BJP released a list of 107 candidates for the upcoming state assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. Yogi Adityanath will contest from Gorakhpur Urban and Keshav Prasad Maurya from Sirathu in Prayagraj. Check the full list of candidates here.
A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
It will carry out an extensive public contact programme to reach out to the people belonging to various castes with the message that "all Hindus are one".
Recent defections from the BJP have dealt a blow to its otherwise bright poll prospects in the eastern UP despite the air being thick with anti-incumbency in the western part of the state
The party is likely to announce its first list of candidates in the next few days, the sources said.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath made an allegedly communal remark where he affirmed the power of 80% voters over the remaining 20%. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi lashed out at him and asked the youth to make elections about education and employment.
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a PIL seeking action against those who made hate speeches during the recent ‘Dharam Sansad’ held at Haridwar in Uttarakhand.
With the Election Commission announcing poll dates for five states, including Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, farmer leaders on Saturday said it is a tough road ahead for the BJP as the Centre is yet to meet their demands.
Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections: With the internet boom, politicians are no longer just politicians – they are performers. Not only physical rallies, they have to entertain a bored public on the internet. Something that is playing out in UP.
Besides tablet, smart phones were also distributed among 1,000 students, with Adityanath saying these phones are being linked with schemes like PM Mudra, startup, standup, PM Yuva swarozgar, ODOP, Vishwakarma Shram Samman, and benefit of free coaching for competitive exams with tablet-smart phones has been provided to 10,000 youth.
He accused the previous government of creating a Kans that resulted in the Jawahar Bagh incident, in which 29 people were killed in June 2016 when police forcibly tried to evict squatters who were backed by Ram Vriksh Yadav.
"The Akhilesh Yadav government had promised to give laptops to youths. For this, 15 lakh laptops were purchased but only 6.25 lakh were distributed," he said
He said eight Omicron cases have so far been reported in Uttar Pradesh and of the patients, three have recovered and the others are in home isolation.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on Sunday accused the opposition parties of indulging in communal and casteist politics, and urged people to vote for the BJP in the upcoming Assembly polls.
The chief minister, who is currently a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, was interacting with the media in Lucknow on Saturday night.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: ‘Now, the Yogi government is playing 'jail-jail' with such criminals. Five years ago, the daughters of Meerut used to fear leaving their homes after evening. Today, the daughters of Meerut are bringing laurels to the entire country’.
CM Yogi Adityanath tried to allay concerns apparent among some of the sitting MLAs regarding getting party tickets saying the BJP was a 'very big family' and people’s role in it may change with time.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut on January 2, his office said on Friday.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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