UP Elections 2022 | Live Updates
India’s most populous state is all set for its political battle. At a first glance, it may seem that the only two “serious” contenders are Yogi Adityanath’s Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party (SP). On another note, both the party heavyweights are going to polls in Gorakhpur (urban) and Karhal, respectively. However, the 403 Vidhan Sabha seats couldn’t be more disputed.
With volatile coalitions in the opposition and an unclear chain of command in the BJP, no one knows who the next Chief Minister (CM) of Uttar Pradesh (UP) will be. According to expert political commentators, the results will boil down to who controls the Other Backward Caste (OBC) vote bank’s division and the Western UP region. This, along with the Yadav and Jat vote bank will act as a deciding factor. Thus, as always caste and religion both are going to play a mammoth card in this year's assembly polls.
The Uncut Team will be coming up with regular updates on this year's political fiasco in the state of UP, which will be available on our blog. Tune in for verified, accurate and crisp details which will be revised on an hourly basis!
Akhilesh Yadav accuses BJP of arresting Opposition leaders through false trials.
57% voters turned out during the fourth phase of the elections
MP CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan calls Akhilesh Yadav present-day Aurangzeb.
The third phase saw 2.06 crores voters exercising their right to franchise which was around 61.18%.
The highest turnout was seen in Saharanpur (67.5%) and the lowest at Shahjahanpur(55.2%)
Second phase of UP elections sees 61% voter turnout.
BJP stalwarts claimed that they would easily win 50/58 seats in the first phase of the Assembly polls.
First phase of UP elections conclude with 60.17% voter turnout.
PM Modi in his first campaign in Western UP slammed the dynastic politics of almost all Opposition parties.
SP has fielded Subhavati Shukla from Gorakhpur Urban, the seat from which incumbent CM Yogi Adityanath is contesting.
On 7 February, PM Modi will embark on his first physical rally ahead of UP polls.
Asaduddin Owaisi's convoy was fired at by two assailants. When offered Z security, Owaisi rejected it and demanded UAPA on the accused in the Lok Sabha.
Samyukta Kisan Morcha has launched "Mission Uttar Pradesh" against the current BJP establishment ahead of UP polls.