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Assembly Elections 2022 Highlights: Punjab polls deferred to Feb 20, AAP to announce Punjab CM face tomorrow

Dismissed from Uttarakhand cabinet and expelled from the BJP, former state minister Harak Singh Rawat is expected to join the Congress today.

Dismissed from Uttarakhand cabinet and expelled from the BJP, former state minister Harak Singh Rawat is expected to join the Congress today.

Dismissed from Uttarakhand cabinet and expelled from the BJP, former state minister Harak Singh Rawat is expected to join the Congress today. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami will attend the crucial BJP meet in New Delhi along with top BJP leaders. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, UP CM Yogi Adityanath will also attend the meeting. Suspended for ‘indiscipline’, Rawat is said to have been seeking a ticket for his daughter-in-law Anukriti Gusain from the Lansdowne constituency and a change of seat for himself.

Meanwhile, the BJP-PLC alliance in Punjab is expected to announce its first list of candidates for the assembly polls scheduled to be held on February 14. The ruling Congress has announced the names of 86 candidates while the Aam Aadmi Party has announced 109 candidates so far for the elections to the 117-member assembly.

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14:28 (IST) 17 Jan 2022
Punjab elections 2022: Election Commission defers polls, voting to be held on February 20

The Election Commission has deferred the voting in Punjab to February 20. The polling was earlier scheduled to be held on February 14.

12:53 (IST) 17 Jan 2022
Plea in SC to de-register political parties which do not reveal criminal records of candidates

A PIL is filed in SC seeking direction to ECI to take steps to ensure that every political party publishes the details regarding criminal cases of each candidate along with reason for such selection on the Home Page of its official website in the spirit of the apex court judgment. The PIL, filed by Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay, also seeks directions to the ECI to de-register the political party which violates the directions of the apex court.

10:47 (IST) 17 Jan 2022
Watch: Sacked Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh Rawat breaks down as he speaks about his expulsion from BJP

Sacked Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh Rawat, dismissed from the state cabinet and expelled from the primary membership of the BJP on Sunday, broke down today as he spoke about his expulsion from the party. Read More

10:00 (IST) 17 Jan 2022
Yogi Adityanath in Delhi today to decide on candidates for 3rd and 4th phase of UP polls

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09:58 (IST) 17 Jan 2022
EC to decide on postponement of Punjab polls today

ECI to discuss request of Punjab CM Charanjit S Channi, BJP& Punjab Lok Congress for postponement of Punjab Assembly polls scheduled for Feb 14 as many people from SC community from State likely to visit Varanasi, in view of Guru Ravidas birth anniversary on Feb 16: ECI Sources

09:48 (IST) 17 Jan 2022
Punjab Polls: EC to meet today to decide on postponement of elections

The Election Commission is likely to hold a meeting today to decide on the request of several Punjab political parties to postpone the February 14 polls by a few days due to Ravidas Jayanti.

09:39 (IST) 17 Jan 2022
UP Elections 2022: Snubbed by BJP, JD(U) decides to go it alone

After failing to strike an alliance with the BJP, the Janata Dal United is set to contest the Uttar Pradesh elections alone. The party leaders are set to meet in Lucknow on Tuesday to decide on its candidates. Read More

The SP-RLD alliance is also expected to announce another list of candidates today for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. The alliance has already announces names of 36 candidates, which include 26 from Rashtriya Lok Dal and 10 from Samajwadi Party.