After an EVM and EC officials were spotted in BJP candidate's car, it steered controversy followed by series of allegations. BJP in-charge in Assam, Baijayant Panda said that whenever Congress sees its defeat, they make such allegations. "It was case of car breaking down and offered help, there was no political intent behind it," said Baijayant Panda. "I urge people to read the report released by Election Commission. Perhaps there were some protocols that were not followed, result of which EC has taken punitive action on officials and ordered re-polls in that booth," added Panda.
A video surfaced on social media purportedly showing EVM in BJP candidate's car following second round of polling in Assam. Assam in-charge of BJP Baijayant Jay Panda claimed that "one of the official vehicles broke down and they were offered some help by another vehicle." The Election Commission has suspended four officials in the matter.
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.
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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After BJP failed to wrest West Bengal from TMC despite a high pitch election campaign, state party chief Dilip Ghosh said BJP will analyse the election results as to what went wrong, but added that the party's performance since the last assembly elections has increased many fold. The BJP was leading on 77 seats, according to the latest information provided by the Election Commission which also showed TMC ahead on 213 of 294 seats.
Terming Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee "Tigress of Bengal" after the TMC was looking set to return for the third straight term, Shiv Sena congratulated the leader on party's performance in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the democracy has won in West Bengal and the people of the state proved that they did not vote under any pressure. As per the latest Election Commission trends, TMC was leading on 205 seats while BJP was ahead in 79 constituencies.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday slammed the Congress, saying the grand old party "neither has a leader nor policy or ideology". Addressing a public rally in Karimganj ahead of the assembly elections in Assam, PM Modi said, "On one side, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has a policy, leadership, and good intentions. While on the other side, Congress neither has a leader nor policy or ideology." The Prime Minister also criticised the Congress for their alliance with the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF). Watch the full video for more details.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 18 said that Congress' corruption and vote bank-based governance made Assam one of the most disconnected states in India. "Today there is a wave of development and trust in Assam. There is only one issue in Assam today - development. Decades ago, this entire region was one that had better connectivity. However, Congress' corruption and vote-bank-based governance made Assam one of the most disconnected states in India," said PM Modi during rally in Assam's Karimganj.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Home Minister Amit Shah met party workers in Guwahati on March 22. Party's National president JP Nadda, vice president Baijayant Jay Panda and Union Minister Dr..