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Uttar Pradesh Minister Swami Prasad Maurya, 3 BJP leaders resigned, Akhilesh Yadav won

Assembly election: Polls in all 5 states to take place amid massive increase in Covid cases (File)

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In a big shock for the BJP and Yogi Adityanath just ahead of the Uttar Pradesh elections, top leader Swami Prasad Maurya today stepped down as minister and joined Akhilesh Yadav’s rival Samajwadi party. Moments after posting his resignation letter on Twitter, another MP, Roshan Lal Verma, announced his resignation.

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati will not participate in the state’s upcoming parliamentary elections, Party leader Bahujan Samaj (BSP) has said.

“Former Chief Minister Mayawati and I will not contest the Assembly elections,” BSP MP Satish Chandra Misra said.

Rahul Gandhi did not discuss the possibility of an alliance with the Trinamool Congress of Mamata Banerjee in Goa ahead of state elections next month, top Congress leader KC Venugopal tweeted Monday evening, stressing that his party is “confident – we will get Goa back on track to progress soon”.

Meanwhile, actor Sonu Sood’s sister Malvika Sood will challenge the Punjab polls representing the Congress party. The Punjab will vote in a single phase on February 14. The votes will be counted on March 10. The actor, whose work during the Covid crisis has won him rich praise, has said he supports his sister.

One of Uttar Pradesh’s greatest congressional leaders, Imran Masood, will join Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi party in a big setback for the big old party. Former Congressman Imran Masood said only Akhilesh Yadav’s party can defeat the BJP, whose campaign is led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Here are the live updates on the 2022 Assembly election:

Congress, take note – Another warning from Navjot Sidhu
It is the people of Punjab who will decide who will be the chief minister and not the high command of the party, Navjot Singh Sidhu dropped this bomb of truth by responding to the media today.

The last Siduism, a month before the Punjab votes (February 14), is likely to raise thorns in the Punjab’s unity of Congress and among senior leaders.

UP election 2022: Amit Shah and Yogi Adityanath attend key BJP meeting for UP polls
Home Secretary Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attended a key BJP meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday as the party pre-selects its likely candidates for the initial stages of the assembly polls state before its meeting of the Central Election Commission to finalize the names.

Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh also attended the meeting alongside several other leaders with its national president JP Nadda, who has contracted the coronavirus, attending it virtually.

The importance of the minister who resigned in Uttar Pradesh: 5 points
In a major setback for the BJP weeks before the State Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, a key minister along with three MPs resigned from the party. Swami Prasad Maurya, a senior UP minister and influential backward caste leader, has joined the Samajwadi party led by Akhilesh Yadav.
In talks with Congress and Trinamool for Goa Alliance, says Sharad Pawar
The Nationalist Congress Party is in talks with Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress and Congress to jointly fight the Goa Assembly elections, NCP leader Sharad Pawar said today.

“Trinamool, the NCP and Congress are under discussion. We have given them our choice of seats. A decision will be made soon,” Pawar said.

Goa will vote on February 14.

UP 2022 election: “Why remember me today?” Uttar Pradesh Minister to NDTV to Explain Why He Resigned
Swami Prasad Maurya, a senior BJP official who resigned as minister of Uttar Pradesh and joined Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi party, expressed confidence that for the third time in a row he would join the winning camp. before the elections.

Mr Maurya left Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj (BSP) party for the BJP in 2016 – ahead of the 2017 elections in Uttar Pradesh – and has now joined the Samajwadi party on the cusp of another election.

UP 2022 election: BJP launches door-to-door campaign in UP after moratorium on rallies
As the Election Commission imposed a moratorium on holding public rallies and rallies due to a surge in coronavirus cases, the BJP launched its door-to-door campaign on Tuesday to reach voters in Uttar Pradesh.

Starting the campaign in the state capital, Lucknow, UP BJP leader Swatantra Dev Singh knocked on the doors of houses in the Ballu Adda area and put stickers on the outside of the houses and also applied “tilak” to the forehead of some owners.

