Elections 2021 Live: PM Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today campaigned in Assam ahead of first phase polls on March 27.
While PM Modi addressed a rally from Kharagpur, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held rallies in Haldia and Khejuri .
Elections 2021 Live: Countering the Congress’ promise of providing tea workers in Assam with Rs 365 per day wage, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accused the Congress of insulting the tea workers of the state. “I am pained to witness Congress, the oldest party of our nation to conspire Assam’s identity as a tea hub. This election, the people of Assam will teach them a lesson. Congress who is contesting elections in Assam doesn’t even recognise Assam’s tea gardens. This is how they insult the people of Assam,” said PM Modi. He said that NDA led government is committed to increase the wages of ‘Tea Garden Areas’ as it is playing a pivotal role in making India self-reliant. “The Congress and its allies want to take advantage of this time. They want to destroy what Assam has achieved in the last five years. So people of Assam have to be cautious. Congress can put anyone at stake for its own benefit,” said PM Modi alleging that the grand old party has joined hands with parties that are a danger to Assam’s culture and heritage. Earlier today, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at the BJP and PM Narendra Modi from Jorhat in Assam. He said that if Congress is voted to power in the state, CAA won’t be implemented. Rahul Gandhi claimed that tea workers will get Rs 365 per day. He accused the BJP of not fulfilling its promises. Rahul Gandhi will also be addressing a rally at Gohpur in the Sonitpur district of the state. Rahul Gandhi interacted with college students at Lahowal and addressed a rally at Doomdooma in the Tinsukia district yesterday. Meanwhile, addressing a rally from Haldia today, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee said that PM Modi has destroyed the economy of the country. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has destroyed the economy of this country – from note bandi to bank bandi. They will soon say to sell Haldia port,” said Banerjee.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also addressed a rally from Kharagpur in West Bengal today. PM Modi said that only BJP’s double-engine government can bring development to Bengal. “Yesterday WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook were down for 50-55 min, everybody got worried. But in Bengal, development, and dreams have been down for 50-55 years. First, it was Congress, then Left, and now TMC, who’ve blocked state’s development,” said PM Modi. He said that people of Bengal have seen destruction by Congress, Left and TMC. “They ruined people’s dreams. In the last 70 years, you gave opportunities to everyone but give us 5 years, we will free Bengal from the 70 years of destruction, we will sacrifice our lives for you,” said PM Modi. Responding to the allegations of cut-money and tolabazi, Mamata Banerjee today said that the BJP is the biggest tolabaz in the world. She said that it should never be allowed to rule the state. She also alleged that PM Narendra Modi has destroyed the economy. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has destroyed the economy of this country – from notebandi to bank bandi. They will also sell Haldia port,” said Banerjee.
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In Tamil Nadu, the filing of nominations for the April 6 Assembly polls ended yesterday with over 6,300 candidates filing applications to contest from 234 constituencies. As many as 6,357 candidates, including 5,398 men, 956 women and three transpersons, filed their nominations to contest the polls, as per data hosted on the official website of the Chief Electoral Officer, Tamil Nadu at 9.40 pm on Friday and the final tally may increase.