Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal's constituency Majuli is also going to polls in the first phase.
Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi on Saturday said that he is confident that the people of Assam are going to vote out politics of lies and deceit and said his party will perform well in the state Assembly polls.
"I am confident that people are going to vote out politics of lies and deceit.
They will vote out politics of those selling hate," Gogoi said.
A week after results of the Assam Assembly elections were announced, the Bharatiya Janata Party finally ended the suspense about who will be the new Chief Minister. Himanta Biswa Sarma, a minister in the outgoing government has been selected for the top post. He will be replacing Sarbananda Sonowal who may be accommodated in the Union Cabinet in the future. The announcement was made during a meeting of the BJP legislative party, which was also attended by Union minister and BJP central observer Narendra Tomar. Watch the full video for more.
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After a series of meetings of BJP Legislative Party at the Legislative Assembly, Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected as the leader of the BJP legislative party in Assam and next Chief Minister. After securing a re-run in Assam last week, they were multiple questions around the chief ministerial face. Outgoing chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal tendered his resignation to Governor Jagdish Mukhi in Raj Bhavan on May 09.
As Assam awaits to see who its next chief minister will be, Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma rushed to Delhi on Saturday to hold talks with the BJP’s leadership; Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that there is still a shortage of vaccine doses against the coronavirus disease in the capital; At least 10 workers died in a quarry in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district after a large quantity of explosive material ignited. This and more news at 2PM.
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As trends indicated BJP's return to power in Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the counting of votes is still going on but it is clear that the BJP is forming government in the state. Sonowal attributed the performance of BJP to "public cooperation". According to Election Commission, BJP and its allies were leading on nearly 80 seats in the 126-member Assam Assembly.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi told a court in Gujarat that his remarks on Modi surname during an election rally in 2019 was nothing but sarcasm. Rahul Gandhi appeared before a magisterial court in Surat to defend himself in a defamation suit that was filed by a Gujarat BJP MLA.
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West bengal CM Mamata Banerjee who has challenged her defeat from the Nandigram constituency wants her case reassigned to a different bench. The TMC supremo believes Justice Kaushik Chanda, before whom the matter is listed, should recuse himself as he had alleged links with the BJP.
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BJP MP Maneka Gandhi is caught in a row with the Indian Veterinary Association. The association has released audio tapes of her abusive and threatening phone calls conversations with three veterinarian doctors. Yesterday, the IVA observed Black Day following the alleged misconduct by the BJP leader.
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Supreme Court said today that the State boards need to prepare an internal assessment scheme for Class 12 exams and declare the results on the basis of the assessment by July 31. Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday reported its first Covid-19 death linked to the Delta Plus variant of SARS-CoV-2. Mamata Banerjee today joined a Calcutta High Court hearing on her petition challenging the election of the BJP's Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram virtually. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir at his Delhi residence at 3 PM.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday released a white paper on India's Covid-19 management. this prompted the BJP to hit back and ask the Wayanad MP to save his suggestions and get vaccinated first. This is what happened.
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Veteran politician Sharad Pawar is not hosting a third front meeting today. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday released a white paper on Covid-19 management while saying its purpose is to help the country prepare for a possible third wave of coronavirus and not to criticise the government.
India recorded under 50,000 new Covid cases in 91 days, with 42,640 new cases. 86.16 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered across the country in the last 24 hours. Nepal prime minister KP Sharma Oli, whose controversial remarks last year led to friction between India and Nepal, has now claimed that yoga originated in his country.
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