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Manohar Parrikar’s Son Utpal Parrikar Resigns From BJP, Citing His Dissatisfaction With The Party’s Refusal To Give Him A Ticket

Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's son Utpal Parrikar has resigned from the primary membership of the BJP. On the same day, Utpal had announced to enter the electoral fray as an independent candidate from the Panaji constituency. Let us tell you that BJP was trying to persuade Utpal for several days but he was unhappy with the party not getting a ticket from Panaji. BJP said, if Manohar Parrikar had been there, this would not have happened BJP candidate from Panaji seat Atanasio Monserrate on Friday said the party tried its best to persuade Utpal Parrikar, son of former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, to request him to contest from any constituency. Monserrate said the party did its best to convince him. I am sure if his father Manohar Parrikar was alive, this thing ...

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UP Assembly Elections: Congress Launches ‘Youth Manifesto’ For New Vision Of India, Rahul-Priyanka Slams BJP

Congress Party has launched its 'Youth Manifesto' for the UP Assembly polls 2022. Party leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi launched the manifesto, which aims to start 'a new vision of India' with youth being at its centre. The manifesto is also called the 'Bharti Vidhan'. Rahul Gandhi said to bring the change, we have to start with UP first. He also said this is not a hollow promise as these promises are crafted after talking to common people on the grounds, especially with the youngsters. "The youth in Uttar Pradesh needs a new vision and only Congress can give that vision to the state," Gandhi said. He also added, "We don't spread hatred, we unite people and we want to create a new Uttar Pradesh with the strength of youth." Highlights of 'Youth Manifesto' While address...

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UP Assembly Election: Akhilesh Yadav To Contest From SP Turf Karhal In Mainpuri

Samajwadi Party (SP) declared that Akhilesh Yadav will contest the upcoming Assembly elections from Karhal seat in Mainpuri district. This will be the first Assembly election for the SP supremo. The announcement was dropped in after BJP announced Yogi Adityanath electing polls from the Gorakhpur seat. Both Akhilesh Yadav and Yogi Adityanath had been MPs but never contested Assembly elections before. They took the route of Vidhan Parishad to become members of the UP Legislative Assembly and then CM. Mainpuri is seen as a stronghold for the Yadav family. The founder of SP, Mulayam Singh Yadav, has won several times in the Lok Sabha elections from this constituency. However, in the 2002 election, BJP took the lead. From 2007 onward, SP has come victorious on this seat. At present...

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Assembly Elections 2022: CEC Asks Parties To Give Details Of Candidates With Criminal Records

Fielding candidates with criminal records is a common phenomenon in the Indian election system and every state follows it. However, some states particularly come to the fore in giving tickets to candidates with even serious charges against them. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced that it is compulsory for all the political parties to state the details of any candidate with criminal cases or their background history on their websites or social media platforms. Sushil Chandra, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), made it clear that in the upcoming elections in five states, parties have to state the reasons for nominating candidates with criminal records to maintain the purity of elections. “To maintain purity in the election, in view of the order passed by Sup...

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Will Election In J&K Union Territory Settle The Political Uncertainty Plaguing The State?

JK union territory is gearing up for the first election in 2022. Political parties including three former chief  Ministers - Farook Abdullah, Omar Abdullah, and Mehbooba Mufti, have started coming out of their hiatus since Aug 5, 2019. Once the election which is supposed to be held in  Sept/Oct is completed, the abnormal ground situation in Kashmir may create some surprises. Though Farook Abdullah led PAGD, a grouping of the National Conference, People's Democratic Party, and the CPM formed in 2020 is planning to fight it out together. However, its performance in the District Development Council election in 2020 was far from a symbol of unity. Congress was not a party to this group. Two more parties Apni Party and People's Conference managed to pull out candidates from the PAGD ...

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