Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a road show in West Bengal's Siliguri on April 12 ahead of fifth phase of assembly elections. With no social distancing, a large number of supporters came for Shah's rally. The fifth phase of West Bengal elections will be held on April 17.
Home Minister Amit Shah assured the Gorkha population that they would not be affected by the NRC. Speaking in Kalimpong, ahead of Assembly polls on the 17th of April, Shah said that TMC has been spreading rumours about the NRC and said that not a single Gorkha would be asked to leave. Shah also said that the CPM and the TMC had both been unjust to the region and said that the BJP would form an SIT to probe and punish those responsible for the killing of the local population in 1986 & the more recent Gorkhaland agitation. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah blamed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for violence that happened during fourth phase of polls in Cooch Behar's Sitalkuchi. The violent incident had claimed lives of four people. "Didi is abusing BJP unnecessarily. You're mistaken that BJP is contesting against you. It is the mothers, sisters of North Bengal, Rajbongshi community, the Gorkha community, the tea workers, the farmers who are contesting against you," said Amit Shah. He further said, "The 4th phase polls were held in North Bengal. Didi instigated people, told them to gherao CRPF and loot them. People listened to her, weapons were snatched, bullets were fired, four people died. Didi had you not instigated them they wouldn't have died. A fifth person also died. A youth, Anand Burman had gone to cast his vote but TMC goons shot him dead. Didi is speaking about the 4 but nothing on Anand Burman. Why? It's because he belonged to Rajbongshi community that is not a part of her vote bank." Eight-phase Bengal elections will conclude on April 29.
Ahead of fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a roadshow at Kalimpong on Apr 12 and appealed people to choose 'lotus govt' to get justice. Slamming CM Mamata Banerjee, HM Shah said, "Kalimpong suffered for years. In 1986, CPM oppressed you, over 1200 Gorkhas lost lives. You were not given justice. When Didi came, she took lives of several Gorkhas. You were not given justice. Choose 'lotus govt', we'll form SIT and send them behind bars."
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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Targeting senior Congress leader V Narayanasamy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the previous party government headed by him was a 'disaster' that failed on all fronts and lampooned him over not being fielded for the April 6 Assembly polls here. PM Modi pointed out that the senior Congress leader was not contesting the polls this time. "In the long list of non-performing Congress governments over the years, the previous Puducherry government has a special place. The high command government, Delhi high command government of Puducherry failed on all fronts," he said. Watch the full video for more details.
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Ruckus at Congress office in Puducherry during party's Election Committee meeting. Additional security forces were deployed outside the party office following ruckus. Scuffle started after Congress leader MP Venkatesan waved a DMK flag in the meeting. Members entered into verbal arguments, started getting physical by pushing one another. Former Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy was also present at the meeting. Polling for 30 assembly seats in Puducherry will be held on April 6, results on May 2. Congress has entered into an alliance with DMK, CPI, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK). As per seat-sharing agreement, Congress will contest from 15 seats while DMK from 13. CPI and VCK will field their candidates on one seat each in upcoming assembly polls.
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Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi will visit Bangladesh on Mar 26. He'll be on two day visit to the neighbouring country. During his visit, he will be inaugurating Bapu Bangabandhu Digital Video Exhibition in Dhaka. High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh, Vikram Doraiswami said, "It is celebration of 50 years bilateral relationship of India and Bangladesh. Bapu Bangabandhu was the younger contemporary of Mahatma Gandhi. It's been years since any Indian Prime Minister visited Bangladesh. The idea is to showcase the connectedness between our two cultures and histories. This is the first time any Indian dignitary to actually pay personal tribute to Bangabandhu at his Samadhi."
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar responded to alleged racism charges in the UK during the Rajya Sabha session on Monday. Jaishankar was responding to a question raised by BJP MP Ashwini Vaishnav. Jaishankar said that the issue will be taken up with the UK when required. "As a friend of the UK, we also have concerns about its reputational impact," Jaishankar said. "What I do want to say is that we have strong ties with the UK (and) we will take up such matters with great candour when required," he said. "I do want to say that as a land of Mahatma Gandhi, we can never ever turn our eyes away from racism wherever it is. Particularly so when it is in a country where we have such a large diaspora," he added. Watch the full video for more details.
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Actor Anupam Kher attended an event organised to mark the launch of MK Gandhi's iconic march to Dandi in 1930 to symbolically break the malicious salt law imposed by the British. Kher said that it was a day to thank the lakhs of people who had made the ultimate sacrifice to liberate India. The actor warned that freedom, won after such hardships, shouldn't be taken for granted. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also graced the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'. Watch the full video for more.
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Actor Anupam Kher attended the 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' programme on Friday in Ahmedabad to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India's independence. The 66-year-old actor, who is also a member of the committee said, "It's a day to thank those due to whom we're breathing in independent India. It's the time to recall that freedom shouldn't be taken for granted, people gave their lives to make it happen." Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' and flagged off Padyatra (foot march) from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad to Dandi in Navsari and would end on April 5 lasting for 25 days. Union Minister Prahlad Patel led the first lap of 75 kilometres of the Padyatra.In 1930, the iconic Dandi March was led by Mahatma Gandhi. The government took initiative on March 12 because of that glorious day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in long list of non-performing Congress govt over the years, previous Puducherry government had a special place. He said that Delhi high command government of Puducherry failed on all fronts. "Take any sector - education, filling of medical seats, welfare of SC-STs, there was only loot," he said.
What led to the Congress-led Puducherry govt's fall ahead of Assembly elections in the Union Territory? A big factor happens to be the former LG and celebrated top cop Kiran Bedi who was unceremoniously removed by the BJP. And also BJP's own ambitions to gain a foothold in the union territory that has been a Congress stronghold. We explain.
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Conventional wisdom suggests the best-case scenario for Joe Biden is for Democrats to sweep the two Senate runoffs in Georgia in January – putting Democrats in control of both sides of Congress as well as the White House. However, Chris Cillizza argues in his latest episode of The Point that a divided Congress may actually be a good thing for Biden.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal assures that the farmers can be anything but anti-nationals. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi says we will send Modi back to Nagpur like people sent British empire. Union Home Minister Amit Shah mocks congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his Fisheries ministry remark during his speech in Karaikal. Retired Congress MP from Jammu And Kashmir Ghulam Nabi Azad praised Prime Minister Modi for not hiding his true self. ISRO takes copy of Bhagavad Gita and Photo of PM Modi to space. All this and more news at 9 pm.
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Home Minister Amit Shah slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over development and unemployment issues in the state. He asked "how employment will generated in the state if there is not a..