Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: Addressing a poll rally in Assam’s Siphajhar, PM Modi said accused the Congress of indulging in corruption of ration card distribution in the state. “There were days of Congress corruption when the ration of the poor used to be eaten by someone else, now the ration cards of the poor are being digitalized, the loot of the ration of the poor is being stopped. The Congress neither has leaders nor true intentions today,” he said, adding that the grand old party has the policy of lying, spread confusion, and gain power at any cost.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday took a strong swipe at the Prime Minister saying, “I respect PM’s chair but sorry to say, Narendra Modi is a big liar”. Addressing a rally in Bishnupur, Mamata alleged that Modi only talks big and makes false promises. Earlier in the day, PM Modi kicked off the day’s election campaign in Bengal’s Kanthi, saying that the state will show the door to Mamata on May 2.
Meanwhile, addressing a public meeting in Kerala’s Kanjirappally, Union Home Minister Amit Shah today alleged that the LDF and UDF governments have made Kerala a hub of corruption. Shah, while holding a roadshow in Kerala’s Thrippunithura earlier today, exuded confidence that the BJP will perform well in the upcoming assembly elections in the state.
Elections to the 294-member West Bengal state Assembly will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting taking place on April 29. Polling for the 126-member Assam assembly will be held on March 27, April 1 and April 6. Kerala will vote in a single phase on April 6. The counting of votes in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Puducherry will take place on May 2.