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West Bengal: Four TMC MLAs Defect To BJP After Ticket Denial

After election tickets were denied by the party high command, four Trinamool Congress MLAs have joined BJP in West Bengal on March 8. The defectors include three-time Singur MLA Rabindranath Bhattacharya and four-time MLA from Satgachia Sonali Guha, along with Dipendu Biswas and Jatu Lahiri. The leaders were welcomed by Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh, national vice-president Mukul Roy, and Suvendu Adhikari. Besides, Bengali film actress… read-more

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 09:32 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Trinamool Congress, TMC, West Bengal, BJP

Representational photo: Akhilesh Yadav riding a bicycle

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SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav To Cycle 350 KM In Support Of Azam Khan

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav will be undertaking a 350-km 'Cycle Yatra' in protest against the BJP-led UP government's action against Rampur MP Azam Khan. The SP supremo has alleged that the BJP government is trying to implicate Azam khan in fake cases. To be commenced from March 13, the yatra will start from Ambedkar Park in Rampur and will culminate on March 21 at SP Headquarters in Lucknow.

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 01:25 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Lucknow, Rampur, Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh Yadav, Cycle Yatra, BJP, Azam Khan

Courtesy: News18

PM Modi, CM Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma

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Assam: BJP's CM Candidate To Be Revealed After Election Results

Assam's BJP unit has stated that the party's parliamentary board will unveil the chief ministerial face in tandem with the election results scheduled for May 2. Reportedly, the saffron party would contest under CM Sarbananda Sonowal and BJP's North-east point man Himanta Biswa Sarma's collective leadership. Kickstarting the campaign on March 5, the BJP announced its first list of 70 candidates, comprising CM Sonowal from the Majuli… read-more

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 - 09:37 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Assam assembly elections, CM Sarbananda Sonowal, Himanta Biswa Sarma, CM Candidate, BJP

Courtesy: NDTV


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Bengal Assembly Polls: Mithun Chakraborty Joins BJP Hours Before PM's Rally

Ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections, Bollywood superstar Mithun Chakraborty on March 7 joined the BJP. Interestingly, the move came just hours before PM Narendra Modi's Kolkata rally. Earlier, State BJP in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya had met the actor personally on March 6. The 70-year-old actor, who is known for various Bollywood flicks, had also served as the Rajya Sabha member for the Trinamool Congress.

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 - 02:45 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: mithun chakrabarty, Bollywood, West Bengal Election, PM Modi, BJP

Courtesy: NDTV

BJP Candidate for Kanyakumari Pon Radhakrishnan

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BJP Names Pon Radhakrishnan For Kanyakumari LS By-polls

Viewing the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections the Bharatiya Janata Party, on March 6, announced veteran party leader and ex-Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan's candidature for the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat. Under PM Narendra Modi and party President JP Nadda, BJP's Central Election Committee endorsed Radhakrishnan's electioneering in tandem with its seat-sharing agreement inked with the ruling AIADMK. Earlier, the Kanyakumari's by-polls… read-more

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 - 08:02 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: BJP, Kanyakumari, Pon Radhakrishnan, Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections, PM Modi, JP Nadda, Congress, H Vasanthakumar, AIADMK, Covid -19

Courtesy: News 18

Ex-TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi Joins BJP

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West Bengal Polls: Ex-TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi Joins BJP

West Bengal's ex-Railway Minister and former Rajya Sabha member from Trinamool Congress (TMC) Dinesh Trivedi joined BJP in the presence of party president JP Nadda on March 6. Citing escalating violence in the state as a reason, Trivedi had on February 12 announced his resignation from the Rajya Sabha. After defecting, Dinesh said, "Golden moment I had been waiting for." Bengal will go for polls from March 27 in eight phases.

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 - 03:39 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: West Bengal Assembly Elections, TMC, Dinesh Trivedi, BJP, JP Nadda

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Modi COVID Certificate

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EC Orders Removal of PM Modi's Photo From Vaccine Certificates

Health Ministry has received an order from Election Commission to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photo from the coronavirus vaccine certificate of poll-bound states. Citing the Election Code Of Conduct, the EC directed the removal in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala, and UT Puducherry. The action came after TMC complained about the norm violation and accused PM Modi of stealing credit from doctors, nurses and health workers.

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 - 02:41 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Election Commission Of India, Health Ministry, Narendra Modi, BJP, TMC, Election Code Of Conduct, Coronavirus Vaccine Certificate

Courtesy: News 18

Flags of AIADMK and BJP

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Tamil Nadu Polls: Ruling AIADMK Allots 20 Seats To BJP

The AIADMK has allocated 20 assembly seats alongside the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat to the BJP in the upcoming polls in Tamil Nadu. Earlier, the Dravidian party had designated 23 seats to its regional ally Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK). Moreover, the AIADMK had revealed its first list of six candidates comprising CM K Palaniswami contesting from the Edappadi constituency and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam from Bodinayakanur.

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 - 02:02 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: AIADMK, BJP, Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections, PMK, Kanyakumari, lok sabha, Edapadi Palaniswamy, Panneerselvam

Courtesy: NDTV

'Metro Man' E Sreedharan.

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Kerala BJP Nominates 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan As CM Candidate

As a surprising move, BJP Kerala chief K Surendran revealed that he has requested the party high command to announce 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan as the chief ministerial candidate for the Kerala assembly elections. Reportedly, the news has surfaced on Sreedharan's last working day in Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. The octogenarian had earlier showed interest in the CM's post after he was inducted into the BJP in February.

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 - 04:48 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Kerala, K Surendran, E Sreedharan, Chief Minister, BJP, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

Courtesy: NDTV

LJP Leader Chirag Paswan

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Bihar LJP Faces Another Jolt As 175 Functionaries Defect To BJP

Bihar's Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has witnessed nearly 175 functionaries, mainly panchayat presidents, defecting to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). One of the defectors said that they were feeling "suffocated" in the LJP. While State BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal welcomed the new BJP-joiners, the Chirag Paswan-led LJP claimed to have "thrown out" the turncoats long ago. Earlier, LJP's only MLC Nutan Singh had deserted the party on February… read-more

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 - 01:40 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Bihar, LJP, Chirag Paswan, BJP, Panchayat presidents, sanjay jaiswal, defection

Courtesy: Hindustan Times