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Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights |Mamata Ji has accepted her ship is sinking, says BJP Chief JP Nadda

Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: The second phase of voting will happen tomorrow. Catch latest updates of the poll campaign in all four states and the Union Territory

Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and the Union Territory of Puducherry are heading for assembly elections over the next few weeks. Polling will happen in a single phase in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on April 6. While voters in Assam will cast their ballots in three phases, polling in Bengal will happen across eight phases. The first phase of voting happened on March 27. The second phase will take place tomorrow. With that, the

election campaign and canvassing is gathering steam. Counting of votes in all states will happen on May 2. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hoping to retain power in Assam even as it faces ‘Mahajot’, the joint opposition alliance comprising the Congress, AIUDF and other regional parties. In Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress is fighting to keep BJP’s surge at bay. The saffron party has shown a dramatic electoral rise in the state over the last few years. Congress and the Left Front, which are allies in West 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.

  • Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights |Mamata Ji has accepted her ship is sinking, says BJP Chief JP Nadda
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  • March 31, 2021 / 09:20 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates |  Mamata Ji has accepted her ship is sinking, says BJP Chief 

    Everyone has right to unite with like-minded people, but gathering everyone against BJP is an indication that your ship is sinking.There's a saying in English,'Save our souls or Save our ship'. Mamata Ji has accepted her ship is sinking,it's an effort to save it:BJP chief

  • March 31, 2021 / 08:41 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates |  Sharad Pawar will campaign in support of Mamata Banerjee if he recovers

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has asked for Opposition parties' support. We support her fully. Sharad Pawar was supposed to campaign from April 1-3 in WB, but his tour has been cancelled due to illness. If he recovers, he may campaign in the last phase: NCP leader Nawab Malik

  • March 31, 2021 / 08:13 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates | Tamil Nadu Minister and AIADMK candidate from Royapuram Assembly constituency, D Jayakumar irons clothes as he campaigns in the constituency 

  • March 31, 2021 / 07:22 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates |  Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses rally in Thrissur, Kerala

    2 days ago an LDF leader made a sexist remark about women...It was beginning to sound to me like CPM was taking campaign lessons from CMs of Uttarakhand & UP.... I want to tell them, "You don't tell us what to wear&whom to love": Congress' Priyanka GV in Thrissur, Kerala

  • March 31, 2021 / 07:20 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates |  Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami campaigns in Tambaram
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    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates | Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi says party is not a cadre-based party like CPM

    Congress is not a cadre-based party like CPM. It's a people-based party. Right from its inception, its politics has been about people. It was Congress that gave the call for Kerala to be united in 1921 : Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Thrissur, Kerala

  • March 31, 2021 / 06:36 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates | Amit Shah, BSF DG should resign if infiltration is taking place in Bengal: Abhishek

    If infiltration is taking place in West Bengal from Bangladesh as alleged by the BJP, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the BSFs director general should resign as securing the countrys border is their duty and not of the Mamata Banerjee administration, Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee said on Wednesday.

    Abhishek Banerjee claimed that the Narendra Modi government failed to fulfil its promise of reopening closed tea gardens of north Bengal but at least five such gardens have resumed functioning following the intervention of the chief minister.

    "Who is responsible for infiltration in West Bengal? Is it the BSF or the state police? I would say Home Minister Amit Shah and the DG of the BSF should step down as they are not successful in handling the issue. What is the use of pointing fingers at Mamata Banerjee?" he said.

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    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates | BJP national president JP Nadda campaigns for party's candidate from Howrah district

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    "We call upon you to immediately intervene & direct necessary steps to be taken by police," reads TMC's letter.

  • March 31, 2021 / 04:57 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates |

    TMC writes to Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), West Bengal over, "harboring of criminals by Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram", reports ANI.

  • March 31, 2021 / 04:41 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates | Defense Minister Rajnath Singh says BJP believes in 'justice for all and appeasement of none'

    We can never forget that the first person to support our former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee to form the govt was Jayalalitha Ji. Inspired by the ideals of MGR, we will work for the empowerment of weaker sections of society.The DMK tries to gain votes on communal basis. But the BJP does not do politics of caste, creed, and religion. We do politics of humanity and justice. We firmly believe in justice for all and appeasement of none:Defence Min & BJP leader Rajnath Singh in Thalli, Tamil Nadu