Elections 2022 LIVE Updates: Campaigning for Gujarat Assembly phase 1 elections ends

Updated on Nov 30, 2022 04:47 AM IST

Election news highlights: Gujarat will vote in two phases on December 1 and 5, while the counting of votes will be taken up on December 8.

A polling officer applies indelible ink on a voter’s finger. (HT File Photo)
A polling officer applies indelible ink on a voter’s finger. (HT File Photo)
By, New Delhi

Election news LIVE updates: Gujarat – which will vote in two phases on December 1 and 5 – will see a three-cornered contest among the BJP, Congress, and the AAP, a new entrant in the high stake election. The counting of votes will be taken up on December 8.

Meanwhile, civic polling is also due for Delhi's 250 wards on December 4 and it is the first municipal election in the national capital after the fresh delimitation of wards. The result of the elections will be announced after the counting of votes on December 7. The election is largely being seen as a three-way contest among the AAP, BJP, and Congress. The BJP has been in power in the civic body since 2007.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Nov 29, 2022 05:42 PM IST

    Campaigning for Gujarat Assembly phase 1 elections ends

    Campaigning for Gujarat Assembly phase 1 elections ends. Voting will be held on December 1.

  • Nov 29, 2022 04:32 PM IST

    RWAs to be granted status of ‘mini councillors’: Kejriwal's Delhi civic poll promise

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said RWAs in the national capital will get political and financial powers and they will run like a mini-councillor of the ward if the AAP comes to power in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi after the election. Kejriwal said RWAs of Delhi will be empowered and will be given powers to run their areas. They will be provided with funds along with powers.

  • Nov 29, 2022 01:04 PM IST

    BJP begins work to ensure higher voter turnout in Gujarat

    The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has activated its cadre to ensure that voter turnout for the two-phase assembly election in Gujarat is higher than the last time and the none-of-the-above option doesn’t gain popularity, a senior party functionary said on Monday. Read more

  • Nov 29, 2022 01:01 PM IST

    Sambit Patra condemns Mallikarjun Kharge's remarks against PM Modi

    Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge called PM Modi, 'Ravan'. Using such language for a PM, for the son of Gujarat isn't appropriate. It is condemnable and shows Congress' mindset. It's an insult not just to PM Modi. It is an insult to every Gujarati, to Gujarat: News agency ANI quoted BJP's Sambit Patra

  • Nov 29, 2022 12:59 PM IST

    BJP model eyewash, choose SP instead: Akhilesh to Gujarat voters

    Samajwadi Party (SP) national president Akhilesh Yadav has urged Gujarat voters to ensure the victory of candidates of the party and others supported by the party in the assembly elections in the state, the SP said in a statement on Monday. Read more

  • Nov 29, 2022 08:54 AM IST

    Two Christian candidates slug it out for 1st time in tribal-reserved Gujarat's Vyara seat 

    The Vyara Assembly seat in Gujarat will for the first time see a contest between two Christian candidates fielded by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the opposition Congress. 

    While the Congress has given ticket to its sitting MLA Punabhai Gamit from the seat, reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates, the BJP has for the first time fielded a Christian candidate, Mohan Konkani, to take on the four-time legislator, reported news agency PTI.

  • Nov 29, 2022 06:23 AM IST

    Gujarat elections: Modi, Shah step up attack on Congress as poll battle intensifies

    The Congress will have to leave divisive and vote bank politics if it wants to win the trust of the people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday as campaigning in Gujarat heated up in the closing stages of the assembly elections. Read more

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Smriti Irani’s daughter Shanelle is marrying NRI Arjun Bhalla: Who is he?

Published on Feb 08, 2023 01:02 PM IST

Smriti Irani's soon to be son-in-law Arjun Bhalla reportedly lives in Canada with his family and is a shutterbug.

Smriti irani's daughter Shanelle Irani with her fiance Arjun Bhalla.(Instagram/Smriti Irani)
Smriti irani's daughter Shanelle Irani with her fiance Arjun Bhalla.(Instagram/Smriti Irani)
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Afternoon brief: Ruckus in Parliament over Kharge's 'mouni baba' remark

Published on Feb 08, 2023 01:01 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

**EDS: VIDEO GRAB VIA SANSAD TV** New Delhi: Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge speaks in the Rajya Sabha during Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_08_2023_000076B)(PTI)
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB VIA SANSAD TV** New Delhi: Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge speaks in the Rajya Sabha during Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_08_2023_000076B)(PTI)

‘Foreign tourist inflow to India up by four times after pandemic': Union min

Published on Feb 08, 2023 12:51 PM IST

During the last eight years, the country has built extensive tourism infrastructure to improve the tourism experience, he said. The central government has drafted a new tourism policy 2023, which provides a "paradigm shift in reimagining our tourism sector in India," Reddy informed the delegates from other countries.

