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UP News Live, UP Elections 2022 Latest Update: Ready to contest UP polls from wherever party wants, says Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh (UP) Covid-19 Cases, 2022 Elections Live Updates: After former UP CM Mulayam Singh Yadav fought the state elections in 2003, none of his successors have contested the assembly polls. BSP chief Mayawati, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and Adityanath were members of the legislative council during their tenure as chief minister.

By: Express Web Desk | Lucknow, New Delhi |
Updated: January 2, 2022 10:37:23 pm
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi AdityanathUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (file photo)

Uttar Pradesh Live Updates: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said he is ready to contest the upcoming assembly elections from wherever his party decides. The BJP leader also said he has fulfilled whatever was promised and has no regrets about his tenure. “I am ready to fight the election from wherever the party says,” Adityanath told reporters when asked whether he will contest from Ayodhya, Mathura, or from his home district Gorakhpur.

The chief minister, who is currently a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, was interacting with the media here on Saturday night. After former UP CM Mulayam Singh Yadav fought the state elections in 2003, none of his successors have contested the assembly polls. BSP chief Mayawati, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and Adityanath were members of the legislative council during their tenure as chief minister.

Meanwhile on Sunday, laying the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the previous government, saying earlier criminals and the mafia used to play their games, but now the Yogi Adityanath government is playing “jail-jail” with them. “During the previous government, criminals used to play their games, the mafia used to play its games. Earlier, there were tournaments of illegal grabbing (of land). People making bad remarks (‘phabtiyaan’) on daughters used to roam openly,” he said.

He added, “The sports university has been named after Dhyan Chand. His name in itself also has a message. ‘Dhyan’ means focus. Students in this university will have ‘dhyan’ and focus which will give us great results. I have full faith in them. This will be one of the world’s finest universities. This university worth Rs 700 crore will provide international sports facilities to the youth. Every year, more than 1000 girls and boys will graduate from here.”

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22:37 (IST)02 Jan 2022
Two more arrested for killing of BJP workers, driver in Lakhimpur Kheri

Two more persons have been arrested in connection with the killing of two BJP workers and a driver during the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri violence. They were held by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Saturday evening.

With this, six persons have been arrested in connection with FIR number 220 which pertains to the killing of BJP workers Shubham Bajpai and Shyam Sundar Nishad and driver Hariom by an agitated mob after a car ran over four farmers. A journalist was also among the eight killed in the violence.

"Those arrested on Saturday in FIR number 220 were identified as Kawaljeet Singh of Khairatiya village under Tikunia police station area and Kamaljeet Singh of Babaura under Palia police station," the SIT said in a statement. FIR number 220 invoked several sections of IPC including murder (302). (PTI)

20:08 (IST)02 Jan 2022
This region kept flame of patriotism alive: PM Modi on his visit to Meerut

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited Meerut in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh and hailed it and adjoining areas as a "centre of culture and strength" which has been giving "new directions to Independent India".

At a public meeting after laying the foundation stone for the Major Dhyan Chand Sports University here, he expressed his exhilaration upon visiting the 'Rajkiye Swatantrata Sangrahalaya' (freedom movement museum), Amar Jawan Jyoti and the temple of Baba Aughar Nath.

He said Noorpur had given the country a visionary leader -- former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh.

"Coming to Meerut at the commencement of the year is important in itself. In the history of India, Meerut does not hold the place of a city, but it is also an important centre of our culture and our strength."

"Meerut and its adjoining areas have contributed significantly in giving a new direction to Independent India. Be it the sacrifice at the borders in the defence of the nation or honour in the field of sports, this region has kept the flame of patriotism alive," Modi said.

About the sporting culture of Meerut, Modi pointed out that the city exports sporting goods to more than 100 countries.

This way, Meerut is "not only 'vocal for local' but also turning local into global", the prime minister said emphasising the need for making the country self-reliant in the sector. (PTI)

19:56 (IST)02 Jan 2022
Prepared to contest UP polls from wherever party says: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said he is ready to contest the upcoming assembly elections from wherever his party decides. The BJP leader also said he has fulfilled whatever was promised and has no regrets about his tenure. "I am ready to fight the election from wherever the party says," Adityanath told reporters when asked whether he will contest from Ayodhya, Mathura, or from his home district Gorakhpur.

