made significant gains in Azamgarh. In fact, the BJP had won the Azamgarh seat in 2009 by fielding a Yadav face who was earlier a winning candidate for both the SP and BSP. When Ramakant Yadav won the seat in 1996 and 1999, he was a Samajwadi Party candidate. He contested and won the seat for the BSP in 2004. Yadav switched to the BJP in 2009 and again won the seat, bagging 35.13% votes, while the BSP and SP won 28.18% and 17.17%, respectively. READ MORE

Jan 24, 2022 11:15 IST

Amarinder resolves to empower girls

On the National Girl Child Day, former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday resolved to empower the girls by giving them education, freedom and equal space. Singh’s fledgling the Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) is contesting the Punjab Assembly polls in alliance with the BJP and SAD (Sanyukt), “On #NationalGirlChildDay, I salute our girls and their accomplishments in various fields,” Amarinder Singh tweeted.

chief minister, N. Biren Singh has stated that the BJP will double its tally in upcoming assembly polls, and would get two-third majority. He also hinted at a post-poll alliance, if needed.

The Samajwadi Party has urged the Election Commission to stop the opinion polls from being aired on some news channels with immediate effect. In a letter to the chief election commissioner, the party claimed that airing of the polls is a violation of the model code of conduct and they can misguide the voters and influence the election.

SP’s chief spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said, some news channels are showing opinion polls, which violates the model code of poll conduct, misguides the voters, and also influences the poll.

Meanwhile, Punjab’s Chief Electoral Officer S Karuna Raju on Sunday said that the filing of nominations for the next month’s assembly polls will start on January 25 and will continue till February 1. Voting for Punjab’s 117 assembly seats will be held on February 20 and the counting of votes will take place on March 10. Raju said the scrutiny of the nominations would be done on February 2 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature would be February 4, according to an official release.

Campaigning for the upcoming polls, Union minister and BJP leader Anurag Thakur targeted the Samajwadi Party over its promise of providing 300 units of electricity free to domestic consumers, saying under the party-led government power cables were used to hang clothes to dry. “Getting electricity for 300 hours a month was difficult in his regime, but now he is talking about giving 300 units of free electricity. This raises doubts,” he said, targeting SP president Akhilesh Yadav. Power cables were used to hang clothes during the previous SP regime, he said. “This is not the new SP, this is the same SP. This is the same SP which the people fear…. A person who has given rule of criminals and mafia and corruption to the state, how can the people believe him?” Thakur said.

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