Assembly Elections 2022 Highlights: Former Union Minister CM Ibrahim Quits Party Congress

Assembly Elections 2022 Highlights: Five states, including Goa, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Manipur, are set for polls next month, starting February 10.

Assembly Elections 2022 Highlights: Former Union Minister CM Ibrahim Quits Party Congress

"Congress is a closed chapter for me here on," CM Ibrahim said.

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister CM Ibrahim quit the party on Thursday upset over not being made the leader of opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Council, a post he had been eyeing for a long time. "Congress ignored me," Mr Ibrahim said adding that he would announce his next political move soon.

"I'm happy that the AICC President Sonia Gandhi has relieved me from the burden that was on me, I am now free to take my decision. I will soon speak to my well-wishers in the state and announce my next move." Mr Ibrahim said. "Congress is a closed chapter for me here on," he added.

Today is the last day of filing nominations in Goa and several candidates are expected to file their nominations for election to be held on 14th February.  The Aam Aadmi Party's Chief Ministerial candidate Amit Palekar is also going to file his nomination for the Santa Cruz assembly seat today. 

Five states, including Goa, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Manipur, are set for polls next month, starting February 10. Voting in Goa will take place place on 14th February. 

Here are the highlights on Assembly Elections 2022:

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Jan 28, 2022 21:59 (IST)
Punjab Chief Minister Channi's brother files nomination from Bassi Pathana as independent
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi's brother Manohar Singh on Friday filed his nomination papers from Bassi Pathana seat as an independent candidate.

The Congress has fielded sitting legislator Gurpreet Singh GP from Bassi Pathana seat in Fatehgarh Sahib district.

After being denied the ticket, Singh had earlier said he would contest as an independent from this assembly constituency.
Jan 28, 2022 19:47 (IST)
Jan 28, 2022 19:10 (IST)
Goa polls: Modi government curtailing benefits of soldiers, compromising national security, says Cong leader

Karnataka Congress leader DK Shiva Kumar on Friday said the Narendra Modi government had curtailed the benefits of soldiers and had also failed to fill over 1.22 lakh vacant defence posts. 

The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president was campaigning for his party in the Goa Assembly polls scheduled for February 14.

"The Modi government is compromising national security as around 1,22,555 posts are vacant in defence areas. It has also deprived 30 lakh ex-servicemen from getting benefits of 'One Rank One Pension'. While Congress government always worked in the interest of our soldiers, the BJP is playing politics with the nation's security," he alleged.

The KPCC chief said the Congress-led UPA government had, on February 17, 2014, approved OROP effective from April 1 that year, but the BJP government rejected it on November 7, 2015 with an order that laid down that military personnel who took voluntary retirement after July 1, 2014 will not get One Rank One Pension.
Jan 28, 2022 18:44 (IST)
UP Assembly elections: Samajwadi Party releases list of eight candidates

Samajwadi Party on Friday released a list of eight candidates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. 

Former MP Sushila Saroj has been fielded from the Malihabad seat of Lucknow, while Ambrish Pushkar has been given a ticket from the Mohanlalganj seat.

Other names in the list were as follows: Nadira Sultan from Patiyali in Kasganj, Rais Ahmed from Badaun assembly seat, Hargovind Bhargava from Sidhauli seat of Sitapur, Prabhakar Pandey from Sikandra seat of Kanpur Dehat, Mohammad Hassan Rumi from Kanpur Cantt seat of Kanpur Nagar and Manjula Singh have been given tickets from Banda assembly seats.

Samajwadi Party is contesting the Assembly elections in an alliance with Jayant Chaudhary-led Rashtriya Lok Dal (RJD), Om Prakash Rajbhar's Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party and several other smaller political parties.

Meanwhile, elections for the 403 Assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases starting February 10. The polling in Uttar Pradesh will be held on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27, and March 3 and 7. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.
Jan 28, 2022 18:12 (IST)
Uttarakhand Polls: Union Home Minister Amit Shah Campaigns In Rudraprayag, Asks People To Bring BJP Back To Power

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday held a door-to-door campaign and addressed poll meetings in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district, appealing to people to bring the BJP back to power in the state to ensure good governance for another five years. 
Jan 28, 2022 17:29 (IST)
Punjab polls 2022: Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi's brother Manohar Singh files nomination as independent candidate from Bassi Pathana

Dr Manohar Singh Bassi, brother of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday filed his nomination for the assembly polls from Bassi Pathana as an independent candidate. 

Dr Manohar Singh Bassi had resigned from the post of Senior Medical Officer at Kharar Civil Hospital, Mohali in August 2021. Bassi Pathan assembly constituency is reserved for the scheduled caste category.

Mr Channi's brother claims that he was posted at Nandpur Kalaur Primary Health Center during COVID-19 and he did a lot of work in the area, but he was transferred from there.

Punjab will go to the polls on February 20 and the counting of votes will take place on March 10.
Jan 28, 2022 17:23 (IST)
Jan 28, 2022 17:00 (IST)
Goa Polls 2022: Luizinho Faleiro Withdraws From Goa Contest, But Says Not Quitting Trinamool Congress

Trinamool Congress leader Luizinho Faleiro today denied rumours that he is quitting the party as his move to pull out of the Goa election contest triggered huge speculation. Read here
Jan 28, 2022 16:17 (IST)
UP Polls: BJP Fields Sitting MLA Ved Prakash Gupta From Ayodhya
The BJP on Friday released a list of 91 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, giving tickets to 13 ministers and repeating its sitting MLA in Ayodhya.
Jan 28, 2022 15:59 (IST)
UP Elections 2022: Samajwadi Party Fielding Criminals In UP Elections: BJP
The BJP Friday accused the Samajwadi Party of protecting criminals when it was in power, and also fielding them in the assembly elections this year.
Jan 28, 2022 15:34 (IST)
Punjab Assembly polls: Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Mijithia files nomination from Amritsar East

Shiromani Akali Dal leader and candidate from Amritsar East, Bikram Singh Majithia on Friday filed his nomination on Friday for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections. 

