Lord Krishna appears in his dreams every night, according to the Samajwadi Party chief, to tell him that he will form the government and establish Ram Rajya in Uttar Pradesh following the state’s impending assembly elections. During a function to induct BJP’s Bahraich MLA Madhuri Verma into his party, former UP chief minister Yadav made the remark, albeit in a lighter mood. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Manipur and Punjab on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, to inaugurate several development projects ahead of the 2022 elections.
PM Modi will lay the foundation stone for 22 developmental projects worth over Rs 4,800 crore in Imphal at 11 a.m., followed by an inauguration ceremony in Agartala at 2 p.m., where he will inaugurate the Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport’s New Integrated Terminal Building.
The official statement stated, “In Manipur, the Prime Minister would inaugurate 13 projects costing over 1,850 crores and lay the foundation stone for nine projects worth around 2,950 crores.” PM Modi will lay the foundation stones for approximately Rs 42,750 crore in development projects in Punjab, including the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway and a PGI satellite centre.
Meanwhile, as Covid-19 cases continue to rise across the country, the Election Commission has advised five states with upcoming elections to increase vaccination efforts. The European Commission wrote to the chief secretaries of five poll-bound states, urging authorities to ‘accelerate’ Covid-19 vaccination and expressing worry about Manipur’s poor first-dose coverage ize. This comes after Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra remarked at a press conference in Lucknow last week that the EC has asked states to take steps to increase vaccine coverage. This year, elections will be place in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur.
The Aadmi Party (AAP), which is gaining traction in Punjab, unveiled five additional candidates for the Punjab assembly elections on Monday. According to the list, Sukhjinder Raj Singh Lalli Majithia, who resigned from the presidency of Pungrain and joined AAP just a few days ago, will be fighting from the Majitha constituency. In the assembly elections of 2007, 2012, and 2017, Lalli Majithia ran from the same constituency three times and lost all three times against Akali candidate Bikram Singh Majithia. Dr. Ajay Gupta of Amritsar Central, Dr. Kashmir Singh Sohal of Tarn Taran, Surinder Singh Sodhi of Jalandhar Cantt, and Dr. Baljit Kaur of Malout constituency have also been named. The total number of candidates announced by Punjab’s main opposition party has now reached 101. The Punjab assembly has 117 MLAs in total.