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UP Updates, UP election 2022 Highlights: EC delegation holds meetings with district magistrates, police officers in UP

Uttar Pradesh Night Curfew Today Latest Updates, 29 December: An official spokesperson said the delegation met district magistrates, police chiefs, commissioners, IGs, DIGs and other officials and reviewed the preparations for the upcoming polls to ensure free and fair elections.

By: Express Web Desk | Lucknow |
Updated: December 30, 2021 10:18:58 am
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during a rally in Farrukhabad. (Twitter/BJP4India)

UP Assembly Election 2022 Highlights: A day after it met with district and division level officials to review the preparations for next year’s state assembly elections, a delegation of the Election Commission is slated to hold a press conference in Lucknow on Thursday. The EC delegation, which arrived here on Tuesday, met district magistrates, police chiefs, commissioners, IGs, DIGs and other officials and reviewed the preparations for the upcoming polls to ensure free and fair elections.

Meanwhile, Kanpur police on Wednesday arrested five Samajwadi Party (SP) workers for allegedly indulging in rioting and criminal conspiracy to disturb peace during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Kanpur visit earlier this week.

Taking a dig at Opposition, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Wednesday said that if there was SP or BSP govt, then all the money meant for public welfare would have gone into their personal bank accounts.

Speaking at a rally in Farrukhabad, Adityanath said, “We’re giving free COVID19 vaccines to all and free ration to the poor. This is what happens when there is a good government. If there was SP or BSP govt, then all the money meant for public welfare would have gone into their personal accounts.”

 

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09:33 (IST)30 Dec 2021
Uttar Pradesh: EC team meets senior police, admin officials

A delegation of the Election Commission of India (EC) on Wednesday held a meeting with district election officers (DEOs), superintendents of police, police commissioners and divisional commissioners to assess the law and order situation and the administration’s preparedness in view of the UP Assembly elections due early next year.

In the meetings, the delegation led by CEC Sushil Chandra is learnt to have directed the officials to focus on increasing voter turnout as compared to 2017, improve gender ratio in the electoral roll, increase turnout of women voters and make efforts to seize unaccounted cash. Read more.

20:16 (IST)29 Dec 2021
'Politics done in the name religion, caste but no work is done for women,' says Priyanka

Speaking at an event in Firozabad, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said, 'Today I want women to know what kind of politics is happening these days. Politics is done in the name of religion, caste but no work is done for women. You all have the power to change this type of politics: Congress general secretary, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Firozabad.' (ANI)

20:14 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Priyanka Gandhi interacts with women working in bangle industry

In Firozabad, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Wednesday interacted with women working in the bangle industry.

20:11 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Police arrests five SP members for conspiring to create ruckus during PM's Kanpur visit

Kanpur Police has booked and arrested five people linked to Samajwadi Party for conspiring to create ruckus during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Kanpur yesterday. They have been suspended by the party as well.

15:32 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Visuals from Yogi Adityanath's rally in Farrukhabad

Visuals from CM Yogi Adityanath's rally in Farrukhabad.

14:38 (IST)29 Dec 2021
SP, BSP govts would have pocketed money meant for public welfare: Adityanath

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the state government is giving free COVID-19 vaccines, highlighting that such measures come into place when a “good government” is chosen.

“If there was SP or BSP government, then all the money meant for public welfare would have gone into their personal accounts,” Adityanath said.

14:29 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Yogi Adityanath announces SOPs for basic education department cooks

Addressing the cooks and part-time instructors working in the Basic Education Department in Lucknow, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said may of them would have lost their jobs if schools had been shut in the event that the BJP had not come into power in 2017.

“We will increase the honorarium of cooks working in the Basic Education Department by Rs 500 and that of the part-time instructors by Rs 2000. Cooks will be given two sarees per year and the amount of an apron and head cap will be sent directly to their bank accounts” he added.

13:28 (IST)29 Dec 2021
UP’s higher education panel’s website hacked; poet Akbar Allahabadi's last name changed to ‘Prayagraj’

The website of UP Higher Education Service Commission was hacked on Tuesday with the hackers replacing the last name ‘Allahabadi’ of some renowned poets with ‘Praygaraj’ in an “apparent resentment” of the change of the name this historical city, an official said.

The Prayagraj-based Commission, however, was able to restore its Hindi website and the work is on to restore its English portal, Commission chairman Ishwar Charan Vishvaarma told PTI.

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12:18 (IST)29 Dec 2021
P Jain and P Jain: Tale of 2 perfume merchants raises some stink in UP

They have the same first initial, P; the same surname, Jain. They hail from the same neighbourhood Jain street in UP’s Kannauj. They are in the same trade, perfumes. And in a bitterly contested election campaign, both are raising a stink.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed to the raids by GST authorities on properties allegedly linked to Peeyush Jain that unearthed over Rs 194 crore in cash and accused the Samajwadi Party of sprinkling the “perfume of corruption” all over UP during their stint in power.

