UP polls: Owaisi promises CMs by rotation if Bhagidari Morcha comes to power in the state

Updated on Feb 22, 2022 01:27 AM IST

“There will be three deputy chief ministers from Muslim, Nishad and extremely backward communities,” he said.

Asaduddin Owaisi addressing a public meeting in Pratapgarh on Monday. (HT) (ht)
By, Prayagraj

Punjab polls: Half of south Malwa’s seats saw over 5% drop in voters turnout

An analysis of the Election Commission of India’s poll data revealed that the voter turnout declined in the Malwa region, which had emerged as a bastion of the Aam Aadmi Party in 2017

As per the data, Abohar and Ferozepur City were the only segments in the semi-arid region which saw rise in polling by 3.71% and 1.25%, respectively, in comparison with the state elections held five years ago. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2022 01:10 AM IST
ByVishal Joshi, Bathinda

Punjab: After poll grind, candidates unwind, spend time with families, friends

After month of rigorous campaigning for the assembly elections, political leaders in Punjab finally found the much-needed time to unwind and relax on Monday

SAD patriarch Parkash Singh Badal with his supporters and aides at the family’s farmhouse in Muktsar on Monday. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2022 01:07 AM IST
By, Bathinda/patiala/sangrur/jalandhar/amritsar/ludhiana

Punjab polls: People voted for change, say Mann and Cheema

Mann and Cheema thanked the electors for peaceful polling and the party volunteers for working tirelessly during the election campaign

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Bhagwant Mann and Harpal Singh Cheema on Monday said that people of Punjab have voted in large numbers for change this time.
Published on Feb 22, 2022 01:06 AM IST

Punjab polls: Three-tier security at centres storing EVMs

After Sunday’s polling in Punjab, the Election Commission of India (ECI) shifted the EVMs and related equipment in strong rooms at 66 locations in the state

A three-tier security has been made at all 117 strong rooms storing electronic voting machines (EVMs) and VVPAT machines across Punjab after the completion of polls.
Published on Feb 22, 2022 01:02 AM IST

UP Polls: Fate of 624 candidates to be decided today 

The fourth phase will decide fate of 624 candidates who are in the fray in 59 assembly constituencies spreading over Pilibhit, Lakhimpur Kheri, Sitapur, Hardoi, Unnao, Lucknow, Rae Bareli, Banda and Fatehpur districts.

The fourth phase will decide fate of 624 candidates who are in the fray in 59 assembly constituencies spreading over Pilibhit, Lakhimpur Kheri, Sitapur, Hardoi, Unnao, Lucknow, Rae Bareli, Banda and Fatehpur districts. (FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE)
Updated on Feb 23, 2022 02:43 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Ludhiana | Congress sarpanch, aide held for thrashing voter after BJP candidate shares video

The move comes after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate SR Ladhar from Gill Constituency, Ludhiana, shared the video, which was recorded by an onlooker, on social networking sites seeking action against Congress sarpanch, his aide

The police on Monday booked a Congress sarpanch Yuvraj Malhotra and his accomplice Ranjeet Singh Yodha for beating up a voter in Bhattian village of Salem Tabri, Ludhianaof which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate shared video. (Representative Photo/HT Files)
Published on Feb 22, 2022 12:54 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

UP polls: Maya flays rival parties, seeks votes on good governance promise

Targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress and the Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday urged voters to reject them all and vote for the BSP in the ongoing UP assembly polls as they had done in 2007

BSP chief Mayawati addressing a public meeting in Prayagraj on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 22, 2022 12:52 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

UP Polls: Anupriya campaigns against her sister in Sirathu

In Sirathu assembly constituency of Kaushambi, Union Minister Anupriya Patel slammed her older sister Pallavi Patel, who is the Samajwadi Party-Apna Dal (Kamerawadi) alliance candidate against Keshav Prasad Maurya.

Anupriya Patel addressing a gathering in Sirathu. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 22, 2022 12:45 AM IST
By, Lucknow/prayagraj

Saplings to be planted by first male, female voters at each Lucknow booth on polling day

We want to tell people that just as voting is important, plants are also important to keep the environment clean, the Lucknow DM said.

The first two saplings will be planted by the first female and male voters while the third one will be planted by the polling party. (HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2022 12:37 AM IST
By, Lucknow

5 FIRs lodged for poll violations in Ludhiana

As many as five separate cases of alleged poll code violations were reported in Ludhiana on February 20, the election day

Of five FIRs, three were of poll violations which included videography or sharing pictures of casting vote at polling booths in Ludhiana. (Representative Photo/HT Files)
Published on Feb 22, 2022 12:36 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Priyanka greeted by teeming crowds at Lucknow roadshows

Priyanka’s road show-cum door-to-door campaign picked up from BKT constituency where she moved with the party candidate from BKT constituency, Lallan Kumar

Priyanka Gandhi , AICC general secretary during a road show, in Lucknow, on Monday. (Deepak Gupta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 22, 2022 12:22 AM IST
By, Lucknow

UP election: In 5 years, Yogi govt only divided people, says Sonia

UP election: “You have seen that a government did nothing for the past five years except dividing people,” Congress leader Sonia Gandhi said in a virtual address ahead of polls at five assembly seats in Raebareli on February 23.

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi addresses UP voters through video conferencing, during the ongoing election, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 22, 2022 03:23 AM IST
ByHt correspondent, New Delhi

Congress will preserve language, culture and harmony of Manipur: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress party wants to protect Manipur’s culture, history and language, Rahul Gandhi said on Monday at an election rally, accusing the incumbent BJP government of undermining the interests of the people in the state.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi being felicitated by party leaders with a Kokyet (Hat), Langyan and a portrait at a public meeting ahead of the Manipur assembly elections, in Imphal on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 22, 2022 03:25 AM IST
BySobhapati Samom, Imphal

UP election: Those spreading terror should be uprooted from world, says Shah

UP election | The BJP believes in zero tolerance against terrorism, Shah said. “It is our resolve that whoever is spreading terrorism, of any religion or caste, should be uprooted from this country and the world.”

