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Highlights: Election Commission bans exist polls for UP assembly election

  • Assembly Election 2022 Live Updates: Elections in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand – are set to begin on February 10 and the counting of votes will take place on March 10.
Preparations for the upcoming assembly elections to five states have heated up. (File Photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2022 08:14 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Political parties are gearing up for the upcoming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand as the campaigns grow louder with each passing day. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released its list of 91 candidates for the seven-phase elections in Uttar Pradesh, denying ticket to 20 sitting MLAs. 

Meanwhile, in Goa, Trinamool Congress national vice-president and former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro withdrew his candidature from Fatorda constituency, handing it over to a new face, Seoula Avillia Vas. 

In Uttarakhand, the BJP has named all its candidates for the 70-member assembly polls scheduled for February 14. Union home minister Amit Shah conducted a door-to-door campaign in Rudraprayag on Friday, after his visit to the Baba Rudranath Temple.

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Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal commenced his two-day campaign in Punjab and sounded the need for an "honest CM" in the state. Ahead of the February 20 polls, AAP in Punjab fielded Bhagwant Mann as the chief ministerial candidate to take on the ruling Congress government in the state.

Navjot Singh Sidhu, the chief of the Congress' Punjab unit, filed the nomination today for the upcoming polls. He is contesting the election from Amritsar East assembly constituency.


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  • Sat, 29 Jan 2022 07:09 PM

    EC bans exist polls for UP assembly election

    The Election Commission has banned all exit polls pertaining to the coming Assembly elections from 7.00 am on February 10 to 6.30 pm on March 7.

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    “Murders have reduced by 30 percent, rape crime by mire than 30 percent in the state. Yogi government has nailed mafia and criminals to the coffin,” Shah said.

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    ‘Mafia was in control during SP, BSP rule,’ says Amit Shah in Muzaffarnagar

    Addressing a gathering of BJP supportersin UP's Muzaffarnagar, Union home minister Amit Shah took a dig at the former governments and said, “Mafia was controlling things during rule of SP and BSP. Now nobody is worried about security. The criminals have moved out."

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  • Sat, 29 Jan 2022 12:06 PM

    PM Modi set to address first virtual rally for UP elections on Jan 31

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his virtual rallies for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections with his first address on January 31.

  • Sat, 29 Jan 2022 11:39 AM

    Bhagwat Mann, AAP's CM face for Punjab, files nomination from Dhuri

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  • Sat, 29 Jan 2022 11:24 AM

    Punjab Cong chief Navjot Sidhu files nomination from Amritsar East

    Navjot Singh Sidhu, Punjab Congress president, has filed his nomination from Amritsar East constituency for the upcoming polls.

  • Sat, 29 Jan 2022 11:12 AM

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    ‘Want to give people a good option,’ says Utpal Parrikar on decision to contest independently

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  • Sat, 29 Jan 2022 09:53 AM

    Akhilesh Yadav alleges BJP's hand in chopper delay in Delhi, demands EC to take cognizance

    Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav accused the BJP of stopping his helicopter in Delhi that caused a delay in his press conference in Muzaffarnagar. “BJP can do anything before the elections,” he said.

    “If someone has to go to a press conference and authorities make him wait for about two hours before boarding the helicopter, how will one reach the destination? I hope Election Commission takes cognizance of this,” Yadav said.

  • Sat, 29 Jan 2022 07:54 AM

    Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Bhagel conducts door-to-door campaign in Uttar Pradesh

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    "People need a change from inflation and unemployment, only Congress can get rid of it," he said.

  • Sat, 29 Jan 2022 06:33 AM

    Punjab polls: Navjot Sidhu to file nomination from Amritsar East today

    Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu will file his nomination papers for the Amritsar East assembly seat today at 11.15am. Sidhu is the sitting MLA from the constituency.

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