Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that the state government has made COVID-19 testing mandatory at the airport for passengers coming from Mumbai and Karnataka. "Even if they have got themselves tested, they will be tested again here," he added. Himanta Biswa denied the need of night curfew in the state and assured that unlike last year Bihu will be celebrated in the state.
Assam Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma cast his vote at a polling booth in Amingaon area under Jalukbari constituency. "There're 40 seats in this phase, we are expecting to win on 22 of them. Number can be higher. This election we will win more seats. Last time we had won 84 seats, we are expecting at least 90 seats this time," Sarma said. This phase will decide the fate of 337 candidates across 40 constituencies of 12 districts in the state.
Ahead of fifth phase of West Bengal polls, Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah held a massive roadshow in Islampur of Uttar Dinajpur on April 13. Score of BJP supporters and workers were present during the roadshow. However, social distancing norms were disappeared and many were seen without masks. The 5th phase of Bengal elections are secluded to be held on April 17.