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.