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'Parivarvaadis' Would Have Rushed To Get Vaxxed First, Even My Mother Waiting for 3rd Dose, Says PM Modi

Voting is being conducted in seven phases across the state. BJP is fighting for reelection under the helm of CM Yogi Adityanath, against Samajwadi Party, BSP, Congress and others.

News18.com | February 25, 2022, 00:13 IST

Police on Wednesday filed an FIR against a person who put superglue in an electronic voting machine (EVM) during polling in Kadipur village, following which voting was stalled for some time. “The button was jammed due to the glue. FIR has been registered in the case,” Sanjeev Suman, SP, Lakhimpur Kheri told ANI.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday said Uttar Pradesh’s economy grew three-fold during the last five Read More

Feb 24, 2022 15:00 IST

'Parivaarvadis' Have Fixed Formula to Govern: PM Modi

‘Parivaarvadis’ have a fixed formula to govern; they form ministers from diff states as per their vote banks who don’t have any authority. These parties give authority to their relatives, i.e. ‘super ministers’ who hold the real power, outside constitution limits: PM Modi

Feb 24, 2022 14:39 IST

PM Modi on Oppn's Stance on Ahmedabad Blast Verdict

Speaking on the verdict of the 2008 Ahmedabad series blast case, PM Modi said, “even if enemies of humanity got a death sentence, these parties did not dare to welcome the verdict, due to the fear of vote bank. Do such people deserve to come in power?”

Feb 24, 2022 14:23 IST

Parivarvaadis Would Have Broken All Lines to Get Vaccinated First: PM Modi

When vaccination started,Modi didn’t run to get vaccinated. We got frontline workers, elderlies people with comorbidities vaccinated first. Had ‘parivarvaadis’ been in power,they’d have broken all lines to get vaccinated first.Even my mother’s waiting for her turn for 3rd dose:PM

Feb 24, 2022 13:41 IST

Smriti Irani Slams Congress in Amethi

The ground we’re standing on was once taken away by Congress from Gauriganj farmers, claiming to give employment. Congress seized these lands under its foundation. When farmers voiced their concerns, a Congress leader went to court: Union Minister Smriti Irani, in Amethi.

Feb 24, 2022 13:22 IST

No Bahubalis Only Bajrangbalis in UP Now: Amit Shah

Yogiji has run the administration in a way that we cannot see even one ‘Bahubali’ (strongman goons), now there’s only ‘Bajrangbali’ everywhere: Union Home Minister Amit Shah at a rally in Bahraich

Feb 24, 2022 12:55 IST

CM Yogi Promises Increase of Funds in Scheme for Women

Under Mukhayamantri Kanya Sumangla Yojana Rs.15,000 is being given to daughters that will be increased to Rs.25,000 and amount for their marriages will be increased from Rs.51,000 to Rs.1 lakh: UP CM Yogi Adityanath at a rally in Bahraich

Feb 24, 2022 12:05 IST

Do You Want Govt That Propagates Riots Or One Who Works for Poor: Yogi Adityanath

We will give free scooty to girls, free electricity to farmers, got express highways constructed,colleges. You want to decide what kind of govt you want.The one that propagates riots or the one that frees you from them & works for poor’s welfare:UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Barabanki.

Feb 24, 2022 11:05 IST

BJP Govt Will Not Let Cows to Be Slaughtered: Adityanath

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday urged people to vote for those who “protect cows and not those who kill them”, vowing that his government will neither allow cows to be slaughtered, nor farmers’ crops to be damaged’. Addressing an election rally in Ayodhya and later another one in Barabanki, the chief minister also promised a stipend of Rs 900 per month per cow to farmers on forming his government again. READ MORE

Feb 24, 2022 10:22 IST

Akhilesh Claims Double Century Seats by 4th Phase of Polls, Taunts Shah Over Laptop Promise

Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said the Samajwadi Party-led alliance will score a double-century of seats by the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh polls. He also took a dig at Union Home Minister Amit Shah over his reported promise of providing laptops to those who take “admission in Inter after passing class 12″. READ MORE

Feb 24, 2022 09:18 IST

Will Offer Land to CM Yogi to Build Kotiya in U'khand: Harish Rawat

BJP had been chased away from Uttarakhand. Will offer a land to CM Yogi (after losing elections in UP) to build a ‘Kotiya’ (cottage) in Uttarakhand : Former chief minister of Uttarakhand & Congress leader Harish Rawat said on Wednesday

