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April 07, 2021 / 11:01 PM IST

Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: EC issues notice to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee over ‘Muslim vote split’ comment

Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: Polling happened in a single phase in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on April 6, while voters in Assam cast their votes in three phases. The next phase of voting in West Bengal will happen on April 10. Catch the latest updates of the poll campaign here

Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: It’s the assembly elections season in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and the Union Territory of Puducherry. Polling happened in a single phase in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on April 6, while voters in Assam cast their votes in three phases. Polling in Bengal is happening in eight phases. Of these, three phases have concluded. The
next phase will take place on April 10. The election campaign and canvassing has continued there in full swing. Counting of votes in all states will happen on May 2. In Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress is fighting to keep the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s surge at bay. The saffron party has shown a dramatic electoral rise in the state over the last few years. In Assam, the state’s governing BJP is hoping to retain power even as it faces ‘Mahajot’, the joint opposition alliance comprising the Congress, AIUDF and other regional parties. Congress and the Left Front, which are allies in Bengal, are competing for power in Kerala. The Congress-led UDF and the ruling LDF have been winning alternate elections since the early 1980s. Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK has continued its alliance with the BJP amid a challenge from MK Stalin-led DMK and its alliance partners. However, one of the key things to watch out for in the southern state is how some of the smaller parties – including that of actor Kamal Haasan and TTV Dhinakaran’s AMMK – may impact the poll outcome. With their government having collapsed due to defections weeks before the election, V Narayanasamy-led Congress is battling the BJP-NR Congress alliance in Puducherry.
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  • April 07, 2021 / 09:09 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates | DMK youth wing leader Udhayanidhi Stalin on Wednesday denied he had breached the Model Code of Conduct during the poll campaign for the just concluded Tamil Nadu Assembly elections by making some remarks about late BJP leaders Sushma Sawaraj and Arun Jaitley. (PTI)

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  • April 07, 2021 / 07:20 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates | A case of violation of model code of conduct has been registered against Tamil Nadu Municipal Administration Minister S P Velumani, police said on Wednesday. The Minister allegedly took his car with an AIADMK party flag near a polling booth on Tuesday, the polling day in the state, which was the violation, the police said. (PTI)

  • April 07, 2021 / 05:10 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates | Union Min Smriti Irani in Phansidewa, Darjeeling: Mamata ji's hooliganism took another turn but people of West Bengal have decided to stop it. She can see her defeat in these polls. She was against poor in Bengal & is now speaking against paramilitary forces. (ANI)

  • April 07, 2021 / 04:25 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates | Union Minister & BJP leader Amit Shah holds roadshow in Howrah Madhya in West Bengal

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  • April 07, 2021 / 04:24 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates | West Bengal CM and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee: BJP came with lakhs of goons from outside to capture Bengal. It is not so easy. First think about Delhi and then Bengal.

  • April 07, 2021 / 03:56 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates | Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah in West Bengal's Domjur: I visited only one gram panchayat but with the enthusiasm I saw, I am confident that Rajib Banerjee will win with a majority. On May 2, BJP will form the government with over 200 seats. Mamata Banerjee's frustration can be seen in her speeches and behaviour. (ANI)

  • April 07, 2021 / 03:42 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates | Congress demands CCTV feed from strong rooms for candidates

    The Congress today demanded that CCTV feed from strong rooms across Assam be made available to candidates, the state Congress chief said. Assam Congress president Ripun Bora has written a letter to the state Chief Electoral Officer Nitin Khade seeking access to CCTV feeds from strong rooms, where Electronic Voting Machines are kept, to make the process more transparent. The Congress also accused the Election Commission of acting "as per instructions of the BJP". (PTI)

  • April 07, 2021 / 03:26 PM IST

    Amit Shah holds roadshow in Bengal's roadshow in Domjur ##Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates | After Singur, Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah is holding a roadshow in Domjur as he is campaigning for Rajib Banerjee, party candidate from here. He is scheduled to hold two more roadshows in poll-bound West Bengal today.

  • April 07, 2021 / 03:09 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates | Amit Shah holds roadshow in Bengal's Singur, assures industrialisation

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a colourful roadshow in West Bengal's Singur today, once a hot spot of the anti-land acquisition movement, and promised rapid industrialisation of the area if BJP is voted to power. The symbolism of the home minister holding a road show in Singur, three days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a rally there and alleged the "obstructionist mindset" of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee deprived West Bengal of industries and jobs, was clear--the BJP wants to corner her over the state's dwindling industrial base and alleged job loss. Lustily cheered by crowds, Shah stood atop a decorated vehicle with BJP candidate for the Singur seat Rabindranath Bhattacharya, who recently joined the saffron party after 

    leaving the Trinamool Congress, and smilingly waved at people standing by the roadside and on terraces and balconies. (PTI)

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  • April 07, 2021 / 02:30 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates | West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Cooch Behar: We want free & fair polls, public should be allowed to cast their votes. CRPF shouldn't obstruct them from entering the polling center. I respect CRPF who are real jawans but I don't respect BJP CRPF who are doing nuisance, attacking women & harassing people. 

  • April 07, 2021 / 01:51 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates | A look at seats won by political parties in West Bengal in the last five Assembly elections

     Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates |  A look at seats won by political parties in West Bengal in the last five Assembly elections
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