Elections 2022 Highlights: Amit Shah campaigns in UP, Modi in Uttarakhand

A delegation of the EC had yesterday met district and division level officials in UP to review the preparations for the next year’s state assembly elections.

A delegation of the EC had yesterday met district and division level officials in UP to review the preparations for the next year’s state assembly elections.

Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra on Thursday said all political parties in Uttar Pradesh want the Assembly elections to be held according to schedule while ensuring Covid protocol. The CEC also asked the state to step up coronavirus vaccination. The number of polling booths will be increased and the voting time enhanced by an hour, he said, adding polling officials will be vaccinated and those eligible will be given a booster dose. Chandra said some parties have also expressed concern over hate speeches, paid news and “biased” officials. On a three-day visit to Lucknow to review preparations for the elections slated to be held before mid-March, Chandra held a series of meetings with representatives of political parties as well as state and district-level officials.

Addressing a rally in Haldwani, PM Modi accused the previous Uttarakhand governments of “looting” the state and doing nothing for its development. Modi on Thursday accused successive Congress governments at the Centre and in Uttarakhand of dragging their feet for decades over development projects, forcing people to migrate from their villages in the state.

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In an attempt to avoid any case of rebellion after ticket distribution for next year’s Assembly elections in Uttarakhand, the state unit of BJP has started identifying and convincing such leaders to ensure victory for the party candidates. The Assembly poll in-charges of the party in Uttarakhand has been asked to prepare a list of such leaders and submit it to the state leadership.