Elections 2021 LIVE: O Panneerselvam files nomination from Bodinayakanur

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Updated: March 12, 2021 4:16:27 pm

Election Live Update: Political parties have intensified their campaign in poll-bound states like West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.

Election Live Update: West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala, Puducherry Latest updatesElection Live: Several key political leaders will be filing their nominations today from their respective constituencies across the poll-bound states of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry.

Election Live Updates: Alleging that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act was the BJP’s “political tool” to divide society for votes, Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi today said that if the Congress-led alliance comes to power in Assam it will not allow its implementation and make the state government party to the ongoing case in the Supreme Court to oppose the controversial law. The Congress is contesting the forthcoming polls as a part of the “Grand Alliance” along with the AIUDF, Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), CPI(M), CPI, CPI-ML and the Anchalik Gana Morcha.

In Tamil Nadu, DMK today announced the list of 173 candidates for April 6 Assembly elections. Party chief MK Stalin will contest from Kolathur and son Udhayanidhi from Chepauk- Triplicane. Filing of nominations for Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry Assembly elections has commenced today. The last date of filing of nominations is March 19. Yesterday, political parties in Tamil Nadu finalised their seat-sharing deal after several rounds of negotiations spanning over weeks. While AIADMK will contest on 178 seats, DMK will contest from 174 constituencies.

In West Bengal, BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari today filed his nomination from Nandigram. He will take on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee  from the constituency. Adhikari was accompanied by Union Minister Smriti Irani and Dharmendra Pradhan. Meanwhile, a TMC delegation today met Election Commission officials in New Delhi. They alleged that the EC had replaced ADG Law & Order and DG and the incident happened immediately after that. The TMC leaders claimed that the entire responsibility is with the ECI to prove where were the lapses. TMC leader Partha Chatterjee also questioned the silence of PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah over the alleged attack on Mamata Banerjee.

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    15:44 (IST)12 Mar 2021
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    15:13 (IST)12 Mar 2021
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    14:52 (IST)12 Mar 2021
    Smriti Irani today slammed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for being more keen in clicking photographs by falsely claiming credit for the central schemes

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    13:32 (IST)12 Mar 2021
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    13:29 (IST)12 Mar 2021
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    13:20 (IST)12 Mar 2021
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    11:28 (IST)12 Mar 2021
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    11:08 (IST)12 Mar 2021
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    10:36 (IST)12 Mar 2021
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    Amid all the election buzz, the focus remains on West Bengal which is witnessing a high-voltage campaign. While the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC is eyeing a straight third term, the BJP has emerged as the key opposition parties leaving behind the CPI-M which ruled the state for around 34-years before the TMC. The CPI-M is contesting this election in alliance with Congress and other regional parties.
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