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Assembly Election 2022 Highlights: BJP to jointly contest UP polls with Apna Dal and Nishad Party

Election 2022 Updates: Vote counting for all fives states will be held on March 10. 
Preparations for the upcoming assembly elections to five states have heated up. (File Photo)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 11:26 PM IST

With less than one month for polling, political activities in the five poll-bound states Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur have intensified. As the Election Commission has imposed a ban on physical rallies, political parties are now exploring hybrid modes to reach out to voters. 

According to a report by ANI, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold small gatherings and it will be broadcast live through social media platforms as part of their campaign.

Click here for complete coverage on assemembly elections in five states

Meanwhile, in Uttar Pradesh, Aparna Yadav, daughter-in-law of former state chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav who was a Samajwadi Party (SP) leader, joined the BJP on Wednesday. The development comes as a major blow to SP which is hoping to wrest power from the BJP in UP.

The elections will begin on February 10 and will go on in seven phases.

The 403-member assembly of Uttar Pradesh will vote in all seven phases. The first phase will begin on February 20. The last phase of the polling will take place on March 7. Manipur with 60 constituencies will vote in two phases, to be held on February 27 and March 3.

Punjab with 117 constituencies will go to the polls on February 20. Voters in Uttarakhand and Goa will exercise their franchise on February 14.

The counting for all five states will be held on March 10.

Follow all the updates here:

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  • Wed, 19 Jan 2022 04:46 PM

    BJP CEC meeting underway in Delhi

  • Wed, 19 Jan 2022 04:37 PM

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  • Wed, 19 Jan 2022 03:49 PM

    Former Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat unwilling to contest assembly polls

  • Wed, 19 Jan 2022 03:36 PM

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  • Wed, 19 Jan 2022 02:57 PM

    ‘Welcome to BJP family’: Yogi Adityanath to new joinee Aparna Yadav

    Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday welcomed into the ‘BJP family’ Aparna Yadav, the younger daughter-in-law of Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav. Read More

  • Wed, 19 Jan 2022 01:45 PM

    ‘Will contest elections after taking permission from Azamgarh people': Akhilesh Yadav

    “I will contest elections after taking permission from the Azamgarh people," says Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, reports ANI. 

  • Wed, 19 Jan 2022 01:17 PM

    ‘Will get back Goa's lost glory': AAP's Amit Palekar 

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  • Wed, 19 Jan 2022 01:00 PM

    UP Elections: Congress CEC to meet today to finalise candidates' names

    Congress CEC to meet today through video conferencing for the selection of candidates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

    Till now, the party has announced 125 candidates for the polls.

  • Wed, 19 Jan 2022 12:16 PM

    AAP names Amit Palekar as its chief ministerial candidate for Goa assembly elections

    Aam Aadmi Party names Amit Palekar as its chief ministerial candidate for Goa assembly elections.

  • Wed, 19 Jan 2022 11:07 AM

    Uttarakhand Elections: Congress' CEC to hold meeting on Thursday

    Congress Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting for Uttarakhand Assembly polls to be held on Thursday at 5pm, reports ANI citing sources. 

  • Wed, 19 Jan 2022 10:49 AM

    Admire PM Modi's work, says Aparna Yadav

    In her brief speech Aparna Yadav said she was always impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his India first ideology. “I am very thankful to BJP. The nation always comes first for me. I admire PM Modi's work," she said.

  • Wed, 19 Jan 2022 10:39 AM

     Mulayam Singh's daughter-in-law Aparna joins BJP

    Image courtesy: ANI

    Aparna Yadav, the younger daughter in law of Mulayam Singh Yadav joins BJP in Delhi. Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev were present during her joining.

  • Wed, 19 Jan 2022 10:26 AM

    UP Elections: Aparna Yadav reaches BJP headquarters

    Image courtesy: ANI

    Mulayam Singh Yadav's daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav who is set to join BJP today, has reached party headquarters in Delhi, reports ANI. 

  • Wed, 19 Jan 2022 10:24 AM

    Goa Elections: AAP to announce CM face today

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal will announce chief minister face for Goa Assembly elections today. He is scheduled to make the announce at 11am in a virtual conference from Goa.

  • Wed, 19 Jan 2022 10:13 AM

    Held discussions with Congress on alliance in Goa: Shiv Sena leader

    We held discussions with Congress but no outcome came out of it. Shiv Sena and NCP tried to form a 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' like of Maharashtra in Goa but Congress leaders think they can get the majority on their own, says Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Goa Assembly polls. 

  • Wed, 19 Jan 2022 09:38 AM

    SP chief Akhilesh Yadav to contest UP elections: Report

    Samajwadi Party Chief and MP from Azamgarh (UP) Akhilesh Yadav will contest Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022, reports news agency ANI qouting sources. 

  • Wed, 19 Jan 2022 09:05 AM

    Mulayam Singh's daughter-in-law to join BJP? 5 things to know about Aparna Yadav

    Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav's daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav is all set to join the BJP on Wednesday, in a major blow to the Samajwadi Party ahead of the high-octane UP elections. Haryana BJP in-charge Arun Yadav on Tuesday tweeted Aparna Yadav will be joining the BJP at 10am on Wednesday. Read More

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