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Assembly Elections 2022 Highlights, January 4: Seven years of BJP’s hardwork visible in Manipur’s development, says PM Modi in Imphal

Assembly Elections 2022 Highlights: Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand will be held between February to March, 2022.

By: Express Web Desk | Chandigarh, Lucknow, New Delhi |
Updated: January 5, 2022 9:16:58 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Imphal on Tuesday.

Assembly Elections 2022 Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the Northeast region is playing a greater role in India’s development, as as he launched a raft of development projects ahead of the assembly elections due in the state. Modi also highlighted that previous governments neglected the region resulting in alienation of the people from the rest of the country, while seven years of BJP has transformed it.

Modi inaugurated several developmental projects worth Rs 4,800 crore and also laid the foundation stone of 5 National Highway projects along with dedicating, to the people of Manipur, 2,387 mobile towers.

Meanwhile, BJP president JP Nadda Monday said that while BJP brings people together, Opposition parties in UP divide people in the name of religion. Addressing a poll rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Basti, Nadda said, “The BJP has united people of this country, while the opposition tries to divide them. We told everybody, Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Efforts. They divided people on religion, even needed Jinnah.”

In Punjab, Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu tried to get one-up on AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal as he promised Rs 2,000 per month for women homemakers if his party returns to power. Sidhu also promised eight free cooking gas cylinders to homemakers every year.

Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand will be held between February to March, 2022. Uttar Pradesh is a key for the both BJP and the Opposition particularly Congress. The outcome in UP and Punjab will also indicate the fallout of the farmers’ unrest.

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2022 Assembly elections Highlights: PM Modi visits Manipur and Tripura. Follow this space for latest updates:

22:25 (IST)04 Jan 2022
Punjab CM promises 1 lakh jobs in one year if Cong returns to power

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi Tuesday said that the state’s Congress government, if voted back to power, would provide one lakh jobs to youth in Punjab within a year. He said that all students who have passed Class 12 would be eligible for jobs under the Punjab Government Rozgar Guarantee for Youth Scheme (PRAGTY).

Launching the scheme in Jalandhar, Channi said that the first decision of Congress government after being voted to power post polls will be to provide these jobs.

21:22 (IST)04 Jan 2022
‘Double-engine govt’ brought Delhi to Northeast doorstep: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Tripura and the poll-bound Manipur Tuesday to inaugurate development and infrastructure projects running into thousands of crores, said that the “double-engine government model” of the BJP ruling both the Centre and states succeeded in bringing “Delhi – the Government of India – to the doorstep of the Northeast” region.

“Every officer and minister was asked to visit the (Northeast) region and serve the people as per their local needs. You can see that there are five important faces from the region in key portfolios in the (Union) Council of Ministers,” the Prime Minister told a public meeting in Imphal. Read the full report here.

17:38 (IST)04 Jan 2022
PM Modi’s Punjab rally to go ahead despite Covid-19 curbs

Though the Punjab government has closed educational institutions and imposed night curfew amid rising Covid infections, political rallies including the one to be addressed by the Prime Minister at Ferozepur on Wednesday are expected to go ahead as per the schedule. The BJP’s state general secretary said the Wednesday rally, touted as “the biggest ever political rally in the state” wouldn’t be affected by Covid restrictions. More details here.

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15:46 (IST)04 Jan 2022
UP: Stampede-like situation during run organised by Cong in Bareilly

Some girls participating in a long-distance run organised by the Congress as part of its “Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon” campaign were injured in a stampede-like situation here on Tuesday. Congress leaders in Lucknow termed it a conspiracy hatched by the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government. 

“Some girls have been injured, and we are waiting for further details,” state Congress spokesperson Ashok Singh told PTI

15:18 (IST)04 Jan 2022
IT dept searches premises of real estate company in Delhi, UP

The Income Tax (IT) department is conducting searches at the business premises of real estate company ACE Group and its promoter Ajay Chaudhary in Delhi, Noida and Greater Noida among other locations, said sources.

Searches are also being conducted at the premises of companies dealing in the trade of shoes in Agra, said an Income Tax official.

Chaudhary is said to be close to Samajwadi Party (SP). With Uttar Pradesh assembly polls looming, searches by the Income Tax department and GST authorities at premises of several businessmen have triggered a political blame game between the ruling BJP and opposition SP. More details here. 

14:30 (IST)04 Jan 2022
PM Modi arrives in Tripura, set to inaugurate terminal building of Agartala airport

Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed at MBB Airport in Agartala on Tuesday and is scheduled to inaugurate a new terminal building of the airport, built with fund involvement of Rs. 450 crores. The PM will also inaugurate two other projects including Vidyajyoti scheme, a project aimed at developing infrastructure of schools and capability of schools.

14:25 (IST)04 Jan 2022
Punjab Polls| Bharat Bhushan Ashu Interview: ‘He (Sidhu) is first to criticise every new govt decision…he should stop doing this’

Two-time MLA from Ludhiana West and Punjab’s food, civil supplies & consumer affairs minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu (50), is among the latest in Punjab Congress to go vocal on his grievances with party’s state president Navjot Singh Sidhu. A close confidant of Rahul Gandhi, Ashu had started his political career as a young Congress councilor in Ludhiana MC in 1997. A prominent Hindu face for the Congress, he is currently the go-to man of the Ludhiana Congress. (Read the interview here)

13:12 (IST)04 Jan 2022
Seven years of BJP's hardwork is visible in Manipur's development: PM Modi in Imphal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said he saw the potential in the northeast region even before he took office, and his government’s aim wasto transform the region for its people. Modi said, “ seven years of BJP government’s hardwork is visible in the transformation of northeast and Manipur.”