The chief minister, who is currently a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, was interacting with the media here on Saturday night. After former UP CM Mulayam Singh Yadav fought the state elections in 2003, none of his successors have contested the assembly polls. BSP chief Mayawati, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and Adityanath were members of the legislative council during their tenure as chief minister.

Adiyanath's challenger Akhilesh Yadav had recently indicated that he might not contest polls. He, however, had later said the party would take a call on it. Asked if there was any work he could not do in his five-year tenure, the BJP leader said, "Whatever was said, was done. There is no work left for which there should be any regret." To another question, Adityanath said, "Work is under progress in Mathura as in Kashi and Ayodhya." (PTI)

17:31 (IST)02 Jan 2022
Covid management in UP was worst in the world: Arvind Kejriwal

“Previous governments of UP only constructed graveyards. In the last 5 years, Yogi ji not only constructed graveyards but also sent people to graveyards. COVID-19 management in UP was the worst in the world,” says Delhi CM & AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal in Lucknow.

He added, “Give me one chance, I will build schools and hospitals in UP. Yogiji spent crores of rupees on advertisement in America's biggest magazine. There are only 106 posters of AAP & 850 posters of Yogi Ji in Delhi. Sometimes I feel if he is contesting from Delhi or UP.” (ANI)

15:19 (IST)02 Jan 2022
In NEP, priority has been given to sports: PM Modi

“Various sports clusters will be inaugurated today. India needs to become self-reliant in sports equipment manufacturing. In the NEP being implemented, priority has been given to sports. It's now in the same category as science, math or other studies. It'll be a dedicated subject,” says PM Modi.

14:45 (IST)02 Jan 2022
More than 1,000 students will graduate from here every year: PM Modi

“This university worth Rs 700 crore will provide international sports facilities to the youth. Every year, more than 1000 girls and boys will graduate from here. Earlier, only criminals and mafias used to play here and tournaments of illegal land grabbing happened,” says PM Modi in Meerut.

14:29 (IST)02 Jan 2022
Dhyan Chand Sports University will be one of the world's finest universities: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Dhyan Chand Sports University will bring out some talented young people in the country and be one of the world's finest universities.

“The sports university has been named after Dhyan Chand. His name in itself also has a message. 'Dhyan' means focus. Students in this university will have 'dhyan' and focus which will give us great results. I have full faith in them. This will be one of the world's finest universities,” says PM Modi.

14:20 (IST)02 Jan 2022
Visiting Meerut on New Year very significant for me: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that visiting Meerut in the New Year is very significant for him as Meerut is not just a state but represents the very culture of India.

14:12 (IST)02 Jan 2022
PM Modi lays foundation stone of Dhyan Chand University

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University. The university will be established at Salawa and Kaili villages of Sardhana town in Meerut at an estimated cost of about ₹700 crore.

13:47 (IST)02 Jan 2022
Watch| Crowd welcomes PM Modi in Meerut

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday witnessed crowded streets as he reached Meerut to lay the foundation stone of Dhyan Chand Sports University. 

12:55 (IST)02 Jan 2022
Meerut: PM Modi, Yogi visit Government Freedom Struggle Museum

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with CM Yogi Adityanath and Governor Anandiben Patel visited the Government Freedom Struggle Museum in Shaheed Smarak, Meerut on Saturday. The prime minister is set lay the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University. 

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12:52 (IST)02 Jan 2022
PM Modi reaches Meerut, offers prayers at Kali Paltan Temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached Meerut and offered prayers at Kali Paltan Temple. 

11:44 (IST)02 Jan 2022
'Will fight election from wherever the party says', says Yogi

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday confirmed he will contest the upcoming assembly elections, but from which seat will be decided by the party leadership.

"I will fight the election from wherever the party says," Adityanath said when asked whether he will contest from Ayodhya, Mathura, or from his home district Gorakhpur. Yogi, who is currently a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, was interacting with the media here. Asked if there was any work he could not do in his five-year tenure, Yogi said, "Whatever was said, was done. There is no work left for which there should be any regret."

09:48 (IST)02 Jan 2022
UP brings new excise policy to generate revenue for farmers

Uttar Pradesh government has released a new excise policy for the year 2022-23 to help farmers generate more revenue with their produce. The move is aimed at generating employment and providing market for farm produce, besides attracting large scale investors, Additional Chief Secretary Excise and Sugar Industry Sanjay Bhusa Reddy told PTI on Saturday.

