Assembly polls 2022 Highlights: Punjab Lok Congress releases first list of candidates

Assembly Election 2022 Highlights: All parties are gearing up for the assembly elections in five states- Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Manipur- which are set to begin from next month.
Assembly elections in Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Manipur are set to begin from next month. 
Assembly elections in Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Manipur are set to begin from next month. (File Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2022 03:04 PM IST
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All parties are gearing up for the assembly elections in five states- Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Manipur- which are set to begin from next month.

The Election Commission on Saturday announced that its ban on physical rallies, roadshows will continue till January 31.

In Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav will contest elections from the Karhal constituency in Mainpuri. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), meanwhile, conducted a door-to-door campaign in Kairana.

Click here for schedule of the upcoming assembly elections in 5 states

The Trinamool Congress in Goa alleged on Saturday that a flying squad of the Election Commission (EC) barged into the party office on Friday night without giving any reason. The TMC has written a letter to the EC in this regard.

Utpal Parrikar, who quit the BJP on Friday and announced he will contest as an independent candidate, said on Saturday that he will withdraw from the poll race if the BJP fields a good candidate from Panaji, a constituency that was represented by his father and late chief minister Manohar Parrikar.

In Manipur, the EC on Saturday approved postal ballots for militant camps during the two phase polling on February 27 and March 3.

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  • Jan 23, 2022 03:04 PM IST

    Punjab Elections: Capt Amarinder Singh's Punjab Lok Congress announces first list of 22 candidates

    Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced his newly-formed Punjab Lok Congress' first list of 22 candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state.

    "We are announcing 22 candidates in the first list," said Singh.

    He further said that the second list is likely to be released in two days.

  • Jan 23, 2022 01:11 PM IST

    Kejriwal says ED may arrest Satyendar Jain; but he won't whine like Channi

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said he the party has intelligence information that the Enforcement Directorate is planning to arrest Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain ahead of the Punjab Assembly Elections 2022. Read more 

  • Jan 23, 2022 01:05 PM IST

    Mulayam Singh Yadav, Jaya Bachchan among Samajwadi Party's star campaigners for UP assembly polls

    The Samajwadi Party on Sunday released a list of 30-star campaigners for the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.

    Senior party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, his son and party president Akhilesh Yadav, daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav, Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan, party secretary-general Ram Gopal Yadav, and MLA Swami Prasad Maurya are among the star campaigners.

  • Jan 23, 2022 11:21 AM IST

    Amarinder Singh denies possibility of post-poll alliance with Congress, AAP in Punjab

    Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) supremo and former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday ruled out the possibility of a post-poll alliance with the Congress or the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), saying his party had a clear tie-up with the BJP and the Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt). Read more 

  • Jan 23, 2022 10:58 AM IST

    Who is Dharmendra Pratap Singh, ‘tallest man’, who has joined Akhilesh's party?

    Amid BJP's tall leaders in Uttar Pradesh like Swami Prasad Maurya, Dara Singh Chauhan, joining the Samajwadi Party, now literally the tallest man of India, Dharmendra Pratap Singh, has joined Akhilesh Yadav's party. Singh claims to be the tallest man in the country with a height of 8 ft 1 inch. Read more 

  • Jan 23, 2022 10:42 AM IST

    UP Polls: Amit Shah gives important tips to BJP workers in Shamli on ensuring 'good voting pc' in Assembly polls

    As Union Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to Kairana in Shamli in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh concluded on Saturday, sources have learned that Amit Shah gave important tips to the BJP workers in Shamli on how to win assembly seats and ensure good voting percentage in western Uttar Pradesh.

    In this regard, all the workers were issued guidelines on how to contribute in the best possible way to bost the party's performance in the ensuing polls and ensure a good polling percentage in Baghpat and Shamli.

  • Jan 23, 2022 09:40 AM IST

    UP Polls: Shivpal Yadav To Contest From Jaswant Nagar as candidate of SP-PSP alliance

    Pragativadi Samajwadi Party (Lohia) chief Shivpal Singh Yadav will contest the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections from Jaswant Nagar Assembly constituency as a candidate of the Samajwadi Party- PSP(Lohia) alliance.

