Senior JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday said that he will accord OBC status to the Kunchatiga Vokkaliga community members if he becomes the next chief minister.
After the 2021 Assembly election, Sarma became the CM and Sonowal was elected to the Rajya Sabha and later made a Union minister.
The choice of Somnath for the Congress meeting is deliberate. The Lord Shiva temple located in the Gir-Somnath district has been the centre of the Hindu faith.
Sinha also dialled Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and reminded him of the commitment that the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) had made.
Unveiling the Agnipath scheme on June 14, the government had said youth between the ages of 17-and-a-half and 21 years would be inducted for a four-year tenure.
Murmu, if elected, will be the first tribal president and the second woman in the post.
Amid the polling commotion outside the Salwan GSS School in Old Rajinder Nagar, two girls clad in white with saffron scarves around their necks caught everyone’s attention.
On Thursday, many of them turned up at polling booths and returned elated or seething at the arrangements.
Fewer people came out to vote in key by-election despite wide voter awareness campaign run by the election officers; 24 Covid patients cast votes in PPE gears.
Similarly, another 18-year-old voter Amit Gupta said, “I was excited and nervous at the same time. It feels like a responsibility. I researched about the candidates and studied their views.
While the polling was still underway in Rajinder Nagar on Thursday, AAP and BJP candidates claimed they are going to win the bypoll.
The polling percentage on Thursday was significantly lesser than the figure recorded in the 2020 Assembly polls, that is, 58.27 per cent.
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The low turnout to TDP’s decision against fielding its candidate. It decided against contesting the poll in accordance with its policy not to challenge the kin of any deceased MLA in the bypoll.
Several opposition parties, including the Congress, TMC and the Left, have come together to put up Sinha as their candidate for the election against the BJP-led NDA's Draupadi Murmu.