Feb 24, 2022 08:56 IST

Purvanchal Polls: Nishad Party Always Brings Earthquakes in UP Politics, Says Party Chief’s Son

Chauri Chaura in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur district is remembered in history books for the incident in 1922 when fire was opened at freedom fighters, who burnt down the police station here, killing policemen, and Mahatma Gandhi had to call off the Non-Cooperation Movement. READ MORE

Feb 24, 2022 08:38 IST

Those Who Migrated from UP Will Be Called Back, Given Jobs if BSP Wins, Says Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Tuesday said if her party forms government in Uttar Pradesh those who have migrated from the state will be called back and given jobs. She lashed out at the BJP, Samajwadi Party and the Congress, holding them responsible for the lack of jobs and migration from the state. READ MORE

Feb 24, 2022 08:21 IST

Congress Street Fighter Lallu in Troubled Waters in Tamkuhi Raj Seat as BJP Looks to End 3-Decade Drought

Flood-prone Tamkuhi Raj, right at the Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border, has been the stomping ground for Ajay Kumar Lallu who has won the seat for the Congress twice consecutively, prompting his appointment as UP unit chief by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

But the street fighter Lallu, who has been in and out of jail or the lockup for taking on the Yogi Adityanath government, is in for a fight of his life from the seat this time with the Bharatiya Janata Party determined to end its three-decade-long drought of a win here. In fact, many in the constituency say the main contest is between the BJP and the Samajwadi Party. READ MORE

Feb 24, 2022 08:13 IST

Rs 6.85 crores of cash & 3.76 lakh litres of liquor Seized Since Election-announcement: UP CEO

Since the announcement of elections, Rs 6.85 crores of cash & 3.76 lakh litres of liquor seized in 9 districts that went for polling during the fourth phase today. While 503 incidences of poll-code violation were noted & necessary action taken: Ajay Kumar Shukla, UP CEO to ANI.

Feb 24, 2022 07:52 IST

Akhilesh Says 'Yogi Can Neither Use Laptop Nor Hand it Out'

Price of petrol will cross Rs 200 if BJP comes to power… What was the cost of LPG cylinders when they distributed it to the poor, and see much does it cost now? Yogi Ji never distributed laptops because he doesn’t know how to operate them: SP chief Akhilesh Yadav in Gonda, UP

Feb 24, 2022 07:38 IST

UP Polls: BJP MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s Son Mayank Meets Akhilesh, Will He Defect to SP?

More than three weeks after News18 reported about a possibility of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s son Mayank switching over to the Samajwadi Party (SP), Mayank met SP chief and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday. READ MORE

Feb 24, 2022 07:21 IST

'It's Written on SP Leaders' Face...': Out to Vote in UP Polls, Mayawati Agrees with Amit Shah's Poll Assessment

Bahujan Samaj Party supremo and former Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati on Wednesday expressed confidence that both Muslims and Dalits will vote for her party and they will form government in state with full majority. Her statement came in response to Network18’s interview with Union home minister Amit Shah where he had said that it would be wrong to summarise that BSP is losing relevance. He added that it is Akhilesh Yadav who has deviated from the real issues in UP elections 2022. READ MORE

Feb 24, 2022 07:17 IST

Priyanka's 'ladki Hoon' Slogan, Maurya's Switch to SP Will Have No Impact on Polls: RPN Singh

Former Union minister R P N Singh, who recently crossed over to the BJP, said the ladki hoon’ slogan coined by his old party will have no effect on the assembly polls, claiming that the Congress tickets have gone only to the wives of its leaders. He also dismissed the impact of UP minister and Other Backward Class leader Swami Prasad Maurya switching over to the Samajwadi Party and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has breached caste barriers with development schemes guided by the inclusive mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vishwas. READ MORE

Feb 24, 2022 07:15 IST

UP Polls 2022: Rashtriya Kisan Manch Extends Support to SP

Farmers’ organisation Rashtriya Kisan Manch on Wednesday announced its support to the Samajwadi Party (SP) in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

In a letter written to the SP President Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday, Shekhar Dixit, the national president of the Manch, said his organisation has decided to extend full support to the SP.

