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Replying to the question of campaigning for other opposition parties in other states, WB CM Mamata Banerjee said that she will go if leaders like Akhilesh and Mayawati invite her. “I will decide later where all I will go.I might even go to Varanasi,” she said. Banerjee also sounded unsure on her own attendance in the next meeting of opposition parties on March 15. “United India will work together. That is the desire of the people. The need of the hour is to see PM Modi and Amit Shah getting defeated. Earlier she declared TMC candidates for all 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal. There are 15 new faces in the list, this time.
Addressing the CWC meeting, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that women safety, farm distress and unemployment are the issues for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress in Gandhinagar, Gujarat: Issues which should be raised must comprise as to what is most important for you&how can you move forward. How will youth get jobs, how will women feel safe, what will be done for farmers. These are the issues for elections https://t.co/TqISDevDgg— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2019
Priyanka Gandhi remembers father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi in her maiden speech outside the family bastions of Amethi and Rae Bareli as she addresses Congress Working Committee Meet in Gandhinagar. Gandhi says that whatever is happening in India today is sad. She says that the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will be an important poll for the country.
Mamata Banerjee announces that filmstars Nusrat Jahan, Mimi Chakraborty will contest the Lok Sabha elections this time on behalf of TMC. Actor and Ghatal MP Dev (Deepak Adhikari) to contest again from the same seat. Apart from these three celebrities, veteran actress Moon Moon Sen will fight from Asansol against sitting BJP MP Babul Supriyo.
Former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi will contest from Barrackpore for the third consecutive term. From Raigunj, Kanhaiyalal Agarwal is TMC candidate for Lok Sabha elections. From Malda Uttar, former Congress MP Mausam Noor will fight on TMC symbol this time. Mohua Mitra will fight from Krishnagar and Mamata Bala Thakur will fight from Bongaon.
West Bengal CM and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee announces that her party will field 40.5% female candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. West Bengal has 42 Lok Sabha seats. “This is a proud moment for us,” said Banerjee.
West Bengal CM and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee: Trinamool Congress will field 40.5% female candidate in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. This is a proud moment for us. pic.twitter.com/B1B2dBQOzY— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2019
Before announcing the list of TMC candidates for the 42 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal, Mamata Banerjee declares the names of five sitting MPs who won’t contest the polls for various reasons. “Jadavpur MP Sugata Bose will not contest because he hasn’t got permission from Harvard university where he is a professor. Sandhya Roy won’t contest because she is not keeping well. Senior leaders Subrata Bakshi and Uma Soren will work for the party,” she said.
West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee is addressing a press conference in which she will announce the names of candidates for Lok Sabha Elections. Before announcing the names, she attacks BJP by saying that politics of hatred is dividing the people. Banerjee further alleges that crores of rupees are being spent in spreading fake news on social media,
The day-long meeting of the Congress Working Committee--the highest decision making body of the party-- assumes significance as it comes barely two days after the declaration of the poll schedule.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said no sacrifice was too great to defeat the RSS and BJP ideology of "fascism, hatred, anger and divisiveness". Speaking at the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting at the Sardar Patel National Memorial here, he underlined the Congress party's resolve to fight the forces of hatred.
'BSP Will Not Have an Alliance with Congress in Any State' | BSP Brings down curtains on Grand Alliance ahead of Lok Sabha elections, says no truck with Congress in any state. It has been reiterated once again that Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will not have any alliance with Congress party in any state, to contest the upcoming elections, says BSP supremo Mayawati.
The meeting of Central Election Committee of Congress party will be held on 14 March at the residence of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2019
Kejriwal said people were now largely divided between "Modi-bhakts" and those who don't back Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that the Aam Aadmi Party "will do whatever is in its power to defeat Modi". Kejriwal also said that many people had told him that they were apprehensive of a Pulwama-like attack just before the Lok Sabha polls. "I am only saying what people told us... They told us that they were apprehensive for the last two years that they (BJP) will either foment a conflict over Ram Mandir or between India and Pakistan," he said.
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that BJP's politicization of the "surgical strikes" on terror camps in Pakistan will not help it in the Lok Sabha election in Delhi. "Whatever happened after the Pulwama attack on India-Pakistan border and the way BJP's conduct was, which politicized it, it is causing damage to the BJP. There's a notion that it is helping it but it is not, at least not in Delhi," he told reporters here.
Sonia Gandhi Hits Out at PM Modi for Playing Politics Over Terror | Sonia Gandhi hits out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the CWC meet in Ahemdabad and says," People of the country are getting victimised but PM Modi pretends to be the victim himself." Evoking the issue of national secutity in the light of the recent terror attacks in Pulwama in which 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives, Gandhi says that terror attacks are being polticised for electoral gains.
In West Bengal, the TMC 12- member election committee, along with the district presidents started arriving at Mamata Banerjee’s residence in Kalighat for the 1pm core committee meeting. Post the meeting,Mamata is expected to declare the list of TMC candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections at 3:30pm. Some of the TMC leaders were seen arriving at Mamata’s residence for the meeting include, Abhishek Banerjee, Derek O’Brien, Partha Chatterjee , Subrata Bakshi, Sashi Panja , Suvendu Adhikari , Sishir Adhikari , Malay Ghatak , Sudip Badhopadhyay and Firhad Hakkim.
Congress' newset member, Patidar leader Hardik Patel has arrived at the Sardar Patel Smarak, where the CWC meeting is underway. He will shortly formally join the grand-old-party in the presence of Rahul Gandhi here.
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Given the performance of the party in Assembly polls in several states after registering a mammoth victory in Delhi, Kejriwal knows that political survival is the call of the hour.
The biennial election to fill five vacancies in the Telangana Legislative Council (MLAs quota), began on Tuesday. The main opposition Congress, which fielded a candidate, had decided to boycott the MLC election, accusing ruling TRS of poaching four of its MLAs and a TDP legislator 'in a brazen manner by adopting all illegal means.' With the Congress staying away from the poll, the election of TRS and its ally AIMIM nominees looks certain. In the election to fill five vacancies in the Council, TRS has fielded four nominees, leaving one seat to its ally AIMIM.
Prakash Ambedkar, Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), confirms to ANI that there will be no alliance between VBA and Congress for coming Lok Sabha elections and VBA will contest on all 48 seats in Maharashtra
Prakash Ambedkar, Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), confirms to ANI that there will be no alliance between VBA and Congress for coming Lok Sabha elections and VBA will contest on all 48 seats in Maharashtra. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/U7Duq1weeM— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2019
Priyanka Gandhi while addressing the rally in Gujarat's Gandhinagar. (Image tweeted by Congress).
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the IAF air strikes, accusing him of playing politics over terror. Addressing the Congress Working Committee (CWC) in Ahmedabad, Gandhi said Modi was playing the victim card. The grand old party kick-started its battle for 2019 with the CWC on the Prime Minister’s home turf. All eyes will be on the party’s policy on stitching together pre- and post-poll alliances in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The meeting is also likely to mark the debut of Priyanka Gandhi who will address the committee for the first time.
Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday raised the statehood demand for Delhi again as he raised the stakes for the Lok Sabha elections. Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kejriwal said the Centre was creating hurdles in Delhi’s functioning and had been unfair to the people.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora will hold a meeting to discuss the modalities of conducting assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. The Election Commission, while announcing the dates for the high-stakes General Elections on Sunday, had said the J&K assembly elections won’t be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls, citing security reasons.
In West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress leadership has convened a meeting of its election committee to decide on its list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in the state, while in Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal is expected to address a press conference to talk on statehood and alliances among other issues.
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