Union Home Minister Amit Shah made a big claim in a public meeting in West Bengal’s Sitalkuchi. Shah said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is winning over 50 of 60 seats in the second phase of the West Bengal Assembly Election. Amit Shah also claimed that Mamata Banerjee is losing from the Nandigram constituency. The second phase of voting for the Assembly election in West Bengal took place on Thursday. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is contesting from Nandigram seat. BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari is contesting from the same seat against Mamata. Watch the full video for more details.
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TMC leader Yashwant Sinha expressed confidence in West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's win in Nandigram. Hitting out at BJP's Suvendu Adhikari, Sinha said the opposition candidate is nowhere near her. Adhikari locked horns with Mamata from Nandigram seat in the second phase of assembly polls. “Mamata Banerjee is winning with a huge margin and the opposition candidate is nowhere near her,” Sinha said. He added,”As per Election Commission, campaigning for a phase should stop 36 hours before polling starts. However, this doesn't happen in today's time with the advancement of technology.” Sinha’s statement comes after PM Modi pointed out that Mamata may be filing nomination from another seat. Earlier, Mamata alleged that voters were not being allowed to exercise their franchise in Nandigram. The TMC supremo had said 63 complaints regarding booth capturing were sent to EC. Mamata also held a discussion with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar over call regarding the issue.
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Former Union Minister and TMC leader Yashwant Sinha on April 1 claimed that as per party's information, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is winning with a huge margin from Nandigram. He also expressed confidence that opposition is nowhere near Banerjee in Nandigram. BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari locked horn with CM Banerjee from Nandigram constituency. 2nd phase of assembly elections concluded in West Bengal on April 1.
After receiving flak for giving out 'free Flabiflu' in his parliamentary constituency East Delhi, BJP MP Gautam Gambhir on Thursday asked if a few strips of Fabiflu he obtained is causing its shortage and said he is proud to save somebody's life in this pandemic. "If a few 100 strips of tablets obtained from a distributor are being given for free, then, can it be called 'hoarding'? Is my obtaining a few strips of Fabiflu causing the shortage?", he said. "Those people, who let Remdesivir sell for Rs 30,000- Rs 40,000, or one hospital bed being given out for 5-10 lakhs, are calling this 'hoarding'?" he added. Watch the full video for more details.
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During the sixth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, a clash erupted on April 22 between the workers of BJP and TMC workers in West Bengal's East Bardhaman. Reason that triggered clash is yet to be known.
A TMC delegation submitted a memorandum to the Election Commission with request to consider appeal to club together remaining phases of West Bengal polls. "On 15th April, our party chief Mamata Banerjee appealed to the Election Commission to club together remaining phases of polls, keeping an eye on COVID situation. She repeated the same thing yesterday. We have submitted a memorandum to state the Election Commission with request to consider and review this," said TMC leader Sukhendu Sekhar Ray.
A TMC worker was allegedly stabbed to death in West Bengal's Paschim Medinipur. Incident took place in the district's Keshpur area in the early hours of Thursday. Police said Uttam Dolui was at a local club in Hariharpur when he was attacked. Police added that around 10-15 people allegedly attacked Dolui with sharp weapons. The 48-year-old TMC worker reportedly died on the way to a hospital in Midnapore. Police said seven people have been arrested in connection with the incident. Dolui's family alleged that BJP 'goons' attacked him to create tension in the area. BJP dismissed the allegations, saying they have no reason for resorting to violence. Meanwhile, a BJP worker was found hanging at his home in Purba Medinipur's Nandigram. Uday Dubey was found hanging at his home in Bhekutia area on Thursday morning. Dubey's family claimed that he was under stress as he was receiving threats from TMC. However, TMC denied charges and hit out at BJP for indulging in politics over a death. Police said a case of unnatural death has been lodged and further probe is underway. High-voltage Nandigram is under heavy security cover with Section 144 being clamped. In Nandigram, CM Mamata Banerjee is taking on her former aide, Suvendu Adhikari.
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Former police commissioner and BJP candidate from Debra constituency Bharati Ghosh alleged that her polling agent was not being allowed to enter a polling booth in Nowpara area. She alleged that her polling agent was gheraoed by goons and said that similar incidents were also happening in other areas. ‘In Barunia, voters are getting threatened. They are getting threatened before entering the booth. The election commission should ensure free & fair elections,’ Ghosh said. Voting is underway in a total of 30 assembly constituencies from the districts of South 24 Parganas, Bankura, Paschim Medinipur and Purba Medinipur. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Polling began at 7 am for 30 seats in the second phase of West Bengal assembly elections. Voters queue outside polling stations to cast their votes amid tight security. The second phase also includes voting in the high-profile seat of Nandigram. Voting, which will continue till 6.30 pm, is underway with adherence to Covid-19 protocols. Elections are being held in Purba and Paschim Medinipur, Bankura and South 24 Parganas. More than 75 lakh voters will decide the fate of 191 candidates in 30 constituencies. All eyes are on Nandigram where Mamata Banerjee is taking on her ex-aide Suvendu Adhikari. West Bengal is voting in eight phases for 294-seats, votes will be counted on May 2. Voting also began for 39 seats in the second phase of assembly elections in Assam. Fate of 345 candidates, including 26 women, is being decided by over 73.44 lakh voters. Over 73.44 lakh voters will exercise their franchise in booths spread over 13 districts. A total of 310 companies of security forces have been deployed to carry out strict vigil. The three-phase Assam elections will conclude on April 6, votes will be counted on May 2.
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Ahead of the fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls, crude bombs found in Uttar Dinajpur district. In a tip off, raid was conducted by Raiganj Police near a polling booth in South Goalpara under Raiganj Police Station limits. Bomb disposal squad present at the spot. Further investigations are underway. The fifth phase of West Bengal poll will take place on April 22.
Wearing PPE kits, three COVID-19 positive patients came to cast their votes in WB's Siliguri on April 17. They went to Booth No 173A at Siliguri Girls School to exercise their right. Fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections held today.
Election strategist Prashant Kishor has said that the BJP will not even cross double digits in the 2021 West Bengal assembly polls. The poll strategist, who has been roped in by the Mamata government,..
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