Experts across Pasighat say that while nationalism and Citizenship Bill may be the two main talking points in Pasighat, there is much more to any election in Arunachal — the call of tribes and clans, a concoction of money and inter-personal community ties.
Dhubri is among the four Assam constituencies that will go to polls on April 23 in the final phase of polling in the state and Ajmal, perfume baron, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief and sitting MP from Dhubri, hopes to secure a third term.
"The apprehension about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 amongst people here has been addressed clearly in our manifesto. People’s sentiments will be taken care of and their interests will be absolutely protected," said Sonowal.
Imphal-based Wangkhem, associated with a cable TV network, was arrested on November 27, 2018, for “derogatory” comments against the BJP government in the state and using “abusive” words for Chief Minister N Biren Singh, and was booked under the NSA.
Under the PM-Kisan, announced by the Centre in February, Rs 6,000 per year was to be disbursed in three instalments to more than 12 crore small and marginal farmers having cultivable land of 5 acres or less.
Congress chief accused Modi of spreading a “canard” that NYAY will be an expensive scheme to implement, and that the Congress will not find enough funds unless more taxes are imposed on the salaried class.
A purported video clip of the incident circulated on social media showed Ali being heckled and abused. “Why did you come to sell beef here?” asks one person. The next question is, “are you a Bangladeshi?”
Amrit Das (67) of Barpeta district, sold food on the footpath at Barpeta Road. He was declared a foreigner by Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) No. 9 of the district and was put under detention at the camp in Goalpara on May 20, 2017.
Imphal-based Kishorechandra Wangkhem has spent over 130 days in prison for allegedly making derogatory comments against the BJP government in the state, and using “abusive” words against Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
A traditional Congress vote bank, they have been moving towards the BJP. Of the five seats, four had been won by the BJP in 2014 — wresting three from the Congress and one from the AGP. The Congress had won one.
The money was seized from the vehicles on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public rally in Pasighat Wednesday after Congress workers alerted poll officials in Arunachal Pradesh’s East Siang district.