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Uttar Pradesh News, UP Election 2022 Highlights 8 December: Smartphones, scooty for students in Congress’s manifesto for women in UP

🔴 2022 UP Election Live News, Uttar Pradesh Today Latest Updates: The Congress is also expected to release a "charge sheet" to "expose" its rivals on the promises it made to the public over the last three decades.

By: Express Web Desk | Lucknow, New Delhi |
Updated: December 11, 2021 10:33:11 am
UP News LIVE, UP Election 2022 Today UpdatesUP Election 2022: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Lucknow. (Express Photo)

Uttar Pradesh News, UP Election 2022 Live Updates: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday released the party’s manifesto for women ahead of the Uttar Pradesh elections. From smartphones and scooters, to healthcare benefits and protection, the manifesto aims to strengthen the party’s footing in the state.

The party is also expected to release a “charge sheet” to “expose” its rivals — namely, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) — on the promises it made to the public over the last three decades.

On Tuesday, targetting the Samajwadi Party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said “laal topi waale (those wearing red caps)” were like “red alert” for Uttar Pradesh. In response, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said those with red caps were also “red alerts” for the BJP, as they would “oust it from the power” in the next Assembly elections.

In other news, the Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal formally announced their alliance for the upcoming polls on Tuesday by holding a rally in Meerut. Akhilesh Yadav and Jayant Chaudhary accused the BJP government of anti-farmer policies and politics of hatred, and said it was on its way out.

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Uttar Pradesh Elections Live Updates: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to release Congress manifesto for women today; PM Modi's jibe at Samajwadi Party; Akhilesh Yadav, RLD's Jayant Chaudhary hold joint rally. Follow latest news and updates below

13:00 (IST)08 Dec 2021
Congress has always promoted women in politics: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress gave the first woman PM to the country. Congress' Sucheta Kripalani was the first woman CM. Our country had the first woman PM when other countries had very low women representation at that level, says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

12:59 (IST)08 Dec 2021
Want to empower women of UP with this manifesto, says Priyanka Gandhi

We have prepared the women manifesto where we want to say that we actually want to empower them. We'll have to create an environment where shackles can be broken with their opinion, where they will get full participation in politics and participation in society that ends their exploitation: Priyanka Gandhi

12:56 (IST)08 Dec 2021
Believe women of Uttar Pradesh will help Congress win: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress’s Uttar Pradesh General Secretary Priyank Gandhi Vadra, on Wednesday, released the party’s women manifesto. Smartphones and scooty for women, healthcare benefits and protection headlined the manifesto as the party aims to strengthen its footing in the state in the upcoming Assembly polls. She said that she hoped that the women of UP will help the party to come to power in 2022.

12:39 (IST)08 Dec 2021
Hope the women manifesto will inspire other political parties: Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, while releasing the Congress's women manifesto in Uttar Pradesh, said she hoped that the move will inspire other political parties to take similar steps. "This move will help empower women and get them their rights," Priyanka added.

10:43 (IST)08 Dec 2021
Priyanka Gandhi to release Congress manifesto for women today

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will Wednesday release the party’s manifesto for women in Lucknow at around noon.

17:46 (IST)07 Dec 2021
Red cap will oust BJP from power in UP: Akhilesh

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday asserted that the people wearing red caps, a trademark headgear of his party members, are “red alerts” also for the BJP as they will oust it from the power in the next UP assembly polls.

Yadav made the retort soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a dig at the Samajwadi Party, said in Gorakhpur that those wearing red caps are after red beacon and are a red alert to Uttar Pradesh.

Reacting to Prime Minister Modi's dig at his party, Akhilesh too, in a tweet in Hindi, listed some “red alerts for the BJP”.
“For the BJP, there is a red alert of inflation, of unemployment, of the bad plight of farmers and labourers, of Hathras and Lakhimpur Kheri (incidents) of the oppression of women and youths, of a destroyed education system, business and health, besides the red cap, which will oust the BJP from power,” said former UP chief minister in his tweet. 'There will be an 'inquilab' (revolution) of red and change in 2022,' he added. (PTI)

15:07 (IST)07 Dec 2021
PM jibes at SP, says those wearing red caps are 'red alert' for UP

Taking a swipe at the Samajwadi Party ahead of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday equated "red cap" with "red alert" for the state.

Addressing a public meeting here after dedicating to the nation three mega projects, including an AIIMS and a fertiliser plant, Modi said, "Today, the entire UP very well knows that those wearing red caps are concerned about red beacon ('laal batti') and they are not bothered about your pain and sorrows." "The red cap people want power to commit scams, fill their coffers, indulge in illegal grabbing (of resources) and to give complete freedom to the mafia," he said.

Stepping up his attack on the rival ahead of the assembly polls early next year, Modi said, "The red cap people want to form government to show favour to terrorists and to free them from jail. Hence, you should remember that those wearing red caps are red alert for UP, in other words alarm bells." Red cap is a trademark of Samajwadi Party leaders as well as workers. (PTI)

14:30 (IST)07 Dec 2021
PM Modi's jibe at Samajwadi Party

"Today entire UP knows that the 'red caps' cared about 'red beacons' alone. They had nothing to do with your pain and issues. The 'red caps' want power - for scams & for filling their coffers, for illegal encroachments, for providing freedom to mafia. The 'red caps' want to form govt to show leniency towards terrorists, to bring them out of jails. So always remember that the 'red caps' are red alert for UP - they are bells to danger," PM Modi said. 

