Assembly Election 2021 LIVE Updates: Narendra Modi to address rallies in West Bengal's Purulia, Assam's Karimganj today

10:42 (IST)

West Bengal Assembly Election 2021 LATEST Updates

Vote for TMC to defeat BJP: Mamata urges Left supporters

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday appealed to Left Front supporters to vote for TMC candidates in order to defeat the divisive BJP in West Bengal.

She thanked the Left minded people in the state for coming out with the "no vote to BJP" campaign.

The TMC supremo is facing one of the most difficult political challenges of her life. She is facing a stiff challenge from BJP in the coming state poll after helming West Bengal for a decade.

"It is imperative for the sake of the state to stop BJP from coming to power in Bengal. I would like to thank my Left minded friends for coming out with the 'no vote to BJP' campaign," she said.

10:35 (IST)

Assam Assembly Election 2021 LATEST Updates

Modi to address rally in Karimganj

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also visit Assam to address a public rally in Karimganj at 3 pm on Thursday. "Looking forward to being among the people of this great state during the rally in Karimganj. Assam has witnessed positive changes across various sectors over the last 5 years. NDA seeks people's blessings to continue the development agenda," he tweeted.

10:31 (IST)

West Bengal Assembly Election 2021 LATEST Updates

Narendra Modi to address rally in Purulia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address public rallies in West Bengal on Thursday. The event, will be held at 11 am, is a part of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) campaign in the poll-bound state.

A day before the event, the prime minister said that the BJP's agenda of good governance was striking a chord among the people of West Bengal and there was a desire for a change in the state.

"Glad to be getting the opportunity to be among my sisters and brothers of West Bengal tomorrow, 18th March. I would be addressing a rally in Purulia. Across West Bengal, there is a desire for change. BJP's agenda of good governance is striking a chord among the people," he tweeted.

Assembly Election 2021 LATEST Updates: The prime minister said that the BJP's agenda of good governance was striking a chord among the people of West Bengal and there was a desire for a change in the state.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday appealed to Left Front supporters to vote for TMC candidates in order to defeat the divisive BJP in West Bengal.

She thanked the Left minded people in the state for coming out with the "no vote to BJP" campaign.

The TMC supremo is facing one of the most difficult political challenges of her life. She is facing a stiff challenge from BJP in the coming state poll after helming West Bengal for a decade.

"It is imperative for the sake of the state to stop BJP from coming to power in Bengal. I would like to thank my Left minded friends for coming out with the 'no vote to BJP' campaign," she said.

"At the same time I would like to tell them that since the Left cannot come to power, its supporters should not waste their votes by casting it in favour of LF. Instead the LF supporters should vote for TMC to defeat the BJP," she told reporters while releasing her party's election manifesto.

Her comments come in the backdrop of several TMC leaders openly asking the Left parties to come out in support of TMC to stop the saffron party's march in the state.

The CPM led Left Front has rejected the appeal and blamed the ruling TMC for the rise of the saffron camp in West Bengal.

Unfortunately, Bengal is now witnessing a threat from outsiders who want to foster divisive mentality and disrupt harmony. It is imperative for us to avert this threat. I promise that I will stand by each and every person of Bengal across all communities to protect their fundamental rights, she said.

I will be forever indebted to my motherland. Being a daughter of Bengal I have dedicated my whole life for the state, Mamata added.

She called BJP a "political virus" and slammed the Centre for trying to destroy the federal fabric of the state.

Arvind Kejriwal's AAP is running an elected government in Delhi. Yet the Centre is trying to give more powers to the Lt Governor, who is nominated. We condemn such actions, she added.



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