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.
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
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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.

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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.

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  • Jan 21, 2022 10:15 PM IST

    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.

  • Jan 21, 2022 07:11 PM IST

    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.

  • Jan 21, 2022 06:31 PM IST

    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.

  • Jan 21, 2022 06:24 PM IST

    Goa polls: AAP releases 5th list of candidates

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

  • Jan 21, 2022 05:19 PM IST

    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.

  • Jan 21, 2022 04:48 PM IST

    ‘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

  • Jan 21, 2022 04:05 PM IST

    Harak Singh Rawat returns to Congress

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

  • Jan 21, 2022 03:59 PM IST

    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.

  • Jan 21, 2022 03:09 PM IST

    ED raids: Channi threatens defamation case against Kejriwal

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  • Jan 21, 2022 02:16 PM IST

    ‘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.

  • Jan 21, 2022 12:33 PM IST

    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.

  • Jan 21, 2022 11:44 AM IST

    ‘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.

  • Jan 21, 2022 11:38 AM IST

    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.

  • Jan 21, 2022 11:21 AM IST

    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.

  • Jan 21, 2022 11:05 AM IST

    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. 

  • Jan 21, 2022 09:31 AM IST

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

  • Jan 21, 2022 07:51 AM IST

    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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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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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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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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Published on Apr 16, 2022 04:38 PM IST
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BJP MLA Agnimitra Paul (ANI)
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Updated on Apr 16, 2022 04:06 PM IST
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Bollywood actor and TMC candidate Shatrughan Sinha.(PTI)
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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

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Updated on Apr 16, 2022 02:48 PM IST
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Babul Supriyo confident of winning as TMC makes early gains in by-polls

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Kolkata: TMC candidate Babul Supriyo during his election campaign for the Ballygunge Assembly by-polls, in Kolkata.(PTI)
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Published on Apr 16, 2022 10:21 AM IST
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  • 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)
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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.
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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)
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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

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates the newly sworn-in Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant in Panaji on March 28, 2022. (ANI Photo)
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Updated on Mar 28, 2022 01:32 PM IST
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BJP's Ritu Khanduri is the first woman speaker of Uttarakhand assembly. (Twitter/Ritu Khanduri Bhushan)
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Updated on Mar 26, 2022 04:36 PM IST
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Published on Mar 26, 2022 09:56 AM IST
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  • Odisha Urban Body Elections Result 2022 highlights: The Biju Janata Dal has swept the municipal bodies elections, winning 95 out of 108 municipalities.
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