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said the “wrong Jain” was raided by Central authorities, one who has links to the BJP. The SP’s Jain, he said, is Pushpraj “Pampi” Jain, an MLC whose latest perfume he had launched last month, calling it the “Samajwadi ittra”.

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11:45 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Rs 19 crore cash recovered from businessman Piyush Jain's Kannauj residence

Gold and about Rs 19 crore in cash were seized during raids at businessman Piyush Jain's Kannauj residence.

"We've concluded our 'panchnama' and the recovered gold handed over to DRI," Zakir Hussain, Additional Director, DGGI, told ANI.

The searches going on since December 22, which resulted in Jain's arrest, also include the seizure of Rs 177 crore of unaccounted cash from his Kanpur premises.

09:59 (IST)29 Dec 2021
BJP will return to power in UP with more than 300 seats: Anurag Thakur

Union Minister Anurag Thakur said the BJP will return to power in Uttar Pradesh with more than 300 seats on the back of a positive public mood due to action against "gundaraj", "unprecedented" development and public welfare schemes under the Yogi Adityanath government.

Thakur said people migrated from Uttar Pradesh due to rampant "gundaraj and mafiaraj" in the state during the tenure of the previous Samajwadi Party (SP) government. He alleged that development work took a hit under the SP government as it was busy protecting goons. 

"We will return to power with more than 300 seats due to a positive public... we brought development to every nook and corner of the state even after Covid-induced problems in the last two years," Thakur said. (PTI)

09:58 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Keep UP Addl Chief Home Secy Awasthi away from poll process: Cong to ECI

The Congress demanded from the Election Commission of India to keep Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi away from the poll process of the state assembly so that he does not "affect" it.

The UP Congress party raised the demand during its meeting with Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and elections commissioners Rajeev Kumar and Anoop Chandra Pandey.

The CEC and the two ECs reached Lucknow on Tuesday evening and are slated to take stock of the state's poll preparedness over the next few days.

22:38 (IST)28 Dec 2021
Four illegal arms-making units busted in UP, over 50 weapons seized and 6 held

The police in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday busted four illegal arms-manufacturing units across the state and seized over 50 weapons along with ammunition in large quantities, officials said.

Six people involved in running these illegal units were arrested during the action that took place separately in the districts of Sitapur, Fatehpur, Firozabad and Muzaffarnagar, the officials said.

“In Sitapur, three people were arrested and eight firearms...were seized from the unit located in the Rampur Mathura area of the district,” a senior officer said.

Six other weapons were also seized from the spot which were brought there for repairing, the officer said.

“In Muzaffarnagar, one person was arrested from the arms-manufacturing unit set up in the Budhana area of the district. 24 weapons, including completed and unfinished, were seized from the spot,” the UP police official said.

Similarly, the local police in Firozabad and Fatehpur districts raided and busted one each such illegal units, according to the official. One person was arrested in Firozabad and 11 firearms were seized from the unit located in the Tundla area, while one person was held from the arms unit situated in Bindki area of Fatehpur and 16 weapons seized, the official added. (PTI)

22:37 (IST)28 Dec 2021
SP pained by raid on businessman's house, says Anurag Thakur

“During SP's rule, 'dange' happened, under BJP's rule 'dangal' happens. Bullets were fired earlier, now football is played at the speed of bullet. Under Modi govt, maximum players won medals in para-Olympics,” says Union Minister Anurag Thakur in Ballia, UP.

He adds, “While everyone welcomes the move (of raiding Piyush Jain's residence), Samajwadi Party is in pain with the raid, which led to seizure of Rs 200 crores, sandalwood oil worth Rs 6 crores, & silver worth crores.” (ANI)

19:45 (IST)28 Dec 2021
Will SP take out 'Vishvas Yatra' or 'Mafia Yatra': Nadda takes dig at opposition

Barring the BJP, no other party can take out a ‘Vishwas Yatra’, party national president J P Nadda said on Tuesday and took a dig at the opposition Samajwadi Party, asking will it take out ‘Vishvas Yatra or Mafia Yatra'.

Addressing a public rally at the Jan Vishvas Yatra held in Hapur and Budaun, he said, "No other political party can take out the Jan Vishvas Yatra. None of the political parties have the guts to take out such a rally.”

"Which yatra will the Samajwadi Party take out? Vishvas Yatra or Mafia Yatra? Will it take out the yatra to remind the riots? Or will it take out the 'baaraat' (wedding procession) of 'baahubalis' (strongmen)?" he asked.

Hitting out at the opposition party, the BJP leader said, "Baahubalis are having a tough time in Uttar Pradesh. I came to know that Chief Minister Yogi (Adityanath) has performed bhumipujan, and the plot of land was earlier encroached upon by a 'baahubali'. That 'baahubali' is in jail now, and the land has been dedicated to the people. This is Yogi 'raaj' and good governance."

