Kolkata, Mar 21 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 49 WB-POLL-LD PM Anticipating defeat Mamata questioning EVM functioning: Modi Bankura: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that anticipating defeat in the West Bengal assembly elections, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has already started questioning the functioning of EVMs which has kept her in power for 10 years.

CAL 35 AS-LD PM Cong a 'loot engine' that wants to come to power anyhow to fill its 'empty coffers': Modi Bokakhat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called Congress a 'loot engine' which is desperate to come to power in Assam 'at any cost' to fill its 'empty coffers.' CAL 48 WB-POLL-BJP-MANIFESTO 1 job per family, implementation of CAA, focus on social schemes in BJP manifesto for Bengal polls Kolkata: The BJP on Sunday unveiled its manifesto for the West Bengal elections, promising to build a 'Sonar Bangla' by providing employment, strengthening social security schemes and vowing to clear the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act in the first cabinet meeting of the new government.

CAL 50 WB-POLL-2ND LD SHAH If voted to power in WB, BJP will ensure Durga, Saraswati puja held without hindrance: Shah Egra: Asserting that the BJP does not believe in vote-bank politics, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, in a jibe at the TMC over its 'appeasement policies', said on Sunday that his party, if voted to power in Bengal, will ensure no curb is imposed on Durga and Saraswati puja.

CAL 51 AS-POLL-2ND LD PRIYANKA PM sad for tweet by 22-yr-old woman, but not for flood-hit people in Assam: Priyanka Jorhat/Nazira/Khumtai: Launching a frontal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday alleged he is sad about a tweet by a 22-year- old woman but not for the flood-ravaged people of Assam.

CAL 47 OD-PREZ-HOSPITAL President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Super Speciality Hospital in Rourkela Rourkela: A strong socio-economic structure is necessary along with industrial advancement for progress of a country, President Ram Nath Kovind said Sunday while inaugurating a super specialty hospital of Rourkela Steel Plant here.

CES 12 AS-POLL-SHUKLA Congress govt in Assam will be run by state people; Delhi will not control it: Rajeev Shukla Guwahati: Senior Congress leader Rajeev Shukla on Sunday said that the government to be formed by the party in Assam after the assembly election will be run by and for the people of the state and will not be remote-controlled from Delhi. PTI RG RG