Union home minister Amit Shah slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday ahead of polls in the state. Pointing to a spate of defections from the Trinamool Congress, Shah asserted that Banerjee will be left alone by the time assembly elections are held in the state. Polls to the 294-member Bengal assembly are expected to take place in April-May this year. Several TMC leaders including one of the founding members of the party, Bani Singha Ray, shifted allegiance to the BJP at the rally, which was attended by newly inducted former TMC minister Rajib Banerjee and many others. The TMC's slogan of "Maa, Mati, Manush" (mother, land and people) has been reduced to "dictatorship, tolabaji (extortion) and appeasement", Shah said while addressing the rally through video-conferencing in Howrah district. Watch the full video for more details.
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Former Trinamool Congress leaders Rajib Banerjee, Baishali Dalmiya, Prabir Ghoshal and Rathin Chakraborti met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at his residence. They joined BJP in Delhi on January 30. BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya was also present during the meeting. Ahead of the Assembly elections in West Bengal, several TMC leaders have joined BJP.
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait took a jibe at the central government while announcing plans to meet cultivators in the state of West Bengal. The Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson said that since the Union government was going to Kolkata - a reference to the campaign for the upcoming Assembly elections - farmer leaders would also visit the state to hold meetings. The announcement came a day after protests at Delhi's borders crossed the 100-day mark. The protesting farmers want 3 recent agri-reform laws repealed. Watch the full video for more.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Kolkata ahead of Assembly elections in West Bengal. On the same day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took out a protest march against rising fuel prices. Large cutouts and posters of LPG cylinders were seen at her demonstration in Siliguri. Meanwhile, PM Modi mocked Banerjee's recent scooty ride, saying that it was a good thing that she didn't fall, otherwise the TMC chief would've made whichever state manufactured the two-wheeler, her enemy. Watch the full video for more.
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National Conference President Farooq Abdullah has claimed that someone pretending to be the Jharkhand Chief Minister called him and asked him to work for Mamata Banerjee. ‘A few days ago I got a fake call where a person impersonating as Jharkhand Chief Minister asked me to work for Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata and get rupees 50 lakh. I called up Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MP who told me tjat Devegowda ji (former PM) got the same call,’ the former J&K CM said. He went to attack the BJP saying that they would go to any stretch to pit leaders of one party against the other during the ongoing election season. Watch the full video for all the details.
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"Few days ago I got fake call where a person impersonating as Jharkhand chief minister asked me to work for Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata and get Rs 50 lakhs. I called JMM MP who told me Devegowda (former PM) got same call," claimed National Conference president Farooq Abdullah who is smelling BJP's role in it, and said, "They'll use any means to pit us against one another."
Actor Mithun CHakraborty's political life has come full circle. He embraced extreme red in his youth, then served as Rajya Sabha member from the Trinamool Congress perceived to be centrist, and now his political colour has changed to saffron or the right as he joined the BJP giving rise to speculation on what his role in the party would be.
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TMC MP Saugata Roy took a jibe at yesteryear Bollywood heartthrob Mithun Chakraborty for joining the BJP. Roy said Chakraborty was originally a Naxalite and had changed parties four times. “Mithun Chakraborty is not a star of today. He is a star of yesteryears. He has changed parties four times. He was originally a Naxalite, then went to CPM, then he joined TMC and was made a Rajya Sabha MP. BJP threatened him with ED cases, so he left the Rajya Sabha. He has no credibility, no respect and no influence among the people,” said Roy. Mithun Chakraborty joined the BJP at Brigade Parade Ground on March 7 ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mega rally. He was welcomed into the fold by BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and state president Dilip Ghosh, among others. Watch the full video for more.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public rally at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground on March 07 mocked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her Ravan remark. "A lot has been said about me...
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held protest against price hike of fuel and cooking gas in Siliguri on March 07. Supporters in large numbers marched with CM Mamata. West Bengal CM's protest..
Amit Shah's comments on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee comes a day after five former TMC leaders met the Union Home Minister in Delhi and joined the... Zee News Also reported by •Hindu •IndiaTimes