Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Saturday said his party will contest the upcoming Assam Assembly polls with the "like-minded" parties, a step seen as an effort to eat into votes of the BJP among the Hindi-speaking people.
Yadav, during his maiden visit to Guwahati, said he has already met Congress Assam chief Ripun Bora and will hold talks with the AIUDF to formalise the alliance.
"RJD has decided to expand its presence.
So, we will participate in Assam Assembly polls... We're talking to like- minded parties," he said.
Jharkhand High Court on Saturday granted bail to RJD president Lalu Prasad in the Dumka treasury case of the multi-crore rupees fodder scam, paving way for his release from jail. The bail was allowed to Prasad by Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh. The court directed him neither to leave the country without permission nor change his address and mobile number during the bail period. Watch the full video for more details.
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Jharkhand High Court on April 17 granted bail to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav in Fodder scam case. Party leader and Lalu's son, Tejashwi Yadav thanked the court and emphasized that Lalu Yadav has served half of the sentence. He also showed concerns over Lalu Yadav's health and said that the treatment of Lalu Yadav will continue in AIIMS. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav has been granted bail by Jharkhand High Court on April 17 in Fodder scam case related to fraudulent withdrawal from Dumka Treasury.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav has been granted bail by Jharkhand High Court on April 17 in Fodder scam case related to fraudulent withdrawal from Dumka Treasury. His bail plea was accepted with conditions including not leaving country without permission.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on March 25 slammed JDU government in Bihar over the action against opposition MLAs and sharply criticised Bihar Special Armed Police Bill 2021. "Bihar Police has become JDU's and Nitish Kumar's Police. Officers and CM should realize that we aren't BJP that we'll be scared of batons. Nitish Kumar will have to take back the black law or amend it," Tejashwi said.
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.
Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi cast his vote during first phase of polling for Assam Assembly elections on March 27. He expressed his confidence in winning the elections. Gaurav Gogoi said, "This is a very emotional moment as for the first time, I came here to the polling station without my family. But I'm grateful to people of Assam for the moral and emotional support, they've lent over the 5-6 months. At the same time, I am very confident that people are going to vote out the politics of lies and deceits. People are voting politics that guarantees people that their future is bright. I am confident that people will come out in large number."
The voting for Assam Assembly elections is underway on March 27. Keeping COVID-19 in view, the voters followed social distancing at polling station set up at Kamala Bari Junior Basic School in Majuli. In the first phase, total of 264 candidates are in the fray from 47 seats. Elections will be held in 3 phases in Assam starting today.
Voting for the first phase of Assam Assembly elections commenced on March 27. In the first phase, total of 264 candidates are in the fray from 47 seats. Elections will be held in 3 phases in Assam starting today. Election Commission has made all necessary arrangements for smooth voting amid COVID-19.
Ahead of Assam Assembly elections today, former prime minister and Congress leader Manmohan Singh urged people of Assam to vote wisely. Calling Assam his second home, Manmohan Singh said that it has been his privilege to represent Assam in Rajya Sabha for 28 years. "I am deeply grateful for trust and affection, of the people of Assam. The people of Assam, enabled me to serve our country as Finance Minister of India for 5 years and as Prime Minister of India for 10 years. Today I am speaking as one of you, once again the time has come for you to cast your ballot in the Vidhan Sabha election, you must vote wisely," said former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Ahead of the sixth phase of voting in West Bengal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held massive roadshows. While the BJP leader held a rally in Habra, the Trinamool Congress chief led a roadshow in Kolkata. Many participants at the rallies didn't follow Covid protocol, failing to maintain social distance. Some didn't even wear face masks. Watch the full video for more.
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Members of the US Navy sang a popular Hindi song at a dinner meeting between US Chief of Naval Operations Michael M Gilday and India's Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu. Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Sandhu shared a video of officers singing Yeh Jo Desh Hai Tera from the film Swades. The clip shows a team of singers and musical instrument players from the US Navy band dressed in their uniforms as they present the song.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation with Holi wishes. "Wishing you all a very Happy Holi. This festival of happiness, exaltation, joy and glee should infuse new vigor and new energy into everyone's life," PM Modi said in a tweet in Hindi. Holi marks the arrival of the spring harvest season in the country. Amid rising Covid cases, many state governments have declared a ban on the public celebration of the festival. India recorded 62,714 new cases in a span of 24 hours on March 29. Despite the curbs, people gathered to celebrate ‘Holika Dahan’ in Bihar’s Patna. The evening before Holi is known as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi. People light a bonfire to signify the burning of the demon Holika. Watch the full video for more.
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Guwahati police arrested an Assamese writer on April 6 over a Facebook post on the security forces after 22 personnel were killed in a deadly Naxal attack in Chattisgarh. The 48-year old Assamese writer Sikha Sarma received backlash after her post on Facebook questioning the terminology "martyr" used with regards to the slain soldiers.
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.
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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While addressing a press conference in Patna on March 23, the leader of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Tejashwi Yadav spoke after uproar in state Assembly over Bihar Special Armed Police Bill. Yadav said,..
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday met West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and offered his full support to her in the coming assembly polls in the state. He also took a..
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