Assembly Elections 2021: CAA will be implemented in first Cabinet meet, Amit Shah announces in Bengal

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Updated: March 21, 2021 7:32:55 pm

Assembly Election 2021 News: CAA, seventh pay commission, PM-Kisan money, 33 per cent quota for women in government jobs are some of the key announcements of the BJP for Bengal.

West Bengal Election 2021: Home Minister Amit Shah

Assembly Election 2021 News Updates: Home Minister Amit Shah today released the BJP’s manifesto in Kolkata. The manifesto’s main theme is Sonar Bangla. The BJP has promised to implement seventh pay commission for government jobs, provide citizenship to refugees under CAA, 30 per cent job quota for women, three AIIMS in Jungle Mahal, Sunderban and North Bengal.

For educated youth, at every block, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose BPOs will be started. Among the announcements are Rs 20,000 crore Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar Fund for infrastructure of schools, 5 Universities at par with IITs and IIMs, new ambulance services, One Nation, One Health ID card, 10,000 start-ups with subsidized rooms, a mulberry silk research centre in Murshidabad, Kadambani Ganguly Health Infrastructure Fund worth Rs 10,000 crore, ASHA workers’ basic pay to be increased by Rs 2000 to Rs 6,000, and Rs 4,000 for every landless farmer.

Earlier in the day, the Home Minister addressed a public meeting at Egra in Purba Medinipur. During the rally, TMC MP and Suvendu Adhikari’s father Shishir Adhikari joined the BJP. Sisir Adhikari joined the BJP at Home Minister Amit Shah’s rally in Bengal. During a brief speech, he said, “Save Bengal from atrocities, we are with you, our family is with you. Jai Siya Ram, Jai Bharat.”

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    18:53 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    Sonar Bangla Aayog will also be started: BJP manifesto for Bengal

    • A Sailen Manna Sports University will also be started.

    • Khelo Bangla Mahakumbha will be organized every year.

    • Sonar Bangla Aayog will also be started.

    • A specific taskforce for coal, sand, water tanker mafia.

    • Several regional languages will be promoted.

    • A Common Eligibility Test for all state govt exams will be started.

    • Rs 2,000 crore Gostho Bihari Pal fund for development of sports.

    18:51 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose BPOs will be started: BJP Manifesto

    • For educated youth, at every block, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose BPOs will be started.

    • Rs 20,000 crore Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar Fund for infrastructure of schools.

    • 5 Universities at par with IITs and IIMs will be started.

    • We will start new ambulance services.

    • By 2025, seats in Nursing and medical colleges including post-graduate will be doubled.

    • One Nation, One Health ID card will be started.

    • 10,000 start-ups will be supported with subsidized rooms.

    • A mulberry silk research centre will be started in Murshidabad.

    • Kadambani Ganguly Health Infrastructure Fund worth Rs 10,000 crore will be started.

    • ASHA workers' basic pay is Rs 4,500 and we will increase it to Rs 6,000.

    18:48 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    BJP Manifesto: Under CMO, an anti-corruption helpline will be started - Key announcements

    • Under CMO, an anti-corruption helpline will be started

    • Toilet and clean drinking water to every family.

    • Tagore Prize at par of Nobel Prize and Satyajit Ray Int'l Awards at par of Oscars will be started to bring back Bengal's cultural richness.

    • For every landless farmer, we will provide Rs 4000 yearly.

    • We will build three new AIIMS in several areas.

    • Employment to at least one person per family.

    • Will implement the 7th Pay Commission.

    • We will ensure strictest border security and stop infiltration.

    • We will allow festivals to be celebrated without any restrictions.

    • Education from KG to PG will be free for all women.

    • Free transport for women in public transport.

    • We will give 30% reservation to women in govt jobs.

    • We will give 75 lakh farmers benefits under PM-KISAN directly into their bank accounts (10,000 per month).

    • Fishermen will get Rs 6,000 annually.

    18:46 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    BJP Manifesto: Key announcements by Amit Shah

    • Widow pension will be increased from Rs 1,000 to Rs 3,000.

    • 9 women police battalion and 3 women police reserve battalion will be started to safeguard women's security.

    • Free education to backward classes till graduation level.

    A Sonar Bangla fund worth Rs 11,000 crore which will promote art, literature and other such sectors.

    • Under 'Balika Alo', we will provide financial support to Dalits/adivasis/tribals and economical weak girl students.

    18:42 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    BJP to set up Tagore Award and Satyajit Ray International Award

    BJP Manifesto for Bengal: The Tagore Award and the Satyajit Ray International Award will be inaugurated on the lines of the Nobel Prize.

