Kolkata, Mar 24 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 14 WB-POLL-LD MODI No Indian is outsider in Bengal, BJP CM will be son of soil: Modi Kanthi: Bengal has brought together the nation through 'Vande Mataram', and on this land, CM Mamata Banerjee was terming people 'bohiragoto' (outsider), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, announcing that if voted to power, a son of the soil will be made the BJP chief minister of the state.

CAL 18 AS-MODI-RALLY Beware of Congress-AIUDF 'Mahajoth' as it's 'Mahajhoot': Modi Bihpuria: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called upon the people of Assam to beware of the Congress- AIUDF 'Mahajoth' (grand alliance) as it is a 'Mahajhoot' (grand lie).

CAL 10 WB-MAMATA-RALLY Only those sent from other states to foment trouble in Bengal before polls are outsiders for TMC: Mamata Bishnupur: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed that her party considers only those people sent from other states to foment trouble before elections as outsiders and not those who have been living here for ages.

CAL 11 AS-POLL-GAURAV GOGOI I am not after CM's post, not in politics for personal ambition: Gaurav Gogoi Guwahati: Senior Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi, son of three-time Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, on Wednesday said that he is not after the top post in the state government and will not represent his father's constituency Titabar as per his last wish.

CAL 12 BH-ASSEMBLY-TURMOIL JD(U)'s Maheshwar Hazari elected deputy speaker of Bihar assembly amid oppn boycott Patna: Senior JD(U) leader Maheshwar Hazari was elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Bihar legislative assembly on Wednesday amid boycott of the house by opposition protesting use of force against their members when they were holding agitation against a Bill concerning the police department the previous day.

CAL 13 WB-POLL-CEC ECI tells local administration to ensure voting without fear Siliguri: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora said Wednesday that the Election Commission of India (ECI) is hand-holding with local administration to ensure that people come out to vote in large numbers in a secure atmosphere.

CAL 17 WB-INTERVIEW-ASHOK DINDA Want 'Dada' in BJP to clean bowl TMC: Ashok Dinda Kolkata: Amid speculations that the BJP wants former India captain Sourav Ganguly to drive its fortunes in the upcoming West Bengal assembly elections, his former teammate and the saffron party's nominee from Moyna seat, Ashok Dinda, feels that the BCCI president would 'clean bowl' the ruling TMC if he makes the much-anticipated move of joining the BJP.