Assembly Election 2022 Highlights Jan 29: EC bans exit polls for UP elections
2022 Election Live News, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa and Punjab Election Highlights 29 Jan: The people of UP have already given their verdict and the BJP is "nervous", Yadav claimed while speaking at a press conference along with Rashtriya Lok Dal president Jayant Chaudhry, after taking the 'anna sankalp' of defeating the BJP.
By: Express Web Desk | Chandigarh, Dehradun, Imphal, Lucknow, New Delhi, Panaji |
Updated: January 30, 2022 8:11:58 am
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Dal President Jayant Choudhary during a joint press conference ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, in Ghaziabad, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)
BJP2022 Assembly Election Highlights: The Election Commission on Saturday banned all exit polls pertaining to the upcoming Assembly elections scheduled in the state from February 10 till March 7. UP’s Chief Electoral Officer Ajay Kumar Shukla in a statement said that conducting the exit polls, its publication in electronic or print media or its publicity has been banned from 7.00 am on February 10 to 6.30 pm on March 7. Any person violating the order will be punished with a two-year jail or fine or both.
Exuding confidence in forming the government in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said the assembly polls in the state will not throw a surprise result, but the “real surprise” will be in Gujarat elections scheduled later this year. The people of UP have already given their verdict and the BJP is “nervous”, Yadav claimed while speaking at a press conference along with Rashtriya Lok Dal president Jayant Chaudhry, after taking the ‘anna sankalp’ of defeating the BJP.
Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidu, after filing his nomination from the Amritsar East seat, said: “I don’t want to turn loktantra (democracy) into Dandatantra (force)…This city had, have and will continue to have its faith in the Congress.”
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi and PPCC President Navjot Singh Sidhu at Golden Temple in Amritsar, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. (PTI Photo)
The BJP on Friday released its seventh list of 91 candidates for various phases of the upcoming UP elections, denying ticket to sitting MLAs on 20 seats, most of which fall in eastern UP. In the high-profile Ayodhya seat, the ruling party has fielded its sitting MLA Ved Prakash Gupta. Earlier, there was speculation that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath may be nominated from Ayodhya, but the party fielded him from Gorakhpur Urban, his home turf.
As both Channi, Sidhu press case, Rahul says Congress will have CM face in Punjab
In a turnaround from the Congress’s repeated assertion of “collective leadership” ahead of the Punjab elections, senior leader Rahul Gandhi Thursday said the party will go with a chief minister face in the polls. A decision would be taken soon after consulting party workers, he said.
Gandhi added that both CM Charanjit Singh Channi and PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu had told him that the question paramount in Punjab was ‘who would lead the Congress in the state’. Both are the top contenders for the post.
SP pits father of sitting BJP MLA in his seat, benches seniors for ex-BSP leaders
The Samajwadi Party (SP), which on Thursday released its fourth list of 56 candidates for the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, has fielded four-time MLA Ramakant Yadav from Phoolpur Pawai seat in Azamgarh district which is currently held by his son and BJP MLA Arun Kumar Yadav.
Though the BJP has not declared its candidate for the seat, it is likely to retain Arun Kumar Yadav, thereby raising the possibility of a father-son clash.
Elected as an SP MP from Azamgarh in 1996, Ramakant Yadav had moved to the BSP as well as BJP, only to return to the Akhilesh Yadav-led SP in 2019. His son Arun, a two-time MLA from Phoolpur Pawai, was also elected as an SP MLA in 2007. In 2017, he as a BJP candidate won the seat defeating BSP’s Abul Qais Azmi by 7,295 votes.
Punjab: BJP fields two Cong turncoats, SC body chief Sampla
In the party's Kolkata North organisational district, former BJP councillor Sunita Jhawar resigned from the post of vice-president of the committee within hours of being appointed to the post.
The BJP on Thursday released its second list of 27 candidates for the February 20 Punjab Assembly elections giving tickets to two sitting MLAs, who had recently quit the Congress and joined the party, and National Commission for Scheduled Caste chairman Vijay Sampla.
With this, the party has released names for 61 of the 65 seats is contesting in alliance with former chief minister Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa-led Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt).