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Assembly Elections 2022: NCP-Shiv Sena Seat-sharing Talks for Goa Polls on Tuesday

NCP spokesperson and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik told reporters here that the outcome of the final talks with the Shiv Sena will be announced by his senior party colleague Praful Patel.

PTI | January 17, 2022, 23:45 IST
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NCP and Shiv Sena leaders will meet in Goa on Tuesday to discuss a prepoll alliance between the two parties in the coastal state for the next month’s assembly elections, the Sharad Pawar-led outfit said on Monday. The two Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies in Maharashtra are contemplating an alliance in Goa after the Congress declined to have seat adjustments with them for the February 14 polls to the 40-member assembly. Read More

Jan 17, 2022 21:36 IST

Punjab CM to Talk to His Brother Over Denial of Party Ticket to Him

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday said he would talk to his brother Manohar Singh over the denial of the Congress ticket to him. Channi made the remark after his brother said he will contest as an independent from the Bassi Pathana assembly seat against the sitting Congress MLA. Read More

Jan 17, 2022 18:15 IST

Akhilesh Yadav Offers SP Ticket of Gorakhpur Seat to BJP MLA Radha Mohan Aggarwal

With the BJP deciding to field UP CM Yogi Adityanath from his home turf Gorakhpur (Urban) assembly seat in the February polls, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday sought to woo the sitting BJP MLA Radha Mohan Aggarwal, offering him his party ticket for the seat. Asked about BJP’s Gorakhpur (Urban) MLA Aggarwal, the Samajwadi Party chief told reporters here, “If you (reporters) can establish contact with him and speak to him, the ticket will be announced and he will get the ticket. Yadav was speaking to reporters at his party headquarters on the occasion of ‘Ann Sankalp Divas’. Agarwal has been the MLA from Gorakhpur Urban seat since 2002. Read More

Jan 17, 2022 17:38 IST

Harak Singh Rawat Expelled from BJP as He Mounted Pressure for Party Tickets to Kin: Dhami

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami on Monday said Cabinet minister Harak Singh Rawat was expelled from the BJP as he was “mounting pressure” for party tickets to his family members ahead of the Assembly polls. The assembly polls in the state are slated for February 14. The BJP expelled Harak Singh Rawat from the primary membership of the party for six years on Sunday amid speculations that he was joining the Congress. Rawat was in the news recently when he threatened to resign from the state Cabinet insisting on his demand for a medical college in Haridwar. Dhami told reporters after returning from Delhi that the party stood with Rawat on every development-based issue, including a medical college in Kotdwar. Read More

Jan 17, 2022 17:14 IST

Punjab CM Channi Welcomes EC's Decision to Postpone Punjab Elections

Addressing a presser, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said, “I would like to thank the EC. I wrote a letter and requested them to extend the polling date.”

Jan 17, 2022 16:20 IST

NCP Leaders to Reach Goa Tomorrow to Discuss Alliance With Congress

NCP leaders Praful Patel and Jitendra Avhad to reach Goa on Tuesday to take a decision on alliance with Congress for the upcoming polls in the state. Local level decisions will be taken in every state. The Congress isn’t in favour of any alliance in Goa. “We will speak with Sena as Shiv Sena has expressed desire to fight together. “We will take a call on it tomorrow,” said NCP leader Nawab Malik.

Jan 17, 2022 16:16 IST

Congress Not Forming Any Alliance With TMC for Goa: Dinesh Gundu Rao

“Congress is the only alternative to form a stable government in Goa. TMC’s approach in Goa is very poor and their objective is wrong. People of Goa are going to reject TMC in the election. We are not forming any alliance with them,” ANI quoted Dinesh Gundu Rao, AICC Goa in-charge as saying.

Jan 17, 2022 15:45 IST

Sukhbir Singh Badal Welcomes EC's Decision to Postpone Punjab Polls

SAD Chief Sukhbir Singh Badal has also welcomed the Election Commission’s decision to postpone Punjab polls to February 20. Earlier, the polling date in Punjab was scheduled for February 14. “We welcome EC decision to postpone Punjab election dates to February 20,” he said.

Jan 17, 2022 15:41 IST

Navjot Singh Sidhu Welcomes EC's Decision to Postpone Punjab Polls

Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu today welcomed Election Commission’s decision to postpone the Punjab polls. He said, “We welcome ECI’s decision to postpone the Punjab Assembly election. He (Ferozepur Rural candidate Ashu Banger, who quits Aam Aadmi Party) will be joining the Congress party.”

Jan 17, 2022 14:58 IST

AIMIM to Contest on 100 Seats in UP: Owaisi

We have announced to contest 100 seats for the upcoming UP Assembly elections; more candidates for other phases will be announced. We’ve made arrangements to conduct virtual rallies, as per the Election Commission’s guidelines: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi in Hyderabad.

AIMIM to Contest on 100 Seats in UP: Owaisi

Jan 17, 2022 14:51 IST

Joining 'Outsider' TMC a Mistake, Says Lourenco, Hints at Return to Congress Camp

Weeks after he walked out of the Congress fold, joined the Trinamool Congress and quit it a day before without assigning any reason, former Goa Congress working president Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco on Monday hinted at rejoining his parent party. He has apologised to his supporters and well-wishers for committing the “mistake” of joining the Mamata Banerjee-led party ahead of next month’s assembly polls. Addressing a press conference in Panaji on Monday, Lourenco said he had to face severe backlash after deciding to join the TMC, which he said had promised a “new dawn”.

