Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by saying that her criticism of Election Commission (EC), Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), and Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) has led to her abusing her own party's polling agents now. He said that CM Banerjee is so desperate that she is defaming Bengal's voters. "Didi abuses EC, CAPF, EVM.. to the extent, that Didi is abusing her own party's polling agents now. She is so desperate that she is defaming Bengal's voters. Didi, o Didi! People of Bengal don't expect you to have sensitivity anymore," he said. Voting was conducted for the fourth phase of assembly elections in Bengal on April 10.
Continuing his attack on TMC during his campaigning in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Krishnanagar said that the double engine government will provide a new political environment to Bengal. "This holy land will be free from mafia, cow smuggling, infiltration," he said. Polling is underway for 44 assembly constituencies in 4th phase of West Bengal elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Krishnanagar said that after a wait for decades, the 'mahayagya' of 'ashol poribortan' has started in Bengal. Targeting TMC-led state government he said, "This 'mahayagya' will teach a lesson to appeasers." Voting is underway in 44 constituencies in five districts of West Bengal during the fourth phase of the state Assembly polls.
Reacting to the firing incident in WB's Cooch Behar where four people died during polling for the fourth phase of assembly elections, TMC leader Saugata Roy on April 10 said, "Why did the Central Armed Police Forces fire? Where do they get this audacity of firing on common voters? That is the main question. This is a part of a conspiracy and we do not think that the PM is out of this conspiracy. This is an effort to intimidate voters." At least 4 people were killed and four got injured in the firing in WB's Cooch Behar today.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda on April 09 held a roadshow in Rajarhat of Gopalpur constituency. During the roadshow, Nadda slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on various issues. The first three phases of the eight-phased West Bengal polls have already taken place. The fourth phase of the elections will be held on Saturday. Counting of the votes will take place on May 02.
Bharatiya Janata Party National President Jagat Prakash Nadda reacted on attack on convoy of West Bengal state chief Dilip Ghosh. Condemning the attack, he said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has made it a culture of West Bengal. "Over 140 BJP workers were injured, I also got attacked. CM Mamata has made it (attack) a culture and that is why people have decided to say good bye to Mamata with log stock and barrel," he said. BJP chief Dilip Ghosh's convoy was allegedly attacked in Cooch Behar on April 07. The fourth phase of the elections will be held on April 10. Counting of the votes will take place on May 02.
On the occasion of BJP's 41st foundation day, party president JP Nadda arrived at party's headquarters in Delhi on April 06. He was welcomed by BJP's National General Secretary Arun Singh. JP Nadda paid floral tribute to Syama Prasad Mookerjee and Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. Several other BJP leaders also paid tribute to their leaders. Later in a day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address BJP workers across the country on the occasion of the 41st foundation day.
Where several states are complaining about the shortage of COVID vaccines, Tamil Nadu on the other hand asserted that the state does not have any such problem. Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan on April 10 informed that his state does not have any shortage of vaccines. "The no. of active cases in the state is now around 33,659 including 12,861 cases in Chennai. We are rapidly increasing COVID care centers. Here, we are planning 11,775 COVID care centres so that asymptomatic and mild cases don't occupy the oxygen beds," he said. "In Tamil Nadu, we don't have a shortage of vaccines. We have almost 18 lakh doses of vaccine available. We are aiming to do 2 lakh vaccinations in a day. In that case, our stock will last for 9 days," he added.
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Following the death of five people in two separate incidents in Cooch Behar during polling for the fourth phase of assembly elections in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee criticised the central government as she accused Home Minister Amit Shah of being the conspirator. Calling BJP's election campaign in Bengal a "shame on democracy", Banerjee asked the Chief Ministers of opposition states to raise their voice against Centre. Banerjee said she will visit Cooch Behar tomorrow to take stock of the situation.
Amid Bengal polling for the 4th phase of election, BJP shared a damaging video clip about TMC leader Sujata Mondal in which she is heard calling a section of people "beggars by nature".
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BJP has filed a complaint against Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan’s daughter Shruti Haasan, accusing her of trespassing into a polling booth where she was accompanying her father for booth visit in Coimbatore South. Kamal Haasan, after casting his vote in Chennai with his daughters Shruti and Akshara, headed straight to Coimbatore South, from where he is contesting the Tamil Nadu assembly elections.
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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MP K Kanimozhi, who has tested positive for COVID-19, on Tuesday cast her vote for the Tamil Nadu assembly elections while wearing a Personal protective equipment (PPE) kit. The DMK leader voted at a polling station in Mylapore. "I tested positive for Covid-19. As a result, I was advised to isolate. Have been receiving medical care in a hospital. I thank all those who have sent me messages and expressed concern for my well-being," the DMK leader had tweeted on Monday. Tamil Nadu went to polls on Tuesday in a single phase and recorded a voter turnout of 67.64 per cent. Watch the full video for more details.
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DMK MP K Kanimozhi, who had tested positive for COVID-19, cast her vote in PPE kit at a polling station in Chennai's Mylapore on April 06. Along with her, other positive patients also arrived at the polling booth to cast their vote. Election Commission has designated one hour between 6 pm and 7 pm for voting by COVID positive patients. Elections are being conducted on all 234 seats in Tamil Nadu today and counting of votes will be done on May 02.
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