To attract global and domestic investors and expertise, the ministry will organise the first Global Tourism Investment Summit in April 2023 in New Delhi, Reddy said.(Stutterstock)
To attract global and domestic investors and expertise, the ministry will organise the first Global Tourism Investment Summit in April 2023 in New Delhi, Reddy said.(Stutterstock)
PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Uproar in Parliament over Kharge's Adani remark; ‘Insinuation,' says Sitharaman

Published on Feb 08, 2023 12:35 PM IST

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge referred to Adani's ‘property gain’ in 2.5 years to which the BJP MPs protested. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Kharge was insinuating against the PM.

Nirmala Sitharaman objected to Kharge's statement on Adani issue and said it is a direct insinuation against PM Modi.
Nirmala Sitharaman objected to Kharge's statement on Adani issue and said it is a direct insinuation against PM Modi.

Stones thrown at Aaditya Thackeray's convoy, Sena leader alleges 'conspiracy'

Published on Feb 08, 2023 11:45 AM IST

After the incident Danve - who belongs to former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray's Sena faction and is the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly - wrote to the director-general of police complaining about security lapses.

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
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Mahua Moitra stands by 'cuss word'; 'will call an apple…'; Hema Malini says…

Published on Feb 08, 2023 11:35 AM IST

Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra said her word was not on record and she will call a spade a spade and nothing else. “Do I need to be a man to give it back as good as it gets?” Mahua Moitra said.

Mahua Moitra's use of a cuss word in the Lok Sabha has the BJP up in the arms.
Mahua Moitra's use of a cuss word in the Lok Sabha has the BJP up in the arms.

Smriti Irani arrives in Rajasthan for daughter's wedding

Published on Feb 08, 2023 11:11 AM IST

The wedding functions will be held at the 15th-century Khimsar Fort on Wednesday and Thursday with family members and close friends in attendance.

Union minister Smriti Irani with BJP MP Jagdambika Pal during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(PTI file)
Union minister Smriti Irani with BJP MP Jagdambika Pal during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(PTI file)
PTI |

Take action against Rahul Gandhi: BJP MP on allegations against PM Modi

Updated on Feb 08, 2023 11:13 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday spoke about 'Adani's connection' with Narendra Modi which led to an uproar in Parliament. The BJP demanded evidence in support of his claims. The GVK Group also refuted Rahul Gandhi's allegations.

Rahul Gandhi's speech at Parliament on Tuesday led to a controversy as the BJP now seeks action against him. (HT_PRINT)
Rahul Gandhi's speech at Parliament on Tuesday led to a controversy as the BJP now seeks action against him. (HT_PRINT)

PIB fact check unit busted 1,160 fake news cases since 2019: Govt to Lok Sabha

Published on Feb 08, 2023 10:35 AM IST

The Fact Check Unit takes cognisance of fake news relating to the central government both suo-motu and by way of queries sent by citizens on its portal or through e-mail and social media

In the present year, 126 fake news instances were debunked. (Representative file image)
In the present year, 126 fake news instances were debunked. (Representative file image)
ByAnish Yande

India planning to send sixth C-17 to quake-hit Turkiye and Syria

Published on Feb 08, 2023 10:20 AM IST

The Modi government is working on sending fifth C-17 aircraft to Turkiye today with one C-17 already reaching Syria. All the planes are taking a circuitous route to the quake hit zone as Pakistan does not give overflight permission to even Indian military aircraft carrying aid.

People walk past a collapsed building in Malatya, Turkey.(AP)
People walk past a collapsed building in Malatya, Turkey.(AP)

India sends 5 flights with rescue teams, relief to quake-hit Turkey, Syria

Published on Feb 08, 2023 10:16 AM IST

Four C-17 Globemaster heavy lift aircraft carried over 100 personnel from the National Disaster Response Force and a 99-member team from the Army’s Agra-based army field hospital to Turkey

Medical equipment being loaded into aircraft prior to its departure for Turkey. (ANI)
Medical equipment being loaded into aircraft prior to its departure for Turkey. (ANI)
ByRezaul H Laskar and Rahul Singh

Parliament LIVE: Ruckus in RS over Kharge's remark; PM Modi's speech later today

Updated on Feb 08, 2023 12:50 PM IST

The Parliament witnessed a heated discussion on the President's speech on Tuesday after three days of stalemate following Opposition protests over Hindenburg-Adani row.

The Budget session of the Parliament resumes today. (File)
The Budget session of the Parliament resumes today. (File)

RBI Monetary Policy Highlights: Travellers coming for G20 can use UPI

Updated on Feb 08, 2023 10:41 AM IST

RBI Monetary Policy 2023 Highlights: In the previous meet, the central bank hiked the repo rate by 0.35% to 6.25%.

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das briefing media on Wednesday (ANI)
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das briefing media on Wednesday (ANI)

India needs strategy for conserving landscapes humans, wildlife share: Study

Published on Feb 08, 2023 09:18 AM IST

The study said India needs a strategy that embraces a judicious mix of land sharing, where humans and biodiversity share space, and land sparing, as seen in protected areas

Eighteen scientists led by Bengaluru’s National Centre for Biological Sciences conducted the study. (HT PHOTO)
Eighteen scientists led by Bengaluru’s National Centre for Biological Sciences conducted the study. (HT PHOTO)
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