Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: There should be a nationalist govt in Assam that works for entire North East, says Amit Shah

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Updated: March 15, 2021 9:44:00 pm

West Bengal Elections, Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: Addressing a rally in Ranibandh, Amit Shah targeted the ruling Trinamool Congress and that people voted TMC for 'Ma Mati Manush' sarkar, expected political violence to end, but opposite happened.

Amit Shah in Bengal

Assembly Election 2021 News Updates: BJP chief JP Nadda today said that his party was not against the word ‘Congress’, but against its policies. “What have they done in 7 years? There’s one guarantee that there’ will only be scams if Congress comes to power. It’s up to you whether you want guarantee of scams or guarantee of development,” he said in Assam.

Home Minister Amit Shah in also in Bengal where he is campaigning for the assembly elections. Addressing a rally in Ranibandh, Shah targeted the ruling Trinamool Congress and that people voted TMC for ‘Ma Mati Manush’ sarkar, expected political violence to end, but opposite happened. “Violence and corruption increased, tribals had to pay Rs 100 for a certificate. Bring BJP government, no tribal will have to pay for certificate,” he said.

West Bengal will vote in eight-phases to elect leaders for the 294-member House. The polling will begin from March 27 and end on April 29. Results will be declared on May 2.

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    Mamata Banerjee's injured leg kicks off political spat ahead of West Bengal Assembly Elections

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    Banerjee suffered injuries on her left leg, hips, arm, chest, neck and shoulder as she fell down, apparently during a crowd surge when she was holding a rally after filing her nomination for the Nandigram seat. TMC leaders claimed it was the result of a conspiracy by the BJP to 'take her life'. (PTI)

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    19:59 (IST)15 Mar 2021
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    19:04 (IST)15 Mar 2021
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    18:54 (IST)15 Mar 2021
    Amit Shah takes a dig at Congress

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    18:21 (IST)15 Mar 2021
    West Bengal BJP files a complaint with the returning officer against Mamata Banerjee

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    "Hon'ble (CM Mamata Banerjee) submitted nomination from Nandigram, I objected against it today. There are six cases that she has not mentioned (in nomination paper). In 2018, 5 cases were filed in Assam, but she didn't mention them: Suvendu Adhikari 

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    West Bengal BJP files a complaint with the returning officer against Mamata Banerjee

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    "Hon'ble (CM Mamata Banerjee) submitted nomination from Nandigram, I objected against it today. There are six cases that she has not mentioned (in nomination paper). In 2018, 5 cases were filed in Assam, but she didn't mention them: Suvendu Adhikari 

    17:05 (IST)15 Mar 2021
    BJP is not against the word 'Congress', but against its policies: JP Nadda in Assam

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    14:43 (IST)15 Mar 2021
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    12:42 (IST)15 Mar 2021
    Kerala Assembly Election: Metro Man' Sreedharan launches campaign

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    Taking a dig at Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Sreedharan said, "he is a good chief minister for his party but not for the state." Sreedharan alleged that the LDF government did nothing for the development of the state during its five-year rule. He said the CPI(M)-led government did not take any steps for the implementation of NilamburNanjangud line to create a broad gauge rail connection from the town of Nanjangud in Karnataka to Nilambur in Kerala. Nothing has been done to implement a railway line between Guruvayur and Thirunavaya despite getting sanction, he added. (PTI)

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    10:56 (IST)15 Mar 2021
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    Home Minister Amit Shah yesterday promised that after coming to power, the BJP will be successful in ushering in "true change in West Bengal and turn the state into "Sonar Bangla" (Golden Bengal) again. He held a colourful roadshow at Kharagpur town in Paschim Medinipur district in support of BJP candidates contesting the West Bengal assembly election. Shah claimed that the huge turnout in the roadshow underscored that people want change in the state under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "I promise that the BJP government will be successful in bringing 'asli parivartan' (true change) and 'Sonar Bangla' will be created again," Shah said in a brief speech at the end of the roadshow. (PTI)
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