Political parties of all colors are leading the poll in five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. The electoral commission will meet later today to decide whether the ban on public gatherings and road shows – in place until today – should continue. In announcing the polling schedule for Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur on January 8, the polling panel had taken an unprecedented step by banning public gatherings, road shows and events from similar physical campaigns until January 15 due to the rise of COVID-19. case. Separately, in a press release on Friday, the EC said it had, in consultation with Prasar Bharti Corporation, decided to double the broadcast/television time allocated to each national party and recognized state party in the five states. Meanwhile, Congress released its first list of 125 candidates on Friday, with the party also fielding 50 women. The Bharatiya Janata Party has published its list of 57/58 candidates for the first phase and 38/55 for the second phase. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will compete from Gorakhpur.
Here are the LIVE election campaign updates in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur – that will go to the polls between February and March:
#BJP nominates 107 candidates for UP polls
Apart from Adityanath, Maurya and Singh, the BJP has also announced candidates for the other 104 seats for the first two phases. The list was released by BJP leader in Uttar Pradesh and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan along with party general secretary Arun Singh.
“The BJP has provided welfare and responsive governance in Uttar Pradesh for the past five years. We are confident that the people of UP will bless us again in this great festival of 2022 with the same clarity” , the BJP tweeted citing Pradhan.
#BSP announces candidates for Noida, Dadri and Jewar seats
The Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj party has declared candidates for three constituencies in Gautam Buddh Nagar for the upcoming polls in Uttar Pradesh. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) fielded Kriparam Sharma from Noida, Manveer Singh Bhati from Dadri and Narendra Bhati ‘Dada’ from Jewar, according to a list shared by the party. All three seats are currently held by the BJP.
Noida has 6,90,231 voters, while Dadri has 5,86,889 voters and Jewar has 3,46,425 voters. Dadri in Gautam Buddh Nagar district is also the supremo constituency of BSP Mayawati.
#SP hit with notice over Model Code of Conduct violations
Ahead of SP leader Akhilesh Yadav’s presser today, Lucknow Police post a notice outside his party office for violation of Model Code of Conduct, Article 144, COVID protocols by the party yesterday January 14 pic.twitter.com/nTgPAZVTGr
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#Defense Minister Rajnath Singh’s son Pankaj Singh to run for Noida seat
#Deputy CM Kesav Prasad Maurya to challenge Sirathu UP polls in Prayagraj district.
#UP CM Yogi Adityanath to challenge Gorakhpur election.
#We publish the list of candidates out of 57/58 seats in the first phase and 38/55 in the second phase: BJP leader and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
#Alliance talks fail between SP and Bhim army
After all the talks, in the end, I felt that Akhilesh Yadav doesn’t want Dalits in this alliance, he just wants the Dalit vote bank. He humiliated the people of Bahujan Samaj, I tried for 1 month 3 days but the alliance could not be made: Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad
#Former Punjab Minister Joginder Mann joins AAP
Ahead of the Assembly elections, former Punjab minister Joginder Singh Mann joined the Aam Aadmi party, a day after cutting his 50-year-old ties to Congress. AAP leader and Punjab co-leader Raghav Chadha said Mann’s induction would give the party a huge boost in the state.
“Inspired by the vision of Arvind ji, former Punjab Minister and three-time MLA Joginder Singh Mann ji joins the AAP, ending his 50-year association with Congress. He was currently Chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Corp His induction will give a huge boost to party unity in Punjab,” Chadha said in a tweet and also posted a photo showing Mann joining the AAP with the party’s national official, Arvind Kejriwal, in attendance.
(Edited by : Vijay Anand)
First post: STI