Gogoi said when he talks about the opposition parties against the BJP, he is consciously keeping the AIUDF out. “We do not desire to take along a communal party with fundamentalist ideology to oppose a communal and fascist party,” he wrote.
Releasing the slogan after a UDF meeting, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said there would be a tagline, “UDF gives the word”, along with a list of projects announced by the coalition.
The actor-turned-politician had last month said that being a homemakers should be paid adequately as it was a “big job”.
Gadkari alleged that road development in Bengal had been stalled due to the TMC government's failure to acquire land.
On Wednesday, the party held another round of its election committee meeting at its party office in Hastings before central and state leaders left for Delhi.
Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, TMC MP and chief whip in the Rajya Sabha, said Siddiqui is a “fundamentalist”, and association with his ISF may backfire for the Left and Congress.
The second phase of the SBM, announced in the Union Budget, will be responsible for sewage management in all cities that have less than 1 lakh population.
Kushwaha had formed the RLSP in March 2013 and the party won all three Lok Sabha seats it contested in 2014 Lok Sabha polls as an NDA constituent.
Launching a state-wide protest by the Congress against unemployment in Assam, Priyanka said a party which promised 2.5 million jobs in the state was not able to provide even 80,000 opportunities.
Since 2011, Chief Minister and TMC chief Banerjee has announced her party’s list of candidates in advance. But this time, the party has decided to announce candidates phase-wise.
State Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also made it clear that if any other political party joins the alliance, then seats would not be given to them from the Congress’s share.
Emerging from a meeting with Banerjee at the state secretariat, Yadav said that the first priority of his party was to stop the BJP's progress in West Bengal.
A TMC leader said the move is based both on Banerjee’s popularity among women and their anticipation of what the BJP campaign will be.
Chhattisgarh CM Baghel accused the BJP and TMC of trying to divide people. “The country has to be saved from one, and Bengal has to be rescued from the other,” he said.
The polls also are a test for a new generation of leaders -- Edappadi K Palaniswami (66) and M K Stalin (67) -- who are leading their parties into an Assembly election for the first time, while dealing with simmering displeasures within their own ranks.
While West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury told The Indian Express that the seat-sharing talks are “on the verge of completion” and would be “announced in a day or two”, sources said the entry of ISF has complicated the exercise.
The new parties too are vociferously campaigning against the CAA and about protecting the Assamese identity, while talking about strengthening the state's economy, amongst other issues.
For the CPI (M), Kerala is the only state where the party is in power. A loss for the LDF would mean the Left being wiped out from governance in the country.
The Trinamool Congress chief asked if the Assembly polls can be conducted in three phases in Assam and in one phase in Tamil Nadu why the schedule for Bengal was spread over eight phases.
So far, the BJP has succeeded in claiming an edge in the perception war by getting a number of popular TMC leaders, including MLAs, to defect. But party leaders admitted that the “battle is not yet won
Taking to Twitter ahead of the EC’s announcement of the Assembly election schedule, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said: “I am pleased to announce a HIKE in the wages of daily wage workers under WB Urban Employment Scheme".
Without a political government, and even with the District Development Councils now in place, residents are turning to the administration’s grievance portal for everyday concerns as well as policy issues.
“It is a welcome development that can end the death and destruction at the borders,” PDP chief and former CM Mehbooba Mufti told The Indian Express.
Congress leaders called it shameful, saying that K Kamaraj had been subjected to an attack by the RSS. However, an RSS leader denied that the organisation had any role in the attack and said there was nothing wrong in the decision to use a cutout of the leader.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said only a BJP-led government can make Assam free of corruption, protests and infiltrators, and promised to bring to an end the menace of heavy floods in the state every year.