Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam Election 2021 Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, while addressing a rally in Assam’s Chabua district, promised to improve the quality of life for tea garden workers once the BJP returns to power. “Ek chaiwala, aapke dard ko nahi samjhega toh kaun samjhega. (If a ‘chaiwala’ doesn’t understand your problems, who will),” the Prime Minister said. He also accused the Congress party of supporting people who make toolkits to defame Assam and its tea.
Meanwhile, the Congress released its manifesto for the Assam elections in Guwahati on Saturday. Launching the manifesto, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said it is a “people’s manifesto” reflecting the aspirations of the Assamese people. Apart from the 5 guarantees announced earlier, the manifesto focused on other reforms in the health, administration, agriculture and education sectors.
Earlier in the day, Narendra Modi said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee runs a ‘pathshala’ (school) of brutality in Bengal the syllabus of which comprises ‘tolabaji‘ (extortion), cut money, syndicate and anarchy. He also attacked Banerjee over unemployment in the state and said the CM stands as a wall to block the central schemes. “Didi’s government is reluctant to implement the new National Education Policy. She is not worried about the future of millions of youth of West Bengal, their career,” he said while addressing a public rally in Kharagpur. He assured the youth saying the BJP will not allow her to play with their future.
With just a week left for the first phase of Assembly elections to start, campaigning in four states and one Union Territory is at its peak. The first phase of polls to West Bengal and Assam will be held on March 27; Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will vote subsequently, on April 6.