UP 2022 Election Campaign Live Updates: No plans for caste-based meets, Congress to focus on women

2022 UP Assembly Election Campaign Live News: Congress will organise a public meeting in Bundelkhand region’s Mahoba district on November 27.

UP 2022 Polls Live, 2022 Uttar Pradesh Election Campaign Live Updates: Ahead of the crucial 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, BJP chief JP Nadda and other national leaders of the party held a meeting with senior leaders from the state, including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Nadda will address booth presidents in Kanpur on Tuesday. There are more than 22,000 booths in 52 Assembly constituencies in the region. The BJP president will also inaugurate a regional party office and those of seven district units.

Meanwhile, while the ruling BJP and Opposition parties such as the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) are focusing on caste-based conventions and meetings, the Congress is keeping its focus on women who constitute about 46 per cent of the population in Uttar Pradesh and for whom the party has announced 40 per cent of tickets for the upcoming Assembly polls.

Congress will organise a public meeting in Bundelkhand region’s Mahoba district on November 27. The party is also set to organise a public meeting in Meerut district on November 30. Priyanka Gandhi will address both the public meetings.

Also, with a focus on regaining 78 seats where BJP and its allies lost in the 2017 Assembly elections, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been touring these constituencies, inaugurating and laying a foundation of new projects and describing the “advantages” that the constituency would have gained if BJP had won there in 2017.

In the 2017 Assembly elections, BJP had won 312 seats, its allies Apna Dal had held nine and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) had won four seats where SP had won 47, BSP -19, Congress-7, RLD-1 and, Nishad-1 and three seats were won by Independents.

Recently, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, along with Adityanath, laid the foundation stone of a state university in Azamgarh on November 13. A local BJP leader said that the area where foundation stone laying ceremony was held, that falls in Yadav-dominated Azamgarh Sadar constituency where SP’s Durga Prasad Yadav is MLA for the eighth term. The BJP has never won that seat. Azamgarh district has been SP’s bastion as the party had won nine of 10 Assembly seats in 2012 and five in the 2017 Assembly elections.

With a focus on regaining 78 seats where BJP and its allies lost in the 2017 Assembly elections, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been touring these constituencies, inaugurating and laying a foundation of new projects and describing the “advantages” that the constituency would have gained if BJP had won there in 2017.

According to sources in the BJP, Adityanath has launched new infrastructure projects, inaugurated projects and addressed public meetings in 19 such constituencies so far and he will visit the remaining seats in the coming days. “The target is to win at least 55 of those seats in 2022. Along with the CM, both the deputy CMs will also hold similar programmes soon in such constituencies,” said a BJP leader. The leader added that wins in such constituencies can compensate if the BJP losses in other constituencies due to anti-incumbency “against local MLAs”.

J P Nadda will address booth presidents in Kanpur on Tuesday. There are more than 22,000 booths in 52 Assembly constituencies in the region. The BJP president will also inaugurate a regional party office and those of seven district units.

Hello and welcome to UP 2022 Election Campaign blog. The BJP’s senior leaders such as party president JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh are set to address the party’s booth presidents’ in six regions in Uttar Pradesh in the coming days with the aim of galvanising the cadre in the run-up to the upcoming Assembly elections. Follow to get all the latest updates here

BJP president J P Nadda. (Twitter/@JPNadda)

The BJP’s senior leaders such as party president JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh are set to address the party’s booth presidents’ in six regions in Uttar Pradesh in the coming days with the aim of galvanising the cadre in the run-up to the upcoming Assembly elections.

On Monday, Nadda addressed a meeting of 27,637 booth presidents in Gorakhpur district, which is the home turf of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be in the state on November 25 to address a “booth sammelan” in the Awadh region in Sitapur district. Two days later, he will address a similar gathering in Jaunpur district for the party’s booth presidents from the Kashi (Varanasi) region. Kashi and Awadh are the largest regions in the state in terms of the BJP’s organisational structure. The Awadh region has 33,474 booths in 82 Assembly constituencies while Kashi has over 32,000 booths in 71 constituencies.

Sources said Amit Shah was likely to address such meetings of booth presidents in western Uttar Pradesh and the Braj region later this month but added that the schedule had not been finalised yet. While western UP has over 27,600 booths in 71 constituencies the Braj region has over 27,800 booths in 65 Assembly seats.

Explained: Politics of Uttar Pradesh expressways

In Uttar Pradesh, expressway projects are so closely intertwined with politics that they have remained the headline achievement for three successive regimes.

UP’s expressway network today is 800 km long, the latest addition being the 341-km Purvanchal Expressway inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week. Crisscrossing the state from Greater Noida in the west to Ghazipur near the Bihar border in the east, the network has been built at a cost of Rs 50,000 crore over the last 15 years.

Another 900 km is in the pipeline — longer if we count proposed extensions.

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