BJP chief JP Nadda accused Congress of indulging in the 'politics of opportunism’. Mocking Rahul Gandhi, Nadda said he has limited knowledge of Assam’s culture. He also lashed out at AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal over not wearing ‘gamocha’. “Rahul Gandhi has very limited knowledge of the culture of Assam. Only recently, Badruddin Ajmal disrespected the (Assamese) gamocha. Congress party can only indulge in the politics of opportunism,” he said. “People who set these guarantees have very limited knowledge. The five guarantees by Congress is a display of mental bankruptcy,” he added. The three-phase Assam polls will conclude on April 6, votes will be counted on May 2.
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Assam recorded a voter turnout of nearly 75 percent in the second phase of polling, according to the latest figures from the Election Commission. The second phase election was held in 39 constituencies across 13 districts. According to EC data, the voter turnout was 74.76 percent at 7.30 pm. The polling ended at 6 pm. Congress alleged BJP behind the “disappearing” of an alliance party leader Rangja Khungur Basumatary. Congress demanded an investigation by Election Commission. Meanwhile, AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal cast his vote in Assam. Watch the full video for more details.
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AIUDG chief Badruddin Ajmal has triggered controversy for allegedly throwing a 'gamosa'. Referring to this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his rally in Kokrajhar said that everyone who loves Assam is hurt and angry after seeing those pictures as the hard work of the women of Assam 'Gamosa' was insulted publicly. PM Modi said, "Congress leaders say that the 'lock and key' (AIUDF symbol) people are the identity of Assam. Understand the lies and conspiracy of Congress. It has surrendered before such people to come back to power. Not only Congress but the entire Mahajot will be punished for this insult."
Fearing horse-trading, Congress on Friday morning flew out 18 of the 19 candidates of AIUDF, its ally in the “mahajot” in Assam, to a hotel on the outskirts... IndiaTimes Also reported by •Hindu •Indian Express