Elections 2022 highlights: Congress lodges complaint over ‘misuse’ of children in PM Modi’s Gujarat campaign video

Updated on Nov 22, 2022 10:48 PM IST

Election highlights: Haryana is holding local body elections on Tuesday in several areas.

Gujarat elections will take place on December 1 and 5. (File image)
Gujarat elections will take place on December 1 and 5. (File image)(HT_PRINT)

Gujarat has been witnessing high voltage campaigning for elections scheduled for next month with all top leaders of the BJP, Congress, and AAP urging voters to choose their parties. A total of 788 candidates, including 70 women, remain in the fray for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls for 89 of the of the Gujarat Assembly's 182 seats on December 1. 

The Election Commission has confirmed to news agency PTI that a total of 1,621 candidates will contest Gujarat polls next month as the deadline to withdraw nominations got over Tuesday. The counting of votes will take place on December 8, which coincides with Himachal Pradesh's result date.

Meanwhile, not just Gujarat and Himachal, Delhi is also gearing up to hold civic body polls next month. The elections for the 250-ward Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will be held on December 4 while the counting of votes will be done on December 7. The polls to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi on December 4 are shaping up to be a two-way contest between the BJP, which currently holds the civic reins in the national capital, and the AAP, which is in power in the state.

Uttar Pradesh will be holding elections for the crucial Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat, which was held by Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav who died in October. His daughter in-law Dimple Yadav - wife of Akhilesh Yadav - is the contender for the seat,

In Haryana, Faridabad, Palwal, Haryana and Hisar held Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti polls on Tuesday.

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  • Nov 22, 2022 09:48 PM IST

    Ahead of polls, Congress alleges corruption in Kejriwal's electricity model, wants CBI probe

    Congress' Ajay Maken has targeted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's electricity model, calling it the "corruption" model, reported ANI.

  • Nov 22, 2022 09:10 PM IST

    SC on exploitation of ‘silence of Constitution’ on appointments of ECs, CECs: 'Disturbing trend'

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday remarked the exploitation of the "silence of the Constitution" on the appointments of election commissioners and chief election commissioners a "disturbing trend", reported PTI.

  • Nov 22, 2022 08:23 PM IST

    Gujarat election: Congress complains to NCPCR against PM Modi's ‘misuse’ of children in campaign

    Congress complains to National Commission for Protection of Child Rights against PM for 'misuse' of children in Gujarat campaign.

  • Nov 22, 2022 07:48 PM IST

    ‘Gujarat is going to create history’: Himachal CM Jairam Thakur ahead of polls 

    "It is going to be a one-way election in Gujarat and it is BJP everywhere in the state. Gujarat is going to create history in terms of votes and seats," Himachal CM Jairam Thakur told ANI.

  • Nov 22, 2022 07:06 PM IST

    Congress president Kharge calls Centre led 'rozgar mela' an 'election stunt'

    Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi who handed over 71,000 job letters to youths, terming it an "election stunt," reported PTI.

  • Nov 22, 2022 06:13 PM IST

    Gujarat election: BJP chief JP Nadda calls AAP ‘banner-based’ party

    BJP president J P Nadda said Tuesday the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will lose the Gujarat Assembly elections as it is a "banner-based party" as against the BJP which is cadre-based.

  • Nov 22, 2022 05:48 PM IST

    Haryana panchayat polls: Voting underway to elect 559 panchayat samiti, 78 zila parishad members

    Haryana panchayat elections are being held to elect 559 panchayat samiti members and 78 zila parishad members in 25 blocks of four districts.

  • Nov 22, 2022 05:11 PM IST

    Haryana panchayat polls: The results of zila parishad, panchayat samiti to be declared on Sunday

    As panchayat pols in Haryana conclude today, the result of election to zilla parishad and panchayat samiti will be declared on Sunday, while the results of of panches and sarpanches posts is declared on the day of voting itself,  PTI reported.

  • Nov 22, 2022 04:37 PM IST

    Gujarat election: 1,621 candidates to contest polls next month

    As deadline to withdraw nominations for next month's Gujarat assembly election got over on Tuesday, an official confirmed 1,621 candidates will contest the polls, PTI reported.

  • Nov 22, 2022 04:06 PM IST

    Supreme Court to hear pleas challenging electoral bond scheme on Dec 6

    The Supreme Court said Tuesday that the plea of a Congress leader challenging – a recent notification by which the sale of electoral bonds has been extended by 15 more days in the year of general elections to legislative assemblies of states and Union Territories (UTs) with a legislature – will be heard on December 6.

