Assembly polls 2022 LIVE: Congress releases list of 53 candidates in Uttarakhand
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.
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 22, 2022 11:49 PM IST
Uttarakhand polls: Congress releases list of 53 candidates
Congress released a list of 53 candidates for the Uttarakhand state assembly polls. The list didn't include the names of Harish Rawat, Harak Singh Rawat and his daughter-in-law.
Leader of Opposition Pritam Singh and state Congress president Ganesh Godiyal to fight from Chakrata and Srinagar seats respectively.
Jan 22, 2022 10:39 PM IST
UP polls: Azam Khan moves SC, seeks interim bail to campaign
Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan has moved the Supreme Court, seeking an interim bail to campaign in the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, news agency ANI reported on Saturday. Read more
Jan 22, 2022 09:31 PM IST
Talks on with BJP on seat sharing in UP, says Apna Dal
Apna Dal leader and Union minister Anupriya Patel said on Saturday that talks are on with the BJP for a seat-sharing pact ahead of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
"Right now we are in talks with BJP on seat sharing and very soon we will come out with the total number of seats we would be contesting", Patel told news agency ANI.
Jan 22, 2022 07:47 PM IST
Cong releases list of candidates for Manipur, ex-CM Okram Ibobi Singh to contest from Thoubal
The Congress party on Saturday released its list of candidates for the Manipur assembly elections. The list includes former chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh who will contest from the Thoubal constituency.
Jan 22, 2022 07:25 PM IST
Goa TMC alleges EC’s ‘flying squad’ barged into its office
The Goa unit of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has alleged that a flying squad of the Election Commission (EC) barged into the party's office on Friday night. Read more
Jan 22, 2022 07:05 PM IST
AAP releases sixth list for Goa polls
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday released the sixth list of candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Goa.
Jan 22, 2022 06:27 PM IST
EC's ban on physical rallies, roadshows to continue till Jan 31
The Election Commission (EC) announced on Saturday that its ban on physical rallies, roadshows will continue till January 31.
Jan 22, 2022 01:29 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Assembly election 2022: Mayawati releases second list of candidates, announces new slogan
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati released the second list of 51 candidates her party will field in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. The candidates will be in the fray in the second phase of elections where polling will be held on 55 seats. Read more
Jan 22, 2022 01:07 PM IST
Denied ticket by BJP, ex-Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar to quit party
Former Goa chief minister and senior BJP leader Laxmikant Parsekar, who was denied ticket by the party for the next month's state Assembly elections, on Saturday said he will resign from the ruling party.
The BJP has nominated sitting MLA Dayanand Sopte from Mandrem Assembly segment, which Parsekar had represented between 2002 and 2017.
Jan 22, 2022 10:48 AM IST
Manipur polls: ECI approves postal ballots for militants in 'designated camps'
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has notified that members of the Manipur militants groups which have signed Suspension of Operation (SoO) and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the governments and currently stationed at the designated camps are entitled to vote by Postal Ballot (PB) in the upcoming Assembly elections.
Manipur will go to poll in two phases on February 27 and March 3. In the first phase, elections will be held for as many as 38 constituencies and the remaining 22 constituencies will vote in the second phase. Manipur has 60 seats.
“The decision was taken in exercise of powers conferred by clause (c) of Section 60 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 and in consultation with the Central Government,” says the office of the Chief Electoral Officer Manipur in a press release on Friday night.
Jan 22, 2022 10:27 AM IST
Open for post-poll alliance with any party except BJP in UP: Priyanka Gandhi
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has said that the party is open for a post-poll alliance in Uttar Pradesh with any party except the BJP.
However, she accused both the Samajwadi Party and BJP of practicing a similar kind of politics.
In an exclusive interview with ANI, Priyanka Gandhi said the party will continue to fight for issues that matter and will be the principal party in Uttar Pradesh that stands up for the issues of people.
Jan 22, 2022 08:49 AM IST
ECI to take a decision on political rallies in UP
The Election Commission of India (ECI) will take a decision on the ban imposed on political rallies, roadshows and padyatras in view of the Covid surge. Read more…
Jan 22, 2022 08:13 AM IST
Amit Shah to hold door-to-door campaign in Kairana
Union home minister Amit Shah will take part in meetings, dialogues and contact programs in Uttar Pradesh, along with BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda, chief minister Yogi Adityanath, BJP's state unit chief Swatantra Dev Singh and other leaders. Read more…
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