Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: Amit Shah says BJP will bring back ‘Sonar Bangla’

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Updated: March 14, 2021 9:29:21 pm

West Bengal Assembly Elections, Assam Assembly Elections, Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections Highlights: Home Minister Amit Shah is on a two-day visit to Assam and West Bengal.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah

Assembly Elections, West Bengal Elections, Assam Elections 2021 Highlights: Home Minister Amit Shah is back in poll-bound Assam and West Bengal. Today, he addressed two public gatherings in Assam. First, he spoke at Margarita and then headed for Nazira. Speaking at Nazira, he said that five years ago, the saffron party promised to free Assam from terrorism. “I want to ask the people of Nazira, have youth died due to any movement in Nazira? Vote to Badruddin will bring infiltrators. You want to free Assam from infiltrators or not,” he asked the people present in audience.

The Home Minister held a road show in Kharagpur in the evening. Shah said, “With over 200 seats, BJP is going to form the government in West Bengal under PM Modi’s leadership. Indeed, people of West Bengal want a change.”

Tomorrow, Amit Shah will address public meetings at Jhargram and Ranibandha in West Bengal before flying to Guwahati where he will address a Town Hall programme.

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    21:29 (IST)14 Mar 2021
    BJP will bring back 'Sonar Bangla': Amit Shah

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday 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. The senior BJP leader 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)

    20:14 (IST)14 Mar 2021
    BJP to win over 200 seats: Shah

    At the Kharagpur roadshow, Amit Shah said, 'With over 200 seats, BJP is going to form the government in West Bengal under PM Modi's leadership. Indeed, people of West Bengal want a change.'

    19:53 (IST)14 Mar 2021
    Amit Shah holds colourful roadshow in Bengal's Kharagpur

    Union Home Minister Amit   Shah held a colourful roadshow here in the West Midnapore district on Sunday as he sought to bolster the BJP's campaign in West Bengal ahead of the assembly elections. The roadshow, which commenced at the local BJP office, 'Premhari Bhavan', and concluded at Malancha petrol pump in the town, covered a distance of nearly one kilometre. Shah was accompanied by BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and party state president Dilip Ghosh. Thousands of supporters took part in the rally, which began after sundown, as residents stood on balconies and rooftops to witness the show. (PTI)

    17:52 (IST)14 Mar 2021
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    16:16 (IST)14 Mar 2021
    Amit Shah in Nazira: Vote to Badruddin will bring infiltrators

    Amit Shah in Nazira: "Five years ago, we promised to free Assam from terrorism. I want to ask the people of Nazira, have youth died due to any movement in Nazira? Vote to Badruddin will bring infiltrators. You want to free Assam from infiltrators or not." 

    15:01 (IST)14 Mar 2021
    Amit Shah targets Rahul Gandhi, Badruddin Ajmal

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    14:38 (IST)14 Mar 2021
    Infiltration will become a thing of past if we win again: Amit Shah

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    14:31 (IST)14 Mar 2021
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    14:09 (IST)14 Mar 2021
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    14:01 (IST)14 Mar 2021
    Mamata Banerjee arrives at Gandhi Murti in Kolkata on wheelchair

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    13:03 (IST)14 Mar 2021
    Assembly Election: Special stage and ramps set up for Mamata's wheelchair roadshow

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    12:50 (IST)14 Mar 2021
    Suvendu Adhikari slams Mamata Banerjee over 'Nandigram Divas'

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    12:09 (IST)14 Mar 2021
    DMK MLA Dr P Saravanan joins BJP in Chennai.

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    12:04 (IST)14 Mar 2021
    Will be campaigning in Assam and West Bengal, tweets Amit Shah

    Assam, West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: "I will be campaigning in Assam and West Bengal today," tweeted Home Minister Amit Shah. 

    Shah's public programs in Assam and West Bengal

    1) Public meeting in Margherita, Assam at 12:30PM.

    2) Public meeting in Nazira, Assam at 2PM.

    3) Road show in Kharagpur, West Bengal at 5PM.  

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    11:32 (IST)14 Mar 2021
    MoS G Kishan Reddy on Mamata's accident: It's a drama, Banerjee has stooped even lower before people

    MoS MHA G Kishan Reddy: It is not only the Observers but even common people who think the same. People from every party or region, people from her own party, West Bengal police, all of them think that it is a drama. With this, Mamata Banerjee has stooped even lower before people. 

    10:41 (IST)14 Mar 2021
    Assembly Election 2021: Amit Shah's schedule in Assam, West Bengal

    Assam, West Bengal Election 2021: Home Minister Amit Shah will be on a two-day visit to Assam and West Bengal. He will address public meetings and attend other political programmes in both the states. Shah will address two public meetings at Margarita and Nazira in Assam on Sunday. He will then leave for Bengal where he will hold a road show in Kharagpur in the evening. On Monday, Shah will address public meetings at Jhargram and Ranibandha in West Bengal before flying to Guwahati where he will address a Town Hall programme. Amit Shah and BJP president J P Nadda are also expected to meet the family members of 129 party workers in West Bengal who were allegedly killed in political violence in the sate in the last few years. The BJP has blamed the ruling Trinamool Congress for the violence.

    09:43 (IST)14 Mar 2021
    West Bengal Election: Injury to Mamata was due to accident, says report by poll observers

    Bengal Assembly Election: The incident in Nandigram which caused injury to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was an accident and not a planned attack, according to the report of two poll observers submitted to the EC on Saturday. The incident which took place at Birulia bazar in Nandigram in East Midnapore district on March 10 after Banerjee filed her nomination had taken place "suddenly" though a "conspiracy theory" was spoken about, the report prepared by special observer Ajay Nayak and special police observer Vivek Dubey to West Bengal for the state election stated, a source at the CEO office said. The report also said Banerjee was injured due to the suddenness of the incident. "The incident was not a planned attack but an accident. It had taken place suddenly", the source said quoting the report. About the injury to Banerjee, who is also the TMC supremo, in the incident, the report also said that "the suddenness of the incident led to it. "There was no conspiracy behind the incident." (PTI) 

    08:39 (IST)14 Mar 2021
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    08:36 (IST)14 Mar 2021
    Assam Assembly election: 267 candidates in fray in first phase, 408 file nominations for Phase-II 

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    NDA alliance partner AGP ministers Atul Bora (Bokakhat) and Keshab Mahanta (Kaliabor) will also try their political luck during the first phase of polling on March 27. Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President Ripun Bora (Gohpur), Congress Legislature Party leader Debabrata Saikia (Nazira), AICC Secretary Bhupen Borah (Bihpuria) and former ministers Bharat Narah (Naoboicha), Pranatee Phukan (Naharkatiya) and Rakibul Hussain (Samaguri) are contesting in the first phase. (PTI)

    08:24 (IST)14 Mar 2021
    Assembly Elections 2021: Congress releases list of 21 candidates for Tamil Nadu polls

    Tamil Nadu assembly elections 2021: The Congress yesterday night released a list of its 21 candidates for the April 6 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu. The list was issued after a meeting of the Congress' central election committee chaired by party chief Sonia Gandhi. The Congress is contesting 25 of the 234 seats in the Tamil Nadu assembly, with the DMK fighting on a majority of the seats. The Congress had contested 41 assembly seats in the last assembly polls. The Congress also announced its candidate for the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha bye-elections, fielding V Vijayakumar from the seat. (PTI)

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