Raiding the opposition is BJP’s coping mechanism: Rahul Gandhi
Friday, 2 April 2021 () Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed the Election Commission hours after the poll body ordered repolling in Assam’s Ratabari after reports of EVMs in a BJP candidate’s car. The candidate, Krishnendu Paul, is a sitting MLA from Patharkandi. Acknowledging that there was a “violation of transport protocol,” the Commission, in a press statement released Friday morning, said that it has issued a show-cause notice to the Presiding Officer and also suspended him along with three other officers for the lapse.
In a live conversation with Ambassador Nicholas Burns of Harvard Kennedy School on April 02, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi explained why his party is not winning elections in the country. He said, "In Assam, the gentleman who runs our campaign has been sending videos of BJP candidates running around...
Hours after second phase of polling in Assam, a video surfaced online of an electronic voting machine being found in the car of Patharkandi BJP candidate Krishnendu Paul. Assam-based journalist Atanu Bhuyan tweeted the video first writing that the “situation is tense in Patharkandi” following the incident.
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Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) an annex hospital of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) witnessed a surge in consultation as the number of coronavirus cases rise in the state. "The government of Assam is ready with hospitals for the admission of the COVID patients. Initially, patients were admitted at Kalapahar hospital and subsequently will also start giving admissions to COVID positive patients as per the instructions of the higher authorities. We have 62 beds", says Dr Anupal Sharma, Additional Superintendent, MMCH.MMCH is one of the leading hospitals in the state which is an apex hospital of Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH).
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.
The Assamese New Year -Rongali Bihu, also known as Bohag Bihu began from April 14. Assam Government decided to allow celebrations this year, but with restrictions in public places. The festival will last for seven days and they are known as Chot Bihu, Goru Bihu Manuh Bihu, Kutum Bihu, Senehi Bihu, Mela Bihu and Chera Bihu Rongali or Bohag Bihu begins in mid-April and celebrations continue for several weeks, mainly concentrated on cultural functions. The Assam Government decided to allow Bihu celebrations with strict adherence to COVID appropriate behavior in public places.