This comes after the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Punjab government not to take any coercive action against SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia till January 31 after he approached the top court for anticipatory bail.

Mr Majithia, who is facing an FIR by Punjab Police in a Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) case, was earlier granted interim bail by the High Court on a condition of cooperating in the investigation.

Mr Majithia was apprehending arrest after a case under the provisions of the NDPS Act was registered at Mohali on December 20, last year.
Jan 28, 2022 15:20 (IST)
Punjab Election News- Arvind Kejriwal Jabs Rivals- Bhagwant Mann Still Lives In Rented Home

Bhagwant Mann, AAP's Punjab pick, lives like a common man in a rented house unlike other state leaders who own "big mansions and cars", Arvind Kejriwal said today while endorsing the Chief Ministerial candidate. Read here
Jan 28, 2022 14:37 (IST)
Woman who claims to be MLA Roshanlal Verma's daughter-in-law files nomination against him

A 33-year-old woman who claims to be daughter-in-law of MLA Roshanlal Verma has decided to challenge him in the poll fray as she filed her nomination from his Tilhar assembly seat. 

Sarita Yadav filed her papers Thursday as a Rashtriya Samaj Party candidate, saying she decided to challenge Mr Verma as he "harassed" Muslims and Yadavs as a BJP MLA.

Mr Verma had won the last polls as a BJP candidate but recently switched over to the Samajwadi Party which has fielded him from the seat.

Talking to newspersons at the time of filing of her nomination, Sarita Yadav said she would ensure justice to the people allegedly "harassed" by Mr Verma.

She also claimed that she was getting widespread support from the public in Tilhar constituency.
Jan 28, 2022 14:10 (IST)
BSP releases list of candidates for fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh polls

The BSP on Friday released a list of 53 names for the fourth phase of the seven-phase elections in Uttar Pradesh. Sixty seats will got to polls in the fourth phase on February 23.

The party has finalised names for most of the seats going to the polls in the fourth phase, the party said while releasing the list.

The seats on which elections will be held in the fourth phase include Pilibhit, Lakhimpur Kheri, Sitapur, Hardoi, Unnao, Lucknow, Rae Bareli, Banda and Fatehpur districts.

These seats include 14 reserved constituencies. The party has given tickets to five women, 15 Muslims and seven Brahmins among others.

Elections in Uttar Pradesh will begin on February 10.  
Jan 28, 2022 13:50 (IST)
Uttarakhand polls: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami holds door-to-door campaign in Khatima

Ahead of Uttarakhand polls, state Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami held a door-to-door campaign at the Melghat area of his Khatima constituency on Friday. 

Addressing the people Mr Dhami said, "I am your son, your brother. In the coming days, all your problems will be heard."

He further stated that all the government plans started by Prime Minister Modi are for the poor. "No other party had worked so much for Uttarakhand's development as BJP did", he claimed.

On Thursday, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami filed his candidature for the Assembly elections from the Khatima Assembly seat. Polls to elect the 70-member Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly are scheduled to be held on February 14.
Jan 28, 2022 12:32 (IST)
Punjab polls 2022: SAD's Bikram Singh Majithia set to file nomination from Amritsar East

Senior Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia on Friday arrived at the sub district magistrate's office to file his nomination from Amritsar East assembly seat for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections. 

This comes after the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Punjab government not to take any coercive action against SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia till January 31 after he approached the top court for anticipatory bail.

Mr Majithia, who is facing an FIR by Punjab Police in a Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) case, was earlier granted interim bail by the High Court on a condition of cooperating in the investigation.

Mr Majithia was apprehending arrest after a case under the provisions of the NDPS Act was registered at Mohali on December 20, last year.
Jan 28, 2022 12:06 (IST)
Goa Election 2022: Ex-Goa Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro Luizinho Faleiro Withdraws As Trinamool Candidate From Fatorda
Trinamool Congress Vice-President Luizinho Faleiro on Friday announced his withdrawal as a Trinamool candidate from Goa's Fatorda constituency for the upcoming Assembly polls. Read Here
Jan 28, 2022 11:58 (IST)
Amit Shah holds door-to-door campaign in Greater Noida, says people's faith in BJP clearly visible

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that wherever he has gone in western Uttar Pradesh and Braj area of state after declaration of elections, people's faith in BJP is clearly visible. 

Mr Shah held a door-to-door campaign in Tughalpur village of Greater Noida in Dadri constituency which will go the polls in the first phase. "Wherever I have gone in western Uttar Pradesh and Braj area of state after declaration of elections, people's full faith in BJP is clearly visible," he said.

Dadri assembly constituency is represented by BJP MLA Tejpal Nagar and the party has again given him the ticket. Jewar and Noida seats in Gautam Buddha Nagar were also won by BJP. 

BJP workers said that the visit of Amit Shah is expected to have an impact on all constituencies of Gautam Buddha Nagar besides the adjoining assembly constituencies of Ghaziabad.

The elections to 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly will be conducted in seven phases starting from February 10. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.
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