Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
Topic2022 Uttarakhand election

Topic: 2022 Uttarakhand election

Driver different, but car will reach destination: Dhami plays down BJP’s Uttarakhand CM changes

In interview with ThePrint, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami, who took over reins in July 2021, says he is committed to tackling unemployment, claims upcoming polls will be 'one-sided'.

Congress star campaigners’ list for Uttarakhand features Punjab CM Channi, but not Sidhu

Sidhu's omission from list has surprised many, and Congress leaders are divided over whether it's a 'sign' from the high command, or he's just too busy with Punjab campaign.

PM Modi, Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath among 30 ‘star campaigners’ for Uttarakhand polls

Top BJP ministers including Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and Smriti Irani will campaign for the polls. BJP chief JP Nadda and MP CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan also feature in the list.

Former Uttarakhand chief Kishore Upadhyay joins BJP after being expelled from Congress

Kishore joined BJP Thursday in the presence of Union minister and party's election in-charge for Uttarakhand Pralhad Joshi and other senior leaders.

Harish & Harak Rawat not in Congress’ first list of 53 names for Uttarakhand polls

List includes state Congress chief Ganesh Godiyal, leader of opposition Pritam Singh & former BJP minister Yashpal Arya. Polls for 70-seat assembly are to be held on 14 Feb.

BJP Uttarakhand list out — Khanduri’s daughter among 10 MLAs dropped, singer Jubin’s dad in race

Some of the 10 legislators dropped placated with tickets for family members. Former state Congress women’s wing chief Sarita Arya, who joined BJP 3 days ago, nominated too.

Why ex-CM Trivendra Rawat decided not to contest Uttarakhand polls, giving a jolt to BJP

Trivendra Rawat wrote to BJP chief Nadda, stating he doesn’t want to contest under 'existing political circumstances', but would work towards the party’s return to power.

Uttarakhand Congress split down the middle on Harak re-entry, Harish Rawat camp says firm no

Former CM Harish Rawat & supporters say expelled BJP leader is a ‘habitual defector’ who ‘conspired against Congress’ in 2016. Second group says he has apologised, has strong voter base.

Why expelled BJP minister, serial defector Harak Rawat is still a prize catch in Uttarakhand

BJP expelled Harak Rawat for engaging in ‘anti-party’ activities. At a tearful press conference later, he said he will now join Congress, of which he was a member from 1998-2016.

Why Congress made Mohan Prakash U’Khand observer when he’s lost most campaigns he has led

Prakash, a socialist and ‘organisation man’, is said to be close to Rahul Gandhi, & leaders hope his knowledge and experience in UP politics will help in Uttarakhand.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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