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Uttar Pradesh News Highlights: BJP’s ‘Jan Vishvas Yatra’ to end on January 2

Meanwhile, former BJP MLA from Ballia Ram Iqbal Singh, a known critic of his party's government in Uttar Pradesh, on Monday joined the Samajwadi Party ahead of the polls.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: December 21, 2021 10:26:09 am
The yatra, flagged off by BJP national president J P Nadda in Ambedkarnagar district, will end in Lucknow's Kakori area. (Twitter/BJP4UP)

UP Assembly Election 2022 Highlights: The ‘Jan Vishvas Yatra’ of the BJP, which was flagged off simultaneously from six different places, will end on January 1-2 after covering all the 403 assembly constituencies of the state, news agency PTI reported.

The yatra, flagged off by BJP national president J P Nadda in Ambedkarnagar district, will end in Lucknow’s Kakori area. Similarly, the yatra, flagged off by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Mathura, will end in Bareilly, UP BJP spokesperson Harish Srivastava said.

Meanwhile, former BJP MLA from Ballia Ram Iqbal Singh, a known critic of his party’s government in Uttar Pradesh, on Monday joined the Samajwadi Party ahead of the polls.

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16:22 (IST)20 Dec 2021
Former BJP MLA joins SP

Former BJP MLA Ram Iqbal Singh, a known critic of his party's government in Uttar Pradesh, on Monday joined the Samajwadi Party ahead of the 2022 UP Assembly polls. In a tweet, the SP dubbed the Ballia MP's joining the party as a sign of its “growing caravan”.

16:11 (IST)20 Dec 2021
BJP's 'Jan Vishvas Yatra' to end on January 2

The 'Jan Vishvas Yatra' of the BJP, which was flagged off simultaneously from six different places, will end on January 1-2 after covering all the 403 assembly constituencies of the state, news agency PTI reported.

14:44 (IST)20 Dec 2021
UP govt to distribute free smartphones, tablets to one crore final year students

Ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will distribute free smartphones and tablets to about one crore final year students in the state.

The first phase of the scheme will roll out on December 25, which marks the birth anniversary of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

On that day, one lakh smartphones and tablets will be given to final year students at Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium in Lucknow, said an official statement issued on Monday.

The announcement comes days after Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, in a veiled dig at Adityanath, accused the chief minister of not knowing how to use a laptop. (PTI)

14:13 (IST)20 Dec 2021
UP Police has a message on drunk driving: ‘#NoWayHome if you are high’

The Internet is buzzing with talks of Spider-Man: No Way Home, and the Uttar Pradesh police have joined the bandwagon, but to send an important message. In a quirky word play on the movie’s name, the state police have issued caution on drunk driving on social media.

“#SpiderMan can jump and fly, but there’s #NoWayHome if you are high! Call a cab or ask your sober friends to drive back home. Don’t Drink and Drive!” read the caption of the post.

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10:28 (IST)20 Dec 2021
PM Modi in Prayagraj on Tuesday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Prayagraj on Tuesday and participate in a one of its kind programme to be attended by over two lakh women, his office said.

The programme is being held as per Modi's vision to empower women, especially at the grassroots level, by providing them with necessary skills, incentives and resources, the PMO said, adding that he will transfer an amount of Rs 1000 crore in the bank account of Self Help Groups (SHGs), benefitting around 16 lakh women members.

This transfer is being done under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM), with 80,000 SHGs receiving Community Investment Fund (CIF) of Rs 1.10 lakh per SHG and 60,000 SHGs receiving a revolving fund of Rs 15,000 per SHG, it said. (PTI)

09:44 (IST)20 Dec 2021
Crackdown on Illegal auto parts trade: 50 Meerut shopowners seek nod to move to other business

Following a crackdown on illegal trade in spare automobile parts, around 50 owners of auto-parts shops at Meerut’s Sotiganj Market have sought local district administration’s permission to reopen their shops to sell garments, shoes, sweets or groceries.

“Around 50 people have sought our permission to reopen their shops for selling items like shoes, sweets etc. They have been told to submit affidavits promising not to indulge in the sale or purchase of stolen automobile parts. Eight of them have been allowed to reopen their shops, while applications of others are under consideration,” said Assistant Superintendent of Police (Meerut) Suraj Rai.

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09:11 (IST)20 Dec 2021
Road in Agra named after former VHP leader

'Ghatiya Azam Khan Road' in Agra was renamed 'Shri Ashok Singhal Marg', after former VHP leader Ashok Singhal.

"It is part of the process to change the names of places that are reminiscent of periods of slavery and it will continue," said Mayor Naveen Jain.

18:09 (IST)19 Dec 2021
Yogi's 'inswingers' unplayable for opposition parties: Rajnath

Hitting out at rival political parties, Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday claimed nobody will be able to face the "inswingers" and "outswingers" delivered by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Extending the cricket analogy, Singh called Adityanath an all rounder saying that the CM has been able to control crime in the state while also working for its development. Addressing a rally here at the BJP's Jan Vishvas Rally, Singh said, "Chief Minister Yogi has done wonders. It is a two-alphabet name, which puts fear in the heart of criminals. Earlier, they used to come out brandishing country-made pistols after the Sunset, but nobody dares do so today." --PTI

16:06 (IST)19 Dec 2021
Priyanka says instead of solving your problems, govt tapping Oppn’s phones

Echoing Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi said instead of finding solution to the problems public is facing, the current Uttar Pradesh government is "tapping the phones of the Opposition". Addressing women at 'Shakti Samvaad' rally, Gandhi said, "What is a govt's work? To develop, understand & find solutions of the problems of the public, & stop the atrocities, instead, this govt is tapping the phones of the Opposition."

