Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today campaigned for party candidates in Punjab. She was seen riding a tractor with Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi in Rupnagar district as part of her 'Jansampark Abhiyan'.
Meanwhile, Union home minister Amit Shah was in Samajwadi bastion Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh) today to muster support for BJP candidates. Akhilesh Yadav is contesting his maiden assembly election from the Karhal seat in Mainpuri.
Assembly Elections are taking place in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur.
Here are the live updates on Assembly Elections 2022:
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today targeted the Congress-led regime in Punjab over the issues of drug trade and illegal sand mining and dared the ruling party to reveal how many of its 2017 election promises has it fulfilled. Mr Singh also took on the AAP for its claims of ending the drug problem in the state, saying how could the party do so when it made liquor available door-to-door in Delhi. (PTI)
Attacking Samajwadi Party (SP) in its founder Mulayam Singh Yadav's parliamentary constituency Mainpuri, Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said 'criminal' politicians like Azam Khan and Mukhtar Ansari will be out of jail again if that party comes to power in Uttar Pradesh. At another poll rally in Auraiya, he accused the previous governments led by SP's Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party's Mayawati of crumbling the economy of Uttar Pradesh and credited Chief Minister Adityanath with bringing a turnaround in five years. (PTI)
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday campaigned for party candidates in Punjab and said like the BJP earlier propagated Gujarat model', AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was publicising his 'Delhi model', which she said was also a "failure". Read here.
The opposition Assam Jatiya Parishad today announced Chittaranjan Basumatary as its candidate for the Majuli (Scheduled Tribe) constituency, where by-poll is slated to be held on March 7 after it was vacated by Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Mr Basumatary's name was announced by party general secretary Jagadish Bhuyan here for the prestigious seat, where Congress has decided not to contest but leave it for AJP to unite anti-BJP forces. (PTI)
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has reached Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar. Party's Punjab chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and other leaders were waiting for her at the university.
BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP from Kaiserganj, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh called AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi "a descendent of Lord Ram." "Owaisi is an old friend of mine. As far as I know, he was 'Kshatriya' (Hindu) earlier. He is a descendent of Lord Ram, not the one belonging to Iran," said Mr Singh. Mr Singh made the following comments while campaigning for his son and BJP candidate from Gonda, Prateek Bhushan Singh. (PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah today accused the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party of crumbling the economy of Uttar Pradesh and credited Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with bringing a turnaround in five years in the state. He also said the 2022 elections are for "strengthening Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hands and for making Yogi chief minister again". "SP and BSP's 'babua and bua" both had crumbled the economy of such a big state as Uttar Pradesh, the economic system was on the seventh spot in the country which was brought to second spot by Yogiji in five years. Give another chance of five years and it will be taken to the first spot," Mr Shah told an election meeting, referring to Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati. (PTI)
An estimated 64.42% voting was recorded in the second phase of the assembly elections in 55 constituencies spread over nine districts in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, according to the Election Commission. Saharanpur recorded a turnout of 71.13%, Bijnor 65.91%, Moradabad 67.26%, Sambhal 62.87%, Rampur 64.26%, Amroha 71.98%, Budaun 59.24%, Bareilly 61.67% and Shahjahanpur 59.34%, a statement issued by the election office said on Tuesday.
Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked voters in Punjab not to look at the face of leaders but their actions to understand the "hidden powers" that are at work behind them, as the former Congress president attacked PM Modi and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal. Read here.
Former Union Minister Ashwani Kumar, who has quit the Congress in the middle of state elections, said today that "the party doesn't seem to reflect mood of the nation".
The Trinamool Congress has claimed it will win 12 seats in Goa and its ally Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) will bag seven seats in the 40-member state Assembly.
Polling in all the 40 Assembly constituencies of the coastal state was held on Monday. The counting of votes will be held on March 10.
Former IAS officer Jagmohan Singh Raju has jumped into the electoral battlefield from the Amritsar East seat, promising all-around development of the constituency which looks just like a 'pind', or village, to him due to its "pathetic condition". BJP candidate Raju, a political greenhorn, is pitted against political heavyweights Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia.
Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party chief Omprakash Rajbhar says he was attacked during filing of nomination of party candidate Arvind Rajbhar from Varanasi's Shivpur constituency y'day- ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) February 15, 2022
"Yogi Ji wants to get me killed. Goons of BJP & Yogi were sent there in black coats," he says pic.twitter.com/VNHZ1aYgAC
Uttarakhand BJP chief Madan Kaushik has worked against several BJP candidates to ensure their defeat in this election. He supported BSP candidate contesting against me. He is a traitor. I demand the BJP leadership to sack him from the party: BJP MLA from Laksar, Sanjay Gupta pic.twitter.com/P5lawEHH1v- ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) February 15, 2022
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi will hold a door-to-door meeting in Navjot Sidhu's constituency today. She is the first-star campaigner to be in Mr Sidhu's constituency.