    "Shivpal Singh Yadav ji will be the candidate of SP and PSP alliance from Jaswant Nagar Assembly seat of Etawah, Samajwadi Party said in a tweet on Saturday.

  • Jan 23, 2022 07:34 AM IST

    Manipur polls: Congress releases list 40 candidates

    Congress on Saturday released a list of 40 candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Manipur.

    Former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh to contest from Thoubal.

    The elections are due to be held this year in the state. Manipur has 60 assembly seats and BJP is in power in the state.

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BJP scared of AAP, announcing sops in Himachal: Arvind Kejriwal

All the problem Himachal Pradesh faces today was due to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday as he sought one chance from the people of Himachal to set things right.
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal speaks during a public rally in Chambi in Kangra district of Himachal on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (PTI)
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal speaks during a public rally in Chambi in Kangra district of Himachal on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 24, 2022 02:14 AM IST
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Kejriwal's big claim on BJP's gameplan for Himachal, Gujarat polls

Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal said all ‘good people’ in BJP and Congress must leave their parties to join AAP in Himachal Pradesh.
Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal addresses a rally in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra on Saturday.(Twitter/ANI)
Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal addresses a rally in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra on Saturday.(Twitter/ANI)
Published on Apr 23, 2022 03:02 PM IST
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By | Written by Aryan Prakash

Bypoll results 2022: TMC sweeps Bengal, Cong wins two, RJD claims Bihar seat

Bypoll results 2022: Among the seats which went to polls include Asansol Lok Sabha constituency and Ballygunge assembly seat in Bengal, Bochahan in Bihar, Kolhapur North in Maharashtra and Khairagarh in Chhattisgarh.
TMC supporters celebrate after their candidate Babul Supriyo won Ballygunge Assembly by-polls in Kolkata,(PTI)
TMC supporters celebrate after their candidate Babul Supriyo won Ballygunge Assembly by-polls in Kolkata,(PTI)
Published on Apr 16, 2022 04:56 PM IST
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Bypoll results 2022: Here's the full list of winners

  • Bypoll results 2022: Bypolls were conducted in four assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat across Bihar, Chhattishgarh, Maharashtra and West Bengal.
TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee with party candidate Babul Supriyo wave to the supporters during an election campaign for the upcoming Ballygunge Assembly bypoll, in Kolkata on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee with party candidate Babul Supriyo wave to the supporters during an election campaign for the upcoming Ballygunge Assembly bypoll, in Kolkata on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Apr 16, 2022 04:38 PM IST
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'Public's verdict accepted': BJP's Agnimitra Paul after loss to Shatrughan Sinha

  • Agnimitra Paul urged police, local officials and the election commission to keep a check on post-poll violence in the state.
BJP MLA Agnimitra Paul (ANI)
BJP MLA Agnimitra Paul (ANI)
Updated on Apr 16, 2022 04:06 PM IST
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By | Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Shatrughan Sinha: From Atal-Advani's star campaigner to a member of Didi's army

Shatrughan Sinha served as minister in the NDA government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. A critic of PM Modi, he joined the Congress in 2019 after being denied BJP ticket from Patna Sahib. 
Bollywood actor and TMC candidate Shatrughan Sinha.(PTI)
Bollywood actor and TMC candidate Shatrughan Sinha.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 16, 2022 03:42 PM IST
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Lalu Yadav's RJD claims big win in Bihar bypoll, predicts Tejashwi Yadav as CM

  • The bypoll for the Bochachan seat was required after the death of Paswan's father Musafir Paswan, who won the seat on the Vikassheel Insaan Party's ticket.
Lalu Yadav's RJD claims big win in Bihar bypoll, predicts Tejashwi Yadav as CM (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Lalu Yadav's RJD claims big win in Bihar bypoll, predicts Tejashwi Yadav as CM (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Updated on Apr 16, 2022 02:48 PM IST
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By | Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Babul Supriyo confident of winning as TMC makes early gains in by-polls

