2022 Assembly Election Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hitting out at the opposition in Uttar Pradesh said they are daydreaming about the division of votes in western Uttar Pradesh but people of the region will defeat them again like in the past. On a day the BJP released its manifesto for the UP Assembly polls, Modi said the party is known for fulfilling promises made in its manifestoes. Modi was addressing a virtual rally for Assembly constituencies in Rampur, Badaun and Sambhal districts.
With all the rallies and manifestos released, electioneering has ended for the first phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh. Union Home Minister Amit Shah tried to put the spotlight back on alleged “exodus” of Hindus from Kairana before 2017. He held door-to-door campaigning in Mathura. Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav claimed that people have made up their mind to vote out the BJP from power. The SP-RLD alliance has centred their electioneering on farmers’ issues and attacked UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over poll promises. BSP chief Mayawati, who started campaigning late, reminded people of her government’s track record on law and order in the past. The Congress under the leadership of its general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has generated interest as seen in road shows and door-to-door campaigning by her.
The Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the Assembly polls in Punjab on Tuesday, promising to completely waive off debt of farmers with less than 5 acres land-holdings in the state. In Goa, the party promised to transform the state into a destination for co-working spaces and remote working in the post-pandemic world, if elected. Goa CM Pramod Sawant while releasing the manifesto along with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that three free gas cylinders will be provided in a year to empower homeowners in the state.