Elections 2022 Live: Priyanka Gandhi is the first-star campaigner to be in Navjot Sidhu's constituency.
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:
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Akhilesh Yadav Cares Only About Development Of Saifai Family: Yogi Adityanath
In a scathing attack on Samajwadi Party, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today said while the BJP believes in "development for all", Akhilesh Yadav "cares only about the development of the Saifai family". Saifai is the native village of Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, the father of party chief Akhilesh Yadav.
At a public meeting, Yogi Adityanath said, "The Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and the Congress were not there for you during the pandemic. But our government gave free vaccine to everyone and ensured that no one sleeps hungry."
He claimed the law-and-order situation in Uttar Pradesh has improved and lot and there is no place for anarchy in the state. (PTI)
Punjab Polls: Rajnath Singh Slams Congress Over Illegal Sand Mining, Drug Trade
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)
Criminal-Politicians Will Be Free Again If Akhilesh Yadav Comes To Power: Amit Shah
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)
Punjab Polls: Priyanka Gandhi Rides Tractor In Punjab
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.
Bypoll: Assam Jatiya Parishad Declares Candidate For Seat Vacated By Union Minister
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)
Punjab Polls: Vote For BJP-Led Alliance To Ensure Punjab Stays Drug-Free: BJP Chief
BJP president J P Nadda today urged people to bring the BJP-led alliance to power in Punjab to ensure that the border state remains strong and free of the mafia and drugs. Addressing a poll rally in Bathinda's Maur assembly constituency, Mr Nadda urged people to vote for the BJP-led alliance for putting Punjab on the fast-track of development.
"Punjab needs new energy and new power," he said, adding that only his party and alliance partners could take the state forward. He targeted the Congress over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots following the assassination of then PM Indira Gandhi and told people to ask the Congressmen with which face they were seeking for votes. (PTI)
Punjab Polls: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Reaches Guru Nanak Dev University In Amritsar
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.
UP Polls: Asaduddin Owaisi Is 'Descendent Of Lord Ram', Says BJP MP
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)
UP Polls: Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati Crumbled UP's Economy, Says Amit Shah
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)
UP Polls: 64.42% Voting Recorded In Phase-2, Says Election Commission
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.
Goa Assembly polls: Trinamool says it will win 12 seats, ally MGP 7
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.
Punjab polls: Former IAS Officer Against Political Heavyweights From Amritsar East Seat
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.
Goa Elections 2022: Goa Records 79% Turnout; BJP Says It Will Win Over 22 Seats
Goa on Monday registered a very high voter turnout of 78.94 per cent in polling for the 40 Assembly seats which passed off peacefully with no untoward incident reported from any part of the state which witnessed a multi-cornered contest, officials said. They said this was preliminary voter turnout and the final figure may cross 80 per cent as electoral fate of 301 candidates were locked in EVMs which will be opened on March 10 for counting. To check the spread of COVID-19, voters were provided hand gloves at polling stations.
Congress wants development for Manipur": Priyanka Gandhi
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra held her first virtual rally for Manipur polls today. Addressing the rally in the northeastern state where the Congress is contesting in 54 out of the 60 seats, Ms Gandhi said that her party wants the development of the state. The Congress has formed alliance with Left parties, JD(S) in Manipur. 16 Congress MLAs had left the party in past five years. Repeal of AFSPA is a key poll agenda for Congress in Manipur.
Goa Assembly Elections 2022: Congress Says "Anti-Incumbency Wave" Will Wipe Out BJP
With Goa reporting a high voter turnout in Assembly elections held on Monday, the Congress party in the state exuded confidence in forming the government with a full majority.
According to official data of the Chief Electoral Officer, Goa achieved a voter turnout of 78.94 per cent in polling for the 40 assembly seats. The highest voter turnout was recorded in Sanquelim constituency with 89.61 per cent, while the lowest was in Benaulim with 70.2 per cent. (Read full story here
Assembly Elections are taking place in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur.
In Punjab, which will go to the polls on February 20, the Congress is the incumbent party, and is fighting an alliance with former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's Punjab Lok Congress and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa-led Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt). The counting of votes will take place on March 10.
Punjab Assembly Election 2022: Priyanka Gandhi To Hold Door-To-Door Campaign In Navjot Sidhu's Constituency
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.
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