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U'khand CM Dhami to contest upcoming Assembly polls from Khatima
short by Shalini Ojha / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami said on Saturday that he will contest the upcoming Assembly polls from the Khatima constituency. Notably, Dhami is a two-time MLA from the constituency. "We all are...ready to contest polls. This time, we have given a slogan 'Abki Baar 60 Paar'. The candidates' list will be announced soon," Dhami, Uttarakhand's youngest CM, said.
short by Shalini Ojha / 04:51 pm on 15 Jan
Former UP minister Dara Singh Chauhan formally joins Samajwadi Party
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Dara Singh Chauhan, who resigned from Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's cabinet earlier this week, formally joined the Samajwadi Party (SP) in the presence of party chief Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Sunday. This comes days after former UP ministers Swami Prasad Maurya and Dharam Singh Saini and five other BJP MLAs joined SP.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 02:34 pm on 16 Jan
The ban on poll rallies and roadshows ahead of elections in UP, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Punjab and Goa has been extended till January 22, the Election Commission of India (ECI) said on Saturday. The ban was imposed by the apex election body last week amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. It was earlier imposed till January 15.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 05:40 pm on 15 Jan
UP CM Yogi Adityanath to contest Assembly polls from Gorakhpur Urban
short by Anmol Sharma / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
The BJP today announced that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will contest the upcoming Assembly polls from Gorakhpur Urban seat. Further, UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya will contest the polls from Sirathu. The state elections will take place from February 10 to March 7 in seven phases.
short by Anmol Sharma / 01:31 pm on 15 Jan
Congress on Saturday released its list of 86 candidates for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections and fielded CM Charanjit Singh Channi from Chamkaur Sahib SC and state party chief Navjot Singh Sidhu from Amritsar East. Pratap Singh Bajwa has been fielded from Qadian and singer Sidhu Moosewala from Mansa. Bollywood actor Sonu Sood's sister Malvika Sood will contest from Moga.
short by Shalini Ojha / 02:54 pm on 15 Jan
Will make roads smoother than Kangana Ranaut's cheeks: Jharkhand MLA
short by Ridham Gambhir / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Jharkhand Congress MLA Dr Irfan Ansari has promised that roads in his constituency, Jamtara, would be made "smoother than the cheeks" of Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. In a self-made video, Ansari said that such smooth roads would be used by children of the tribal community and others. "Construction of 14 world-class roads will begin soon," he added.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 02:40 pm on 15 Jan
People joining the Samajwadi Party (SP) are involved in riots whereas people joining the BJP catch rioters, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said in Lucknow on Sunday. His statement comes ahead of the UP Assembly polls. “SP MLAs are either in jail or on bail, that's their original game. It's clear people with clean characters join BJP,” Thakur added.
short by Sakshi Sharma / 04:08 pm on 16 Jan
Punjab CM seeks to delay polls over Guru Ravidass' birth anniversary
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Punjab CM Charanjit Channi has written a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra seeking the postponement of the February 14 state Assembly elections by at least six days over the birth anniversary of Guru Ravidass on February 16. He said that about 20 lakh people from SC community are likely to visit Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi to mark the occasion.
short by Medhaa Gupta / 10:32 am on 16 Jan
Samajwadi Party gets EC notice over COVID-19 rules' violation at event
short by Shalini Ojha / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
The Election Commission on Saturday issued a notice to Samajwadi Party over alleged violation of COVID-19 rules and Model Code of Conduct at the party's event on Friday. "Your explanation shall reach the Commission within 24 hours of receipt of this notice, failing which the Commission shall take appropriate decision in the matter without further reference to you," EC said.
short by Shalini Ojha / 09:52 pm on 15 Jan
Chandra Shekhar Aazad rules out alliance with Samajwadi Party in UP polls
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Bhim Army chief and Azad Samaj Party (ASP) President Chandra Shekhar Aazad on Saturday announced his party won't contest Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in alliance with Samajwadi Party. "After all the discussions...I felt that [SP chief] Akhilesh Yadav doesn't want Dalits in this alliance. He just wants Dalit vote bank. He humiliated the people of Bahujan Samaj [Party]," Aazad said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 12:10 pm on 15 Jan
West Bengal civic polls postponed to Feb 12 amid COVID-19 concerns
short by Shalini Ojha / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
The West Bengal State Election Commission on Saturday postponed the elections for four municipal corporations to February 12 between 7 am and 5 pm in view of the COVID-19 situation in the state. The polls were earlier scheduled for January 22. Earlier, the Calcutta High Court had asked the election commission to consider postponing the polls by four-six weeks.
short by Shalini Ojha / 04:15 pm on 15 Jan
Ex-Punjab minister Joginder Mann joins AAP after quitting Congress
short by Ramanpreet Singh Virdi / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Former Punjab minister Joginder Singh Mann joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday, a day after snapping 50-year-old ties with Congress. He was inducted into the party by AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal. "Now [Congress] doesn't need us and that is why our loyalty is considered as our weakness," Mann had said after quitting the party on Friday.
short by Ramanpreet Singh Virdi / 08:34 pm on 15 Jan
SP MLA Nahid Hasan arrested in UP, sent to 14-day judical custody
short by Shalini Ojha / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Sitting SP MLA from UP's Kairana, Nahid Hasan was sent to 14-day judicial custody after being arrested under the Gangsters Act, officials said on Saturday. A police official said 40 people, including Hasan, were booked last year. While most were granted bail, Hasan failed to surrender hence a non-bailable warrant was issued. Notably, he has been fielded from Kairana.
