TMC moves President to remove Dhankhar from Bengal governor post
Wednesday, 30 December 2020 () The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday said it has moved President Ramnath Kovind to remove Jagdeep Dhankhar from the post of the West Bengal governor, accusing him of "transgressing constitutional limits" by regularly commenting against the state administration and government in the public.
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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TMC MP Satabdi Roy ended the suspense and rubbished the reports of leaving the party. She said, "I held talks with Abhishek Banerjee today and he addressed the issues raised by me. I am not going to Delhi tomorrow. I am going to remain with TMC." In a social media post on her 'Satabdi Roy Fan Club' page, the actor-turned-politician said the reason behind her absence in party's programmes in her constituency, Birbhum, is because she is not informed about the schedules in advance.
On Jan 15, President Ram Nath Kovind made the first contribution towards the construction of Ram Mandir, which is to be built in UP's Ayodhya. Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) working president, Alok Kumar said, "He is the first citizen of the country so we went to him to initiate this drive. He donated a sum of Rs 5,01,000." Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also made the contribution for construction of Ram Mandir. He handed over a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to a leader of Vishva Hindu Parishad. He said, "I am grateful to be part of such mission." Ram Mandir is to be built at the site of Ram Janmabhoomi in UP's Ayodhya.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on January 09 appealed to not indulge in any divisive activity. He said, "My heart pains that ignoring constitutional provisions, a child of 'Maa Bharti' is called an outsider in West Bengal because he does not belong to the state. We all are the children of 'Maa Bharti' and we believe in our unity. No person living in this land can be an outsider. And that being so, I appeal to everyone please let us not engage into such kind of divisive activity. I ensure no one in the country will go contrary to this because this is theme and soul of Indian constitution."
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar held a press conference after meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on January 09. He said, "2021 is a challenging year for West Bengal as it goes for Assembly polls. It is a great opportunity for state of West Bengal to engage in makeover of image as unfortunately, so far elections in WB have been plagued with rampant violence, compromising basic rights of voters and role of bureaucracy and police. It is time for us to set an example by engaging into best practices so that every voter is in a position to freely, fairly express their franchise in a peaceful atmosphere where violence has no role.
While addressing a press conference in the national capital on December 24, Congress MP from Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury spoke on West Bengal elections. Chowdhury said, "Congress party again has decided to fight against the TMC regime in alliance with Left parties."
Ahead of West Bengal Assembly elections, Home Minister Amit Shah on December 19 visited the state. While addressing a gathering in Medinipur, Shah said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the government with more than 200 seats in the state after the results of Vidhan Sabha election will be declared. "Senior party members are leaving TMC. Didi accuses BJP of inducing party members to defect. But I want to ask her when she quit Congress to form TMC, was it not defection? This is just the start. She will be left alone by the election," he added. Shah is on two-day visit in the state ahead for the West Bengal Assembly elections. Eleven MLAs, an MP and a former MP joined BJP in presence of Union Home Minister Shah in Medinipur.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived at Kolkata airport on Dec 19. He arrived in West Bengal for two-day visit. BJP supporters in large numbers gathered outside airport to welcome him. Home Minister's visit to the state comes amid speculations of ex-TMC leader Suvendu Adhikari joining BJP.
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.
Former India captain and BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly is stable and had a light dinner hours after undergoing coronary angioplasty on Saturday at a private hospital in Kolkata, where he was detected..