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Assam election 2021 LIVE updates: 'Congress' corruption and vote-bank-based governance made Assam one of the most disconnected states in India', said PM Modi

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PM Narendra Modi addressed rally in West Bengal's Purulia district
2021: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday strong attacked the Congress at an election rally here and said its "corrupt and vote-bank based governance" had made Assam one of the most disconnected states in India." The Prime Minister said that Congress governments and their policies "damaged Assam "socially, culturally, geographically and politically".

Later in the day, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee asserted that she will bring 'parivartan' (change) in Delhi after winning the upcoming in West Bengal. The chief minister said that the BJP is targeting West Bengal with all its might as it knows that she will go for the Centre soon after securing victory in her state. She accused the BJP of "stealing" her 'parivartan' slogan and remodelling it as 'asol parivartan' (real change).

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released a list of 148 candidates for the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth phases of the upcoming West Bengal BJP vice-president Mukul Roy will contest from Krishnanagar Uttar assembly constituency. He will be facing off against TMC candidate Kaushani Mukherjee.
 
Days before assembly polls begin in West Bengal and three other states, actor Arun Govil, who played the role of Lord Ram in the famous TV serial Ramayan, joined the BJP on Thursday, saying his decision was triggered by TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee 's "irritation" to the chant of Jai Shri Ram.

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