Mamata Banerjee decisively stops BJP giant in Bengal
Daily NEWS Summary | 02-05-2021; In the most significant history of this cycle of state assembly elections, Trinamool Congresswoman Mamata Banerjee led her party to one of its biggest political victories in the three decades by preventing the party giant from setting up on its own in Bengal and paving the way to become Chief Minister for the third consecutive time in the state.
- West Bengal Assembly polls saw a high-tension campaign with the BJP putting all of its power into the state.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior BJP leaders campaigned vigorously in the state by holding various town halls and roadshows.
- However, the Trinamool Congress recorded one of its biggest victories, garnering a vote share of over 48% at the time of writing.
- The victory also puts Ms. Banerjee, 66, at the forefront of national politics, with all opposition party leaders congratulating her on the massive victory.
- Until late at night, even counting, the party had advantages and wins in more than 217 of the 292 seats that went to the polls. In the 2016 Assembly polls, the TMC won 211 seats and the percentage of polled votes was around 44.9%.
- Some early readings of the poll data indicated that Muslims, who make up about 27.01% of the state’s population, overwhelmingly supported the Trinamool Congress.
- In districts such as Malda and Murshidabad, which are minority-dominated areas, the ruling state party led or won over 80% of the seats.
- The Trinamool Congress also ruled the majority of seats in South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, Howrah and Hooghly. The ruling state party led or won all 11 seats in Calcutta.
- The BJP’s attempts to polarize the electorate were successfully countered by the Trinamool Congress using Bengali pride and other sentiments.
- Jai Shri Ram’s motto, intended to incite religious passions, was thwarted by the cry “Joy Bangla” from the Trinamool Congress and the party succeeded in labeling the BJP as a “Bahiragawtos (outsiders)” party.
- Another interesting trend that the West Bengal Assembly elections started is that the majority of Trinamool Congress deserters who joined the BJP did not do well in the elections.
- Former Minister of State Rajib Banerjee, who defected from the TMC to the BJP, was behind congressional candidate Trinamool in Domjur.
- Likewise, Baishali Dalmiya and Prabir Kumar, who left the Trinamool Congress to join the BJP, lagged behind in their respective seats.
- Describing the victory as a “crushing” victory, Ms Banerjee said Bengal’s victory saved the country.
- Speaking of the BJP’s “money and muscle power”, Ms Banerjee said she did not expect such a victory. The Chief Minister thanked the people of the state, especially women, and said her first task will be to tackle the terrible COVID-19 pandemic.
- After her victory, Ms. Banerjee lobbied the Center to demand free vaccination for the country’s 140 million rupees and threatened to launch a DNA if the Center did not accept the requests.
DMK heads to great victory in Tamil Nadu, Stalin ends long wait for CM president
Daily NEWS Summary | 02-05-2021; After a decade in opposition, the DMK, in alliance with Congress, is heading for a major victory in the 234-member Tamil Nadu assembly. At the time of this writing, the alliance leads with more than 140 seats.
- However, this is not the landslide that many opinion polls have predicted, with the incumbent AIADMK leading the way with more than 80 seats.
- Actor Kamal Haasan and his Makkal Needhi Maiam or MNM had no impact, with Mr. Haasan himself lagging behind.
- It was a long journey for Stalin, who had to wait four decades after he entered politics to take the seat once held by his father, Karunanidhi.
- Despite the fact that he has gone from being a youth wing leader to being a legislator, Chennai mayor, minister, and deputy chief minister over the years, Stalin had to constantly show his bravery.
- He is often compared negatively to his formidable father. Fearing a backlash against being seen as a promotion in the party and government, Karunanidhi allowed him only a gradual promotion, so that he would not be seen as meteoric.
- Stalin’s tenure as mayor gave him an administrative base.
- He was appointed Minister of Rural Development and Municipal Administration after the election of the ruling party in 2006.
- He strengthened the women’s self-help groups in the state and his growing influence in the administration and the party, which led to his promotion as First Senior Deputy Minister of State in 2009.
- Meanwhile, he too became treasurer of the DMK. The following years saw his growing control over the party.
- He reduced the size of the party’s powerful district secretaries by diversifying and trifurcating the district units they controlled as their fiefdoms.
- As the 2G scam gradually strained the relationship between the DMK and Congress, Stalin eventually convinced his father to leave the United Progressive Alliance government in the Center.
- Congress was forced to run only at the Lok Sabha polls in 2014.
