BJP president JP Nadda alleged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's involvement in post-poll violence and said her silence for 36 hours is in itself is a proof. "The manner in which massacre and brutal killings took place and the manner in which the acting CM stayed silent for 36 hours speaks of her involvement. Mamata ji's silence speaks about her involvement and she starts her third term with blood on her hands," said Nadda.
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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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on May 07 criticised the central government for going ahead with the central vista project, amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. In a tweet he wrote, "Central Vista is criminal wastage. Put people's lives at the centre- not your blind arrogance to get a new house!" Calling his statement "unfortunate," BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said, "The country is fighting against COVID-19 and it is a time to come together and fight. But Congress does not want to miss any opportunity; they want to weaken this fight. Rahul Gandhi daily brings up the Central Vista issue; he should know that how much the government is spending into health sector. It's unfortunate that he is raising such issues."
The central government has to supply 700 metric tonnes of medical oxygen to Delhi every day till further orders, the Supreme Court said this morning. DMK chief MK Stalin was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, along with 33 members of his cabinet. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday with four urgent issues to address. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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Union Minister Smriti Irani arrived in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi to meet the family members of deceased BJP MLA Dal Bahadur Kori, who died of COVID-19. She hugged his wife and consoled her, at the latter's residence. She is on a visit to her Amethi constituency to assess the ground situation of COVID management.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on May 07 slammed Central government over the management of the current COVID situation in the country. She said India is "crippled by a political leadership today that has no empathy for the people". ""I say this categorically - India is crippled by a political leadership today that has no empathy for the people. The Modi govt has failed the people of our country"," Sonia said at Congress Parliamentary Party Meeting.
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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As official trends show Bharatiya Janata Praty (BJP) is set to retain power in Assam, BJP workers celebrated by distributing sweets at party office in Guwahati on May 02. In the 126-seat Assam Assembly, BJP is leading in 57 seats with its allies ahead on around 20. Voting for these elections took place in three phases between March 27 and April 6.
Assam's Sonitpur experienced a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on the morning of April 28. The tremors were felt even in Guwahati which is more than 180 km from Sonitpur. A residential building in Beltola town of Guwahati was also impacted by the earthquake. The Lakshmi Apartment has been damaged with several cracks following the earthquake. Fearing their lives, the residents of the apartment building are moving out. The building was later inspected by the officials of police and SDRF (State Disaster Response Force).