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Elections will be held for 55 Rajya Sabha seats in the country on March 26 with three seats in Assam. The BJP will field a candidate in one seat and its ally Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) will contest another seat. The third seat is being eyed by the Congress and AIUDF.

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  • ​​The latest round of quakes in the party has been caused by the news of senior leader GT Deve Gowda planning to join the BJP, now or just ahead of the Assembly polls. According to a source in the party, many MLAs are sitting on the fence and are undecided about which party to join.

    Kerala and Punjab have already passed resolutions seeking the withdrawal of the CAA. Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot said that the Centre should listen to people protesting against the Act across the country and asserted that democracy weakens if there is no dialogue. He further added that People have the right to express their disagreement in a peaceful manner.

    "We need a Lingayath president in Karnataka to lead the party and to tackle BJP in north Karnataka," Siddaramaiah said.

    During their two-day visit, Azad and Soni will attend a meeting of the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) executive on January 17 to discuss current political developments and the future road map for the party, the Congress said in a statement here.

    Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president, Ripun Bora on Sunday said, “Any foreigner who got citizenship post March 24, 1971 irrespective of their religious affiliation will be made stateless, if congress comes to power in Assam in 2021 assembly polls.”

    "Sacrifice for the nation stands above all else for the Congress party. From the time of our foundation, through the Indian independence movement and for all the days to come, India comes first," the party said on its official Twitter handle. "135 years of Unity, 135 years of justice, 135 years of equality, 135 years of ahimsa, 135 years of freedom. Today we celebrate 135 years of Indian National Congress," it said.

    A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to the government seeking its views on multiple challenges made on the constitutional validity of the freshly enacted Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

    On Sunday, when the artists gathered in Chanmari field in Guwahati to register their protest against CAA, the fear found voice. Bipin Chawdang sang “pepanhti tur bojailo, du dinor pachhot bongaliye ronor hinga bojaabo, du dinor pachhot bangladeshik mukhyomatri patibo.”

    Siddaramaiah has sent in his letter of resignation to AICC president Sonia Gandhi, reiterating his loyalty to Gandhi as well as the party. He expressed regrets at not being able to win more seats despite making sincere efforts.

    With Assam caught in a series of protests, largely led by students, against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that youth must stay away from agitations.

    For the opposition Congress it is all too apparent as its units have been disbanded and the party has been functioning under Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Amit Chavda for quite some time now. Congress members say the new party structure will be formed after December 15.

    In a last-ditch effort to win the bypolls in Karnataka, BJP is playing the cast card. Asking voters from the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community to back BS Yediyurappa. A week ago, the CM drew criticism when he asked Veerashaiva-Lingayat voters in Gokak constituency to vote for the BJP.

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