    18:39 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    Rs 4,000 every year to every landless farmer: Amit Shah

    Under the Farmer Safety Scheme, we will provide assistance of Rs 4,000 every year to every landless farmer.  To create 3 new AIIMS in North Bengal, Junglemahal and Sundarbans region: Amit Shah 

    18:35 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    BJP manifesto: Key announcements

    BJP manifesto: The education of KG to PG will be free for all daughters.

    There will be free travel for all women in public transport.

    The BJP government will also do the work to cover the Mahisya, Teli and other Hindu communities which are left in the list of OBC reservation.

    18:21 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    BJP Manifesto: Key announcements by Amit Shah

    30 per cent reservation for women in government jobs 

    PM-Kisan money for 75 lakh farmers who have not been paid yet

    Rs 6000 monetary assistance for fishermen in Bengal 

    Ayushman benefit for all eligible citizens in Bengal 

    Curb on infiltration, strenghteing border

    Three AIIMS will be set up in North Bengal, Sundarban, Jungle Mahal 

    Will provide jobs to one person in every family. 

    Seventh pay commission will be implemented after forming government in Bengal 

    Everyone will celbrate without any restrictions. There won't be any Saraswati Puja, Durga Puja 

    18:05 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    Amit Shah releases BJP's manifesto for Bengal

    Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah releases BJP's manifesto for West Bengal. 

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    17:01 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    PM Modi: BJP govt necessary for West Bengal

    PM Narendra Modi in Bankura: To get corruption-free systems, it is important to bring the BJP government. To give top priority to development, the BJP government is necessary for Bengal. Didi is already asking questions on EVM. It's the same EVM that kept her in power for 10 years. She is already witnessing her defeat in the upcoming elections. Every person in Bengal must exercise their power to vote without any fear.

    16:58 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    Will not let Mamata Banerjee kick Bengal's development: PM Modi in Bankura

    PM Narendra Modi in Bankura: "Didi (Mamata Banerjee), if you want you can put your foot on my head and kick me. But Didi, I will not let you kick West Bengal's development and dreams of its people. The more I question Didi, the angrier she gets. Now she says that she doesn't like my face. Didi, in democracy, it is the public service and not the face which is put to test." 

    16:25 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    Khela Shesh Hobe, says PM in Bankura

    Prime Minister Modi in Bankura: "Didi (Mamata Banerjee), you have only made hollow announcements in the last 10 years, where is the work you claim to have done? You keep saying 'Khela Hobe' while people of West Bengal have decided 'Khela Shesh Hobe' (the game will end)." 

    16:08 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    Didi will go, change will come: PM Modi in Bankura

    PM Modi in Bankura: The picture of Bankura today is witness that people of Bengal have decided on May 2, 'didi jacche ashol poriborton ashche, ashol poriborton anche...(Didi will go, change will come)'.

    15:49 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    PM Modi arrives in Bankura, to address a rally shortly

    West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Bankura, will address a rally shortly.

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    14:45 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    JP Nadda will hold rallies in Dibrugarh on Monday

    Assembly Elections 2021: Bharatiya Janata Party President JP Nadda will hold rallies in Dibrugarh, Jorhat and Biswanath Charali tomorrow (Monday).

    13:43 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    Amit Shah: Will implement seventh pay commission if voted to power in Bengal

    Will implement seventh pay commission for West Bengal govt employees if BJP voted to power, says Amit Shah at poll rally. 

    13:13 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra targets PM Modi in Jorhat, Assam

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Assam: Has the PM ever visited a tea garden, met women workers there?  Doesn't the PM feel their pain as his promise of giving Rs 350 per day as a daily wage to tea garden workers has not been fulfilled yet?: 

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    13:07 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    We are with you, our family is with you: Sisir Adhikari at Amit Shah's rally in West Bengal

    TMC MP and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari's father Sisir Adhikari present at Home Minister Amit Shah's rally at Egra, West Bengal. During a brief speech, he says, "Save Bengal from atrocities, we are with you, our family is with you. Jai Siya Ram, Jai Bharat."

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    13:02 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    BJP will make Bengal free of infiltrators in 5 years: Amit Shah

    Amit Shah in West Bengal: Didi gave the slogan of 'Maa, maati, manush' but did change come? Can she give you freedom from infiltrators? We will make Bengal free of infiltrators in five years. 

    12:46 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    Congress means instability and corruption, says PM Modi in Assam

    Assam Election 2021: The Prime Minister says when the Congress was in power at the Centre and in Assam, there was double negligence and double corruption. "You have to remember that Congress means instability, corruption. They have no vision or intention to do any good," the PM said.

    12:45 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    TMC MP Sisir Adhikari to join Amit Shah's rally in Egra

    West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: "I am going to attend the public meeting (Amit Shah's rally in Egra), says BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari's father and TMC MP Sisir Adhikari.

