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Manik Saha to serve second term as Tripura Chief Minister, to be sworn in on March 8

The BJP attained the majority mark in Tripura after winning 31 seats of the 60-member assembly. The state underwent elections on February 16 and the votes were counted on March 2.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha

After single-handedly claiming the majority in Tripura, BJP is set to give another term to Manik Saha. As per reports, a meeting was held on Monday where the newly-elected members unanimously voted in favour of Saha.

Manik Saha will be sworn in as the Chief Minister in Tripura where Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and BJP chief JP Nadda will be in attendance.

BJP’s Manik Saha claimed victory from the Bardowali seat where he beat Congress-fielded Ashish Kumar Saha. After learning about the BJP’s win in Tripura, Saha spoke to the media and said that the win by the BJP in the state was expected and further said that with the decisive elections result, the responsibility of the Party has been increased. He also said that Tripura will try to walk the path shown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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The BJP attained the majority mark in Tripura after winning 31 seats of the 60-member assembly. The state underwent elections on February 16 and the votes were counted on March 2.

The Tripura election was predicted to be a clash between the BJP-IPFT alliance and the Congress-left alliance, however, the voting trends saw a surprising change because of the debutant TIPRA Motha led by ex-royal family member Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barma.

The TIPRA Motha received an unprecedented response for a debutant party and led the election to be a triangular fight between the three by claiming victory on 13 seats coming a close second.

As per the reports, the BJP alone registered a win on 31 seats and is continuing to lead on 1 other, whereas BJP’s ally Indigenous People’s Front won 1 seat. The Congress-left alliance together won 14 as Congress was able to secure 3 seats while the Communist Party of India (Marxist) claimed victory on 11 seats.

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Lok Sabha elections 2024: Amit Shah files nomination from Gandhinagar

The Union Home Minister Amit Shah was accompanied by Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel.

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Ahead of the upcoming general elections, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah submitted his nomination today from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency. During his nomination, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhuperndra Patel accompained him.

Former deputy prime minister and BJP chief LK Advani, who earlier served as a representative of this seat during Shah’s successful run for re-election.

Soon after filing nomination, Shah said, today he has submitted his nomination from the Gandhinagar seat. He said it is a matter of pride for him that this seat was represented by the former Prime Minister  Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and the seat where Narendra Modi himself is a voter. He also said he has been an MLA and MP from this seat for 30 years. The people of this region have given him immense love, Shah said.

With an astounding vote share of 69.67 percent in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Shah maintained the BJP’s stronghold in Gandhinagar with a resounding victory. Election turnout has been consistently high in the city.

In 1984–85, Amit Shah joined the BJP. His political skills and organizational prowess were recognized, and he soon became the national treasurer of the Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha.

Amit Shah’s political career took a significant turn in 1991.

Shah became the national president of the BJP in 2014, and he was promoted to the position of Home Minister five years later.

In the context of Indian politics, Gandhinagar is a historical landmark. The former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, won seats from Gandhinagar and Lucknow in the 1996 Lok Sabha elections. However, he decided to stay to his Lucknow seat, opening the door for other leaders to set their mark in Gandhinagar.

Meanwhile, Congress has fielded its party secretary Sonal Patel from Gandhinagar.

Gujarat is scheduled to go for a single phase of elections on May 7. The results of the election will be announced on June 4.

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Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai says party will sweep Karnataka and emerge victorious in Telangana, accuses DMK, AIADMK of influencing voters in Coimbatore

Annamalai expressed his confidence of a historic result for the NDA on June 4, the IPS officer-turned-politician said the BJP will see a rise in its vote share in Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu BJP chief and party candidate from Coimbatore seat K Annamalai said the time of Dravidian politics is over and also accused the ruling DMK and AIADMK of spending Rs 1,000 crore in Coimbatore to influence voters. Annamalai made the statement after casting his vote at Uthupatti polling booth in Karur village on Friday.

He expressed his confidence of a historic result for the NDA on June 4, the IPS officer-turned-politician said the BJP will see a rise in its vote share in Tamil Nadu. Annamalai further added people of Tamil Nadu are with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  

He said in the state of Karnataka the party is expecting a clean sweep this time. The State BJP chief said the BJP will be the number 1 party in Telangana. He said he was confident that Tamil Nadu will deliver a very big resounding result this time. He said there will be a rise in BJP’s vote share in the state and time of Dravidian politics is over.

In Coimbatore, K Annamalai is contesting the election from Coimbatore and is facing DMK’s Ganapathy P Rajkumar and AIADMK’s Singai Ramachandran. All 39 seats in Tamil Nadu will go for voting in the first phase. K Annamalai spoke to the media after casting his vote and accused the ruling DMK and AIADMK of spending more than Rs 1,000 crore in Coimbatore to influence the voters.

He said if the ruling DMK and AIADMK can bring 1 voter in front of the media to say that BJP is trying to influence them, then he will leave politics the same day because he is running in this election as a matter of principle. The elections to the state of Tamil Nadu will be closely monitored as the state has been at the centre of the BJP’s southern push in order to realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 400 paar goal.

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Lok Sabha elections 2024: TMC, BJP workers clash in West Bengal’s Cooh Behar ahead of voting

As the voting began, some of the BJP-TMC workers clashed in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar constituency

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As soon as the first phase of the Lok Sabha elecrtions for three of West Bengal’s 42 seats began at 7 a.m. on Friday, reports of clashes between the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bhartiye Janta Party (BJP) began to circulate.

An argument between workers and supporters of the two bitter rivals at Chandmari, close to CoochBehar town, resulted in at least one injury. Reports of stone stone pelting also cirrculated.

Anant Barman, a local TMC functionary, was reportedly injured in a crude bombing at Bhetaguri and was admitted to the hospital. the state minister Udayan Gandhi, raced to visit Barman in the hospital.

All three seat, Cooch Behar, Alipurduar, and Jalpaiguri, where the first phase of voting is taking place today, were won by the BJP in 2019. 15.2% of voters in CoochBehar, 15.91% in Alipurduar, and 14.13% in Jalpaiguri turned up till 9:00 am for voting.

The BJP and TMC both charged that the other was intimidating voters, keeping them from going to the polls, and attacking poll workers. It is stated that temporary electoral offices were set on fire in places like Toofanganj in Cooch Behar and Dabgram-Fulbari in Jalpaiguri.

The majority of calls regarding voter intimidation and poll violence, according to a representative of the West Bengal governor’s office, came from Cooch Behar.

Five people were killed in April 2021 during Cooch Behar assembly elections, one of them was a first-time voter. There have also been reports of clashes between state minister Udayan Guha and union minister Nisith Pramajick’s supporters.

Meanwhile, for complaints regarding electoral violence, the BJP has established a helpline at its office in Kolkata. TMC officials reported that Abhishek Banerjee, the party’s national general secretary, was keeping an eye on the voting process from Kolkata.

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