Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh elections, Congress has released a list of 30-star campaigners for the first phase on January 24. Among the star campaigners are party chief Sonia Gandhi, former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot, a few G-23 leaders, former JNU student Kanhaiya Kumar, and other leaders. Meanwhile, brief meetings and door-to-door campaigns will be held by senior leaders.
Congress party's Rahul Gandhi on January 23, stated that more than four crore people have been pushed into poverty in the country. "Vikas overflow only for 'Humare Do'! While our 4,00,00,000 brothers and sisters are pushed into poverty," said Gandhi. He further stated that the wealth of two top businessmen have grown by billions of dollars, while over four crore people have gone below poverty line, during the pandemic.
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Former MP from Congress party Parveen Singh and Congress leader Supriya Aron joined the Samajwadi Party on January 22. The leaders joined the SP in the presence of Party President Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow. Notably, Assembly elections to the 403 constituencies in Uttar Pardesh will be held in seven phases, starting from February 10. Moreover, the counting of votes will take place on March 10.
Ahead of the Uttarakhand elections, Congress's CEC will hold a meeting for the selection of candidates on January 21, at 4 pm. On taking back Harak Singh Rawat into the party, former CM Harish Rawat said, "I am not angry with anyone." Earlier in 2016, Harak Singh joined BJP along with 10 MLA's. Meanwhile, Harak Singh has expressed his desire to join Congress but former CM is uncomfortable, said sources.
Raebareli MLA Sadar Aditi Singh has resigned from the Congress, ahead of the UP Assembly elections. On January 20, Aditi submitted her resignation to Interim President Sonia Gandhi. Notably, the polling in Uttar Pardesh will be held in seven phases, from February 10. The counting of votes will take place on March 10. Notably, the Congress party has been out of power in UP for three decades.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, on January 13, released the first list of 125 MLA candidates for the UP Assembly polls. Of total, 50 candidates are women including Unno Rape victim's mother Asha Singh. "By fielding 40% women and 40% youths in UP, we hope to start a new kind of politics in the State," said Gandhi. UP Assembly elections will be held in seven phases, starting from February 10.
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Ahead of the UP Assembly elections, the Samajwadi Party and Congress leaders switched their loyalties and joined the BJP, on January 12. Congress' Naresh Siani, SP's Hariom Yadav and Dharmpal Yadav, joined the BJP in the presence of UP BJP Chief Swatantra Dev Singh and Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya. Reportedly, UP Assembly elections are scheduled in seven phases, starting from February 10.
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AAP President Arvind Kejriwal will announce the "CM face" for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections, next week. On January 12, Kejriwal said, "The announcement of CM Face will be made next week". Furthermore, Kejriwal slammed Congress Government and Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi for disturbing law and order in the State and assured to improve the situation, if AAP is voted. Notably, Punjab Assembly elections are scheduled on February 14… read-more
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Ahead of Assembly polls, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has postponed her press conference which was scheduled for January 12. Priyanka was going to address the press conferences via video conferencing. The Election Commission on January 8, announced the election dates for five states from February 10. Reportedly, the counting of votes will be held on March 10. The model code of conduct has come into force.
Ahead of Uttarakhand elections, Congress is likely to declare its first candidates' list within a week as the party's screening committee is expected to meet on January 11. The announcement of the list will be made after the approval of the party's CEC. Priyanka Gandhi will address a virtual campaign next week, as per sources. Uttarakhand Elections are scheduled for February 14 and counting will be held on March 10.