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. 
Preparations for the upcoming assembly elections to five states have heated up. (File Photo)
Updated on Jan 24, 2022 09:54 PM IST
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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:

  • Jan 24, 2022 09:54 PM IST

    Congress releases another list of 11 candidates for Uttarakhand polls

  • Jan 24, 2022 06:50 PM IST

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  • Jan 24, 2022 03:37 PM IST

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  • Jan 24, 2022 03:07 PM IST

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

  • Jan 24, 2022 12:56 PM IST

    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.

  • Jan 24, 2022 12:41 PM IST

    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'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."

  • Jan 24, 2022 12:38 PM IST

    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.

  • Jan 24, 2022 11:15 AM IST

    UP CM Yogi Adityanath arrived at BJP headquarters in Delhi

  • Jan 24, 2022 11:06 AM IST

    ‘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."

  • Jan 24, 2022 10:31 AM IST

    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.

  • Jan 24, 2022 08:13 AM IST

    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.

  • Jan 24, 2022 07:30 AM IST

    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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BJP scared of AAP, announcing sops in Himachal: Arvind Kejriwal

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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Kejriwal's big claim on BJP's gameplan for Himachal, Gujarat polls

Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal said all ‘good people’ in BJP and Congress must leave their parties to join AAP in Himachal Pradesh.
Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal addresses a rally in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra on Saturday.(Twitter/ANI)
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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By | Written by Aryan Prakash

Bypoll results 2022: TMC sweeps Bengal, Cong wins two, RJD claims Bihar seat

Bypoll results 2022: Among the seats which went to polls include Asansol Lok Sabha constituency and Ballygunge assembly seat in Bengal, Bochahan in Bihar, Kolhapur North in Maharashtra and Khairagarh in Chhattisgarh.
TMC supporters celebrate after their candidate Babul Supriyo won Ballygunge Assembly by-polls in Kolkata,(PTI)
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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By | Written by Aryan Prakash

Bypoll results 2022: Here's the full list of winners

  • Bypoll results 2022: Bypolls were conducted in four assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat across Bihar, Chhattishgarh, Maharashtra and West Bengal.
TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee with party candidate Babul Supriyo wave to the supporters during an election campaign for the upcoming Ballygunge Assembly bypoll, in Kolkata on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee with party candidate Babul Supriyo wave to the supporters during an election campaign for the upcoming Ballygunge Assembly bypoll, in Kolkata on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Apr 16, 2022 04:38 PM IST
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'Public's verdict accepted': BJP's Agnimitra Paul after loss to Shatrughan Sinha

  • Agnimitra Paul urged police, local officials and the election commission to keep a check on post-poll violence in the state.
BJP MLA Agnimitra Paul (ANI)
BJP MLA Agnimitra Paul (ANI)
Updated on Apr 16, 2022 04:06 PM IST
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By | Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Shatrughan Sinha: From Atal-Advani's star campaigner to a member of Didi's army

Shatrughan Sinha served as minister in the NDA government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. A critic of PM Modi, he joined the Congress in 2019 after being denied BJP ticket from Patna Sahib. 
Bollywood actor and TMC candidate Shatrughan Sinha.(PTI)
Bollywood actor and TMC candidate Shatrughan Sinha.(PTI)
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

  • The bypoll for the Bochachan seat was required after the death of Paswan's father Musafir Paswan, who won the seat on the Vikassheel Insaan Party's ticket.
Lalu Yadav's RJD claims big win in Bihar bypoll, predicts Tejashwi Yadav as CM (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Lalu Yadav's RJD claims big win in Bihar bypoll, predicts Tejashwi Yadav as CM (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Updated on Apr 16, 2022 02:48 PM IST
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By | Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Babul Supriyo confident of winning as TMC makes early gains in by-polls

  • As per the latest trend, Shatrughan Sinha is leading by nearly 9,000 votes in the Asansol Lok Sabha seat while Babul Supriyo is leading by more than 4,600 votes in the Ballygunge assembly constituency.
Kolkata: TMC candidate Babul Supriyo during his election campaign for the Ballygunge Assembly by-polls, in Kolkata.(PTI)
Kolkata: TMC candidate Babul Supriyo during his election campaign for the Ballygunge Assembly by-polls, in Kolkata.(PTI)
Published on Apr 16, 2022 10:21 AM IST
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By-poll results 2022 highlights: TMC sweeps Bengal, Cong wins in Chh'garh, Maha

  • 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)
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)
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.
A security person stands guard as electors wait for their turn to cast their vote in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council elections. (PTI PHOTO)
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)
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)
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

In the recently concluded assembly elections in Goa, the BJP emerged as the single largest party, winning 20 seats in the 40-member state Assembly.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates the newly sworn-in Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant in Panaji on March 28, 2022. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates the newly sworn-in Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant in Panaji on March 28, 2022. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Mar 28, 2022 01:32 PM IST
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Who is Ritu Khanduri? The first woman speaker of Uttarakhand assembly

  • Daughter of former chief minister of Uttarakhand Major General (Retd) Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri, Ritu Khanduri won the 2022 assembly elections by defeating Congress' Surendra Singh Negi from the Kotdwar seat by a margin of 3,687 votes.
BJP's Ritu Khanduri is the first woman speaker of Uttarakhand assembly. (Twitter/Ritu Khanduri Bhushan)
BJP's Ritu Khanduri is the first woman speaker of Uttarakhand assembly. (Twitter/Ritu Khanduri Bhushan)
Updated on Mar 26, 2022 04:36 PM IST
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Odisha Municipal Elections Result 2022: BJD leading on 3 mayor posts

Odisha Municipal Elections Result 2022: Biju Janata Dal has a comfortable lead over BJP and the Congress in the early trends. 
Counting of votes for Odisha municipal elections began on Saturday morning amid tight security. 
Counting of votes for Odisha municipal elections began on Saturday morning amid tight security. 
Published on Mar 26, 2022 09:56 AM IST
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Odisha municipal result highlights: BJD sweeps urban local elections

  • Odisha Urban Body Elections Result 2022 highlights: The Biju Janata Dal has swept the municipal bodies elections, winning 95 out of 108 municipalities.
Odisha municipal election 2022 result: BJD whitewashes urban local polls. (HT PHOTO
Odisha municipal election 2022 result: BJD whitewashes urban local polls. (HT PHOTO
Updated on Mar 26, 2022 10:22 PM IST
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