Row over Mamata's Gotra declaration, 'illegitimate' remark haunts A Raja & More | Top News (31 Mar)

Top headlines of the day: 1. Ahead of phase 2 voting, WB CM Mamata Banerjee's Gotra declaration triggers a political storm in Bengal. BJP slams it as a sign of desperation. 2. Cash for cops controversy mars Tamil Nadu month ahead of polls. Election Commission likely to recommend a CBI probe. 3. DMK's A Raja gets Election Commission notice over remarks on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and his mother. Asked to explain before 6 pm today. 4. After Centre sounds COVID upsurge alarm and says that the situation is going from bad to worse, India adds over 53,000 new COVID cases. 5. Despite surge in COVID cases, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister's mask slips while among supporters, social distancing too goes for a toss. WATCH!