13:00 (IST)04 Jan 2022
Over 6 lakh Manipur farmers benefited from PM-Kisan yojana: PM Modi in Imphal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Manipur's development has changed completely since BJP came into power. He said that over 6 lakh farmers have been given compensation under the PM-Kisan scheme, over 4 lakh people have got free medical assistance from Ayushman Bharat Yojana. 

12:54 (IST)04 Jan 2022
Previous governments neglected northeast, alienated people: PM Modi in Imphal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressing a gathering in Imphal said that the previous governments in Manipur neglected the region resulting in alienation of the people from the rest of the country.

12:48 (IST)04 Jan 2022
Manipur households will get 100% clean water supply: PM Modi in Imphal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressing a gathering in Imphal said that his government will soon provide clean drinking water to every household in Manipur. The projects inaguarted today, including ‘Water Transmission system of Thoubal Multi-purpose project’, will provide drinking water supply in the region, Modi said. "There was a time when only 6 per cent of Manipur households recieved clean drinking water, and today over 60 per cent have access to the clean water, soon we will acheive 100 per cent in this area, Modi highlighted.

12:39 (IST)04 Jan 2022
Northeast, Manipur playing a greater role in India's development: PM Modi in Imphal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed a gathering in Imphal and said that  the Northeast region and Manipur are playing a greater role in India's development. Modi said that the developmental projects launched here will make the lives of people of Manipur easier. 

12:37 (IST)04 Jan 2022
PM Modi inaugurates several developmental projects in Manipur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated several developmental projects worth Rs 4,800 crore in the poll-bound state of Manipur. Modi also laid the foundation stone of 5 National Highway projects and dedicated, to the people of Manipur, 2,387 mobile towers.

12:09 (IST)04 Jan 2022
PM Modi reaches reaches Imphal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Imphal on Tuesday and is set to innagurate 22 developmental projects in the state. Modi was welcomed by Manipur Cheif Minister N. Biren Singh and Governor La Ganesan. 

11:03 (IST)04 Jan 2022
Watch| Lord Krishna tells me in dream that I'll form government this time, says Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party supremo on Monday claimed that Lord Krishna comes to his dream every night to tell him that he would form the government and establish "Ram Rajya" in Uttar Pradesh after the state's upcoming assembly polls.           

Former UP chief minister Yadav made the claim, albeit in a lighter vein, during a function held for the induction of BJP's Bahraich MLA Madhuri Verma into his party.

10:03 (IST)04 Jan 2022
Manipur Polls: PM Modi to dedicate 2,387 mobile towers in Imphal today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will dedicate, to the people of Manipur, 2,387 mobile towers built at a cost of around Rs 1,100 crores. This will be a major step in further boosting the mobile connectivity of the state, the government said in a statement. 

10:02 (IST)04 Jan 2022
Manipur Polls: PM Modi to inaugurate 22 developmental projects in Imphal today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 22 developmental projects worth Rs 4,800 crore in the poll-bound state of Manipur at 11 am on Tuesday. The Prime Minister will inaugurate 13 Projects worth around Rs. 1850 crores and lay the foundation stone of 9 projects worth around Rs 2950 crore.

Modi will also lay the foundation stone of 5 National Highway projects to be built at a cost of more than Rs 1700 crore.

09:55 (IST)04 Jan 2022
Punjab Polls: Sidhu promises Rs 2k to women homemakers, 8 LPG cylinders

AMID a scramble to woo voters ahead of the 2022 state Assembly polls, Punjab Congress chief tried to get one-up on AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal as he promised Rs 2,000 per month for women homemakers if his party returns to power. Sidhu also promised eight free cooking gas cylinders to homemakers every year.

The state Congress chief further assured two-wheelers to girls taking admission in colleges for further studies, Rs 20,000 to those passing Class 12, Rs 15,000 to the ones passing Class 10 and Rs 5,000 to those passing Class 5. The promises included a digital tablet for girls in Class 11, an EV Scooty and scholarship for college students and interest free loans for girls pursuing higher studies/PhDs. He also declared that no registration, stamp duty and court fee for lands registered in the name of women. (With Kanchan Vasdev)

09:35 (IST)04 Jan 2022
UP Polls: Apna Dal (S) suspends MLA R K Verma for anti-party activities

The Apna Dal (S) on Monday suspended party MLA R K Verma from its primary membership on charges of anti-party activities.In a statement issued here, Apna Dal (S) national spokesperson Rajesh Patel said the decision was taken by the disciplinary committee of the party and is effective immediately.

09:34 (IST)04 Jan 2022
UP Polls| Ruled for 50 years, provided no medical facilities for women: Irani to Opp

Union Minister Smriti Iran on Monday addressed a gathering in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh and attacked the opposition for ruling for 50 years but not providing medical facilities to women while the BJP has given free ration, and medical assistance to the poor. 

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In election heat, a hot potato: the Telangana ban on supplies from Uttar Pradesh

Mohammad Alamgir, a six-acre potato grower from Khandauli near Agra, is angry with Asaduddin Owaisi. Not because his party — the Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen — is fighting the coming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. It has, instead, to do with the party lending support to the ruling dispensation in Telangana, which has “banned” import of potatoes from UP.

“How can he (Owaisi) campaign here, while backing a government (of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi) that has blocked entry of our potatoes there (in Telangana)?” asks Alamgir, who is also general secretary of the Aloo Utpadak Kisan Samiti in Agra.

Alamgir estimates that about 100 trucks, each loaded with some 500 50-kg bags of potatoes, go from UP to Telangana every day. Out of that, 50-60 trucks are from Agra alone. Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu together account for roughly three-fourths of the 700-800 trucks going daily from UP to various states.

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