Congress will publish its official manifesto today.
Speaking at a meeting in Kangra, the party’s general secretary, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, said the Congress will also fight the drug threat that is ruining the future of youth and build English-language schools in every Assembly constituency. She also targeted the state government, saying the state has “drowned” in debt under the BJP dispensation and that 63,000 government posts are vacant. Citing the work of the congress in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, the only two states where the party is in power alone, Vadra said her party will keep its promises in Himachal as well.
Meanwhile, to win over Himachali voters, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address rallies in the vote-bound state on Saturday. Today on Twitter, Prime Minister Modi said BJP goes to the people with a proven track record of development and emphasizes the pro-people efforts of the twin-engine governments. “I look forward to being in Himachal Pradesh tomorrow, November 5th. I would address rallies in Sundar Nagar and Solan. BJP Himachal goes to the people with a proven track record of development and emphasizes the pro-people efforts of the twin-engine governments,” he tweeted.
BJP president JP Nadda on Friday called on the people of Himachal Pradesh to re-elected his party in the November 12 election polls to ensure their rights are protected and the development of the state is not halted. At a public meeting in Sanghol in Mandi, he emphasized the benefits of a “twin-engine government” – the same party that holds power in the Center and in the state – and also targeted Congress. “We work for the good of people, while Congress works for them to enjoy the benefits of power…. We work with a mission while Congress works for commission and corruption,” Nadda said.
Gujarat Election 2022
Congress on Friday announced the first list of 43 candidates for the 182-member Gujarat assembly elections, which will take place in two phases. According to the list, Arjun Modhwadiya, former head of Gujarat Congress, from Porbandar, Himanshu Patel from Gandhinagar South and Hiteshbhai Vora from Rajkot South have been taken.
Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi party, confident of winning the elections in Gujarat, has announced the name of Isudan Gadhvi as the party’s main ministerial face. In announcing Gadhvi’s name, party chief Arvind Kejriwal said he is not announcing the first ministerial state, but the next CM of the state. Kejriwal said Gadhvi, 40, who ran against the head of the state party unit Gopal Italia, received a whopping 73 percent of the vote in a party poll. Gadhvi comes from a farming family in the village of Pipaliya in the Dwarka district and belongs to the other backward castes, who make up 48 percent of the state’s population. He is one of Gujarat’s most popular TV journalists and anchors. His show ‘Mahamanthan’ on VTV News was supposed to run from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., but was extended to 9:30 p.m. by popular demand, while the ratings remained the same.
The Bharatiya Janata Party Election Committee for Gujarat held a meeting on Thursday in the presence of senior leader and interior minister Amit Shah to shortlist three candidates for each Assembly constituency in the state, where elections will be held next month held. The panels of these three shortlisted candidates for each constituency are then sent to the BJP Parliamentary Council in Delhi for final selection. As part of the selection process of candidates for the Gujarat elections, the party had sent 38 teams of observers to each district and six cities of the state last week. Ticket aspirants had made their representation to the observers. The BJP had previously said they were getting an average of 50 candidates for tickets to each of the 182 seats.
The Himachal Pradesh polls will be held on November 12 and the vote counting will resume on December 8. Meanwhile, the elections for the 182-member Gujarat assembly will be held next month in two phases – on December 1 and 5 – while the votes will be counted on December 8.
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