General Elections watch: What happened on April, 3?

Amethi SDM rejects Rahul Gandhi’s application to grant him residential proof

New Face of Congress?

New Face of Congress?

In an interesting turn of events at Amethi constituency, which will give another opportunity to opposing parties to continue their strong  criticism of the Congress Vice-President, Rahul Gandhi was denied a residential proof by the SDM of Amethi.

The Congress apparent Prime Ministerial nominee had sent a lawyer on his behalf to submit the application but din’t provide any supporting documents alongwith, according to the Divisional Magistrate.

This has paved the way for AAP’s Kumar Vishwas and BJP candidate Smriti Irani to launch another of their attacks on the young Gandhi. Vishwas had even gone to the extent of challenging Gandhi to name all the blocks in the constituency and bet his candidature from Amethi on it.

Gogoi cries foul after EVM found faulty during trial polling in Assam

Tarun Gogoi

Tarun Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of tampering with EVM’s and threatened that the Congress would take the matter up with the Election Commission.

During trial polling conducted in Jorhat, one of the machines continued to blink for BJP irrespective of the buttons that were pressed. Gogoi claimed that the party has already filed a written complaint with the State EC and are determined to take this to the national level.

However, Chief Election Officer from Assam Vijayendra ruled out the possibility of foul play and assured that it was nothing more than a case of a faulty machine.

With 4.5 lakh first time voters set to exercise their voting rights this month, Assam will witness an electorate of 1.87 crore voting to choose the central government.

Assam CM Gogoi warns the electorate, says corporates will rule the nation if Modi comes to power

Abki bar, Modi sarkar?

Abki bar, Modi sarkar?

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, in a addressing at Guwahati, accused his Gujarat counterpart of having corporate backing and claimed that the corporate houses will be ruling the nation if he comes to power in the Centre.

“If Modi becomes prime minister, big corporates will be behind him. It will be a kind of corporate rule from back door, just like what happens in American democracy. It is going to be the most dangerous thing to Indian democracy,” Gogoi told reporters in Guwahati.

The Assam CM also highlighted about the strong similarity in ideology between the BJP and the RSS predicting complete autocracy if the opposition win the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls this year.

In a continued attack on BJP’s PM candidate, Gogoi brought to focus how Modi has been traveling around the country in a private jet and accused him of having corporate sponsorship.¬†“His PR is being handled by an American company. His waistcoat, hairstyle, shoes, spectacles – everything is by designers. All of these are sponsored by corporates,” he said.

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