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MC Election Update Today January 31: ECI extends ban on rallies till February 11

Take a quick look at all the major updates on upcoming assembly elections in five states -- Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur

January 31, 2022 / 10:54 PM IST
A man's inked marked finger is seen as he leaves a polling station on his bike after casting his vote. (Representative image: Reuters)

A man's inked marked finger is seen as he leaves a polling station on his bike after casting his vote. (Representative image: Reuters)

Punjab Assembly Elections 2022 | Former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh declares assets worth Rs 63.73 crore; Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal declares assets worth Rs 122.77 crore.

Punjab Assembly Elections 2022 | “We talked about the main issues of Punjab. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he had done a lot for the Sikh community and will do more in the recent future. The Prime Minister added that he will surely visit Punjab,” Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) chief Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa said on meeting with PM Modi.

Hinting at Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, he said: “A person contests from two seats when he has a fear of losing.”

He further said: “I met Union Home Minister Amit Shah also. He said that he will come to Punjab and will meet people”, and

Goa Assembly Elections 2022 | “We are ensuring no padayatra, procession, or roadshow. So far, Goa’s total seizure stands at Rs 10.13 crores, of which cash seizure is at Rs 6.30 crore, liquor worth Rs 2.44 crore, drugs worth Rs 1 crore, and the balance is freebies and metal items,” said Goa Chief Electoral Officer Kunal


Punjab Assembly Elections 2022 | "Everyone will accept and support whatever the Congress high command decides, Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu said on January 31 when asked about the party's chief ministerial candidate.

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022 | BJP Govt has ensured a safe & secured environment for women in Uttar Pradesh. Our Govt has brought in a major positive change in the lives of people. We will win this Assembly election very comfortably. There is no doubt about it: BJP MP Hema Malini

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022 | Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds door-to-door campaign

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath fires salvo at Samajwadi Party

Incumbent Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who was in Fatehabad, Agra, on January 31, said: “We have to fight the coronavirus pandemic and at the same time, we have to also defeat the corona pandemic-like elements promoting crime, mafia culture, and anarchy again in this election.”

He added: “These people (leaders of Samajwadi Party) are threat to women security. They exploit farmers, play with the future of the youth, and orchestrate riots. They are 'Sawajwadi' by name, 'parvarwadi' by thought process, and 'dangawadi' by profession.”

Five years ago, rioters and muscle men used to be law unto themselves in Uttar Pradesh: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 31 targeted the Samajwadi Party, saying five years ago, muscle men and rioters used to be the law unto themselves in Uttar Pradesh.

In his first virtual poll rally after the announcement of dates for the assembly elections in the state, Modi said during the previous government when Western Uttar Pradesh was burning due to riots, those in power were celebrating. The previous government in the state was that of the Samajwadi Party (SP), which was defeated by the BJP in the 2017 assembly polls.

"Five years ago, 'dabang' (muscle men) and 'dangai' (rioters) were the law unto themselves. Their saying was the government order. Traders were looted and daughters could not come out of their homes in that period. The mafia used to roam freely under government patronage,” the prime minister said.

ECI extends ban on rallies till February 11

The Election Commission of India on January 31 announced that the ban on political rallies will be extended till February 11. A statement issued by the Election Commission read: "The ECI extends ban on roadshows, padyatras (on-foot), cycle/bike/vehicle rallies, and processions till February 11, 2022."

The Commission has, however, introduced some relaxations in the numbers permitted for physical public rallies from February 1, by allowing a maximum of 1,000 persons, or 50 percent capacity of the ground, whichever is lesser. Additionally, political parties can now hold indoor meetings with a maximum capacity of 500 people or 50 percent capacity of the hall (whichever is lesser), while 20 people (excluding security personnel) will be allowed at door-to-door campaigns. Read full story


-- PM Modi addresses first virtual rally ahead of UP polls

-- Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi files nomination from Bhadaur

-- Amarinder Singh to file his nomination from Punjab's Patiala today

-- Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to begin door-to-door campaign from Noida today


PM Modi addresses first virtual rally ahead of UP polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing his first virtual rally ahead of the upcoming Uttar Prades Assembly polls today. On the occasion, he is addressing the people of Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Gautam Budhha Nagar and Bagpat.