  • As per the latest trend, Shatrughan Sinha is leading by nearly 9,000 votes in the Asansol Lok Sabha seat while Babul Supriyo is leading by more than 4,600 votes in the Ballygunge assembly constituency.
Kolkata: TMC candidate Babul Supriyo during his election campaign for the Ballygunge Assembly by-polls, in Kolkata.(PTI)
Kolkata: TMC candidate Babul Supriyo during his election campaign for the Ballygunge Assembly by-polls, in Kolkata.(PTI)
Published on Apr 16, 2022 10:21 AM IST
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By | Written by Kunal Gaurav

By-poll results 2022 highlights: TMC sweeps Bengal, Cong wins in Chh'garh, Maha

  • By-poll results 2022 highlights: In a massive victory, the Trinamool Congress has swept the by-elections in Bengal from the Asansol lok sabha seat and the Ballygunge assembly seat. The Congress swept Maharashtra's Kolhapur North, while the RJD claimed Bihar win.
TMC leader and veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha waves towards supporters as he arrives at the party office after winning Asansol parliamentary constituency by-elections, in Asansol, Saturday.(PTI)
TMC leader and veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha waves towards supporters as he arrives at the party office after winning Asansol parliamentary constituency by-elections, in Asansol, Saturday.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 16, 2022 08:02 PM IST
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UP MLC Election Result 2022: BJP whitewashes by winning 33 of 36 seats

  • UP MLC Election Result 2022 highlights: The counting of votes is currently underway. BJP is looking for a clean sweep in the legislative council elections, with already nine seats won unopposed.
A security person stands guard as electors wait for their turn to cast their vote in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council elections. (PTI PHOTO)
A security person stands guard as electors wait for their turn to cast their vote in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council elections. (PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 12, 2022 10:47 PM IST
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Congress leader whose ‘Muslim university’ claim powered BJP campaign expelled

BJP leaders repeatedly cited Congress leader Aqeel Ahmed’s claim about a ‘Muslim university’ through the Uttarakhand election campaign, stressing that Congress wants to set up the university in the land of Gods.
Congress leader Aqeel Ahmed’s claim was the centrepiece of the BJP’s sharp offensive against the Congress in Uttarakhand that contributed to its victory (PTI File Photo)
Congress leader Aqeel Ahmed’s claim was the centrepiece of the BJP’s sharp offensive against the Congress in Uttarakhand that contributed to its victory (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2022 08:58 PM IST
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In message to Goa's Sawant after oath, PM recalls 'pro-people work' in 10 years

In the recently concluded assembly elections in Goa, the BJP emerged as the single largest party, winning 20 seats in the 40-member state Assembly.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates the newly sworn-in Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant in Panaji on March 28, 2022. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates the newly sworn-in Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant in Panaji on March 28, 2022. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Mar 28, 2022 01:32 PM IST
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By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

Who is Ritu Khanduri? The first woman speaker of Uttarakhand assembly

  • Daughter of former chief minister of Uttarakhand Major General (Retd) Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri, Ritu Khanduri won the 2022 assembly elections by defeating Congress' Surendra Singh Negi from the Kotdwar seat by a margin of 3,687 votes.
BJP's Ritu Khanduri is the first woman speaker of Uttarakhand assembly. (Twitter/Ritu Khanduri Bhushan)
BJP's Ritu Khanduri is the first woman speaker of Uttarakhand assembly. (Twitter/Ritu Khanduri Bhushan)
Updated on Mar 26, 2022 04:36 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

Odisha Municipal Elections Result 2022: BJD leading on 3 mayor posts

Odisha Municipal Elections Result 2022: Biju Janata Dal has a comfortable lead over BJP and the Congress in the early trends. 
Counting of votes for Odisha municipal elections began on Saturday morning amid tight security. 
Counting of votes for Odisha municipal elections began on Saturday morning amid tight security. 
Published on Mar 26, 2022 09:56 AM IST
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Odisha municipal result highlights: BJD sweeps urban local elections

  • Odisha Urban Body Elections Result 2022 highlights: The Biju Janata Dal has swept the municipal bodies elections, winning 95 out of 108 municipalities.
Odisha municipal election 2022 result: BJD whitewashes urban local polls. (HT PHOTO
Odisha municipal election 2022 result: BJD whitewashes urban local polls. (HT PHOTO
Updated on Mar 26, 2022 10:22 PM IST
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