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Highlights: Parties to get 1,798 mins for campaigning on Doordarshan, Akashvani for UP polls

  • Assembly Election 2022 Live Updates: The assembly elections in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur – have been spread over seven phases.
Assembly elections 2022: The scrutiny of nomination for the first phase will take place on January 24.(File Photo / Representational Image)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 10:17 PM IST

Today is the last day of filing nominations for the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections spread over seven phases. The scrutiny of nomination will take place on January 24 and the seats will go into polls on February 10.

Days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) confirmed that Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath will contest the assembly election from Gorakhpur city, Samajwadi Party has confirmed that its chief, Akhilesh Yadav, will fight from Karhal constituency in Mainpuri district.

“Our national president Akhilesh Yadav will contest from Karhal seat,” Samajwadi Party national spokesperson Ashutosh Verma said.

Assembly elections 2022: Check complete schedule for Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur & Punjab

The party, however, is yet to make a formal announcement in this regard.

The BJP, meanwhile, declared the first 34 candidates for the Goa assembly elections scheduled for February 14. The list didn't include former defence minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Utpal Parrikar, giving away the Panjim seat claimed by him to sitting MLA Atanasio “Babush” Monserrate.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 10:15 PM

    1,798 minutes allocated to all parties for campaigning on Doordarshan and Akashvani for UP polls

    Additional chief electoral officer Dr Brahm Dev Ram Tiwari told ANI on Friday that a draw to “decide the timings of campaigning by political parties on Doordarshan and Akashvani” was prepared earlier in the day for the upcoming UP assembly elections 2022. “All political parties were allotted a total of 1,798 mins for broadcasting,” he added.

  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 07:11 PM

    BJP issues 4th list of candidates for UP polls

    BJP releases fourth list of candidates for the UP assembly polls. Former IPS officer Asim Arun and former Congress MLA Aditi Singh among 85 names on the list.

  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 06:31 PM

    Utpal Parrikar resigns from BJP

    Denied ticket by BJP, Utpal Parrikar resigns from his father's party. Says will contest Goa polls as an independent candidate from Panjim after not being given ticket for the seat.

  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 06:24 PM

    Goa polls: AAP releases 5th list of candidates

    Aam Aadmi Party releases fifth list, containing three names, for the upcoming Goa assembly polls.

  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 05:19 PM

    Punjab polls: BJP releases first list of candidates

    BJP Punjab in-charge Dushyant Gautam releases party's first list of candidates, comprising 30 names, for the upcoming state assembly polls.

  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 04:48 PM

    ‘BJP thought of me as use and throw': Harak Singh Rawat

    The BJP thought of me as a ‘use and throw.’ I was very upset. I didn't break my friendship with home minister Amit Shah till the last moment, as I had promised: Harak Singh Rawat

  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 04:05 PM

    Harak Singh Rawat returns to Congress

    Ahead of Uttarakhand polls, Harak Singh Rawat, who was expelled from the BJP, joins Congress in Delhi.

  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 03:59 PM

    BJP releases song for UP polls campaign

    UP CM Yogi Adityanath, deputy CMs Keshav Prasad Maurya, Dinesh Sharma, BJP state chief Swatantra Dev Singh, and Union minister Anurag Thakur launch party's election song for upcoming state polls.

  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 03:09 PM

    ED raids: Channi threatens defamation case against Kejriwal

    Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi has threatened to file a defamation case against his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejirwal, who has dubbed him as a ‘dishonest man’ after the ED carried out raids at many places including at the premises of the former's nephew.

  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 02:16 PM

    ‘Do you see any other face from Congress in UP?': Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

    “Do you see anyone else's face from the Congress Party in Uttar Pradesh? You can see my face everywhere,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on being questioned by media about the chief ministerial face of Congress in the upcoming UP polls.

  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 12:33 PM

    Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra launch youth manifesto for UP polls

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi launch Uttar Pradesh's Youth Manifesto, at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarter in Delhi, ahead of state assembly elections.

  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:44 AM

    ‘Will announce my decision today,’ says Utpal Parrikar after being excluded from BJP list

    "I will hold a press conference today to announce my decision for Goa Assembly polls 2022," Utpal Parrikar said to news agency ANI.

    Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant earlier said that central leaders of the BJP were in touch with Parrikar.

  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:38 AM

    Rahul, Priyanka to release youth manifesto for UP polls today

    Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will on Friday release the party's youth manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Both leaders will address a special press conference at the party's headquarters.

  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:21 AM

    Uttarakhand polls: Congress CEC to decide on selection of candidates today

    The Central Election Committee (CEC) of the Congress have scheduled a meeting at 4 pm on Friday through video conferencing for the selection of candidates for the Uttarakhand assembly polls.

    Congress leader and former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat had earlier said that a decision on taking back Harak Singh Rawat into the party is not for him to take and the party leadership has to take a call on the matter.

  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:05 AM

    Punjab elections: Arvind Kejriwal shares poll survey, says ‘Channi losing from Chamkaur Sahib’ over ED raids

    “Our survey is showing that Channi ji is losing from Chamkaur Sahib. People are shocked to see ED officers counting bundles of such thick notes on TV,” Kejriwal tweeted. 

  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 09:31 AM

    Yogi says SP candidates' list confirms its ‘love for rioters’

  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 07:51 AM

    Final day of nomination for 1st phase UP assembly polls

    Today is the final day of filing nominations for seats going into the polls on February 10. The scrutiny of nomination will take place on January 24.

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