The leaders of the Left parties protested in Delhi over alleged violence in West bengal during general elections. TMC and Left party workers clashed among themselves during the elections in West Bengal.
Biman Bose the chairman of Left Front said that his party workers were even today attacked by TMC workers.
The appointment of new Army Chief was decided today evening during the meeting of prime minister Manmohan Singh, party president Sonia Gandhi and other senior leaders.
The decision to appoint the new Army chief was decided after Election Commission said that the government has the right ot decide the new Army Chief before vacating the office. The current Army Chief General Bikram Singh will retire on 31st July.
In normal case, Army chief is decided two months before the incumbent officer vacates his office. According to the report of the PTI (Press Trust of India), the Defence Ministry recommended the name of Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag for the post.
Washington: US President Barack Obama said that he is interested to work with India and looking closely towards the new government formation. He even said about the relation that both countries have developed in the last decade. Obama congratulated Indians for being a part of and voting for the largest democratic election of the world.
BJP is expected to emerge victorious by the different exit polls conducted so far in the country. Manmohan Singh- the outgoing PM, had announced earlier in this year that he will not be contesting for the third term.
With the results of exit polls coming in a positive note for Narendra Modi, discussions are going on to select the next CM of Gujarat. Reports say that Modi is planning a meeting with all MLAs in Gandhinagar on Tuesday. A new CM for the state will be declared by May 20.
Sources says that name of Anandiben Patel has been finalized after talks with RSS and BJP leaders. She is the minister of Roads and Buildings and Urban Development and is also considered as a close aide of Modi.
A show cause notice was issued against AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for violating the model code of conduct that was issued by EC for the 2014 general elections. During his election rally in Amethi, Kejriwal had said that if even a single vote goes to Congress or BJP then it would be considered as betraying your country and your God.
EC has asked him to reply to the notice by the evening of May 13. It has also sent the CD that has the portion of the speech which was delivered by Kejriwal. If he fails to reply by the deadline then further action will be taken against him without prior notice.
Former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan has been summoned by EC for a hearing on the paid news case on 23rd May. Chavan has been accussed by EC for circulating paid news during the Assembly polls of Maharashtra in 2009.
Last week SC said that EC has the power to investigate the expenses of the candidates spend during the election campaigning and even declare them as disqualified when needed. If Chavan is disqualified by EC then the charges won’t be reverted back even if he is elected as the MP of Nanded.
13 people were injured when the TMC and CPI(M) party workers clashed among each other at Haroa in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. Party supporters pelted stones and fought with each other with lathis at two polling booths of Haroa.
The chief electoral officer of West Bengal said that police officials were sent to the spot after clash took place between two political groups in Haroa. He added that no firing took place to control the groups.
Tanmoy Roychowdhury, SP clarified the fact that no firing took place during the incident. The injured party supporters were shifted to the heath centre in Haroa. CRPF personels have been deployed on the spot.
It has come to the notice that the laptop of a polling officer who was sitting inside the polling booth in chandauli of UP was having the picture of Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav. BJP raised questions and said that it was against the model code of conduct of EC. Earlier Congress leader Ajay Rai was seen wearing the party symbol on his kurta and going for vote with the same.
The chief electoral officer Umesh Sinha said that DM has been informed about it and action will be taken against the polling officer.
Shamli Das who is contesting elections as an independent candidate from Kolkata and Jadavpur has declared her assets worth Rs. 2000 crore in the Affidavit but said that she only has Rs 20,000 as cash & jewellery worth Rs 40,000.
Shamli Das who is a widow and mother of two said that she is the owner of 2.4 million acres of land that was owned by Rani Rashmoni who was a Zamindar of 19th century. She said that the land is under dispute and a legal battle is going on for the same among different claimants. She even added that a large portion of the land has been taken by the government.
She said that she has got the property only on papers and she has got no control over the property till now.
She added that she decided to contest election so that her voice will be heard by the masses. She had earlier formed a party but was not able to register it.
While talking to the media, Arvind Kejriwal said that his party will win the votes from Varanasi. He said his party is competing against the BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and there is no competition with Congress. He further added that Modi will lose the election while Congress leader Ajay Rai does not come in the competition. Kejriwal even asked the people to come out and vote.
Reacting to the comments of Arvind Kejriwal, Ajay Rai said that he will win the election with clear majority. People of Varanasi will support him as he is from the same place.