Addressing a rally in Kamrup, Assam, Union Minister Amit Shah on Friday said that the BJP will bring laws against ‘Love Jihad’ and ‘Land Jihad’ in the state if elected. “There is a lot of talk in the BJP’s resolution letter, but the biggest thing will be done by the BJP government to bring a law against ‘Love Jihad’ and ‘Land Jihad’,” Shah said. Shah also slammed the Congress party for increasing “separatism and terrorism” in the state under its regime.
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday released the election manifesto for the upcoming assembly polls in Puducherry. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiling the manifesto said that it speaks about ‘nyay’ and has been made after taking suggestions from the public. Union Ministers Arjun Ram Meghwal and Giriraj Singh were also present for the release.
Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of interfering in the functioning of Election Commission (EC), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said even if the EC transfers all the state officers, Trinamool Congress’ victory cannot be prevented.
Her statement comes after the EC ordered the transfer of five officers, including an additional director general of police, in West Bengal saying they will not be given any poll-related assignment, PTI reported. Those transferred in the state are ADG West Zone Sanjay Singh, DCP (South Kolkata) Sudhir Neelkantha, SP (Cooch Behar) K Kannan, SP (Diamond Harbour) Avijit Banerjee and district election officer of Jhargram Ayesha Rani, official sources told PTI on Thursday.
Accusing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of “taking back Bengal to the 19th century, with no development work undertaken in the past 10 years”, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the TMC dispensation, just like its predecessor, the Left Front, has wronged the people of the state.
The high-voltage campaign for the first phase of the poll in Assam and Bengal came to an end on Thursday evening. A total of 77 assembly constituencies (47 in Assam and 30 in Bengal) will go to the polls on March 27.