Assembly elections 2022: Uttar Pradesh’s 55 seats go to polls; all eyes on Punjab’s 117 seats amidst allegations by Kumar Vishwas against Arvind Kejriwal

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Uttar Pradesh goes to polls in the third phase of the assembly elections 2022 with voting taking place today. Punjab too goes to polls for all 117 seats in a single phase amidst serious allegations against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal.117 seats

Punjab has suddenly become a topic of national discourse after Vishwas, a former colleague of Kejriwal, accused the AAP supremo of having a tacit understanding with the separatist groups of Punjab. Kejriwal and his colleagues have denied allegations but Vishwas has defended his allegations by challenging the Delhi chief minister to openly condemn Punjab’s Khalistani supporters.

The central government on Saturday accorded ‘Y’ category security cover to Vishwas after reviewing his safety concerns over the controversy.

Also Read: Police case against Kejriwal, Kumar Vishwas gets ‘Y’ category security cover

In 2017, the AAP had finished third even after claiming that it will win 100 seats. This year, Kejriwal and his party have once again predicted a landslide win for the AAP.

The counting of votes will take place on 10 March.

LIVE UPDATES will take place here:

  • Jalaun | A newly-wed bride cast her vote at a polling booth in Orai before leaving for her in-laws’ house.

Another bridegroom too cast his vote in the constituency. (ANI)

  • Bhagwant Mann is the biggest liar, does he know how much money Congress spent to make AAP. AAP is B-team of Sonia Gandhi and is working in collusion with the Congress: Meenakashi Lekhi, MoS & BJP leader on #PunjabElections2022. (ANI)

  • The Congress party will form government with 2/3rd majority in Punjab: CM Charanjit Singh Channi, at Kharar. (ANI)

  • We got to know of threat calls at various booths by opposition, especially the people of Akali Dal. Money being distributed at some booths. So it’s our duty to go check & ensure fair elections. That’s why we had gone out. Now, we’re at home. There should be fair polls: Sonu Sood. (ANI)

#PunjabElections2022 | Over 30% voter turnout has been recorded till 1pm, this is a good sign. We will see a very good win in Patiala and nearby seats. If BJP-PLC and Dhindhsa’s party is getting a good response, then what else do we need: Capt Amarinder Singh. (ANI)

  • Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi casts his vote at a polling booth in Kharar. He is contesting the polls from Chamkaur Sahib and Bhadaur constituencies, as a Congress candidate. (ANI)

  • Sonu Sood was trying to enter a polling booth. During this, his car was confiscated and he was sent home. Action will be taken against him if he steps out of his house:Moga District PRO Pradbhdeep Singh

His sister Malvika Sood is contesting from Moga as a Congress candidate. (ANI)

  • Today, the people of Punjab are voting for truth. We will get a majority in this election: Bhagwant Mann, AAP CM candidate in #PunjabElections2022. (ANI)

  • 3 incidences of violating the secrecy of voting were reported, action taken on them. There are certain provisions of the law making it mandatory for every voter to maintain secrecy and decorum of polling: Neha Sharma, DM Kanpur on poll code violation in the district. (ANI)

  • #UttarPradeshElections2022 | Samajwadi Party (SP) tweets that their election symbol is missing from EVM at booth number 38 in Vidhan Sabha 194 of Farrukhabad district; urges Election Commission and District Administration to take cognisance of the matter. (ANI)

  • #PunjabElections2022 | I am certain of winning Patiala. I think we will win the elections…They (Congress) live in a different world & will be wiped out in Punjab: Capt Amarinder Singh, Punjab Lok Congress founder, at Patiala. (ANI)

  • People will win, their issues will win & public will reject Sidhu’s arrogance and hate politics. There has not been any development of industries and issues of business, unemployed & poor labours have not been addressed: SAD leader Bikram S Majithia, contesting from Amritsar East. (ANI)

  • BJP going to be eliminated. Farmers of UP won’t forgive them. We’ve hit century in first 2 phases & even in this phase SP & alliance would be ahead of everyone else: SP chief & party’s candidate from Karhal, Akhilesh Yadav after voting in Jaswantnagar. (ANI)

  • FIR lodged against Kanpur mayor Pramila Pandey under relevant sections for breach of secrecy of voting at Hudson School polling station, says DM Kanpur Nagar

She had shared pictures from inside the polling booth showing the EVM. (ANI)

  • Congress made a good decision (Channi as CM face). People have accepted this decision, party will be benefitted by work done by my brother & they’ll form govt: Manohar Singh, Punjab CM Channi’s brother

He’s contesting #PunjabElections as independent candidate from Bassi Pathana (ANI)

  • Congress leader Manish Tewari casts his vote in #PunjabElections2022 at Ludhiana

I request people to keep in mind the interests of Punjab, rise above caste & religion while voting in this election, he says. (ANI)

  • Capt Amarinder Singh (Punjab Lok Congress leader & ex-CM will win from Patiala Assembly constituency. Change should be brought keeping in mind the future of youth. Votes should be cast based on who can bring peace&economic stability to the state: Preneet Kaur, rebel Congress MP. (ANI)

  • A newly-wed bride, Julie cast her vote at polling booth no.305 in Firozabad assembly constituency before leaving for her in-laws’ house. She got married last night and was leaving for her in-laws’ house this morning. (ANI)

  • I am confident that the voters of Punjab will give a befitting reply to those dreaming of dividing and ruling in Punjab, says Congress leader Sunil Jakhar. (ANI)

  • Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi offers prayers to Lord Shiv at a temple in Kharar. (ANI)

3rd phase of polling has made it clear that Akhilesh Yadav will become CM in 2022, nobody can stop it. Govt will be formed with overwhelming majority, with over 300 seats: Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohiya) chief Shivpal Singh Yadav after voting for #UttarPradeshElections2022. (ANI)

  • I am confident we will witness big victory in this elections. I think that our alliance (Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) & Samajwadi Party) will get around 300 seats: PSP leader Shivpal Singh Yadav. (ANI)

  • #PunjabElections | Malvika Sood, Congress’ candidate from Moga casts her vote at Govt Girls Senior Secondary School here.

She says, “As a citizen & daughter of Moga, it’s my duty to take Moga city forward. I’ll visit booths & meet people, they are waiting for me to visit them.” (ANI)

  • #PunjabElections2022 | I urge people to vote carefully in this election. Congress promises that if the ‘Sarkaarwali pagdi’ is given to the party, then it never let down the state: Manpreet Singh Badal, Punjab Finance Minister. (ANI)

  • #UttarPradeshElections2022 | Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav’s brother Abhay Ram Yadav cast his vote in Saifai today

Samajwadi Party will witness huge win in this elections, he says. (ANI)

  • Conjoined twins, Sohna and Mohna, cast their votes at polling booth no.101 in Manawala, Amritsar. (ANI)

  • Etawah | Chief of Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohiya), Shivpal Singh Yadav offers prayers, as voting for the third phase of #UttarPradeshElections2022 gets underway.

He is contesting the polls from Jaswant Nagar in Etawah district for which voting is being held today. (ANI)

  • Mohali | It is a big day for #Punjab today. Congress & BJP have come together to put allegations on my party and me, but the people of Punjab know everything: Aam Aadmi Party’s CM candidate Bhagwant Mann

Mann is contesting from Dhuri, Sangrur. (ANI)

  • Congress leader Salman Khurshid & his wife and party’s candidate from Farrukhabad Sadar, Louise Khurshid vote at a polling booth in the constituency.

“Feeling euphoric. Because of Priyanka Gandhi everywhere I went women expressed interest in voting,” she says. (ANI)