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Live updates from the 2022 Assembly elections: A An FIR has been filed against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and others for allegedly violating Covid protocols during a door-to-door campaign for a Congress candidate in Noida. According to party officials, the CM was organizing a door-to-door campaign with Pankhuri Pathak, the Congress candidate from Noida constituency.

Police say the FIR was filed against Baghel and others under Articles 269 (acts spreading disease), 270 (spreading disease), 188 (disobedience to public order) and relevant articles of the Epidemics Act, at Noida’s Sector 113 Police Station.

Additionally, Agra police have booked an MLA candidate from the Samajwadi party and at least 40 others accused of violating Covid-19 protocol, PTI reported Sunday citing officials. Bah Assembly constituency SP candidate Madhusudhan Sharma along with his supporters performed a ‘puja’ at Bateshwar temple on Friday after winning the election ticket, they said.

They failed to maintain social distancing, wear masks and follow other COVID-appropriate behaviors, an official said. about 40 to 50 party workers,” Manoj Kumar, Bah Police Station Chief Officer, told PTI.

Meanwhile, BKU National Chairman Naresh Tikait has thrown his support behind SP-RLD candidates in the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh. The alliance of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) announced on Saturday its second list of seven candidates for the legislative elections. All the candidates are members of the RLD led by Jayant Chaudhary, according to the list shared by the party on social networks. The alliance lined up Rajpal Baliyan from Budhana and Chandan Chauhan from Meerapur, both in Muzaffarnagar district, and Ashraf Ali from Thana Bhawan in Shamli. “I hope that the people of the state will support the candidates of this coalition,” said Tikait, quoted by the PTI.