- The massive victory of the DMK and its alliance partners in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, which halted the efforts of the Bharatiya Janata party to gain a foothold in Tamil Nadu, gave it greater national notoriety.
- The presidency of the presumed Chief Minister will be the culmination of a long political journey and the end of a long wait.
Left forward en route to historic victory in Kerala
Daily NEWS Summary | 02-05-2021; The ruling Left Democratic Front in Kerala is heading for a historic revival, the first government in Kerala in nearly four and a half decades to break the anti-outgoing trend.
- At the time of writing, the LDF led 99 out of 140 assembly seats, while the main opposition, the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF), led 41 out of 140 assembly seats.
- The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on its way to winning seats.
- BJP candidate “Metro Man” E Sreedharan lost to Congressional leader Shafi Parambil in Kerala’s Palakkad constituency by a margin of 3,859 votes.
- Kerala’s chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, dedicated the historic victory of the Democratic Left Front in assembly polls to the people and said that he demonstrated that there was no place for communal politics in the state.
- Flaying both the Congress-led UDF and BJP-NDA and a “right-wing” section of the media for trying to tarnish the image of the government and its development and welfare programs, he said people had rejected his “vicious propaganda” giving the left a decisive mandate.
BJP returns for second term in Assam
Daily NEWS Summary | 02-05-2021; The coalition led by the Bharatiya Janata party will return to Assam for a second term with a clear majority in the Assembly.
- The majority for the 126-seat assembly is 64 and at the time of writing, the BJP had won 15 seats and led 42 others. Party allies Asom Gana Parishad and the United Liberal People’s Party were on their way 11 and 7 seats, respectively. The prospects and the victories of the alliance total 75 seats.
- Among the opposition parties, Congress won five seats and led in 25. The All India United Democratic Front of Badruddin Ajmal led in 14, while Bodoland Popular Front led with two seats and the Party Indian Communist (Marxist) was leading in a siege.
Defects are a game-changer in Pondicherry
Daily NEWS Summary | 02-05-2021; The avalanche of defections from various heavyweights that sparked the downfall of the Narayanasamy-led government before term ended, is now burning the electoral prospects of the congressional alliance with many former associates securing crucial victories for the rival front like first results on April 6. The elections took place on Sunday.
- At the time of writing, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is halfway through the Pondicherry Assembly, which has 30 seats. Its advantage of 16 seats gives the alliance the majority necessary to form a government in the territory of the Union. While the congress-led alliance-DMK led with nine seats.
Guarantee uninterrupted oxygen supply to all hospitals, 13 opposition parties report to the Center
Daily NEWS Summary | 02-05-2021; Main opposition leaders on Sunday called on the government in a joint statement to focus all of its attention on ensuring an uninterrupted supply of oxygen to hospitals across the country and to launch a free mass vaccination program against COVID. -19.
- The statement comes just a day after at least 12 critically ill patients, including a doctor, died at Batra Hospital, one of Delhi’s main private hospitals, on Saturday due to an oxygen crisis.
- Signatories to the declaration include former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Congresswoman Sonia Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Congress Nationalist Party leader Sharad Pawar , the supreme of the Bahujan party Samaj Mayawati, the leader of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MK Stalin and the leader of the Samajwadi party, Akhilesh Yadav.
- Other signatories include Farooq Abdullah of the National Conference, Secretary General of CPI-M, Sitaram Yechury, D Raja of CPI and Tejashwi Yadav of Rashtriya Janata Dal.
- Following the “uncontrollable” increase in the pandemic across our country, they said: “We call on the central government to focus all of its attention on ensuring an uninterrupted flow of oxygen supply to all hospitals and centers. health of the country “.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting on Sunday on increasing the oxygen requirements of industrial units and adding additional oxygen beds to meet the increased demand.
- Apart from deaths at Batra hospital on Saturday due to oxygen shortages, less than a fortnight ago 20 COVID-19 patients died without oxygen at Jaipur Golden Hospital and 25 at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in the national capital.
- The oxygen crisis in the capital has been so severe that many hospitals have had to go to the High Court to ensure an uninterrupted supply of oxygen.
- However, the government denied that there was a shortage and raised it as a logistical problem in transporting oxygen to places with higher oxygen demand.
Daily NEWS Summary | 02-05-2021; The number of coronavirus cases reported in India is 1,98,94,625 at the time of publication of this bulletin with the death toll at 2,18,594.