Jan 17, 2022 14:44 IST

Assembly Polls in Punjab Now on Feb 20 in View of Guru Ravidas Jayanti

The Election Commission on Monday decided to hold the single-phase assembly polls in Punjab on February 20 instead of February 14 in view of Guru Ravidas Jayanti. Several political parties had approached the EC to postpone the polls in the state in view of Ravidas Jayanti on February 16. Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, BJP and its allies, and the BSP had urged the poll panel to postpone the date of voting as lakhs of followers of Guru Ravidas travel to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to celebrate the day. In a statement, the Commission said polls would now be held on February 20. It coincides with the third phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh.

Jan 17, 2022 14:36 IST

Revised Schedule for Punjab Elections. Details Here

After the EC postponed the elections in Punjab, here is the revised schedule:

1. Date of Notification: 25th January 2022 (Tuesday) 2. Last date of Nomination: 1st February 2022 (Tuesday) 3. Date of Scrutiny: 2nd February 2022 (Wednesday) 4. Date of Withdrawal: 4th February 2022 (Friday) 5. Date of Poll: 20th February 2022 (Sunday).

Counting of Votes will be taken up on 10th March 2022 (Thursday)

Jan 17, 2022 14:33 IST

Cong Leader Sarwan Singh Phillaur, Son Join Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt)

Former Punjab Cabinet Minister and Congress leader, Sarwan Singh Phillaur joined Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) today in Mohali. His son Damanvir Phillaur joined the party along with him.

Cong Leader Sarwan Singh Phillaur, Son Join Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt)

Jan 17, 2022 14:27 IST

EC Defers Punjab Poll to February 20 After Parties Seek Fresh Date

The Election Commission of India has postponed the election date in Punjab to February 20, after requests by the parties in state.

EC Defers Punjab Poll to February 20 After Parties Seek Fresh Date

Jan 17, 2022 14:17 IST

Muzaffarnagar MP Sanjeev Balyan Meets BKU Leader Naresh Tikiat

Union Minister and Muzaffarnagar MP Sanjeev Balyan met Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Naresh Tikiat at his residence.

Muzaffarnagar MP Sanjeev Balyan Meets BKU Leader Naresh Tikiat

Jan 17, 2022 14:02 IST

UP: Case Registered Against BJP, BSP MLAs for Violating Model Code of Conduct

A case has been registered against BSP candidate Salman Saeed in Charthawal and BJP MLA Umesh Malik, for violating the Model Code of Conduct and Covid-19 guidelines, police said.

Jan 17, 2022 13:43 IST

Yogi Adityanath Second UP CM to Contest from Gorakhpur District

Yogi Adityanath, who has been declared BJP candidate from Gorakhpur will be the second leader to contest from the district as a Chief Minister after Tribhuvan Narayan Singh, who lost in 1971. Singh had contested from Maniram assembly seat of the Gorakhpur district while being a Chief Minister. There was a mixed reaction from political parties after Yogi Adityanath was made the BJP candidate from Gorakhpur Sadar seat on Saturday. Main opposition Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took a jibe at the BJP’s decision to field Yogi Adityanath from the Gorakhpur constituency, saying the saffron party has already sent him home.

Jan 17, 2022 13:22 IST

AAP's Chief Ministerial Candidate for Punjab Polls to Be Announced on Tuesday: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that his party’s chief ministerial candidate for Punjab assembly polls will be announced on Tuesday. He had on January 13 asked the people of Punjab to suggest names of their preferred chief ministerial candidates and launched a mobile number for the purpose. Kejriwal then said that though he had wanted party MP Bhagwant Mann’s name to be declared as the chief ministerial candidate, the latter insisted that the people of Punjab should make this decision. “The name of the party’s chief ministerial candidate for Punjab assembly elections will be announced tomorrow at 12 noon,” Kejriwal told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.

Jan 17, 2022 12:50 IST

Goa Polls: Joining 'Outsider' TMC Was Mistake, Says Lourenco; Hints at Returning to Cong

Weeks after he walked out of the Congress fold, joined the Trinamool Congress and quit it a day before without assigning any reason, former Goa Congress working president Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco on Monday hinted at rejoining his parent party. He has apologised to his supporters and well-wishers for committing the “mistake” of joining the Mamata Banerjee-led party ahead of the next month’s Assembly polls. Addressing a press conference in Panaji on Monday, Lourenco said he had to face severe backlash after deciding to join the TMC, which he said had promised a “new dawn”.

Jan 17, 2022 12:32 IST

AAP to Make Announcement on Punjab CM's Face Tomorrow: Arvind Kejriwal

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said he will make an announcement on Punjab CM candidate on Tuesday at 12pm. The announcement will be made during a press conference in Mohali in Punjab.

NCP spokesperson and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik told reporters here that the outcome of the final talks with the Shiv Sena will be announced by his senior party colleague Praful Patel. He said MVA minister and NCP leader Jitendra Awhad will accompany Patel to Goa for the seat-sharing talks.

Malik said the NCP has aligned with the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh and the Congress in Manipur for the upcoming polls in these states. Referring to Goa, where the BJP is in power, Malik said the local leadership of the Congress has declined to have seat adjustments with them and hence the Shiv Sena and the NCP have decided to contest the polls together.

The Congress is part of the Shiv Sena-led MVA government in Maharashtra.The NCP spokesperson hit back at BJP leader and former CM Devendra Fadnavis over his reported comments referring to the Sharad Pawar-led party as an outfit whose influence is “restricted to three-and-a-half districts of Maharashtra”.

Malik said Fadnavis (51) was not even a member of the state legislature when Pawar was chief minister.Pawar (81) has served as chief minister of Maharashtra multiple times after assuming the top post for the first time in 1978.

“Everyone knows how the NCP fared in the 2019 assembly polls when Fadnavis who was chief minister,” Malik said.

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