Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a pot shot at BJP by saying that wherever the party and its ideologue RSS go, hatred starts to intensify there. He said, "People of Assam say their history and culture are being attacked. Tamil Nadu and Bengal are facing the same thing." The fifth phase of assembly polls will be held in West Bengal on April 17.
Halfway through the West Bengal elections, a controversy over Trinamool Congress' poll strategist Prashant Kishor's leaked chat caused a storm. One of the statements made by Kishor, as released by BJP, involved a declaration that 'if there's a vote, it's for Hindus, for polarisation, and for Modi'. Pollster Yashwant Deshmukh decodes this statement, and how political parties in India have used appeasement and polarisation politics to win votes. Watch the full video for more.
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Assam Minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma mocked Congress' for its promise of not implementing CAA in the state if they come to power. "I think they have huge majority in the Parliament and they can decide," quipped Himanta Biswa. On BJP's plans for upcoming assembly elections, Biswa said, "In the first phase, we are contesting on 47 seats and we hope to win 45-46 seats in this phase." Targeting Congress, Himanta Biswa said that Rahul Gandhi used to pay only Rs 96 when he was in power while present Govt is paying Rs 218.