Assembly elections 2022 live: BJP announces Uttarakhand’s list of candidates and denies ticket to 10 sitting MPs

Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have turned into prestige battles for the BJP where the party faces anti-incumbency.

The political formations formed by the leaders of farmers’ unions Gurnam Singh Chaduni (Sanyukt Sangharsh Party) and Balbir Singh Rajewal (Sanyukt Samaj Morcha) have announced a pre-election alliance for the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab. Chaduni said his party would contest 10 seats. Polling in Punjab, which was previously scheduled for February 14, will now be held on February 20 in sight of guru Ravidas Jayanti.

Meanwhile, former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, who resigned from his post last year, announced on Wednesday that he would not contest the 2022 parliamentary elections in Uttarakhand. Rawat announced his decision to his party cadres at a “farewell lunch” before writing to BJP national chairman Jagat Prakash Nadda.

The BJP on Wednesday released the name of another candidate for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, fielding Aligarh’s Mukta Raja. With that, the BJP has so far announced 110 candidates for the state assembly elections, where the party is running for office in an alliance with the Apna Dal and the Nishad party. The party announced on Wednesday that Mukta Raja would be its candidate for the Aligarh assembly.

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