The Congress also formed a 13-member task force, chaired by senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to oversee the party’s Covid relief
West Bengal Assembly Polls 2021: TMC chief Mamata Banerjee lost to her former confidant and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram
The AINRC secured 10, BJP three, DMK three, Congress two and the independents four.
The counting of votes for the assembly polls in four states and a union territory is being taken up at a time when the country is grappling with a raging COVID pandemic.
Another 15 rounds of counting will take place in Nandigram before the result is announced.
Counting of votes for the Assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry began at 8 am today
Politicians and supporters alike, flouted social distancing norms during the Assembly elections in Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam resulting in many leaders testing positive for Covid-19
The final and third phase polling on 40 seats is taking place in Assam. Meanwhile, elections are taking place for 31 seats in the third of the eight-phase West Bengal assembly elections.
Madhabi Adak was injured as she tried to save her husband when a few men barged into their home and attacked him.
Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman was referring to the clashes that broke out between the police and Ayyappa devotees during the Sabarimala protests in 2018
PM Narendra Modi also lashed out at Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan over the alleged lathicharge that was carried out against Ayyappa devotees during the Sabarimala protest in 2018
DMK's electioneering is driven by several teams like a small group of men affiliated to the Labour Progressive Front, party's trade union wing.
Amit Shah who arrived at the airport in Lawspet, drove to the Siddhananda temple in Karuvadikuppam to offer prayers.
'The people of Assam have shown the Congress-led alliance the red card', said PM Modi while addressing an election rally in Kokrajhar.
Mohan Singh, Dakshin Mandal Sabhapati of the BJP, claimed that he was called there by the saffron party candidate Bharati Ghosh.
Local TMC leaders complained that their election agents were not being allowed to enter several booths.
The poll body ordered the transfer of officers to non-election assignments following inputs provided by its special observers.
The TMC claimed that the audio clip had 'blown the lid off' the nexus between the BJP and the Election Commission.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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