2022 Assembly Election Highlights: The Uttarakhand Congress on Saturday released the name of 53 candidates for the upcoming polls. Yashpal Arya, who recently joined the Congress after quitting the BJP, will contest from the Bajpur constituency
The Manipur Congress on Monday released a list of 40 candidates selected by the party’s central election committee to contest in the two-phased state assembly elections scheduled on February 27 and March 3. According to the list, former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, who held the seat for three consecutive terms till 2017, will be in fray from Thoubal constituency.
The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday extended the ban on physical election rallies till January 31. In view of the rapidly spreading Covid-19 cases, the poll regulating body had earlier announced a complete moratorium on physical roadshows and rallies till January 15, which was later extended till January 22. With the ban in place, political parties had been urged to hold virtual and digital campaigning on various social media platforms.
This comes a day after the filing of nomination papers for phase one of the elections for 58 assembly segments in 11 districts of western UP started. The poll panel has also issued a notification for filing of nominations for Phase 2 of polls in 55 assembly constituencies of nine districts.
Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party released its candidate list for Uttar Pradesh elections and announced that supremo Akhilesh Yadav will contest his first Assembly election from the Karhal seat in Mainpuri district. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on the other hand, undertook a door-to-door campaign in Shamli, Meerut and Kairana today.