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
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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.
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
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.
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
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
Courtesy: Hindustan Times