Assembly Election 2021 LIVE Updates: Bengal govt submits report on Mamata's injury to EC; no mention of 'four-five attackers'

10:23 (IST)

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Bengal govt submits report on Mamata's injury to EC, no mention of 'four-five attackers'

The West Bengal government's report to the Election Commission on Friday on the incident at Nandigram in which chief minister Mamata Banerjee was injured has no mention of the "four-five person"s, who she had alleged had attacked her, an official of the state CEO's office said.

It, however, referred to the presence of a huge crowd at the spot where the incident took place, he said.

The report also mentioned that there was no clear footage available of the spot where the incident took place from anywhere in the vicinity, he said.

10:12 (IST)

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Bengal polls: ISF releases first list of 26 seats

Amid an ongoing tussle with alliance partner Congress over the seat-sharing agreement, the Abbas Siddiqui-led Indian Secular Front on Friday released the first list of 26 constituencies it will contest in the upcoming Assembly elections in West Bengal.

The party, however, is yet to name the candidates who will contest from these seats.

Seats in the list include Mahisadal, Canning Purba, Bhangar, Metiabruz, Panchla, Uluberia Purba, Basirhat Uttar, Ashoknagar, Amdanga, Asansol Uttar, Entally, Madhyamgram and Khanakul.

10:11 (IST)

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DMK names candidates for 173 seats; MK Stalin to contest from Kolathur 

DMK president MK Stalin will seek a third term from Kolathur constituency while his son Udhayanidhi is set to make his electoral debut as the party released its list of 173 candidates on Friday for the 6 April Tamil Nadu assembly elections.

The DMK hopes to stage a comeback in the polls after a ten-year stint in Opposition.
Nearly half of the 173 nominees are sitting MLAs and the DMK would be locked in direct contest with arch-rival AIADMK in over 100 seats.

Stalin released the candidates' list at a press conference at the DMK headquarters Anna Arivalayam in Chennai, on a day when the nomination process for the polls started.

10:11 (IST)

Assembly Election 2021 LATEST Updates

DMK names candidates for 173 seats; MK Stalin to contest from Kolathur 

DMK president MK Stalin will seek a third term from Kolathur constituency while his son Udhayanidhi is set to make his electoral debut as the party released its list of 173 candidates on Friday for the 6 April Tamil Nadu assembly elections.

The DMK hopes to stage a comeback in the polls after a ten-year stint in Opposition.
Nearly half of the 173 nominees are sitting MLAs and the DMK would be locked in direct contest with arch-rival AIADMK in over 100 seats.

Stalin released the candidates' list at a press conference at the DMK headquarters Anna Arivalayam in Chennai, on a day when the nomination process for the polls started.

Assembly Election 2021 LATEST Updates: The report also mentioned that there was no clear footage available of the spot where the incident took place from anywhere in the vicinity, an official of the state CEO's office said.

The West Bengal government's report to the Election Commission on Friday on the incident at Nandigram in which chief minister Mamata Banerjee was injured has no mention of the "four-five person"s, who she had alleged had attacked her, he said.

It, however, referred to the presence of a huge crowd at the spot where the incident took place.

Amid an ongoing tussle with alliance partner Congress over the seat-sharing agreement, the Abbas Siddiqui-led Indian Secular Front on Friday released the first list of 26 constituencies it will contest in the upcoming Assembly elections in West Bengal.

The party, however, is yet to name the candidates who will contest from these seats.

Seats in the list include Mahisadal, Canning Purba, Bhangar, Metiabruz, Panchla, Uluberia Purba, Basirhat Uttar, Ashoknagar, Amdanga, Asansol Uttar, Entally, Madhyamgram and Khanakul.

Party sources said that the ISF has an alliance with the Left Front in these 26 seats.

"The 26 seats are out of the 30 constituencies that we got from the Left Front. Our alliance partners will contest the remaining four seats. We decided to announce the names of the seats so that there is no confusion among our supporters,"
ISF leader Simul Soren told PTI.

Also, by announcing the names of the seats, we have sent a message to our alliance partner Congress, with whom the seat-sharing talks have not been smooth, that we would be contesting from those constituencies so that there is no duplication of alliance candidates, he said.

The Congress and the ISF had last week managed to break the ice between them over seat-sharing but talks are still underway for some constituencies.

Newly floated ISF had initially demanded 15 seats from the Congress, but the grand old party has agreed to give it only eight.

The Left Front has given 30 seats to the ISF from its kitty.



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