Assembly Elections 2021 Live: TMC more likely to launch listing of candidates right now

Trinamool Congress, reconstituted Parliamentary standing committees, Parliamentary standing committees, TMC, BJP, Congress, india newsAccording to a functionary, the Chief Election Officer has been directed to file a report back to confirm the TMC’s grievance, PTI reported. The EC has additionally requested the Health Ministry to weigh in on the grievance.

Assembly Elections 2021 Live Updates: The Election Commission (EC) has sought a report from the Chief Election Officer in West Bengal following the Trinamool Congress’ grievance in opposition to using Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s {photograph} on Covid vaccination certificates within the state. The celebration claimed that utilizing the picture was in violation of the mannequin code. 

According to a functionary, the Chief Election Officer has been directed to file a report back to confirm the TMC’s grievance, PTI reported. The EC has additionally requested the Health Ministry to weigh in on the grievance. 

“We want to ascertain the facts first. For instance, whether these certificates are indeed being distributed on the instructions of the Health Ministry. As a matter of routine, we always seek a response from all the involved parties in such complaints,” an EC official mentioned. 

Meanwhile in Assam, the Congress hopes to provide incumbent BJP a tricky battle. For the primary time in latest historical past, the celebration has tasked its chief ministers with election duties to show the nook in different states — Chhattisgarh’s Bhupesh Baghel in Assam and Rajasthan’s Ashok Gehlot in Bengal.

According to sources, Baghel plans to duplicate the Chhattisgarh mannequin within the poll-bound state. His three key advisors — Vinod Verma, Ruchir Garg and Rajesh Tiwari — are stationed in Assam, and over two dozen groups comprising native Congress leaders from Chhattisgarh have been moved to Assam to supervise the election efforts.

Down South, the saffron celebration introduced that it was nominating E Sreedharan, popularly generally known as the ‘Metro Man’, because the the celebration’s chief minister candidate for the upcoming Kerala Assembly elections. Sreedharan, 88, joined the BJP final week.

The Trinamool Congress’ Election Committee assembly is slated to happen on Friday at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s residence in Kolkata, sources instructed ANI. Following the assembly, Banerjee is more likely to launch the primary listing of candidate listing for all 294 seats for the West Bengal Assembly election. 

The West Bengal Chief Minister had on January 18 introduced that she would contest from Nandigram in addition to Bhowanipur seats. On February 20, the incumbent TMC launched the slogan for the polls — “Bangla nijer meyekei chaye” (Bengal needs its personal daughter). The tenure of the 16th Legislative Assembly of West Bengal will finish on May 30 this 12 months. A complete of seven,34,07,832 voters will select their consultant for the 17th Legislative Assembly of West Bengal. (With ANI inputs)

IT IS an uphill battle and the opponent is formidable, however the Congress is extra assured than it was three months in the past and hopes to provide incumbent BJP a tricky battle in Assam. For the primary time in latest historical past, the celebration has tasked its chief ministers with election duties to show the nook in different states — Chhattisgarh’s Bhupesh Baghel in Assam and Rajasthan’s Ashok Gehlot in Kerala.

And Baghel, sources mentioned, is replicating the Chhattisgarh mannequin in Assam.

His three key advisors — Vinod Verma, Ruchir Garg and Rajesh Tiwari — are stationed in Assam, and over two dozen groups comprising native Congress leaders from Chhattisgarh have been moved to Assam to supervise the election efforts. This is addition to the marketing campaign already put in place by AICC incharge Jitendra Singh, who is taken into account near Rahul Gandhi.

Assam Congress leaders mentioned factionalism within the state unit, which was rampant, has been managed, however they’re preserving their fingers crossed since ticket distribution has all the time been tough. “He (Jitendra Singh) had taken all of us to a resort some two months ago and we sat together for several hours. His message was very clear. The party will not project anyone as the Chief Minister candidate. Every leader will get a post in election-related panels but how we conduct ourselves while delivering the task assigned to us will decide our fate,” a senior chief instructed The Indian Express. Read the report right here. 

The Election Commission (EC) has requested the Health Ministry for the “factual position” relating to the Trinamool Congress’s grievance in opposition to using Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture on Covid vaccination certificates.

“We want to ascertain the facts first. For instance, whether these certificates are indeed being distributed on the instructions of the Health Ministry. As a matter of routine, we always seek a response from all the involved parties in such complaints,” mentioned an EC official who didn’t want to be recognized. According to sources, the Commission has additionally sought a report from its state Chief Electoral Officer on the matter.

This week, the TMC had approached the West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer alleging that using PM’s picture is a “blatant misuse of official machinery” and violates the Model Code of Conduct.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi happens to be the star campaigner of the BJP in this Assembly elections. As a politician, he is seeking support for his party during rallies. In this situation, using his photo in vaccination certificates is akin to influencing voters and violates the model code of conduct,” state minister Firhad Hakim had instructed reporters after assembly the election officers in Kolkata on Wednesday. Read our report right here. 

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The ruling TMC in West Bengal Thursday demanded the elimination of Sudeep Jain, the deputy election commissioner in-charge of the state, accusing him of being biased in opposition to it and breaking norms of the federal construction. Besides, the Shiv Sena right now introduced that it’s going to not contest the upcoming West Bengal polls and prolonged its assist to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. “Looking at the present scenario, it appears like a ‘Didi vs all’ fight. All ‘M’s – Money, Muscle, and Media are being used against ‘M’amata Didi,” Sanjay Raut tweeted, including that the celebration stands in solidarity with Banerjee.

Polling in 4 states and one Union Territory will probably be unfold over a month between March 27 and April 29, and the outcomes for all 5 Assemblies will probably be introduced on May 2. West Bengal will vote in eight phases, Assam in three, and Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry in a single section on the identical day.

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