Tagore's Bengal would not allow hate politics to overpower secularism: Mamata Banerjee
Tuesday, 29 December 2020 () Branding Visva-Bharati Vice Chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty as a "BJP man", the CM claimed that he is planning to destroy the rich heritage of the hallowed institution by "importing divisive and communal politics inside its campus". "Those who do not respect Mahatma Gandhi and other icons of the country are now talking of building 'Sonar Bangla' (Golden Bengal).
The war between Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal and the Governor has escalated. A group of TMC MPs have now written to the President seeking removal of Jagdeep Dhankar as Governor of the state. The MPs in their letter accused the governor of failing to preserve, protect and defend the...
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.
Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah reached Visva-Bharati University in Birbhum on December 20. He paid floral tribute to Rabindranath Tagore. Shah's much anticipated visit to the state of West Bengal began on December 19.
Union home minister Amit Shah arrived in Kolkata on December 19 for a two-day visit. Shah will take stock of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) affairs in West Bengal ahead of the assembly elections scheduled to be held next year. “I bow to this revered land of greats like Gurudev Tagore, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar and Syama Prasad Mookerjee,” Shah tweeted as he reached the state capital of Kolkata. Several Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders including Suvendu Adhikari quit the party and are likely to join the BJP as per reports. Shah is slated to address a public rally at Midnapore today. Watch the full video for more.
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BJP workers celebrated the launch of the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive in Mumbai. They burnt effigy of coronavirus in Ghatkopar area to celebrate the vaccine drive. The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India on Jan 16
The Congress proposed that the TMC should merge with it instead to put up a united fight against the BJP. The BJP, which has emerged as a potent force in the state, said the TMC's suggestion amounted to admission that it was not in a position to take on the saffron party on its own in the assembly polls in West Bengal due in April-May. "If the Left Front and the Congress are genuinely anti-BJP, they should rally behind Mamata Banerjee in her fight against the communal and divisive politics of the saffron party," senior TMC MP Sougata Roy said. Reacting to the TMC's proposal, state Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury blamed the West Bengal's ruling party for the growth of the BJP in the state. "We are not interested in aligning with the TMC. Why is the TMC now interested in an alliance with us after poaching our MLAs over the last 10 years. If Mamata Banerjee is in keen on fighting the BJP, then she should join the Congress as it is the only pan-India platform to fight against communalism," he said. Watch the full video for more details.
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Congress lashed out at the BJP over the Hindu Mahasabha inaugurating a study centre dedicated to Mahatama Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse. The former Madhya Pradesh CM called on the BJP and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to clarify whether they backed the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi's killer. He dared the MP government to put a stop to all such activities and take strict action against the culprit and added that failure to act would imply that the state government backs Godse’s ideology. This comes after the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha opened a library dedicated to Gandhi’s assassin in Gwalior on Sunday. A video of the event showed Hindu Mahasabha workers garlanding Godse and performing aarti at the event. Watch the full video for all the details.
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During the launch event of Ayushman Bharat Jan Arogya Yojana SEHAT scheme for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that people of JandK have voted for strengthening democracy and development during the DDC elections in Jammu and Kashmir. "The people of JandK have voted for strengthening democracy in Jammu and Kashmir. People from all walks of life came out and voted for development in DDC elections. Jammu and Kashmir has won Mahatma Gandhi's vision of 'gram swaraj'," said PM Modi.