Rahul Gandhi rides auto to campaign venue at Nemom
Sunday, 4 April 2021 () K Muraleedharan, MP, is the Congress-led UDF candidate at Nemom, the lone seat won by the BJP in the 2016 assembly polls. The constituency is witnessing a fierce triangular fight between the LDF, UDF and the BJP. Addressing party workers at Nemom, Gandhi, who also took out a roadshow, said he came in an autorickshaw.
India breached another grim milestone in the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic, as it witnessed the deadliest day of the pandemic with over 1500 deaths reported and a record ever biggest single day surge of 2,61,500 cases, taking the caseload to 1.47 crore total cases. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) April session has been postponed in view of the rising COVID-19 cases. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi cancelled all his public meetings in West Bengal, where voting in three of the eight-phase assembly election is yet to be held, hours after taking a jibe at PM Modi for assembling large crowds at his rallies. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that There is a shortage of ICU beds in Delhi. Queen Elizabeth bade farewell to Prince Philip at a funeral on Saturday that celebrated his seven decades of service.
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Congress President Sonia Gandhi said the government must reconsider its priority for vaccine candidates by reducing the immunization age to 25 years and above as also all younger persons with at-risk health disorders like asthma, angina, diabetes, kidney and liver diseases and other similar ailments. She alleged that some other states have received "preferential treatment and relief". Watch the full video for more details.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the country, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi asked Centre to lower the COVID vaccine age eligibility to 25 and above. "India has already exported nearly 6.5 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses to other countries. Considering the highest infection rate in the world in our own country, shouldn't vaccine export be held back and priority given to our citizens? Government must reconsider its priority for vaccine candidates by reducing the immunisation eligibility age to 25 and also to those young people with at-risk health disorders like asthma, angina, diabetes, kidney and liver diseases," questioned Congress president.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across India, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi alleged that BJP ruled states have been receiving preferential treatment in terms of medical equipment. "Some of our chief ministers told me that they were left with a few days of vaccines. They had no oxygen and they were running out of ventilators. But there has been a thundering silence on the part of the government. On the contrary, some other states of interests to the BJP have been receiving preferential treatment in terms of equipment etc," said Congress president.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor cast his vote at a polling station in Thiruvananthapuram on April 06. He seemed confident of high voting turnout by 10 am said it's a good sign for United Democratic Front (UDF). "The turnout has been pretty high by 10 am, already 20% , which is unusual for Kerala. As a general rule, when the turnout is high, the UDF will prevail,' said Tharoor. Total of 2.74 crore voters are exercising their franchise to decide fate of 957 candidates. Kerala votes in a single-phase today with results scheduled to be announced on May 02.
On the eve of single-phase elections in Kerala, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor confidently said that United Democratic Front (UDF) is coming as a force in the southern state of India. "I have campaigned in 56 constituencies. What I have seen on the ground has convinced me that the momentum is with the UDF. We are assured of very clear victory. BJP is barely competitive in 5 or 6 seats," said Shashi Tharoor. Kerala state assembly elections will be held in a single phase on April 06.
During a press conference in Chennai, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda said the party is making quick progress in the state of Kerala as because LDF and UDF have given misgovernance. "In Kerala, we are coming as a force because LDF and UDF have given misgovernance. People have started supporting BJP so we will do good in Kerala too," said BJP national president. Kerala state assembly elections will be held in a single phase on April 06.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is attempting to break electoral tradition in the state and buck anti-incumbency in the assembly election. The opposition has targeted the Chief Minister and his government over issues like the gold smuggling case and the government’s handling of the Sabarimala issue. However, infighting within the chief opposition block and Vijayan’s reputation as a good administrator is likely to hold him in good stead. So can Vijayan retain the last Left bastion in the country? Or will UDF make a comeback in the state? Is the BJP a factor in the Kerala polls? Expert Pollster Yashwant Deshmukh answers all these questions in the latest episode of our election special show Poll Baazi.
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An LDF supporter arrived at a polling booth in Pinarayi in Kannur to cast his vote. He donned red hoodies and red colour traditional dhoti. He shaved CPI (M) party logo on his head. Total of 2.74 crore voters are exercising their franchise to decide fate of 957 candidates. Kerala votes in a single-phase today with results scheduled to be announced on May 02.
Over 20 crore people from Assam, Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are voting in a huge electoral exercise today. For the latter three, this is the first and only phase of polling. It is Assam's third and final, while Bengal has five more. The 140 seats of neighbouring Kerala also vote in a single phase today, with the LDF government led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan looking to retain power. In Assam, the final phase sees 40 seats in play, with the ruling BJP targeting a second term. Puducherry is currently under President's Rule after the dramatic collapse of the V Narayanasamy-led Congress government.
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