'Will see you on battlefield': Suvendu Adhikari welcomes Mamata's decision to contest from Nandigram
Friday, 5 March 2021 BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Friday "welcomed" West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's decision to contest the upcoming elections from his home turf of Nandigram and asserted that the TMC supremo will "lose and leave" on May 2 when the results are declared. Mamata today released list of 291 TMC candidates and announced to contest from Nandigram instead of Bhawanipore.
BJP held a crucial strategy meeting to discuss the upcoming West Bengal assembly elections. Reports suggest that the issue of fielding Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was also discussed. However, the party has not taken a final decision yet on the issue. BJP...
While speaking to ANI, BJP chief JP Nadda on April 13 said, "She (Mamata Banerjee) can go (to Cooch Behar), it's democracy but she said nothing about Anand Burman, a 22-yr-old youth who was killed. We spoke about everyone, the four people who were killed, Anand Burman, and even the Bihar SHO who was beaten to death in Uttar Dinajpur. She is the CM but she said nothing. She looks at everything through the glasses of politics. We look at society from a development point of view and we speak of taking everyone together."
Halfway through the West Bengal Assembly polls, the Election Commission of India has got a new chief. On April 13, Sushil Chandra took charge as the 24th CEC, succeeding Sunil Arora. On the latter's last day in office, the EC barred Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours. Chandra became an Election Commissioner in 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. He will now oversee voting in the remaining 4 phases in Bengal, as well as declaration of results of elections in 4 states and 1 Union Territory. Watch the full video for more.
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While addressing a public conference in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas on April 13, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took a jibe at state CM Mamata Banerjee for protesting against EC's decision for banning her from election campaigning over violation of Model Code of Conduct. He said, "You talk nonsense about our Prime Minister. Why do you blame him for everything? I have also been a Chief Minister, I know how a CM should behave...Election Commission has banned her for 24 hours citing Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violation. She's now against the EC. Didi, can you spare anyone?"
Amit Shah on April 13 accused the Congress and TMC of doing injustice with Gorkha community across the country. He appealed the Gorkhas in Darjeeling to instil their trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was addressing a public meeting on April 13.
Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh attacked West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee over her dharna against EC's campaign ban. Ghosh blamed the Bengal CM for deaths in Cooch Behar during the fourth phase of polling. “She (Mamata) is targeting the Election Commission and giving direction to loot EVMs. Mamata Banerjee is completely responsible for the deaths (in Sitalkuchi). She is not following the decision taken by EC and is sitting on dharna. She, who protests against SC and the Constitution, will never follow law,” said Ghosh. Mamata is sitting on dharna next to a Mahatma Gandhi's statue at Kolkata's Mayo road. EC imposed a 24-hour ban on the TMC supremo from campaigning in any manner. Ban has been imposed over Mamata's remarks against the central forces. Meanwhile, EC also issued a notice to Ghosh for his remarks on the Sitalkuchi incident.
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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.
Over CM Mamata Banerjee's protest against Election Commission's decision of banning her from election campaigning, BJP chief JP Nadda on April 13 took a jibe and said that she thinks that she is alone the truthful one. "EC is an independent body. They might have done it by noticing something. But Mamata ji's stand is that if you listen to her then everything is fine but if you don't then everything is wrong, that she alone is the truthful one. That's not the case," said JP Nadda.
Telugu New Year 'Ugadi' is being celebrated today. MoS Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy celebrated the festival at BJP Telangana state office. BJP workers also participated in the ceremony. According to the Hindu calendar, Gudi Padwa and Ugadi are celebrated on the first day of the year.
A snow leopard gave birth to three cubs in WB's Darjeeling. The cubs were welcomed by Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. Under snow leopard conservation breeding project of PNHZP, total number of snow leopards reached to 12 now. The snow leopard gave birth to cubs on April 10.
Ahead of fifth phase of West Bengal polls, Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah held a massive roadshow in Islampur of Uttar Dinajpur on April 13. Score of BJP supporters and workers were present during the roadshow. However, social distancing norms were disappeared and many were seen without masks. The 5th phase of Bengal elections are secluded to be held on April 17.
Ahead of fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah held a door to door campaign in Kolkata's Bhawanipur on April 09. Amit Shah interacted with locals and urged them to cast their vote for BJP candidates. Later, HM Amit Shah dined at the residence of veteran BJP leader Samarendra Prasad Biswas. Fourth phase of Assembly elections in poll-bound West Bengal will be held for 44 Assembly seats on April 10.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a jibe at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's e-scooty rally and quipped why her scooty took a turn towards Nandigram instead of going to Bhawanipore? "Some days back, when you (Mamata Banerjee) rode a scooty, everyone was praying that you are not hurt. It is good that you didn't fall, otherwise, you would have made enemy the state where the scooty was manufactured. Your (Mamata Banerjee's) scooty took a turn towards Nandigram instead of going to Bhawanipore. Didi, I wish everyone well and don't want anyone hurt. But what can I do if the scooty is destined to fall in Nandigram?," said PM Modi during his address at a public rally at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground on March 07.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee released the list of Trinamool Congress candidates for the upcoming assembly polls for 291 seats. The rest of the three seats in North Bengal will see candidates from the Bimal Gurung faction of the GJM. The Chief Minister said that she would contest from Nandigram only and Sovandeb Chattopadhyay will be contesting from Bhawanipore seat. Targeting the BJP, the Chief Minister said that bring the saffron power to power would spell doom for the state. Watch the full video for all the details.
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