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Elections LIVE: Congress issues fresh list for Uttarakhand polls, Harish Rawat to contest from Ramnagar

  • Assembly Election 2022 Live Updates: Voting in all 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 24, 2022 09:54 PM IST
By, New Delhi

A total of five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa – are set to hold the assembly elections in the coming weeks.

In Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party (SP) is geared for a battle against the Yogi Adityanath-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government to wrest power. The party announced that patron Mulayam Singh Yadav, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and new entrant Swami Prasad Maurya are among its 30 star campaigners for the first phase of the UP assembly election.

Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, who recently launched his own party, announced the first list of 22 candidates of the newly-formed Punjab Lok Congress for the upcoming Assembly polls.

The Congress government in Punjab said it will decide on the chief ministerial face after the polls, although the party will fight the election under the leadership of Navjot Singh Sidhu, Charanjit Singh Channi and Sunil Jakhar.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has expanded its reach forming a crucial opposition party in Punjab and Goa. Meanwhile, in Uttarakhand and Manipur, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is confident of returning to power.

As per the schedule of the Election Commission, the polling for the five states will be held in seven phases, with the first phase commencing from February 10 and the last phase ending on March 7.

The counting will take place on March 10.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:54 PM

    Congress releases another list of 11 candidates for Uttarakhand polls

  • Mon, 24 Jan 2022 06:50 PM

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  • Mon, 24 Jan 2022 03:37 PM

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  • Mon, 24 Jan 2022 03:07 PM

    Congress issues list of 30 star campaigners for first phase of UP polls

  • Mon, 24 Jan 2022 12:56 PM

    Arvind Kejriwal launches AAP's ‘Ek Mauka AAP Ko’ campaign for upcoming assembly polls

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal launches AAP’s campaign 'Ek Mauka AAP Ko' as his party prepares to fight polls in Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh. 

    “The people of Delhi can make videos telling people from other states about the work done by AAP and appeal to them to give Kejriwal/AAP a chance, ahead of polls. Upload these videos on social media. After polls, I will have dinner with 50 Delhiites whose videos will go viral,” Kejriwal said.

  • Mon, 24 Jan 2022 12:41 PM

    Allotting ticket to Sukhpal ‘too far’: Punjab Cong min writes to Sonia Gandhi

    Punjab Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh's letter to Sonia Gandhi

    Punjab Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh on Monday wrote to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi "to intervene into the allotment of party ticket from Bholath to Sukhpal Singh Khaira, demands his expulsion by calling him "a tainted minister."

  • Mon, 24 Jan 2022 12:38 PM

    Congress CEC to meet and finalise candidates for Punjab, Uttarakhand polls

    Congress CEC to meet today for the selection of candidates for Punjab Assembly elections. The CEC will also decide today on the remaining list of the candidates for the Uttarakhand polls.

  • Mon, 24 Jan 2022 11:15 AM

    UP CM Yogi Adityanath arrived at BJP headquarters in Delhi

  • Mon, 24 Jan 2022 11:06 AM

    ‘People haven’t forgotten the hooliganism during your govt': UP deputy CM slams Akhilesh Yadav

    Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Monday targeted Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav by saying that voters of the poll-bound state will not fall for his 'alluring bluff' as they have got used to good governance. 

    Accusing Akhilesh, the former UP chief minister, for spreading riots and hooliganism, Maurya tweeted, "Akhilesh Yadav ji, the people have not forgotten the pain of riots, hooliganism, exodus during your government. Your tenure has not been forgotten even today that was responsible for corruption, religious and caste conflicts. As of now, the public has got used to good governance. Now no one will fall for your alluring bluff."

  • Mon, 24 Jan 2022 10:31 AM

    Congress set to launch Uttarakhand poll campaign today

    The Congress is all set to launch its poll campaign for Uttarakhand at 1pm today. Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel will headline the campaign.

  • Mon, 24 Jan 2022 08:13 AM

    Punjab elections: Valuables worth 46.66 crore, over 6 lakh litres of liquor seized in violation of code

    Various enforcement teams have seized valuables worth 46.66 crores for violation of the code till January 18, after the Model Code of Conduct came into force in Punjab. Moreover, the surveillance teams have also seized 6.60 lakh litres of liquor worth 2 crore.

  • Mon, 24 Jan 2022 07:30 AM

    UP polls: BJP to hold CEC meeting to decide on remaining candidates

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had on Sunday held a marathon meeting of its core members to decide on the remaining candidates of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. A meeting of the Central Election Committee is expected soon.

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