Assembly Election News: Home Minister Amit Shah today said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win 26 of 30 seats in West Bengal and 37 of 47 seats in Assam that went to polls in first phase. As per the latest input, 77 per cent turnout was recorded in Assam and 84 per cent in West Bengal in phase one. Amit Shah also praised the Election Commission for conducting violence-free polling across the state. Shah reiterated that the BJP will form the next government by winning over 200 seats.
BJP’s Mithun Chakraborty today said that the voter turnout in phase one shows change is coming in West Bengal. He was responding to a question on revised voter turnout which stood at nearly 84 per cent in first phase. He said the highest turnout means the poriborton was coming. Chakraborty is holding a massive road show at Bishnupur in Bankura district. The first phase of polling in West Bengal took place on Saturday (March 27). Voting for second phase will take place on April 1.
Campaigning for the BJP, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today said if elected to power his party will bring a legislation to protect traditions and practices of Sabrimala. “If we form government here, we will make legislation for the protection of traditions and practices of Sabrimala. This is our well-considered decision,” he said in Thiruvananthapuram. One of the star campaigners of the BJP, Rajnath Singh said Kerala believes that it needs a new political alternative and the BJP can provide it. The LDF, he said, should come out with an ‘Action Taken Report’ on their promises rather than giving false hopes. The LDF is a group of ten parties ruling the state under the leadership of Pinarayi Vijayan.