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Tie-up with TMC in West Bengal would be suicidal for Left, help BJP: CPM mouthpiece

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News video: 'Bengal has rejected TMC,' says Dinesh Trivedi after joining BJP

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After joining Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of state assembly elections in West Bengal, Dinesh Trivedi said that Bengal has rejected TMC and they are ready for a real change. "They want progress, not corruption or violence," he added. Reacting on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement wherein she...

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that Delhi will be under a six-day lockdown from 10 pm tonight to 5 am on Monday. Hit by the second Covid wave, India recorded 2,73,810 fresh infections and 1,619 deaths in a new record high, taking the caseload to 1.5 crore. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a meeting to discuss the coronavirus crisis in the country as India battles an unprecedented surge in cases that saw a new record daily high today with over 2.73 lakh fresh infections. Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien on Sunday tweeted that Mamata Banerjee will not campaign in Kolkata anymore. Amid the row over Remdesivir supply, Shiv Sena MLA Sanjay Gaikwad has said if he would have found the coronavirus, he would have put it into the mouth of BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, sparking protests by the opposition party in Maharashtra. #Covid19 #Remdesivir #DelhiLockdown

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Watch: Amit Shah, Mamata's mass roadshows in Bengal, Covid rules ignored [Video]

Watch: Amit Shah, Mamata's mass roadshows in Bengal, Covid rules ignored

Ahead of the sixth phase of voting in West Bengal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held massive roadshows. While the BJP leader held a rally in Habra, the Trinamool Congress chief led a roadshow in Kolkata. Many participants at the rallies didn't follow Covid protocol, failing to maintain social distance. Some didn't even wear face masks. Watch the full video for more.

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BJP national president JP Nadda held a roadshow in West Bengal's Birbhum on April 19. He held roadshow in Sainthia. However, COVID norms were flouted during the roadshow. Despite surge in coronavirus cases, huge crowd gathered there. Today, India reported over 2.7 lakh new positive cases of COVID-19.

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Rahul Gandhi's decision to keep off Bengal campaign over Covid an 'alibi', he has sensed defeat: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Farmers in Singur find themselves in Catch-22 situation [Video]

Farmers in Singur find themselves in Catch-22 situation

Singur, once the hotbed of political dynamics in West Bengal now bears the melancholy of farmers who ended up being in a Catch-22 situation. Even after getting back their land after Tata Motors' exit, Singur farmers stand clueless as land is turning barren. They are looking forward to getting a solution between industry and agriculture. Even after a decade has passed since the project was suspended, leaving 997.11 acres barren in Singur, the area is still known as 'Tata Nano factory'. It consists of three panchayats namely Kejidi, Gopalnogor and Beraberi. Now farmers carry out potato farming in some portions of this land in small quantity. The protest commenced due to forced land acquisition by the then Left Front government for building Tata Motors car industry. The stir of 2006 in Singur soon turned into a historic anti-land acquisition movement by the farmers that received foremost support from Trinamool Congress and later by other political parties and intellectuals crossing state as well as international borders. The movement ended in 2011. Singur anti-land acquisition movement is one of two major movements that propelled Mamata Banerjee-led TMC to dethrone the 34 years old mighty Left Front rule from Bengal. The other movement that was instrumental to pave the way for the TMC government was the 2007 Nandigram agitation. The snatched land was given back to the farmers legally in 2016 after Supreme Court's verdict. However, the major concern of farmers now remains how to make the land cultivable. Probir Patro, one of the many whose land was snatched during the agitation received it back after SC's order in 2016, however, he is in a 'Catch 22' situation now. Despite having their own land the farmers cultivate on other's land for livelihood. Along with this another section of farmers coexist in Singur who calls themselves 'farmers of yesteryears' and currently have settled for other means of livelihood, through which they somehow manage to earn their day-to-day meal. Against the two heavyweights, CPI(M) has fielded 28-year-old Srijan Bhattacharya as its candidate from Singur. The candidates here have vowed for industrialisation, development as well as agriculture while addressing their public meetings.

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Bengal: TMC leader allegedly attacked by BJP 'goons', suffers head injuries [Video]

Bengal: TMC leader allegedly attacked by BJP 'goons', suffers head injuries

A TMC candidate from West Bengal's Cooch Behar was allegedly attacked by BJP workers. The incident took place on Thursday while he was returning from an election campaign, Girindra Nath Barma, TMC candidate from Mathabhanga seat, sustained head injuries. TMC workers protested in front of SDO office and demanded EC's action against it. TMC took to twitter and lashed out at BJP over the incident. Polling for Mathabhanga will be held on Saturday in the fourth phase of elections. BJP has fielded Sushil Barman against TMC's Barman and CPIM's Ashok Barman. The eight-phase polling in West Bengal will conclude on April 29, results on May 2.

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Kerala polls: LDF supporter arrives at polling booth with CPI (M) logo shaved on head [Video]

Kerala polls: LDF supporter arrives at polling booth with CPI (M) logo shaved on head

An LDF supporter arrived at a polling booth in Pinarayi in Kannur to cast his vote. He donned red hoodies and red colour traditional dhoti. He shaved CPI (M) party logo on his head. Total of 2.74 crore voters are exercising their franchise to decide fate of 957 candidates. Kerala votes in a single-phase today with results scheduled to be announced on May 02.

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WB polls: CPI(M) workers allegedly stopped by TMC on way to cast vote, burn tyres to protest [Video]

WB polls: CPI(M) workers allegedly stopped by TMC on way to cast vote, burn tyres to protest

Communist Party of India (Marxist) workers agitated at Ghatal during 2nd phase of West Bengal Assembly elections on April 01. They alleged that they were being stopped by TMC workers as they were on their way to cast their vote. Later, the security forces reached the spot and removed the road blockade. The eight-phase West Bengal polls will conclude on April 29.

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Bombs hurled at BJP's camp office in North 24 Parganas [Video]

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Amid election season in West Bengal, bombs were hurled at BJP's camp office and residence of party workers in Panihati last night. BJP candidate from Panihati constituency, Sanmoy Banerjee alleged TMC workers for the incident. He said, "TMC people have resorted to these attacks as they know they are losing the polls. Police are acting as mere spectators." The eight-phased Bengal elections will conclude on April 29.

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