Union Minister Nitin Gadkari along with VK Singh, including party's Tamil Nadu chief L Murugan, released BJP's manifesto on March 22 for the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, at Le Royal Meridien Chennai. Tamil Nadu will go to Assembly polls in single phase on April 06. Counting of votes will be held on May 02.
Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari reacted on high prices of electric vehicles. He said that presently the prices are higher but he hopes that the prices of petrol, diesel vehicles and electric vehicles will be equal within two years. "Presently, prices of electric vehicles are higher but I hope that prices of electric bikes, cars and buses and those run by petrol and diesel will be equal within two years," he said.
Soon after TMC poll strategist Prashant Kishor audio clip leaked in which he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee equally popular in the Bengal Assembly polls, two time former TMC MLA and now BJP leader Rajib Banerjee said that Kishor strategy has failed in Bengal. "Prashant Kishor's strategy will not work in Bengal, his strategy has failed. TMC has finished here. In Bengal, only Narendra Modi's strategy will work," said BJP's Banerjee.
After a leaked audio of TMC's poll strategist Prashant Kishor surfaced out in which he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee equally popular among the Bengal Assembly polls. "Modi, Mamata equally popular," said Kishore in the leaked audio. Citing the leaked audio of Prashant Kishor, BJP leader and candidate from Chunchura constituency Locket Chatterjee said that even Prashant Kishor knows that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is best and 'sonar Bangla' will be made under his leadership. "Prashant Kishor also knows that Modi ji is the best and a 'sonar Bangla' will be made under his leadership. But to fool the people he got associated with TMC," said Chatterjee in Hoogly. However, Prashant Kishor claimed that it a 'selective use of audio clip'. He also asked BJP to release full conversation.
In the ongoing fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly cast his vote at a polling booth in Behala constituency of South 24 Parganas district. A total of 1,15,81,022 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in this fourth phase of assembly election. The fifth phase of the assembly elections will commence on April 17. Counting of votes will take place on May 02.
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.
During a public rally in West Bengal's Siliguri, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 10 said that, "It's time to change the kind of political environment that has been created in Bengal for past several decades. 'Tolabaaj mukt' Bengal will be formed now. 'Syndicate mukt' Bengal will be formed now. 'Cut money mukt' Bengal will be formed now." Meanwhile, polls are underway in 44 constituencies of WB Assembly.
During a public rally in West Bengal's Siliguri, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 10 conveyed his condolences to the demise of the people who died in the Cooch Behar firing incident and said his sympathies are with the families of those who died in the incident. "What happened in Cooch Behar is very saddening. My sympathies are with the families of those who died, I condole their demise. Didi and her goons are perturbed, seeing the people's support for BJP. She has stooped to this level as she can see her chair slipping away," the PM said. "I would like to tell Didi, TMC and their goons clearly that their ways will not be allowed to work in Bengal. I urge the Election Commission to take strict action against the accused of the incident in Cooch Behar," he added. Earlier, at least 4 people were killed and four got injured in incident of firing in WB's Cooch Behar during the fourth phase of Assembly elections today.
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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The counting of votes for the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) elections is currently underway across 16 sub-divisional magistrate offices in Tripura. The election was contested among 157 candidates including 14 from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 17 from Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura(IPFT ) candidates, 28 from Left Front, 28 from Congress, four from the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT), 30 from other political parties, and 38 independent candidates.Counting at Birendra Nagar School, Jirinia was seen amid tight security arrangements.
Indian Secular Front chairman and candidate from Bhangar in South 24 Parganas district, Naushad Siddiqui and BJP candidate from the same constituency, Soumi Hati greeted each other. Both are the candidate from Bhangar constituency in South 24 Parganas district. This phase of elections will witness an intense battle between 373 candidates in 44 constituencies.
BJP leader Amit Malviya released leaked audio clips of Prashant Kishor speaking to journalists. Malviya claimed that even TMC's internal surveys show BJP's win in Bengal assembly polls. Malviya took to Twitter and shared the audio clips of the public chat on Clubhouse app. In the chat, Kishor is purportedly heard saying that 'PM Modi is very popular in Bengal’. Malviya claimed that Kishor also spoke on 'anger against TMC' and ’55% Hindus are voting for BJP’. Clubhouse is an audio-only app where participants can host discussions in open rooms. Responding to Malviya's tweetstorm, Kishore challenged BJP to release the entire conversation.
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"'Parivartan' will happen on May 2 BJP's chief minister will take oath," BJP leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari expressed confidence during a public rally in Joypur village in Bankura district. "'Parivartan' will happen on May 2.'Lotus' will win. Bharatiya Janata Party will get a majority. On May 3, our leader will be elected. On May 4, BJP's chief minister will take the oath. No one can stop it now," said Union Minster Gadkari.