Top UP BJP Leader Shuts Down Interview on Haridwar Hate Speech Issues
Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, apparently enraged at questions about hate speech at Haridwar Dharma Sansad, interrupted an interview halfway, tore off the journalist’s mask and forced the team to delete the footage, the BBC said.

Mr Maurya, Uttar Pradesh’s deputy chief minister, later called it an “unfortunate incident”, according to the broadcaster.

In the BBC video, the interviewer asks Mr Maurya about the religious conclave and the silence of key party leaders, including UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, over hate speech.

Key UP minister resigns ahead of election, joins Akhilesh Yadav
In a grand exit from the BJP government led by Yogi Adityanath just before the Uttar Pradesh elections, Swami Prasad Maurya resigned his ministerial post and switched to rival Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi party. Reports suggest he might take a few more MPs with him.

“Despite divergent ideology, I have worked with dedication in Yogi Adityanath’s cabinet. But due to the severe oppression of Dalits, CBOs, farmers, unemployed and small business people, I am resigning,” Swami Prasad wrote. Maurya in a scathing resignation letter.

Uttarakhand 2022 election: BJP to deploy IT experts to Uttarakhand for virtual gatherings and meetings
With COVID-19 restrictions in place ahead of the Uttarakhand Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has now decided to use the technology and has decided to deploy an IT expert in every constituency in the state. to speed up party meetings, virtual rallies, campaigns and other programs.

The party’s move comes after India’s Election Commission banned political parties from holding roadshows and rallies until January 15.

UP Assembly polls: BJP UP leader sat next to Covid + ve colleague on poll campaign day later
A top BJP leader who is in charge of party affairs in Uttar Pradesh has tested positive for COVID-19. Radha Mohan Singh, who is also BJP’s national vice president, attended a meeting of top party leaders last night in Lucknow, where UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and UP BJP Chief Swatantra Dev Singh were also present.

Radha Mohan Singh tested positive this morning.

In footage from last night’s party meeting, Radha Mohan Singh in a blue jacket is seen sitting next to Swatantra Dev Singh in the center, to the left of which is Yogi Adityanath.

While Radha Mohan Singh reportedly isolated herself, Swatantra Dev Singh launched the BJP’s door-to-door campaign this morning for the seven-phase parliamentary elections to be held from February 10.

UP leader, who left Congress, convicted of violating model code of conduct
A complaint has been filed against former MPP Imran Masood, who is leaving Congress and is likely to join the Samajwadi party, and 10 others for organizing a meeting with workers and party supporters in Uttar’s Saharanpur Pradesh, linked to the poll, without prior authorization, thus violating the COVID -19 protocols and model code of conduct (MCC) as well.

According to police chief Rajesh Kumar, a case has been filed under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

“Imran Masood called a meeting with his supporters. They had not obtained any permission for this, violating COVID standards as well as the model code of conduct. Social distancing rules were also violated,” Kumar said. .

UP 2022 election: “Why are you laughing? “: A mathematical analysis of” 80 against 20 “by Yogi Adityanath
A BJP leader offered a curious mathematical breakdown of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s “80 to 20” commentary, in which he said 80% of people in the state support the BJP while 20 % oppose it – a comment widely regarded as opposing the state’s 80 percent Hindu population versus 20 percent minorities.

The figures cited by the chief minister roughly match the Hindu-to-Muslim ratio in the UP, where parliamentary elections are scheduled for next month. Uttar Pradesh has 79.73 percent of the Hindu population, the Muslim population 19.26 percent, Christians 0.18 percent and Sikhs 0.32 percent, according to the census.

“These are not the Muslims that Yogi spoke about, I will give you the details of the 20%. This 20% is made up of 9% criminals and anti-social elements, 3.5% are land grabbers, 2% are those who commit atrocities against women, people who are pro-Pakistan are 2%, people who are against “Vande Mataram” are 1.5%. These people represent that 20%, “said Alok Vats of the BJP. on NDTV’s Trending Tonight.