  • Nov 22, 2022 03:40 PM IST

    Gujarat election: Former Cong MLA Kaminiba Rathod joins BJP days ahead of poll

    Former Congress MLA Kaminiba Rathod joined the Bharatiya Janata Party today in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

  • Nov 22, 2022 03:11 PM IST

    Gujarat election: Amit Shah attacks Congress, says party always ‘insulted’ Sardar Patel

    Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday alleged that the Congress did everything possible to "insult" Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and it has started praising him only ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections, reported PTI.

  • Nov 22, 2022 02:31 PM IST

    Haryana panchayat polls: 41% voter turnout recorded till 1:30 pm

    As per officials, nearly forty-one per cent of the voters have cast their votes so far in four districts of Haryana in the final phase of the panchayat polls on Tuesday, PTI reported.

  • Nov 22, 2022 02:05 PM IST

    Gujarat Assembly elections: Maharashtra allows one day paid leave for voters in border areas

    With the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections next month, the Maharashtra government allowed one day of paid leave for voters of Gujarat, who are working in border districts like Palghar, Nashik, Nandurbar and Dhule, to cast their vote on the polling day.

    The government resolution (GR) also instructed all private companies to follow the order and said that action will be taken in case of violation.

  • Nov 22, 2022 02:04 PM IST

    Street plays, magic shows in AAP campaign for MCD polls

    Guitar and magic shows, 1,000 street meetings by star campaigners and street plays are some of the events planned by the Aam Aadmi Party to woo voters for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls during its second phase of campaigning from Wednesday.

  • Nov 22, 2022 09:56 AM IST

    Panchayat polls: Voting underway in Haryana

    Polling was underway Tuesday to elect members of zila parishad and panchayat samitis in four districts of Haryana in the third and final phase of the panchayat polls, PTI reported.

  • Nov 22, 2022 07:18 AM IST

    AAP MLA allegedly manhandled over MCD polls ticket distribution issue

    AAP MLA Gulab Singh Yadav was allegedly manhandled on Monday by some of his party's workers after an altercation broke out over the issue of distribution of tickets for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls.

  • Nov 22, 2022 06:26 AM IST

    Haryana, Faridabad, Palwal, Haryana and Hisar to hold Zila Parishad & Panchayat Samiti today

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Gujarat polls: Kejriwal claims ‘stones pelted’ at Surat roadshow, police deny

Published on Nov 28, 2022 10:09 PM IST

The incident reportedly happened in Katargam locality this evening where BJP workers heard chanting “Modi, Modi”, apparently interrupting the Kejriwal's convoy at the roadshow.

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal in Surat.(PTI Photo)
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal in Surat.(PTI Photo)

Gujarat: Congress MLA accuses govt of ‘misusing’ police, raises complaint with EC

Published on Nov 28, 2022 07:20 PM IST

Baldevji Thakor, the Congress candidate from the Kalol constituency in Gandhinagar, filed a complaint with the chief electoral officer on Monday

Representational image. (PTI File Photo)
Representational image. (PTI File Photo)

'AAP will win...', Arvind Kejriwal predicts party's score

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 05:11 PM IST

The campaigning for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections scheduled for December 1 ends on November 29.

 Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convener Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, in Surat, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. (PTI)
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convener Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, in Surat, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. (PTI)

‘Provocative speeches to mislead people’: Kharge attacks PM Modi over poll pitch

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 04:46 PM IST

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge asked why PM Modi didn’t talk about his own achievements since he and the BJP have been in power for nearly 27 years in the state

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge speaks at a Press conference ahead of the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections in Ahmedabad on Monday (PTI)
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge speaks at a Press conference ahead of the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections in Ahmedabad on Monday (PTI)

EC sanctions 15 lakh ex-gratia for family of 2 IRB jawans killed in Gujarat

Published on Nov 28, 2022 03:14 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission (EC) of India on Monday announced an ex-gratia of ₹15 lakh to the family of two Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) personnel killed on election duty in a village near Porbandar in Gujarat

The Election Commission of India announced the ex-gratia for the two IRB personnel on Twitter (File Photo)
The Election Commission of India announced the ex-gratia for the two IRB personnel on Twitter (File Photo)

BJP got highest corporate donations from Guj donors between 2017-21: ADR report

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 03:06 PM IST

During the five-year period between FY 2016-17 and 2020-21, maximum corporate donations worth ₹163.544 cr were declared by the BJP from 1,519 donors

The first phase in the 189-member assembly state will go to polls on December 1. (HT file photo)
The first phase in the 189-member assembly state will go to polls on December 1. (HT file photo)

Gujarat polls: ‘AAP to implement old pension scheme by Jan 31 if voted to power’

Published on Nov 27, 2022 11:51 PM IST

The announcement comes at a time when government employees on election duty cast their votes through postal ballots.

