Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Assam polls 2021: Anti-incumbency factor grows within BJP in Moran

“Anti-incumbency factor has been within BJP in Moran because many senior BJP members opposed him and don’t want him to get a ticket this time. The locals of his constituency levelled serious allegations against Chakradhar Gogoi,” said a resident of Moran.

2. Mizoram: BJP, ZPM pleads Election Commission of India to defer Serchhip by-poll

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) party on March 18 requested the Election Commission of India (ECI) to defer the Serchhip assembly seat by-poll and counting of votes, stating that both the days are important for Christians.

3. Mizoram: Three held with drugs worth Rs 14.7 lakh in separate incidents

Three persons including a Myanmarese national were arrested with drugs on March 18 in two separate incidents in Mizoram.

4. Congress leaders Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi to visit poll-bound Assam

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will undertake a two-day visit to poll-bound Assam to campaign for the party ahead of assembly elections that will be held in three phases starting from March 27.

5. Sikkim Govt issues new notification to contain COVID-19

The Sikkim Government, on Thursday, issued a new notification on measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus following a recent increase in the number of cases in the country.

6. Tripura ADC polls: BJP expels 11 party leaders for six years

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tripura has expelled eleven party leaders on Thursday, in a bid to "stop the ongoing bickering within the party".

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