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    12:14 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    PM Modi: Assam will get 'double engine ki sarkar'

    PM Modi in Assam: It is now decided that Assam will get 'double engine ki sarkar', 'doosri baar, BJP sarkar'. 

    11:58 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    Assam: PM Modi to address a public rally at Bokakhat shortly

    Assam Assembly Election: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will shorty address a public rally at Bokakhat.

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    11:46 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    Congress manifesto in Assam: law to scrap CAA, farm loan waiver, lunch at Rs 10

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday released his party's election manifesto for Assam, making "five guarantees" that included Rs 2,000 per month for every housewife and law to nullify the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The Congress also promised to waive off farmers' agriculture debts and women's loans from micro-finance institutes, distribute kerosene and sugar through PDS, offer lunch at Rs 10 and price a quintal of rice at Rs 2,500. "Though Congress symbol is there in the document, actually it is a people's manifesto. It contains the aspirations of the people of Assam," Gandhi said.    In its manifesto, the Congress also "guaranteed" five lakh jobs in the public sector, 200 units of free electricity per month for all and a hike in the minimum wages of tea garden workers to Rs 365. Gandhi said Congress guarantees to defend the "idea of Assam" that contains culture, language, tradition, history and the way of thinking. "This is our commitment. You are aware that BJP and RSS are attacking the diverse culture of India and Assam. We will defend that," he told reporters. 

    11:23 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    West Bengal Election 2021: Case lodged against TMC candidate for 'intimidating' voters

    West Bengal Election 2021: A case was lodged against Trinamool Congress's Bardhaman Dakshin candidate Khokon Das on Saturday for allegedly intimidating voters ahead of the assembly elections in West Bengal. Addressing a public meeting at the Kankaleshwari Kalibari area of Burdwan city on Tuesday, Das allegedly said that after the election results will be announced, action will be taken against those who will vote for the BJP. Taking cognisance of press reports on Das' statement, Assistant Returning Officer of Bardhaman Dakshin constituency Diptarka Basu asked Inspector-in-Charge of Bardhaman police station Pintu Saha to investigate the matter and submit a report. Based on the report, Basu directed the police to file a case against the Trinamool Congress candidate for violating the model code of conduct. (PTI)

    10:46 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    Will TMC MP Sisir Adhikari join BJP? 

    West Bengal Election 2021: Suvendu Adhikari's father and TMC MP Sisir Adhikari met BJP leder Mansukh Mandviya on Saturday, raising speculation about him attending Amit Shah's rally at Egra in Purba Medinipur. Mandviya visited Adhikari's residence to invite the veteran politician to Shah's Egra rally and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's March 24 public meeting at Kanthi in Purba Medinipur, according to PTI. Adhikari's son and TMC MP Dibyendu Adhikari confirmed the invitation and told reporters, "We have spoken to the BJP leadership. We will take the final decision about whether to attend or not tomorrow morning."

    Dibyendu's elder brother Suvendu Adhikari joined the BJP at a rally of Amit Shah in December last year. His other younger brother Soumendu left TMC to join the BJP shortly afterwards. Septuagenarian Sisir Adhikari had earlier been removed as chairman of the prestigious Digha-Shankarpur Development Council and president of the Trinamool's district unit. On March 13, BJP MP from Hooghly and the party's assembly poll candidate from Chunchura Locket Chatterjee had visited the Adhikari residence and had lunch with him. Both sides however did not confirm at that time if Sisir Adhikari and his son Dibyendu will join the BJP and attend Shah and Modi's rally. (PTI)

    10:23 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    Amit Shah to release BJP's manifesto in Kolkata

    Home Minister Amit Shah will today release the BJP's manifesto in Kolkata. 

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    10:12 (IST)21 Mar 2021
    Kerala: BJP candidates whose nomination papers were rejected move High Court

    Kerala Assembly Elections 2021: The BJP candidates, whose nomination papers were rejected by the polling officers on Saturday have approached the Kerala High Court. The Court will hold a special sitting later today to hear the petitions. The nomination of N Haridas (BJP President of Kannur) from Thalassery constituency was rejected as the nomination paper didn't have the signature of BJP national president. Nominations of Dhanalakshmi Marimuthu (AIADMK candidate) from Devikulam constituency was rejected as she didn't fill Form 26 and Niveditha (state president of BJP women's wing) from Guruvayur constituency was rejected as she didn't mention state party chief's name in nomination paper. 

    Assembly Elections 2021: On Saturday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi released his party's election manifesto for Assam, making "five guarantees" that included Rs 2,000 per month for every housewife and law to nullify the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Releasing the document, Gandhi said his party will protect the idea of Assam that is being "attacked" by the BJP and RSS. "Though Congress symbol is there in the document, actually it is the people's manifesto. It contains the aspirations of the people of Assam," he said. (PTI)
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