LIVE: Farmers' stir may continue till December, says Rakesh Tikait
BJP announces 63 candidates for third, fourth phase of Bengal polls
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait
The Bhartiya Kisan Union-led farmer agitation against the three central farm laws may continue till December this year, the outfit national spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said on Sunday, according to PTI.
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday named several Union Ministers, MPs and actors as its candidates in the West Bengal Assembly polls, according to IANS. For the high octane polls, the party has fielded Union Minister Supriyo Babul from Tollygunge, actor-turned-politician and Lok Sabha member Locket Chatterjee from Churchura, journalist and MP Swapan Dasgupta from Tarakeshwar, and noted economist Ashok Lahiri from Alipurduar.
The BJP on Sunday also announced that it will be contesting 115 seats in the Kerala Assembly elections and the rest of the 25 seats will be left for 4 parties. State BJP chief K Surendran will contest from two constituencies - from Manjeshwar in Kasaragod & Konni in Pathanamthitta, said BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh.
"Give the BJP five years and infiltration will become a thing of the past in Assam," Home Minister Amit Shah asserted on Sunday at a rally in Assam's Tinsukia. Shah targeted the Congress-AIUDF alliance and questioned if Rahul Gandhi and Badruddin Ajmal can keep Assam safe.
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