Assembly elections 2022 Highlights: ECI extends ban on rallies till Feb 11

By Rajan Nath -- January 31, 2022 9:14 am -- Updated:February 01, 2022 9:25 am

Assembly elections 2022 Highlights: With Assembly elections 2022 in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, and Manipur, just a few days away, the Election Commission of India extended the ban on physical political rallies and roadshows for the upcoming Assembly polls

Election Commission permits the physical rallies with a maximum capacity of 1000 people; indoor meetings to have a maximum capacity of 500 people. Twenty people allowed for a door-to-door campaign.

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As per the previous order issued by the Election Commission, no roadshow, pad-yatra, cycle/bike/vehicle rally, and procession were allowed in poll-bound states Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, and Manipur, till January 31.

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The preparations and the nomination process were already underway with candidates filing their nominations from their respective constituencies.

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Assembly Highlights 2022 Punjab, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Manipur Highlights:

17:30 pm | "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.

17:25 pm | BJP has deployed senior leaders in Jewar to counter the Samajwadi Party (SP) –Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) alliance’s strategy of using the King Mihir Bhoj issue.

17:10 pm | The CEO of Uttarakhand said that 150 FIRs have been registered under various sections for violating the Model Code of Conduct for Assembly Elections since January 8.

17:05 pm | On being asked about Congress' strategy in case no party gets a majority in UP, Priyanka Gandhi says, "A decision will be taken as per the political scenario after polls."

17:00 pm | Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds a door-to-door campaign in support of party candidate Pankhuri Pathak in Noida.

16:45 pm | West Bengal post-poll violence: CBI opposes Supiyan plea, says custodial interrogation required to unearth larger conspiracy of planned political rioting.

16:20 pm | 100% confident of a victory', declares BJP's S. P. Singh Baghel who has been fielded against Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in Karhal.

16:05pm | 'O Mitron’ more dangerous than Omicron: Shashi Tharoor

16:00 pm | Lalu Prasad’s RJD and the Congress, old allies in Bihar who have not been very comfortable in each other's company, are engaged in a fresh spat over two dozen seats in the state council.

15:57 pm | An all-party meeting underway virtually called by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi.

15:54 pm | Ahead of the first phase of Assembly Elections in poll-bound UP on February 10, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan hits out at RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary.

15:44 pm | At 94, SAD patriarch and former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal became India’s oldest person to contest elections.

15:35 pm | Election Commission permits the physical rallies with a maximum capacity of 1000 people; indoor meetings to have a maximum capacity of 500 people. Twenty people allowed for a door-to-door campaign.

15:33 pm | In view of the current Covid-19 situation in India, the Election Commission of India extends the ban on physical rallies, roadshows till February 11.

15:30 pm | BJP named Union minister and party's Dalit MP from Agra SP Singh Baghel as its candidate against SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav from Karhal Assembly segment in Manipur.

15:20 pm | Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacts with various groups in Noida ahead of UP polls 2022. Priyanka said "Political parties just make announcements that they will provide a large number of jobs when they'll come into power but never tell how will they do it."

15:00 pm | Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his virtual rally said that, "The biogas plants being set up in Uttar Pradesh will not only tackle the problem of stray cattle, but also provide a new avenue of revenue creation for farmers."

14:55 pm | 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 public. Seeking revenge is their ideology: PM Modi.

14:30 pm | The illegal occupation of the homes, land and shops of the poor, Dalits, backwards and the downtrodden was a sign of socialism five years ago: PM Narendra Modi addressing a virtual rally.

14:17 pm | PM Modi kicks off virtual rally in Uttar Pradesh.

14:15 pm | Five years ago, dabangg (strongmen) & dangai (rioters) used to run the show in UP. What worlds treated as Govt order. People of western UP can never forget that when this region was burning in riots, the then Govt was celebrating: PM Narendra Modi.

14:08 pm | UP was ruled by Mafias five years ago: PM Modi pokes fun at the opposition.

14:03 pm | Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said, "It was a challenge for girls to step out of their homes in districts like Bulandshahr & Meerut before 2017. Now, a sense of safety among girls & traders and opportunities provided to farmers & youth are being seen as achievements of the double-engine."

14:00 pm | Before 2017, the law & order situation was a challenge in the Assembly constituencies voting in the first & second phases of Assembly elections. Now, there is a good environment of safety & security in these areas & girls are safe: UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

13:50 pm | BJP will contest the upcoming urban local body elections in Tamil Nadu alone, announces State BJP chief K Annamalai.

13:46 pm | Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav files his nomination from Mainpuri for UP Elections 2022.

13:28 pm | Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi with Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav at Parliament, New Delhi.

12:47 pm | "BJP-Punjab Lok Congress alliance will make history in all 117 seats, including Patiala, where it is contesting because the security of the state & the country has been important for the people of Punjab. The alliance will definitely form the Govt," said Union Minister Gajendra S Shekhawat.

12:40 pm | Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi files nomination from Bhadaur constituency ahead of polls in the state. "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. 

12:32 pm | Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Congress' Mohan Singh Phalianwala contesting from Jalalabad, the same constituency as him, said "I would like to tell him 'Best of luck'. He is a senior leader. It is good that he is contesting."

12:20 pm | Senior SAD leader Anil Joshi filed his nomination from Amritsar North ahead of Punjab Assembly elections 2022.

12:05 pm | Former Punjab Chief Minister and Punjab Lok Congress party chief Captain Amarinder Singh files nomination from Patiala Urban constituency.

12:01 pm | SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal files nomination from Jalalabad constituency. Former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal was also present with him.

11:56 am | SAD leader Daljit Singh Cheema filed nomination from Ropar.

11:30 am | Shiromani Akali Dal patron and five-time Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal files nomination from Lambi constituency.

11:15 am |  Ahead of polls, Congress in-charge of Uttar Pradesh elections Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be beginning a door-to-door campaign from the Noida assembly constituency on Monday.

11:00 am | Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to file his nomination from Bhadaur constituency. He is also contesting from Sri Chamkaur Sahib.  

10:30 am | Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal will be filing his nomination from the Lambi constituency.

10:00 am | Shiromani Akali Dal Sukhbir Singh Badal will be filing his nomination from the Jalalabad constituency.

09:30 am | Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address his first virtual rally 'Jan Chaupal' in Uttar Pradesh on Monday ahead of Assembly elections in the state.

09:00 am | The Election Commission of India to hold a review meeting on ban on physical rallies, roadshows on Monday. CEC Sushil Chandra will meet Union Health Secretary today. ECI will also meet with Health Secretaries and Chief Secretaries of poll-bound states virtually.

-PTC News

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