Adityanath had on Sunday performed bhumipujan in Allahabad at the site of construction of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana flats on the land which was grabbed by gangster Atiq Ahmed.

"The history of the Samajwadi Party is that there is a 'baahubali' in every district, riots and corruption. The BJP government has made UP riots-free. At the time of Samajwadi Party rule, there was 'gundaraaj' and 'mafiaraaj'. Ours is a 'sammanraaj' (where respect prevails), 'samtaaraaj' (where equality prevails) and holistic development prevails. Our priority is that there should be development of everyone, and work should be done for all," he said. (PTI)

18:39 (IST)28 Dec 2021
'No recruitment since 2017': Aspirants for assistant teacher posts protest in Lucknow

Aspirants for posts of assistant teacher protested outside Lucknow Vidhan Bhavan, earlier today "There has been no teacher recruitment since 2017. We've given lakhs to govt organizations for training, why don't they give employment? We need to survive,” a protester told ANI. (ANI)

18:35 (IST)28 Dec 2021
Amit Shah offers prayers at Sankat Mochan Temple in Varanasi

Union Home Minister Amit Shah offers prayers at Sankat Mochan Temple in Varanasi

18:31 (IST)28 Dec 2021
You have to take responsibility of India’s journey of development, Modi tells students at IIT Kanpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday addressed the 54th Convocation Ceremony of the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur and asked the students to become impatient for a self-reliant India, follow their passion for technology and innovation but not become robots themselves.

Addressing students, the PM said they have the responsibility to give a direction and pace to the nation till the next 25 years. “When you are stepping out with IIT’s legacy at the time of the Amrit Mahotsav, you should move with the dream of how India would be in 2047. You have to hold the responsibility of India’s journey of development in the next 25 years. You’ll have to work for an India when you will have completed 50 years of your life and for that you need to work from now.” Read more

17:25 (IST)28 Dec 2021
'For Samajwadi Party, it's A for Apraadh...C for Corruption,' says Amit Shah; targets Akhilesh over Kanpur raids

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday targeted the Samajwadi Party, alleging that the opposition party's lexicon starts with 'Apraadh' (crime),  'Bhaai-Bhatijavaad' (nepotism)  and 'Corruption'.

Addressing a rally here, the BJP leader also alleged that the SP, BSP and the Congress made numerous efforts to stop the construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya and asserted that they 'will not succeed even if they unleash their full force'. He took a swipe at the SP over the income tax raids against a Kanpur-based perfume trader allegedly linked to it.

''The A, B, C, D of Samajwadi Party is itself all wrong where 'A' is for 'Apraadh aur Aatank' (crime and terrorism),  'B' is for 'Bhaai-Bhatijaavaad' (nepotism), 'C' for 'Corruption' aur 'D' means 'Dangaa' (riots). The Bharatiya Janata Party has wiped out this A, B, C,D,' the former BJP president said at the Jan Vishvas Yatra.

Hardoi has been a stronghold of the Samajwadi Party and the family of Naresh Chandra Agarwal, who joined the BJP in 2018.

'A few days ago, there were income tax raids. Why was (SP chief) Akhilesh having an upset stomach over raids, and he said that the raids were done with political malice,' Shah said. 'Can anyone tell me whose Rs 250 crore were found at the place of the person making Samajwadi Attar? Today, they (SP) are unable to give an answer,' Shah said. (PTI)

16:25 (IST)28 Dec 2021
‘Perfume of corruption sprinkled’, says PM in dig at SP over cash seizure from businessman

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a swipe at the SP on Tuesday over the seizure of crores of rupees in cash from a Kanpur-based perfume trader and said it was the "achievement and reality" of the opposition party.

"Boxes filled with notes that have come out, I was thinking they (Samajwadi Party) will say that this was also done by us. The people of Kanpur understand business and trade well. Before 2017, the perfume of corruption that they had sprinkled all over Uttar Pradesh is there for everyone to see," the prime minister said after inaugurating a metro rail project and the 356-km-long Bina-Panki multi-product pipeline project here, without taking any name.

"But now, they are sitting with their mouths shut. They are not coming forward to take credit for the mountain of currency notes seen by the entire country. This is their achievement and their reality. The people of Uttar Pradesh are seeing and understanding everything and hence, they are with those who are working to take the state forward," he added. (PTI)

Uttar Pradesh: EC team meets senior police, admin officials

A delegation of the Election Commission of India (EC) on Wednesday held a meeting with district election officers (DEOs), superintendents of police, police commissioners and divisional commissioners to assess the law and order situation and the administration’s preparedness in view of the UP Assembly elections due early next year.

In the meetings, the delegation led by CEC Sushil Chandra is learnt to have directed the officials to focus on increasing voter turnout as compared to 2017, improve gender ratio in the electoral roll, increase turnout of women voters and make efforts to seize unaccounted cash.

 

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