short by Shalini Ojha / 10:42 pm on 15 Jan
NCP holding seat-sharing talks with SP for UP polls: Nawab Malik
short by Shailesh / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik said that his party is in talks with Samajwadi Party (SP) over the seat-sharing formula for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. One seat has been decided for NCP so far and "talks about other seats are going on", he added. The elections will take place from February 10 to March 7.
short by Shailesh / 07:39 pm on 15 Jan
Punjab Cong MLA, who was dropped for Sonu Sood's sister, joins BJP
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Congress MLA from Punjab's Moga, Dr Harjot Kamal, on Saturday quit the party and joined BJP after being denied Congress' ticket from Moga constituency for the upcoming state Assembly elections. Kamal joined BJP in the presence of Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. This comes after Congress announced that actor Sonu Sood's sister, Malvika Sood will be contesting from Moga constituency.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 08:53 pm on 15 Jan
Won't let any more BJP MLAs join party: SP chief Akhilesh
short by Saurabh Sinha / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that he would not allow BJP MLAs and ministers to join his party anymore. His statement comes a day after ex-UP ministers Swami Prasad Maurya and Dharam Singh Saini along with other MLAs quit BJP to join SP. "They can deny tickets (to their leaders) if they wish to," added Yadav.
short by Saurabh Sinha / 09:44 pm on 15 Jan
AAP fresh hope for Goa: Kejriwal lists 13-point agenda for polls
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that the party is "fresh hope" for Goa as he released AAP's 13-point agenda, which includes providing employment to everyone and ₹1,000 for women aged above 18, ahead of state Assembly elections. "Every family in Goa will get...benefit of ₹10 lakh at the end five years if AAP comes to power," he added.
short by Medhaa Gupta / 02:19 pm on 16 Jan
BJP demands CBI inquiry into alleged rape of minor girl in Alwar
short by Saurabh Sinha / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Rajasthan BJP chief Satish Poonia demanded CBI inquiry into the alleged sexual assault of a specially-abled minor girl in Alwar. This comes after Alwar Police said no evidence was found in the case, adding, "Possibility of sexual assault is low". Poonia said, "Police took a U-turn. This was done to save Priyanka Gandhi's name on women's safety in Congress-ruled states."
short by Saurabh Sinha / 09:12 pm on 15 Jan
Muslims are most secure & happy under BJP rule: RSS Muslim wing
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Muslim Rashtriya Manch, the Muslim wing of RSS, on Friday urged the community to vote for BJP in the upcoming Assembly elections, saying that the party's government is the "biggest well-wisher of Muslims". It claimed that Congress and other Opposition parties only look at Muslims as their "vote-bank". "Muslims...are most secure and happy under the rule of BJP," it added.
short by Medhaa Gupta / 11:24 am on 15 Jan
I'm thankful to PM for fielding me from Gorakhpur constituency: Yogi
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
After BJP announced that UP CM Yogi Adityanath will contest the upcoming state Assembly elections from Gorakhpur Urban seat, CM Yogi thanked PM Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders. He said, "I'm thankful to PM Modi, BJP chief JP Nadda [and] Central Parliamentary committee for fielding me from...Gorakhpur constituency." "BJP will form government in UP with full majority," he added.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 06:15 pm on 15 Jan
UP policeman suspended over gathering at Samajwadi Party office
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Gautam Palli police station in-charge has been suspended with immediate effect after a crowd gathered at the Samajwadi Party office in Lucknow on Friday in violation of coronavirus norms, Uttar Pradesh's Chief Electoral Officer's office said in a statement. It also sought clarification from two senior officials. Earlier, an FIR was filed against up to 2,500 people for the gathering.
short by Medhaa Gupta / 01:17 pm on 15 Jan
SKM says farm bodies contesting Punjab polls no longer its part
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmers' unions, following its meeting on Saturday said that farm organisations taking part in the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections will no longer be a part of it. The SKM added that it'll also observe a 'Day of Betrayal' on January 31 over the government "going back on its assurances" on farmers' demands.
short by Medhaa Gupta / 11:32 am on 16 Jan
BJP already sent him home: SP on Yogi contesting polls from Gorakhpur
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Over BJP's announcement of UP CM Yogi Adityanath contesting the upcoming Assembly election from Gorakhpur Urban, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said the BJP has already sent Adityanath home. He said, "I'm happy that...BJP has already sent him home [Gorakhpur] even before [polls] though people would've done it." "This time, the [SP] will win all...Assembly seats in Gorakhpur," Akhilesh added.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 06:13 pm on 15 Jan
The Congress on Saturday said that the BJP is involved "in anti-women politics" as women made up only 10% of its first list of 107 candidates for UP Assembly polls. The BJP "can never serve the interests of women and this is clearly evident from its...list of candidates", it added. "These women belong to the influential class," it further said.
short by Shailesh / 11:03 pm on 15 Jan
I had allotted Aazad 2 seats, he got some call & refused: Akhilesh
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav said on Saturday that he'd allotted two seats to Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad, but he "received some call and refused to be part of the alliance". This comes after Aazad said that his party won't contest Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections with SP, claiming that he felt Yadav "didn't want Dalits in alliance".
short by Medhaa Gupta / 03:57 pm on 15 Jan
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