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In this episode of The Wire Election Bulletin, we bring to you the latest updates related to the 2022 assembly elections. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA P. Saratchandra joined the Congress, a day after he quit the saffron camp, having failed to secure a ticket for Manipur assembly polls. As per reports, Saratchandra, who represents Moirang seat, accused the BJP of favouring newcomers to old-timers.
BSP supremo Mayawati hit out at the BJP, Samajwadi Party and Congress for not doing enough for Dalits as she launched her campaign for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls with a rally in Agra.
In Punjab, the Congress has fielded chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi from two seats – Chamkaur Sahib and Bhadaur. Channi has been representing the Chamkaur Sahib constituency since 2007.