Elections 2022 Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at an election rally in Rudrapur of Uttarakhand on Saturday, accused the Congress of spreading rumours about Covid vaccines, saying the party did it for politics because it thought it will not have anything to speak against the government if things got back on track. He also charged the party with abusing the country’s first CDS late Gen Bipin Rawat and asked people of Uttarakhand to give a befitting reply to it for this “insult” in the February 14 polls, PTI reported. “We did not let a single poor person go to sleep on an empty stomach during the pandemic. The BJP is leaving no stone unturned for the development of Uttarakhand,” he said citing the big road, rail, air and ropeway connectivity underway in the state.
Soon after being sworn in, the BJP in Uttarakhand will form a committee to draft a Uniform Civil Code in the state, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said on Friday. Implementing Uniform Civil Code in Uttarakhand will help boost equal rights, he said. “It’ll enhance social harmony, boost gender justice, strengthen women empowerment and help protect the extraordinary cultural-spiritual identity and environment of the state,” he added.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Saturday accused the BJP government of shaping policies based on the interests of “two industrialists who are friends with the PM”. “When the Budget comes, it offers nothing for the poor, farmers, middle class, small and medium businessmen – they’re the nation’s spine,” she said during an election rally in Uttarakhand’s Khatima.