BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma was barred from campaigning for 48 hours by the election commission over his alleged threat to the chairman of Bodoland People's Front, who is a Congress alliance partner in the state. After which Congress General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala urged EC to debar PM...
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.
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.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has called an all-party meeting to ensure implementation of COVID-19 norms during election rallies. Meeting will be presided by Aariz Aftab, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), West Bengal at Kolkata Circuit House on April 16.Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation also reached to attend the meeting. The discussion is underway.
Reacting on the Election Commission's decision over a 24-hour ban on West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh from election campaigning for making "highly provocative and inciteful remarks", party National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on April 15 said, "If EC has issued some guidelines, whether it's for my party or somebody else, everyone should have to follow the guidelines. We welcomed the Election Commission's decision." The eight-phase Bengal Assembly elections will conclude on April 29.
After being banned by the Election Commission for making "highly provocative and inciteful remarks", WB BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said, "It is fine. EC wants free and fair elections and this time the elections are little high voltage and this has been started by Mamata Banerjee. Every action has a reaction. EC has all the rights to ban someone if they think someone is not conducting well... Our party is not running by a single person. We have other members who'll hold rallies now. This is a day off for me. Unlike Mamata Banerjee, I am not protesting against EC's decision." The eight-phase Bengal Assembly elections will conclude on April 29.
Union minister Anurag Thakur reacted to the campaign ban imposed by the Election Commission on Bharatiya Janata Party leader Himanta Biswa Sarma. He was barred from campaigning, initially for 48 hours, and then 24 hours after an 'unconditional apology'. Sarma allegedly threatened Bodoland People's Front chief Hagrama Mohilary with jail through the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Watch the full video for more.
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India added 89,129 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours amid a worrying surge in Covid cases that has prompted states like Maharashtra to consider lockdown; Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma, who was barred from campaigning for 48 hours by the Election Commission of India (ECI) over his comments on his rival Hagrama Mohilary, has approached Guwahati High Court. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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BJP MP Anurag Thakur supported Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma by saying that BJP would approach the court against Election Commission's 48-hour ban. BJP MP Anurag Thakur said, "On legal and factual grounds, BJP will approach the court against Election Commission's 48-hour ban on Himanta Biswa Sarma from campaigning in Assam." The Election Commission on April 02 debarred Assam Minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma from campaigning for ongoing elections for 48 hours for his remark against Bodoland People's Front chairperson Hargama Mohilary.
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