Am ashamed of having associated with TMC for 21 years: Suvendu Adhikari
Saturday, 26 December 2020 () Addressing party workers at the BJP office in Kolkata, Adhikari said, "The political party I had been associated earlier has no discipline now. It has turned into a company from a party. I am ashamed of having associated with the party for 21 years." The former Bengal minister said that West Bengal needs the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Around 150 advocates of Calcutta High Court joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on January 06 in Kolkata in presence of party's national vice president Mukul Roy. Mukul Roy said, "They expressed their willingness to join BJP. Now, the advocates of Calcutta High Court came to our office to join our party and to fight against misrule of Mamata Banerjee." He further said, "Laxmi Ratan Shukla is the name in cricket and I cannot compare him with Suvendu Adhikari. And I have nothing to say about him joining BJP, our national party will look into it."
After BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari's brother Soumendu Adhikari left All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) and joined the BJP, TMC leader Madan Mitra said that there is no reflection in the party for his defection. Madan Mitra said, "I firmly deny that people are tilting towards BJP. You may say that more members from Adhikari family are joining BJP. Anybody is welcome to leave. I do not think there will be any reflection in our party for the defection of Soumendu. Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers are becoming more and more committed to the party because they love Mamata Banerjee."
COVID vaccination drive commenced across India on January 16. First vaccination shot of the COVID vaccine in Kolkata Medical College was given to a lady health care worker, Dr. Priyanka Maitra Karwk. She urged people to come forward and take the vaccine. Priyanka Maitra Karwk said, "I am feeling absolutely fine after receiving the vaccine shot. The process is also not painful; it is like any other vaccine. I will take another dose after 28 days. Things look good right now. The minimum risk associated with any vaccine, is associated with this one too, we have to take little bit risk as the disease itself is so profound and deadly. I'd urge people to come up and take the vaccine."
Devotees performed rituals in West Bengal's Kolkata on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti. They took holy dip in Hoogly River on January 14. On the other side, devotees also took holy dip in Ganga River on the occasion of Makar Sankranti today. People came in large numbers to perform the rituals in UP's Varanasi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced the launch of Rs 1,000-crore 'Startup India Seed Fund' to support startups and help budding entrepreneurs pursue innovative ideas. Addressing the 'Prarambh: Startup India International Summit', Modi exuded confidence that the growth of startups will help in generating jobs and improving lives of people in the region. He said India has taken several steps to ensure that the country's startups do not face shortage of capital. Watch the full video for more details.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed 'Prarambh: Startup India International Summit' on January 16. PM Modi interacted with the start-ups during the address. PM Modi said that India is one of the biggest start-up ecosystems in the world, and country's start-ups are changing the demographic character of business. He further informed that over 41,000 start-ups are currently engaged in work. "India is one of the biggest start-up ecosystems in the world. More than 41,000 start-ups including nearly 5,700 start-ups in IT sector, 3,600 in the health sector and 1,700 start-ups in agriculture are engaged in work. These start-ups are changing the demographic character of business. Earlier, on hearing about a start-up people used to ask 'why don't you do a job?'. But now people say why not create a start up instead of doing a job," said PM Modi during his virtual address.
TMC MP from Birbhum Satabdi Roy said there was no question of her leaving the party. Roy's statement came after a two-hour meeting with TMC's youth wing president and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee. Abhishek reached out to Roy as she voiced dissent against the leadership ahead of the assembly polls. Actor-turned-politician, Roy is a leading face in Mamata Banerjee's cultural brigade. Speculations started on Thursday over a post on Facebook page of Satabdi Roy fan club. Roy had claimed that she was not being informed about party events in her constituency. The 3-time MP had said she would inform the public on Saturday if she takes any 'decision'.
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A 65-year old man, Md Gaffar died after he suffered a brain stroke on January 12 in West Bengal's Matigara. Family of the deceased alleged that nursing homes in Siliguri refused to treat him. However, Gaffar has 'Swasthya Sathi' card, a state government health insurance scheme. "It's an unfortunate incident. We will look into the matter," Gautam Deb, Tourism Minister of WB.