PM Narendra Modi: Sometimes I hear about the dreams of some people. You all know that the only person who sleeps can see dreams. Those who are awake take resolutions. Yogi Adityanath is a leader who is always awake, and hence, he takes resolutions. This is the difference.

PM Narendra Modi: The BJP governmentt in Uttar Pradesh has taught the meaning of the law to the mafias and goons who used to consider themselves above the law. That is why these goons are desperate to come to power anyhow. We are working hard to bring about a change in Uttar Pradesh. On the other hand, they are looking for an opportunity to seek revenge from you (public). Seeking revenge is their ideology

PM Narendra Modi: The illegal occupation of the homes, land and shops of the poor, Dalits, backward and the downtrodden was a sign of socialism five years ago. At that time, there were news of the migration of people every other day. Abduction and demand for ransom had ruined the lives of the middle-class and traders. The Yogi Adityanath-led government has brought the state out of these situations in the last five years.

PM Narendra Modi: Five years ago, dabangg (strongmen) and dangai (rioters) used to run the show in UP. Their words were treated as government orders. People of western UP can never forget that when this region was burning in riots, the then government was celebrating. Traders were looted and daughters couldn't come out of their homes five years ago in the state.

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi files nomination from Bhadaur

Punjab CM and Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi has filed his nomination from the Bhadaur Assembly constituency in the Barnala district today. "Many districts in this region are backward in terms of development. I am contesting from this constituency with the mission of developing this region," he said. (ANI)

Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: BJP-Punjab Lok Congress alliance will make history in all 117 seats, including Patiala, where it is contesting because the security of the state and the country has been important for the people of Punjab. The alliance will definitely form the government in the state. (ANI)

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal: I would like to tell him 'Best of luck'. He is a senior leader. It is good that he is contesting, Badal tells reporters on Congress' Mohan Singh Phalianwala contesting from Jalalabad, the same constituency as him. (ANI)

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal files nomination from Jalalabad

Amarinder Singh to file his nomination from Punjab's Patiala today

Punjab Lok Congress founder and chief, Captain Amarinder Singh seeks blessings from the sword of Guru Gobind Singh before heading for filing the nomination from Patiala. (ANI)

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to begin door-to-door campaign from Noida today

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will begin a door-to-door campaign for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections from Noida today.

Union Min Dharmendra Pradhan on RLD's Jayant Chaudhary's 'not a coin that I'll flip' remark: He is a child, came to arena just now. His father changed parties many times. Whose ally were they when he won the first time? Didn't know he has weak knowledge of history. Children should be forgiven. (ANI)

PM Narendra Modi to address first virtual rally today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address his virtual rally for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. In the rally, he will address the voters of Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Gautam Budhha Nagar and Bagpat.

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav to file his nomination from UP's Karhal today

Samajwadi Party's Chief Akhilesh Yadav will file his nomination from Karhal seat in Mainpuri for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections today, reported News18.

Sanyukt Samaj Morcha's candidates to file nominations today

Sanyukt Samaj Morcha leader Prem Singh Bhangu has said that his party's candidates for the February 20 Punjab assembly polls will file their nomination papers today. His statement has come after the SSM, a political outfit of farmers, could not get itself registered with the Election Commission of India as a political party and also failed to get a common symbol for their party candidates.

Congress fields Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi from two seats

The Congress fielded Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi from a second seat, Bhadaur (SC), in the Punjab Assembly polls and replaced three MLAs as it released its final list of eight candidates yesterday. The final list of candidates of Congress came two days ahead of the last date for filing nominations for the February 20 election.

Congress was missing before polls, is missing now, has accepted defeat in UP: Smriti Irani

Union minister Smriti Irani said the Congress party was "missing" before the elections and is also "missing" now as it has "accepted" defeat in the polls. The Union Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development was in Agra for a door-to-door campaign for BJP candidates. She took a dig at Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi's 'Ladki hoon, lad sakti hoon' campaign, while also indirectly attacking Rahul Gandhi, "Priyanka is indicating there is a boy at home, who cannot fight."

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