As Amit Shah heads for Bengal, 2 more MLAs quit TMC
Friday, 18 December 2020 All roads from Trinamool Congress’s divided house appeared to lead to BJP as the procession of disgruntled functionaries following former Bengal minister Suvendu Adhikari out of the party grew longer on Friday. As home minister Amit Shah landed in Kolkata late evening for a series of rallies over the weekend, Barrackpore MLA Shilbhadra Dutta and Contai (North) legislator Banashree Maiti quit TMC, while at least one more — Dipali Biswas from Malda’s Gajol — indicated that she had made up her mind to join BJP.
All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Madan Mitra on December 19 mocked former TMC leader Suvendu Adhikari, who joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah by saying TMC workers will celebrate gala evening today as 'we're free from the virus now'. He said, "I'm...
During his rally in Assam's Nagaon on February 25, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, "Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, not only in Assam, a new development started in entire northeast. There was a time when Assam was known for agitation and violence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi did everything to bring prestige to Assam. Bhupen Hazarika was conferred Bharat Ratna. Congress leader Tarun Gogoi had also made great contributions. He was given Padma Bhushan in the regime of PM Narendra Modi."
Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited Maha Mrityunjay Temple in Assam's Nagaon on February 25 for 'Pran Pratishtha Mahotsav'. He said, "Assam that was known for agitations, weapons and violence is now known for development, industrial investment, education and tourism. But this journey is incomplete. It is the first stop in new era of development started by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and state Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. We have to make Assam flood-free, infiltrator-free and violence-free. We have to make Assam and the entire northeast the biggest GDP contributor of the country."
BJP president JP Nadda visited Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay's Residence and Museum in Kolkata on February 25. West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh and party's general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya were also present. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay had composed the national song 'Vande Mataram'. JP Nadda had arrived in poll-bound West Bengal on Feb 24.
Bengali actor Payel Sarkar joined BJP in presence of party president JP Nadda in Kolkata. Both BJP and ruling TMC have been roping in celebrities ahead of Assembly polls in Bengal. On Wednesday, former India cricketer Ashok Dinda joined BJP in presence of Union Minister Babul Supriyo. On the same day, cricketer Manoj Tiwary and several Bengali actors joined TMC in CM Mamata Banerjee’s presence. Elections to 294 Assembly seats in Bengal are scheduled to take place in May 2021.
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BJP District President North Kolkata Shibaji Singha Roy sustained injuries after he along with party leaders including Suvendu Adhikari and Shankudeb Panda was attacked allegedly by some persons here at Phoolbagan. He has been admitted to a hospital. Earlier on Wednesday, West Bengal Minister of State for Labour Jakir Hossain suffered injuries after unidentified persons hurled crude bombs at him while he was walking towards Nimtita Railway station to board the train for Kolkata.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari held a roadshow in Kolkata's Digha on January 22. Former TMC leader Suvendu Adhikari switched loyalty to BJP on December 19, last year. Bengal is going for polls in the mid of 2021.
Days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that she would contest the upcoming state assembly election from Nandigram, now her former aide turned BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari has hit back. While Adhikari refused to confirm his candidature from Nandigram, he said that he would guarantee the victory of the candidate the BJP fields in Nandigram. ‘Mamata Banerjee has announced to contest from there, relying on 62,000 votes but I have 2.13 lakh people who chant 'Jai Shri Ram,’ Adhikari said. Meanwhile, in a fresh setback to the Trinamool Congress, Arindam Bhattacharya joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and said that he wants to join PM Modi’s mission of making an Atmanirbhar Bengal. Watch the full video for all the details.
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During the launch of 'Lokkho Sonar Bangla (manifesto) crowdsourcing campaign' in Kolkata, BJP chief JP Nadda said over 2 crore suggestions will be taken. He said, "We'll accept over 2 crore suggestions from people. We'll make available approx 30,000 suggestion boxes across WB. Around 100 boxes will be kept in 294 assembly constituencies. Our workers will go from door to door with 50 boxes and 50 will be placed at strategic locations."
BJP national president JP Nadda launched 'Lokkho Sonar Bangla (manifesto) crowdsourcing campaign', in Kolkata. State BJP chief Dilip Ghosh and party's national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya were also present on the occasion. Actor Payel Sarkar joined BJP in presence of JP Nadda.
BJP and Hindu outfits have called for a shutdown in Alappuzha from 6 am to 6 pm on Feb 25 in protest against the killing of an RSS worker allegedly by SDPI worker. The clash between the groups had happened last night.
Those above the age of 60 and those above 45 with comorbidities as they will get Covid vaccine in the second of the coronavirus vaccination drive will begin March 1. Aiming at inoculating people of West Bengal for COVID-19 free of cost before the upcoming assembly election, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to help the state in procuring vaccines. The surprise renaming of the revamped Motera cricket stadium in Gujarat after Prime Minister Narendra Modi today caused a flood of reactions on social media. Cricketer Manoj Tiwari and three Bengali film stars joined the Trinamool Congress in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Wednesday that the Centre has lifted embargo on grant of government businesses to private banks.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the residence of her nephew Abhishek Banerjee ahead of the CBI questioning his wife in the coal pilferage case. Meanwhile, the BJP mocked the Trinamool Congress and said that they are scared worried about the CBI notice. BJP leader Dilip Ghosh said that the CBI acts on the basis of evidence it finds and if they have done nothing wrong, there is no reason for them to worry. He further claimed that the CBI notices are not linked to the upcoming polls in the state. ‘I agree that elections are around the corner, but because of the elections, the investigation should not be stopped. The scam should be unearthed and culprits should be punished,’ Ghosh said. Watch the full video for all the details.
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BJP workers clashed with security personnel in Barrackpore after their 'Parivartan Yatra' was allegedly stopped by the personnel. BJP’s National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya joined the protest at Kapa More where Parivartan Yatra, has been stopped by Police. Watch the video.
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