Under the new policy, the price of liquor will not be increased, but the license fee will be increased by 7.5 per cent, he said. He said the decision will help provide quality liquor to customers at reasonable rates. Liquor made in Uttar Pradesh will be supplied only in glass bottles instead of tetra packs, the official said.

09:41 (IST)02 Jan 2022
Nearly 31K complaints of crimes against women received in 2021, over half from UP

Nearly 31,000 complaints of crimes committed against women were received by the National Commission for Women (NCW) last year, the highest since 2014, with over half of them from Uttar Pradesh. There was a 30 per cent rise in complaints of crimes against women in 2021 as compared to 2020 when 23,722 complaints were received.

Of the 30,864 complaints, a maximum of 11,013 were related to the right to live with dignity that takes into account the emotional abuse of women, followed by those related to domestic violence at 6,633 and dowry harassment at 4,589, according to official NCW data.

09:34 (IST)02 Jan 2022
Mayawati hits out at BJP: Exchequer money keeping them warm

Days after Union home minster and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah took a dig at Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati for not canvassing ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, she took a veiled jibe at the BJP leaders saying that “the exchequer money was keeping them warm even in the cold weather”. She also said the BSP has its own style of functioning and it does not want to “copy other parties”.

“When the Congress and BJP are in power, be it at the Centre or in states, they make announcements, foundation stone laying and inaugurations and with that they also hold election public meetings one after the other just a couple of months before the elections in which they use public money instead of the party fund… All this is visible in poll-bound UP, Punjab and Uttarakhand,” the BSP chief said.

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09:33 (IST)02 Jan 2022
In Rampur, Adityanath targets SP: You grabbed properties of poor, Dalits

TARGETTING THE Samajwadi Party (SP) in the home district of jailed party leader Azam Khan, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said “Rampur ka chaaku” (Rampur’s khife)  had become a weapon to “capture the properties of poor and Dalits” during the tenure of the SP government. Adityanath was addressing a public meeting after inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of development projects worth Rs 95 crore. Adityanath also addressed the BJP’s ‘Jan Vishwas Yatra’ of western UP.

Speaking about his government’s  “one district-one product” scheme, Adityanath said while searching for products for the scheme from Rampur, he thought of “Rampur ka chaaku”. Thinking about the usage of that chaaku (knife), reminded him of ‘Guru Parampara’, the CM said. Adityanath pointed out that “Rampur ka chaaku” was earlier used for protection. “If shastra (weapon) is in the hands of good people, they will use it for protecting the country and religion but if it goes to the hands of the wrong people, they misuse it for looting and illegally grabbing the properties of poor,” he said. (With Lalmani Verma)

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22:35 (IST)01 Jan 2022
Rampuri knives used to loot only the poor during SP regime: CM at Azam Khan's home turf

During the Samajwadi Party regime in Uttar Pradesh, the famous ‘Rampuri' knives were used only for grabbing land of the poor while the present state government is promoting it under the ODOP scheme to enrich people, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Saturday.

CM Adityanath made the blistering remark in Rampur, the home turf of veteran SP leader Azam Khan while inaugurating some completed projects and laying foundation stones for some new ones, totalling 25 developmental works worth Rs 95 crore. He also mocked SP chief Akhilesh Yadav over his remarks earlier that he too could have been built the Ram temple, saying he could have thought of it only if he had the time after developing graveyards. (PTI)

20:28 (IST)01 Jan 2022
'Modi hai to mehengai hai': Cong takes jibe on PM over inflation

The Congress Saturday attacked the Central government over price rise, saying both Prime Minister Narendra "Modi and inflation are harmful for the country".

"Modi hai to mehengai hai (If there's Modi, there's inflation)," Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinet said, also criticising the government over the Goods and services Tax terming it 'Gabbar Singh tax'.

Talking to reporters here, she said the Modi government's New Year gift to the poor are recession, unemployment and inflation. "Both Modi and inflation are harmful for the country," the Congress spokesman said. She said that 10 years ago when the Congress was in power, the unemployment rate was two percent, but it has reached about 10 percent in 2021. (PTI) 

17:46 (IST)01 Jan 2022
CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurates 25 public-welfare projects worth Rs 95 cr in Rampur

CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurates 25 public-welfare projects worth Rs 95 cr in Rampur.

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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