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.
BJP President JP Nadda, while condemning the post-poll violence in West Bengal, said that the brutal incidents reminded him of the partition days. "I condemn the brutal killings which have taken place after the results. We also stand by the people of Bengal and all citizens residing in Bengal with whom such incidents took place. This makes me remember the partition days," said Nadda
All India NR Congress (AINRC) president N Rangasamy took oath as the Chief Minister of Puducherry on May 07. The oath was administered by Puducherry Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan. AINRC won 10 seats in Assembly elections while its ally BJP bagged six seats.
A flight carrying medical supplies from Singapore arrived in India. IAF IL-76 reached Panagarh in WB with COVID aid. Singapore is among several countries that sent several emergency COVID-19 relief shipments to India.
A four-member MHA team visited Diamond Harbour area in South 24 Parganas district on May 07. MHA deputed the team to assess ground situation amid post-poll violence in Bengal. Violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after assembly results.
24 states including Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have more than 15% positivity rate for COVID-19 in their daily infections, informed Union Health Ministry. "Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar have a high caseload," said Arti Ahuja, Additional Secretary (Health) while addressing a press conference in Delhi.
DMK president MK Stalin was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on Friday. Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered oath to 68-year old Stalin at Raj Bhavan in Chennai. Along with the DMK chief, 33 other ministers from his party also took the oath. The names include 19 former ministers & 15 new faces excluding Stalin's son Udhayanidhi. AIADMK's O Panneerselvam, Congress' P Chidambaram, MDMK chief Vaiko attended ceremony. The ceremony witnessed adherence to Covid-19 guidelines including wearing masks. DMK had fought the elections with its allies & got an absolute majority on its own.
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After Election Commission asked states and UTs to 'prohibit victory celebrations urgently', DMK leader TKS Elangovan said that party cadres are 'highly jubliant' as they were not in government for 10 years. "Our party's leader is advising the party workers to celebrate from homes as Election Commission is taking serious note of violation. We are a responsible party," he added. As per early trends, DMK is leading on 119 seats while AIADMK on 81 seats.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is confident of retaining power in the state as the trends suggest Bharatiya Janata Party leading. "As per the trends, it is clear that Bharatiya Janata Party will form the government in Assam with United People's Party, Liberal (UPPL)," Sonowal said. Sonowal further said, "This is the result of the support of the people. We have to wait till the vote-counting is complete but the trend shows that the people are on our side."
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