Campaigning in poll bound states & UT reaches crescendo
Campaigning is in full swing in poll bound States of West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Union Territory of Puducherry.
As the first phase of assembly elections is nearing in West Bengal, the campaigning is getting heated up, as parties are engaged in war of words.
AIR Kolkata correspondent Madhuparna Dhar Chowdhuri reports that the term ‘khela hobe’, which means ‘the game is on’ is being frequently used by many leaders.
In the poll bound state of Assam, the Congress party, released its manifesto in Guwahati today promising not implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act if voted to power.
Senior party leader Rahul Gandhi released the manifesto in the presence of several other leaders.
The party also promised to provide 5 lakh government jobs and 25 lakh jobs in private sector.
47 Assembly Constituencies in Assam and 30 Assembly Constituencies of West Bengal will go to polls on 27th of this month in first phase.
In the second phase, polling will be held on first of April in 30 Constituencies of West Bengal and 39 seats in Assam.
In Tamil Nadu scrutiny of nomination for the upcoming election to the 234 Assembly constituencies is under progress for the single phase election in the State.
AIR Chennai correspondent reports that a total of 7230 nominations have been filed including 1067 female and three transgenders till the last day of nomination, on Friday.
March 22nd is the last date for withdrawal and the polling will be held on 6th April.
Meanwhile, Scrutiny of nominations is being held today for single phase assembly elections in Kerala, and Union Territory of Puducherry and third Phase assembly election in West Bengal and Assam.
Filing of nominations in the four states and the Union Territory ended on Friday.
Last date for withdrawal of candidature is 22nd of March.