Dixit in the letter said it was unfortunate that the ruling BJP is not doing anything for the welfare of farmers and is talking about creating disharmony. BJP is trying to regain power by creating religious frenzy among the people, he said, alleging that the ruling party was behaving like the East India Company and was following the policy of ‘divide and rule’. READ MORE

Feb 24, 2022 07:06 IST

PM Modi Accuses SP of Protecting Terrorists when in Power in UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday alleged the Samajwadi Party did everything it could to protect terrorists when it was in power in Uttar Pradesh. At a poll rally in Kaushambi, the second one in a day in Uttar Pradesh, he accused the ministers, MLAs and MPs of “dynast parties” of “stealing” the ration of the poor during their rule. READ MORE

years as the state was served by a triple engine government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the contribution of people. In an apparent dig at the Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party, he said, “The BJP is real samajwadi as the meaning of samajwad is to free society from fear, hunger and corruption.” Under the previous Akhilesh Yadav’s government, officials were posted on the instruction of mafia, he alleged.

Addressing a rally in the Barhaj assembly constituency of Deoria, Singh said, “With the vision of PM Modi, CM Yogi and the contribution of people, we are running a triple engine government in the state and due to this our pride has increased at international platforms.” “During Akhilesh’s government, officials were posted on the instruction of the Mafia. Our ministers have no blot of corruption. However, most of the ministers of SP, BSP and Congress faced such charges,” Singh said.

“In 2017, when we formed the government in the state the economy was of Rs 11 lakh crore and in 2022 the economy grew and became Rs 31 lakh crore. The Opposition talks of high inflation but during their government there was no pandemic still inflation was higher,” he said. Singh said that within six months inflation will be controlled. “We give free ration twice a month and this arrangement is nowhere in the world.”

On the matter of security, the defense minister said, “We will enter the other side of border and kill terrorists and will never let the head of our ‘Bharat Mata’ bow anywhere.” “Uttar Pradesh has a ‘Ram Rajya’ and not ‘Danga Raj’. Here good people don’t live under fear. Bad people are punished. We do politics to serve society not to form only government,” he said. “When the SP, BSP, raise questions over the valour of our forces, they play politics with the unity of the country. ‘Hamari Soch Imandar hai aur kaam damdaar hai (Our thoughts are honest and work impressive,” he said. “We not only give ration and money but also run bulldozers on mafia,” he said. Deoria will go to polls in the sixth phase on March 3.

Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said the Samajwadi Party-led alliance will score a double-century of seats by the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh polls. He also took a dig at Union Home Minister Amit Shah over his reported promise of providing laptops to those who take “admission in Inter after passing class 12″.

Inter is the short form of Intermediate and refers to classes 11 and 12. “There is a leader in the BJP who… made a statement on distributing laptops and whoever heard it has gone ‘lotpot’ (split their sides laughing).” “He said those who take admission in Inter after Class 12 will be given laptops. Good that he did not say those doing class 10 after Inter will get a laptop, else people would be perturbed,” Yadav said at an election meeting here.

Making light of the BJP targeting the Samajwadi party with new sobriquets, he said, “They are going A for this, B for that … and reading ABCD these days.” “I want to make them learn Hindi… ‘kaka’ stands for ‘kala kanoon’ (black agri laws) which have gone and so will ‘Baba’ (Yogi Adityanath).” Elated over the sizeable crowd in the meeting, the Samajwadi Party chief said many BJP leaders will become invisible after seeing this “‘jansailab’ (sea of people)”. “The polling in the fourth phase will complete a double century for us. It is now the responsibility of the people to ensure a historic win for the Samajwadi Party-led alliance,” Yadav said.

Referring to the violence in the Lakhimpur Kheri district in October last year, he alleged that a minister’s son “mowed down farmers” and the government did not take any action initially. “It was only after the pressure from opposition parties that action was initiated. “The minister’s son has got bail from the court but not from the people’s court. People will get the deposits of BJP candidates forfeited,” Yadav said.

While elaborating on the poll promises of his party, the Samajwadi Party chief alleged the BJP was selling government properties and companies so that they do not have to give jobs. He termed the ongoing elections as the one for saving Uttar Pradesh, the Constitution, democracy and the composite culture.

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