14:09 (IST)07 Dec 2021
Those in red caps are dangerous for Uttar Pradesh: PM Modi in Gorakhpur

Taking a dig at the Opposition, PM Modi said that those questioning the timing of the inauguration of projects don't understand the hard work and time that goes into setting up the projects. "These people can never understand that even during Corona crisis, the double engine govt continued with development, it didn't let the work stop. Those in red caps (Samajwadi Party) are red alert for the state, dangerous," PM Modi said. 

14:05 (IST)07 Dec 2021
Before 2014, shortage of urea used to make headlines; situation has improved now: PM Modi

"Before 2014, shortage of urea used to make headlines; the situation has improved now. We have stopped the misuse of urea while ensuring 100% neem coating. We have given soil health cards to crores of farmers so that they know what kind of fertilizer the farm needs. We laid emphasis on increasing the production of urea," PM Modi said. 

14:02 (IST)07 Dec 2021
PM Modi lauds Yogi Adityanath government for development in UP

Emphasising that health care services should reach all citizens in the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Yogi government has made efforts to enhance the facilities in the state. "Earlier the samples of encephalitis patients in Gorakhpur were sent to Pune and by the time it was confirmed, the patient either died or was paralyzed. Today, we inaugurate the regional viral research center in Gorakhpur to test coronavirus, encephalitis, and other diseases," he said

13:54 (IST)07 Dec 2021
Gorakhpur inaugurations show that nothing is impossible for new India: PM Modi

"When there is a govt that worries about the oppressed and deprived sections, then it works hard and even yields results. The program in Gorakhpur today is proof of the fact that nothing is impossible for new India when it becomes determined," PM Modi said. 

13:47 (IST)07 Dec 2021
Double engine government leads to speedy growth, says PM Modi in Gorakhpur

Addressing the crowd in Gorakhpur, PM Modi lauded the Yogi Adityanath government for taking up development projects in the state. 'Beginning of a fertiliser plant & AIIMS in Gorakhpur is sending out several messages. When there is a double engine govt, then work takes place in double speed. When work is done with honest intentions, then even calamities can't become obstacles,' PM Modi said. 

13:41 (IST)07 Dec 2021
Visuals from Sankalp Rally by RLD and SP in Meerut

Visuals from Sankalp Rally by RLD and SP in Meerut

13:40 (IST)07 Dec 2021
Only the BJP govt had courage to start Gorakhpur fertiliser plant: Yogi Adityanath

"The inauguration program today is like a dream come true for the people in East UP which was impossible for the opposition. 5 governments came and went to UP in the last 30 years. Only the BJP govt had the courage to start this fertilizer factory in Gorakhpur," Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said

13:29 (IST)07 Dec 2021
Modi hai Toh Mumkin hai: Yogi Adityanath

Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath thanked him for the launch of the developmental projects and said ‘Modi hai Toh Mumkin hai’.

13:27 (IST)07 Dec 2021
PM Modi inaugurates Rs 9,600-crore development projects in Gorakhpur

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Gorakhpur a fertiliser factory worth Rs 8,603 crore, an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) that has been built at a cost of Rs 1,011 crore, and a hi-tech lab of the Indian Council of Medical Research-Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR-RMRC) in Gorakhpur.

13:23 (IST)07 Dec 2021
Uttar Pradesh elections: Samajwadi Party, RLD hold joint rally in Meerut

Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal hold a joint rally in Meerut

13:19 (IST)07 Dec 2021
PM Modi watches exhibition of development projects in Gorakhpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Gorakhpur, even as performers prepare with a plethora of colourful events for his visit. Earlier in the day, he watched an exhibition of the development projects in Gorakhpur.

13:15 (IST)07 Dec 2021
Crowd at Gorakhpur rally

Crowd at Gorakhpur rally

UP News LIVE, UP Election 2022 Today Updates Akhilesh Yadav and Jayant Chaudhary during a joint rally in Meerut. (Twitter/samajwadiparty)

Yogi: Azamgarh turned into ‘fortress of terror’ under SP

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said Azamgarh had become a “fortress of terror and criminals” under the 2012-17 Samajwadi Party (SP) government, causing an “identity crisis” for youths of the district. He credited his government for ridding Azamgarh, an SP bastion, of the stigma.

Addressing a public meeting after launching development projects in Lalganj tehsil of Azmagarh, Adityanath said, “Azmagarh had become a fortress of terror under the SP rule. An identity crisis had emerged before youths here.” The CM said Azamgarh youths were turned away from hotels and dharmshalas in other parts of the country.

‘Gundagardi’, ‘mafiagardi’ were at peak in UP during SP’s rule: Mayawati

As campaigns heat up with the Assembly elections round the corner, Bahujan Samaj PArty (BSP) president Mayawati on Monday alleged that “gundagardi” (hooliganism) and “mafiagardi” (rule of the mafias) were at peak in Uttar Pradesh when the Samajwadi Party (SP) was in power.

The statement comes days after Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra levelled similar accusations against the former Akhilesh Yadav government.

Battle of poll slogans begins in Uttar Pradesh: ‘Kaam damdar’ vs ‘Akhilesh aaiye’

Dates for Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh are yet to be announced but the battle of poll slogans and songs is already underway. On one side is “Soch imandar, kaam damdar — phir ek baar BJP sarkar (Honest thinking, solid work — BJP government once again)”.

 

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