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Election 2022 highlights: Congress issues list of 5 candidates for Goa polls

Assembly Election 2022 Live Updates: The voting for five states will be held in seven phases. The counting will take place on March 10.
Preparations for the upcoming assembly elections to five states have heated up. (File Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 11:47 PM IST

It has been a busy day for political parties in Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Manipur as the date of elections in these states is inching closer.

In Goa, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its list of candidates for the single-phase election on February 14. Chief minister Pramod Sawant will be contesting from Sanquelim while deputy chief minister Manohar Ajgaonkar will contest from Margaon.

The Congress party in Uttar Pradesh released its second list of 41 candidates of which 16 are women. In a major development, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad announced he will contest the elections from Gorakhpur against chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

Shifting focus to Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP’s) chief ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann will contest from Dhuri. Prominent farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni, who formed his own political front Sanyukt Sangharsh Party (SSP) in December last year, will contest 10 seats in Punjab.

As per the schedule announced by the Election Commission, the polling for all five states will be held in seven phases, with the first phase commencing from February 10.

The last phase of the polling will take place on March 7 and the counting will take place on March 10.

Follow all the updates here:

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  • Thu, 20 Jan 2022 03:25 PM

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  • Thu, 20 Jan 2022 01:54 PM

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  • Thu, 20 Jan 2022 01:45 PM

    UP polls: Joined BJP for better platform for social service, says Priyanka Maurya

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  • Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:48 PM

    Goa CM Sawant to contest from Sanquelim constituency

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  • Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:43 PM

    Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad to contest against Yogi in UP

    Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad announced on Thursday that he will contest against Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adiyanath in Gorakhpur. 


  • Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:36 PM

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  • Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:10 PM

    AAP's Punjab CM face Bhagwant Mann to contest from Dhuri: Report

    Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP's) Punjab chief ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann will contest from Dhuri, news agency ANI reported on Thursday. 

  • Thu, 20 Jan 2022 11:59 AM

    Cong releases list of 41 candidates for Uttar Pradesh

    The Congress party on Thursday released the list of 41 candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Thu, 20 Jan 2022 11:11 AM

    AAP to announce Punjab CM face Bhagwant Mann's constituency at 3pm

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will on Thursday announce its Punjab chief ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann's constituency at 3pm. 

  • Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:19 AM

    Farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni's party to contest 10 seats in Punjab

    Farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni's Samyukt Sangharsh Party (SSP) will contest 10 seats in the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab. 

    "Sanyukt Sangharsh Party and Sanyukt Samaj Morcha (led by Balbir Singh Rajewal) have reached an agreement for Punjab Assembly elections. We (SSP) will contest 10 seats," Chaduni said. 

  • Thu, 20 Jan 2022 09:22 AM

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