Election 2022 Live Updates: The first phase of the assembly polls is scheduled for Shamli, Hapur, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Mathura, and Agra districts of Uttar Pradesh.
Updated on Feb 10, 2022 12:02 PM IST
The first phase of the seven-phase assembly elections will cover the ‘Jat-dominant belt’ of the western part of Uttar Pradesh. As many as 623 candidates are in the fray for the first phase of the assembly polls in 58 seats of 11 UP districts. Nearly 2.27 crore voters will decide the fate of these candidates. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.
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Feb 10, 2022 12:02 PM IST
‘Pehle matdaan, uske baad sab kaam’: Groom casts his vote at polling station in Muzaffarnagar
Ahead of his wedding on Thursday, Ankur Balyan was seen casting his vote at a polling station in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.
Feb 10, 2022 11:31 AM IST
Nearly 20% voter turnout recorded in UP so far
According to the latest trends of the Election Commission, a voter turnout of 20.03% has been recorded in Uttar Pradesh till now.
Feb 10, 2022 11:05 AM IST
First-time voter impressed with Priyanka Gandhi’s ‘Ladki hun, Lad Sakti hun’
“I am impressed with Priyanka Gandhi’s ‘Ladki hu, Lad Sakti hun’,” first-time voter Arisha Saud said, adding that she has given the vote for building a strong nation.
Feb 10, 2022 10:58 AM IST
Union minister VK Singh says issues of farmers’ protest do not affect west UP
Union minister Gen (retd) VK Singh said the issues of farmers’ protests do not affect west UP.
“It’s a sugarcane belt, farmers received their amount. Sugar mills opened, so this isn’t an issue. Farmers can see for themselves,” ANI quoted Singh as saying.
Feb 10, 2022 10:26 AM IST
RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary to not cast his vote due to election rally
Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary will not cast his vote today because of his election rally, reported news agency ANI. Jayant Chaudhary is a voter of the Mathura region.
Feb 10, 2022 09:42 AM IST
Nearly 8% voter turnout by 9am in 58 seats of west UP
Despite cold day conditions and foggy weather in western Uttar Pradesh, the voter turnout remained over 8% in most of the Uttar Pradesh districts. The polling percentage in Agra and Mathura was 8.1% and 8.4%, respectively.
Aligarh – 8.39 %
Meerut – 9%
Hapur – 8.16%
Bulandshahar – 7.34%
Gautam Buddha Nagar – 8.33%
Feb 10, 2022 09:08 AM IST
‘You should be proud…’: Priyanka Gandhi’s message for Congress workers, candidates
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra urged the voters of western Uttar Pradesh to use the power of the vote to build a better future for the state. Extending best wishes to Congress workers and candidates, she said they should be proud of the fact that the party is fighting on all seats of Uttar Pradesh.
Feb 10, 2022 08:47 AM IST
UP minister Srikant Sharma offers prayer in Mathura before voting
Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Srikant Sharma, a minister in Yogi Adityanath’s cabinet, offered prayer in Mathura on the polling day.
Feb 10, 2022 08:18 AM IST
BJP candidate Baby Rani Maurya casts vote
Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Agra rural Baby Rani Maurya expressed confidence that the UP electorate will vote for BJP for good governance in the state.
“I am confident that the citizens will vote in favour of Bharatiya Janata Party for good governance in the State,” the BJP leader told news agency ANI.
Feb 10, 2022 08:14 AM IST
Free the country from every fear, Rahul Gandhi tweets
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi urged voters to come out and vote to free the country “from every fear.”
Feb 10, 2022 07:42 AM IST
UP minister Atul Garg casts his vote in Kavi Nagar, Ghaziabad
Feb 10, 2022 07:41 AM IST
Factors at play in turbulent west UP
Uttar Pradesh is one of the most rural states in the country, but that is not the case with the ACs in the first phase. The aggregate share of rural population in this region is 58.4% compared to 81.1% in the rest of the state, according to the 2011 Census. Read more…
Feb 10, 2022 07:12 AM IST
People form queues at polling booth in Kairana as voting starts
Feb 10, 2022 07:04 AM IST
Voting for the first phase of UP elections begins; 623 candidates in fray
The voting for the first phase of assembly elections started at 7am on 58 assembly seats of Uttar Pradesh.
Feb 10, 2022 06:29 AM IST
PM Modi’s ‘pehle matdaan, phir jalpaan’ appeal to voters
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged voters to participate in the first phase of assembly elections by following Covid rules.
Feb 10, 2022 06:10 AM IST
On voting day, CM Yogi Adityanath warns UP voters
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath warned the Uttar Pradesh voters that the return of opposition parties to power will turn the state into Kashmir, West Bengal and Kerala.
- Voting will commence at 7am on Thursday and end at 6pm, election officials said, with the last hour of voting being reserved for Covid-infected persons.
Published on Feb 10, 2022 07:20 AM IST
UP Assembly election Phase 1: The districts that are going to the polling today include Mathura, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahar, Hapur, Shamli, Baghpat, Aligarh, Agra and Gautam Buddha Nagar.
Published on Feb 10, 2022 06:38 AM IST
- The manifesto promised a minimum support price (MSP) of ₹2,500 per quintal for wheat and paddy, and ₹400 per quintal price for sugarcane.
Published on Feb 10, 2022 05:57 AM IST
- This time around the contest is expected to be more heated. The yearlong protests against three now-scrapped central farm laws galvanised farm groups and the Opposition have attempted to counter the communal polarisation between the Jats and Muslims that erupted after the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.
Published on Feb 10, 2022 05:48 AM IST
- Covering the Jat-dominant belt of western UP, the first phase will take place in Shamli, Hapur, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Mathura, and Agra districts.
Updated on Feb 10, 2022 04:37 AM IST
The UP polls stand out for their sheer scale — at least 150 million voters are eligible to exercise their choice in close to 175,000 polling booths in the state’s 403 assembly segments over seven phases of polling.
Updated on Feb 10, 2022 06:32 AM IST
The seven phases of polling in Uttar Pradesh move from west to east. The first round of polling will see voting in nine of the 71 districts in the state. Agra, Aligarh and Mathura are some of the districts that will vote today.
Updated on Feb 10, 2022 12:49 AM IST
The promises in the Congress manifesto for the UP polls include subquota for most backward classes, appointment of dalit home minister in the state, free education from KG to PG for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe students
Published on Feb 09, 2022 10:46 PM IST
Samajawadi Party has fielded Azam Khan from Rampur assembly seat while his son Abdullah Azam has been given ticket from Suar assembly seat, also in Rampur district that goes to poll on February 14 in phase-II of UP poll
Published on Feb 09, 2022 10:39 PM IST
Kashi region BJP president Mahesh Chandra Srivastava said to make Uttar Pradesh the No 1 state in the country, BJP has come with the resolve of continuous development
Published on Feb 09, 2022 10:19 PM IST
Since the entry of musclemen in Prayagraj’s political arena, violence has ensued resulting in murder of three MLAs
Published on Feb 09, 2022 10:07 PM IST
- Mocking the alliance between Samajwadi Party and Jayant Chaudhary-led Rashtriya Lok Dal, PM Modi invoked a similar tie up between Akhilesh and Rahul Gandhi during the 2017 U.P polls
Updated on Feb 09, 2022 09:50 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi
- “BJP has only been talking about riots and temples, which openly shows the party’s frustration about losing the polls,” Yadav was quoted by ANI.
Updated on Feb 09, 2022 06:39 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi