In West Bengal, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee campaigned with the injured leg as BJP’s senior leadership targeted her in a series of rallies across the state.
The polling for the assembly elections in four states and one Union territory is scheduled to start from March 26. In West Bengal, the elections polling would be conducted in eight phases, while in Assam the entire exercise would require three phases. In Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry, the polling would conclude in a single phase.
Here is a look at the top developments.
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TMC government will deliver ration at your doorsteps, says Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee while addressing a public meeting in Purulia on Monday said that Trinamool Congress (TMC) government will deliver free ration to the people of West Bengal at their doorsteps if voted to power.
‘Cong following in Jinnah’s footsteps instead of Mahatama Gandhi’
Addressing three back-to-back election rallies on his first campaign for the BJP candidates in poll-bound Assam, the senior BJP leader said that Congress has failed to carry out any developmental work in the Northeastern states since Independence.
“Congress is not following in Mahatma Gandhi’s footsteps. Congress and Rahul Gandhi are following in Jinnah’s footsteps,” he said.
AIUDF seated on the lap, Cong talking of secularism: Shah in Assam
“Assam elections will not just ensure that the BJP stays in power, but will also guarantee the preservation of the state’s culture, traditions and civilisation,” he stated.
Twitter announces initiatives to tackle polls-related misinformation
The measures include an information search prompt with the Election Commission of India (@ECISVEEP) and State Election Commissions to provide reliable information around the elections, a custom emoji to encourage participation, a series of pre-bunks and debunks to tackle election-related misinformation, and a youth discussion series titled #DemocracyAdda aimed at voter literacy and civic participation among young Indians for the upcoming elections.
BSP to contest assembly polls in 3 states, UT on its own
“We are working internally on the elections. We do not reveal our strategy,” Mayawati said.
Mayawati asserted that the BSP would perform well in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. However, she did not clear the party’s stand regarding the assembly polls in Assam.
‘Metro Man’ Sreedharan launches campaign, says BJP fighting polls on the development plank
He attacked the state’s ruling LDF, alleging that it was a government hit by corruption, scandals and nepotism.
CM Palanisamy, Stalins file nominations
DMK President MK Stalin filed his nomination papers for the Kolathur constituency at the Greater Chennai Corporation Zonal Office.
(With inputs from agencies)