15:17 (IST)19 Dec 2021
Priyanka Gandhi addresses women in Rae Bareilli

Priyanka Gandhi addresses women in Rae Bareilli

14:33 (IST)19 Dec 2021
Our manifesto on women spurred other political parties to action: Priyanka Gandhi

At the 'Mahila Shakti Samvad', Priyanka Gandhi said that after Congress came out with its manifesto on women, all other political parties also started announcing (benefits for women).

"For the first time, the Prime Minister is going to hold a meeting of women only. I am very happy. With a small initiative, all the parties are thinking about women," she said.

14:22 (IST)19 Dec 2021
BJP flags off Jan Vishwas Yatra

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has launched its ‘Jan Vishwas Yatras’ in the state with an aim to gather support for the polls. BJP chief JP Nadda flagged off the yatra from Ambedkar Nagar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh from Jhansi, MP CM Shivraj Chouhan from Ballia and Union Minister Smriti Irani from Ghazipur.

14:14 (IST)19 Dec 2021
Women of UP facing so much oppression: Gandhi

The women of the state are facing so much oppression, Priyanka Gandhi said at the 'Mahila Shakti Samvad', remembering the Unnao and Hathra rape cases. Gandhi also spoke about a farmer in UP whose suicide added to the woes of the women in his family, who now had to fend for themselves.

14:06 (IST)19 Dec 2021
In Photos | Priyanka Gandhi reaches Rae Bareli

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi is attending the Mahila Shakti Samvad at Rae Bareli.

14:04 (IST)19 Dec 2021
BJP govt has tapped our phones, CM listens to recordings, alleges Akhilesh

"Our phones are being tapped -- of Samajwadi Party's office and associated people. CM listens to these recordings every evening. This is the "unupyogi sarkar" (CM Yogi-government)," Akhilesh Yadav said in a press conference on Sunday.

13:59 (IST)19 Dec 2021
Your searches prove SP will win: Akhilesh Yadav

Training his guns on UP CM Adityanath, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said Yogiji should remember his government will soon be out of power. These tactics show you're convinced of your defeat, he added.

"Aapne chaapa maarke ye bataa diya hain ki samajwadi log hi aarhe hain. (Your searches have proved that SP people will come to power)", he said.

13:51 (IST)19 Dec 2021
Akhilesh Yadav says BJP using central agencies to attack Oppn

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday slammed the BJP, saying that since the party is headed towards a defeat in the upcoming elections, it will use central agencies like I-T, ED and CBI to attack their opponents. “Till now, these agencies were for used to remove governments in power, now they are using it to ensure SP doesn’t come to power,” he said. This comes a day after the Income Tax (I-T) department conducted searches in premises of close aides of Yadav.

13:13 (IST)19 Dec 2021
'Will emerge victorious with better margin': BJP MP Subrat Pathak

BJP MP Subrat Pathak, who will be a part of the BJP's campaign trail from Ghazipur, on Sunday stated, "Today, we are starting this 'Jan Vishwas Yatra' from Ghazipur and will be ending (it) in Amethi on 3rd (January). This yatra is to reaffirm faith in people."

"We will emerge victorious with a better margin this time," he was quoted as saying by ANI.

12:59 (IST)19 Dec 2021
Watch | Priyanka Gandhi to address 'Mahila Shakti Samvad' shortly

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi will be addressing a 'Mahila Shakti Samvad' in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli.

12:52 (IST)19 Dec 2021
Top BJP leaders, including CM Yogi, to flag off Jan Vishwas Yatras

BJP, on Sunday, will launch six ‘Jan Vishwas Yatras’ in the state ahead of the polls. UP CM Yogi Adityanath will launch one from Mathura (to Pilibhit), BJP chief JP Nadda from Ambedkar Nagar (to Lucknow), and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh from Jhansi (to Kanpur).

Union Minister Smriti Irani will flag off one yatra from Ghazipur to Amethi. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will launch the journery from Bijnor to Rampur.

The sixth yatra will be launched by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan from Ballia, which will conclude in Basti.

Priyanka Gandhi addresses women at 'Mahila Shakti Samvaad' in Rae Barelli. (Photo: Twitter @Priyanka Gandhi)

Senior Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi addressed the 'Mahila Shakti Samvad' in Rae Bareli on Sunday. Earlier this month, she launched the party’s manifesto for women for the upcoming UP Assembly polls, making a slew of promises including 40 per cent reservation for women in government jobs if her party is voted to power.

Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) flagged off six 'Jan Vishwas Yatras' in the state with an aim to gather support for the polls. BJP chief JP Nadda launched one from Ambedkar Nagar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh from Jhansi and Union Minister Smriti Irani from Ghazipur.

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