Assembly Election 2022 Highlights: Yogi Adityanath To Fight UP Polls From Stronghold Gorakhpur

Assembly Election 2022: Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, Punjab, and Uttarakhand will vote over seven phases starting February 10, with counting of votes scheduled for March 10, amid a massive surge in Covid cases.

Assembly Election 2022 Highlights: Yogi Adityanath To Fight UP Polls From Stronghold Gorakhpur

Assembly Elections 2022: 5 states will vote over seven phases starting February 10. (File)

New Delhi:

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will contest next month's Assembly election from the Gorakhpur (Urban constituency), the BJP said Saturday afternoon, as it released its first list of candidates.

Voting for the Gorakhpur (Urban) seat will be on March 3 - the sixth and penultimate phase. 

Meanwhile, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad said Saturday that his political outfit - the Azad Samaj Party - would not ally with the Samajwadi Party for next month's Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.
Samajwadi chief Akhilesh Yadav "does not want the support of Dalits", Mr Azad told reporters.

In Punjab, former Punjab minister Joginder Singh Mann joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today, a day after snapping his 50-year-old ties with the Congress.

Here are the Highlights on Assembly Election 2022:

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Jan 15, 2022 23:00 (IST)
BJP to finalise candidates for Uttarakhand polls tomorrow
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday reprimanded the District Magistrate of Nagaon district for halting traffic for his visit which led to a traffic jam near Gumothagaon on National Highway 37.

"I reprimanded officials concerned for halting traffic for me, despite clear direction not to create inconvenience for people during my visit. For over 15 minutes, NH has blocked including ambulances. This VIP culture is not acceptable in today's Assam," Mr Sarma said in a video.
Jan 15, 2022 21:46 (IST)
Punjab polls: Akali Dal fields Parminder Sohana from Mohali
The Shiromani Akali Dal announced on Saturday to field youth leader Parminder Singh Sohana from Mohali assembly seat for the February 14 Punjab Assembly polls.

With this announcement, the party has so far declared 94 candidates.

"SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal has announced youth leader Parminder Singh Sohana as party candidate from Mohali. He has remained Vice Chairman & MD of Labourfed Punjab. Total announced 94," said party leader Daljit Singh Cheema in a tweet.

Mohali is currently represented by former minister and Congress MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu.
Jan 15, 2022 19:03 (IST)
UP polls: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister to start door-to-door campaign from January 16
With the Election Commission putting a ban on holding public rallies and gatherings in view of the spurt in Coronavirus cases, Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel will start door-to-door campaigning for Uttar Pradesh's Assembly elections from January 16.

Mr Baghel, who is a senior poll observer for Congress in Uttar Pradesh, will start his door-to-door campaign from UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar District on Sunday.

The Chief Minister is scheduled to visit Barola at 12:00-1:00 pm, Silarpur at 1:00-2:00 pm,

Sorkha at 2:00-3:00 pm, Behlolpur at 3:30- 4:00 pm and Jalpura at 5:00-6:00 pm in Gautam Buddh Nagar District.
Jan 15, 2022 17:16 (IST)
Akhilesh Yadav urges Samajwadi Party workers to follow Covid norms
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday appealed to party workers to follow COVID-19 norms.
He said the Samajwadi Party will soon declare its candidates for the assembly elections in the state.

We have to follow Covid protocols. If these are not followed, questions will be raised, Yadav said a day after police lodged an FIR against 2,500 Samajwadi Party activists for flouting Covid norms.

A massive crowd had gathered at the Samajwadi Party office on Friday for the induction ceremony of former BJP minister Swami Prasad Maurya and some MLAs.
Jan 15, 2022 14:25 (IST)
Jan 15, 2022 13:48 (IST)
UP assembly elections 2022: Mayawati's BSP Announces First List Of 53 Candidates For UP Elections

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has released the first list of candidates on 53 assembly seats of Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming polls. "We have finalized candidates on 53 seats in the first list, remaining 5 will we released in a day or two," BSP chief Mayawati said Saturday while addressing a press conference in Lucknow.
Jan 15, 2022 13:23 (IST)
Jan 15, 2022 13:19 (IST)
UP Assembly Polls 2022: Yogi Adityanath To Fight From Stronghold Gorakhpur, Not Ayodhya

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will contest next month's Assembly election from the Gorakhpur (Urban constituency, the BJP said Saturday afternoon, as it released its first list of candidates. Voting for the Gorakhpur (Urban) seat will be on March 3 - the sixth and penultimate phase. (Read full story here)
Jan 15, 2022 13:17 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022: Mayawati's BSP Announces First List Of 53 Candidates For UP Elections
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has released the first list of candidates on 53 assembly seats of Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming polls.
Jan 15, 2022 13:03 (IST)
BJP announces first list of candidates for UP polls, Yogi Adityanath to contest from Gorakhpur
Jan 15, 2022 12:39 (IST)
Mayawati's BSP announces first list of 53 candidates for UP assembly election
Jan 15, 2022 11:33 (IST)
Punjab Elections: Former Congress Minister Joginder Singh Mann Joins AAP

Ahead of the Assembly elections, former Punjab minister Joginder Singh Mann joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today, a day after snapping his 50-year-old ties with the Congress. AAP leader and Punjab co-incharge Raghav Chadha said that Mr Mann's induction will give a huge boost to the party in the state. (Full story here)
Jan 15, 2022 11:08 (IST)
2,500 Named For Covid Norms Violation After Huge Crowd At Samajwadi Office

The Uttar Pradesh police have registered a complaint against 2,500 unknown people, on direction from the Election Commission, for violating Covid norms after a massive crowd had gathered in front of the Samajwadi Party office for the joining-in function of two rebel ministers and several MLAs. Video clips showed hundreds of party workers gathered at the SP office and a majority of them not wearing masks or following social distancing. (Read full story here)
Jan 15, 2022 09:32 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022: Congress Fields Actor-Model Archana Gautam From Hastinapur In UP Polls
The Congress has fielded actor and beauty pageant winner Archana Gautam from Hastinapur constituency in the Meerut district to contest the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

Ms Gautam got a ticket within two months of joining the party. She had joined Congress in November 2021.

On Thursday, the party rolled out its first list of 125 candidates for the assembly elections which are due to be held in seven phases in Uttar Pradesh from February 10 and the list includes 50 women candidates.
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