Union home minister Amit Shah during an election campaign for UP elections, in Pilibhit, on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 22, 2022 02:18 AM IST
ByHTC and Agencies, Pilibhit (up)

UP Polls: As camaraderie blooms, Akhilesh names Shivpal as star campaigner

As part of its campaign for the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party named Shivpal Yadav, the once estranged uncle of party chief Akhilesh Yadav, as a star campaigner.

Shivpal Yadav named as star campaigner. (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Feb 21, 2022 10:32 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Sonia accuses BJP govts of meting out step-motherly treatment to Rae Bareli

Sonia Gandhi, the Congress president, accused the Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath governments at the center and state of dealing with Rae Bareli in a stepmotherly manner and stopping development projects there.

Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi addressing the voters in Uttar Pradesh through video conferencing, in New Delhi on Monday. (AGENCY)
Published on Feb 21, 2022 10:25 PM IST
By, Lucknow

UP Polls: Modi spices up campaigning with salt-loyalty link

In his address to an election rally in Hardoi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi incorporated a salt allegory into his speech, in order to deftly play up salt’s association with loyalty.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI file photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2022 10:20 PM IST

AAP open to alliance to keep BJP out of power: Kejriwal

Delhi CM accuses PM Modi, home minister Amit Shah, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of calling him a “terrorist”

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal being honoured during a public meeting in support of party candidates for UP assembly election in Old City area of Lucknow, on Monday. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 22, 2022 02:12 AM IST

UP polls: Akhilesh Yadav wears specs of religion, caste, says Amit Shah

Addressing a rally in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, Shah said, "I am wearing specs, can see through clearly... Akhilesh babu also wears specs through which he sees caste from one glass and religion from the other glass."

Union home minister Amit Shah.(ANI file photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2022 07:09 PM IST

UP polls: I am a terrorist who scares the corrupt, says Kejriwal

He also quoted a dialogue from 'Sholay', a Bollywood film. "100 miles away when someone indulges in corruption, the mother says- son sleep or else Kejriwal will come."

Delhi chief minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal,(PTI)
Updated on Feb 21, 2022 06:11 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

Punjab elections: Sonu Sood booked for disobeying poll officer’s directive

On poll observer’s complaint that he was influencing voters, police impounded SUV in which actor was seated outside a polling booth at Landheke village in Moga constituency

The SUV in which actor Sonu Sood was seated outside a polling booth at Landheke village in Moga assembly constituency on Sunday. It was impounded by the police on the complaint of the poll observer. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2022 05:34 PM IST
ByHarmandeep Singh

Punjab elections: BJP candidate Rana Sodhi, Congress rival Pinki booked

Case registered after both entered polling booths in Ferozepur Urban constituency with security guards in tow when voting was underway on Sunday

Security personnel standing guard outside a strong room in Amritsar where electronic voting machines (EVMs) have been kept after Sunday’s assembly elections in Punjab. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Published on Feb 21, 2022 05:03 PM IST
ByGaurav Sagar Bhaskar

UP polls: Bulldozer Baba distributed smartphones but no one received them 

The polling for the fourth phase of the seven-phased UP Assembly polls will be held on February 23.

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav while addressing an election rally in Sandila constituency in Hardoi.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Feb 21, 2022 04:12 PM IST
By | Written by Kanishka Singharia | Edited by Aryan Prakash, Hardoi

PM said 'thali bajao' while people struggled for oxygen, says Rahul Gandhi 

“During the initial months of the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, the PM had asked citizens to clang utensils standing from their homes and later on a separate occasion to light lamps or candles or mobile phone flashlights as a show of solidarity,” Rahul Gandhi said. 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(Twitter/@INCIndia)
Published on Feb 21, 2022 03:19 PM IST

UP polls: Modi-Yogi ignored your pain during lockdown, Sonia Gandhi tells voters

Sonia Gandhi hit out at the Centre and the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government over inflation, fuel price hike and farmers during her virtual address to voters of her parliamentary constituency Raebareli

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi addresses the voters of Raebareli(ANI)
Updated on Feb 21, 2022 02:40 PM IST

On BJP reaction to ‘union of states’ comment, Rahul Gandhi cites Constitution

Manipur Assembly election 2022: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi said his description of India was based on how the country has been defined in the Constitution, unlike how the BJP visualised it.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses an election rally in Imphal. (ANI Twitter)
Updated on Feb 21, 2022 01:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Akhilesh names estranged uncle Shivpal Yadav in SP's new star campaigner list

UP Assembly election 2020: Shivpal Yadav's name was missing in the list of campaigners released by the Samajwadi Party ahead of the election.

Samajwadi Party Akhilesh Yadav (L), party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav (R) and his brother Shivpal Yadav, campaign for election(Sourced)
Updated on Feb 21, 2022 01:14 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Manipur polls: Two ITBP personnel injured in radio-controlled IED blast

The two personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were on election duty for the state assembly elections in Manipur

The injured ITBP personnel were moved to Imphal Shija Hospital. (Representational Image)
Updated on Feb 21, 2022 01:42 PM IST
ByBabie Shirin

Manipur polls: Environmental issues feature in manifestos of most parties

Elections to the 60-member assembly will be held on February 28 and March 5 while the counting of votes will take place on March 10

Manipur's Loktak lake. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2022 01:47 PM IST
BySobhapati Samom
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