Jamnagar, Nov 25 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal waves to the party supporters during a roadshow for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly election, in Jamnagar on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (AAP Gujarat | Mission2022 Twitte)
Jamnagar, Nov 25 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal waves to the party supporters during a roadshow for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly election, in Jamnagar on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (AAP Gujarat | Mission2022 Twitte)

Gujarat elections: Congress banks on ‘silent’ drive with focus on key candidates

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 05:18 AM IST

Compared to the BJP and AAP, the low-key campaign of Congress in Gujarat, especially in Saurashtra where it won 28 seats out of 48 in 2017, may throw up some surprises. The BJP won 19, while one went to the Nationalist Congress Party.

Surat, Nov 21 (ANI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the public meeting for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, in Surat on Monday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Surat, Nov 21 (ANI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the public meeting for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, in Surat on Monday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)

‘Congress was soft on terror’: PM in Gujarat poll salvo

Published on Nov 27, 2022 11:20 PM IST

Terrorism was at its peak under the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, the PM said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a roadshow in Surat on Sunday. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a roadshow in Surat on Sunday. (ANI)

PM Modi meets two tribal orphan boys in Gujarat before addressing rally

Published on Nov 27, 2022 10:52 PM IST

The brothers Avi (14) and Jay (11) lost their parents six years ago after prolonged illness.

After knowing their story, Prime Minister Narendra Modi instructed officials to build them a house with basic utilities.(ANI)
After knowing their story, Prime Minister Narendra Modi instructed officials to build them a house with basic utilities.(ANI)

PM Modi a 'chieftain of liars', sympathy-seeker: Congress president Kharge

Published on Nov 27, 2022 10:08 PM IST

Addressing a public rally at Dediapada in the tribal-dominated Narmada district in Gujarat, Kharge alleged that PM Modi was trying to gain sympathy by playing a victim card.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge (ANI)
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge (ANI)

In viral video, Congress leader says 'Allahu Akbar' in Gujarat; clarifies later

Published on Nov 27, 2022 07:37 PM IST

Congress leader Indranil Rajguru said when he said ‘Allahu Akbar’, 50,000 Muslims chanted ‘Har Har Mahadev’, but BJP did not show the full video.

Congress leader Indranil Rajguru said Allah and Mahadev are same to him.
Congress leader Indranil Rajguru said Allah and Mahadev are same to him.

He’s been campaigning on every street..: Gehlot again attacks PM over Guj visits

Updated on Nov 27, 2022 06:12 PM IST

On Sunday too Gehlot had questioned Modi's repeated visits to Gujarat, claiming knowledge of nearly 30-35 rebel leaders inside the BJP's state unit.

Ashok Gehlot said that Gujarat's voting for Congress would force the BJP to introspect.(ANI Photo)
Ashok Gehlot said that Gujarat's voting for Congress would force the BJP to introspect.(ANI Photo)

We told them 'target terrorism', they aimed at Modi: PM's big charge at Congress

Published on Nov 27, 2022 05:46 PM IST

Congress leader cried for terrorists when the Batla house encounter took place in Delhi, PM Modi said without naming Sonia Gandhi. “No one can forget how Congress used to put all its effort to release terrorists,” PM Modi said in Gujarat.

I told them 'target terrorism', they targetted me: PM Modi's big charge at Congress
I told them 'target terrorism', they targetted me: PM Modi's big charge at Congress

Gujarat polls: Only 139 women candidates in fray out of total 1,621 contestants

Published on Nov 27, 2022 09:46 AM IST

The BJP has given tickets to 18 women candidates as against 12 in 2017, while the Congress has fielded 14 women although that figure was 10 in the last Assembly election. The two parties have also accommodated more number of women candidates from Dalit and tribal communities this time.

In 2017, there were 126 women candidates out of the total 1,828 contestants.(Representational image)
In 2017, there were 126 women candidates out of the total 1,828 contestants.(Representational image)
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