Actor Mithun Chakraborty joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of PM Narendra Modi's rally at Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata on March 07. Chakraborty, 70, was a Rajya Sabha MP for the TMC for two years, before resigning. The elections for the 294 Assembly seats in West Bengal will begin on...
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar cast his vote in the eighth phase of assembly polls. The governor was accompanied by his wife Sudesh Dhankhar who also cast her vote. Dhankhar and his wife voted at a polling station in Chowringhee in Kolkata. BJP's Mithun Chakraborty also cast his vote in the eighth phase of Bengal Assembly polls. The actor-turned-leader voted at a polling booth in Kashipur-Belgachia of North Kolkata. Congratulating the security personnel, Mithun said he never voted so peacefully before. Meanwhile, BJP chief JP Nadda urged Bengal voters to cast their votes while following Covid norms. Voting is underway at 35 constituencies in four districts of West Bengal. As many as 283 candidates are in the fray in the last phase of the Assembly elections. The counting of votes for Bengal polls will take place on May 2.
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Actor and BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty cast his vote for the final phase of WB polls on Apr 29 at a polling station in Kashipur-Belgachia in North Kolkata. He said, "I had never voted so peacefully ever before. I must congratulate all the security personnel." The counting of votes is scheduled for May 02.
BJP was denied permission to hold a roadshow of Mithun Chakraborty in Kolkata's Behala. A group of party activists held a demonstration in front of Parnasree police station. Protest was led by BJP's Srabanti Chatterjee, who is contesting from Behala Paschim seat. “I have done so many campaigns, when did you see us breaking law and order. Problem is caused by them (TMC), I want to know the reason for cancellation. It is saddening that our party president (Dilip Ghosh) is being attacked. We will tolerate everything till April 21, we won't let violence mar elections,” Mithun said. Mithun, however, led a roadshow in Tollygunge for BJP's candidate Babul Supriyo. “It is a shameful incident, didi (Mamata Banerjee) is scared of defeat. She is trying to kill democracy through violence as always. They also did not give permission to campaign here, but we managed to do it,” Babul said.
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A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker's house in Kankinara Ramnagar colony area of Bhatpara were vandalised by miscreants on May 04. CCTV footage shows crude bombs were hurled at BJP worker house. The BJP worker alleged that TMC is behind the attack. A series of post-poll violence witnessed in parts of Bengal.
BJP president JP Nadda alleged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's involvement in post-poll violence and said her silence for 36 hours is in itself is a proof. "The manner in which massacre and brutal killings took place and the manner in which the acting CM stayed silent for 36 hours speaks of her involvement. Mamata ji's silence speaks about her involvement and she starts her third term with blood on her hands," said Nadda.
Petrol and diesel prices in the national capital after a slight increase stood at Rs 90.99 and Rs 81.42 per litre, respectively on May 06. Prices rose by 25 paisa and 30 paisa respectively in Delhi. In Mumbai, the prices of petrol and diesel jumped by 22 paisa and 30 paisa to Rs 97.34 and Rs 88.49. The price of petrol and diesel in Chennai was Rs 92.90 and Rs 86.35 per litre respectively and Rs 90.92 and Rs 83.98 per litre in Kolkata.
BJP chief JP Nadda, on May 05, addressed the party leader in Kolkata and asked the leaders to take oath that they will carry out our responsibility, by happily accepting the mandate, and play the important role of Opposition. "What we fought in Bengal - political violence, appeasement and tyranny - we won't step back from carrying out our duties," said Nadda. Nadda, who is on two-day visit to West Bengal reached there following post poll violence to meet the victims.
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee took oath as West Bengal Chief Minister on May 05 for third consecutive term in presence of Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata. Congratulating Mamata Banerjee for the third consecutive victory, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said that he has every hope that the chief minister will restore rule of law in the state and accord relief to hurt on priority basis. Governor said, "I congratulate Mamata ji on her third term. Our priority is that we must bring an end to this senseless violence that has affected society at large. I have every hope that the CM on an urgent basis will take all steps to restore rule of law and ensure those who are hurt are accorded relief on priority basis."
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee took oath as West Bengal Chief Minister on May 05 for third consecutive term. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar administered the oath at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata. The swearing-in ceremony was very low-key due to ongoing COVID pandemic. Trinamool Congress won 213 seats in recently concluded West Bengal Assembly elections.
The BJP has urged TMC chief Mamata Banerjee to control her party cadre and stop the violence against BJP workers in the state. This comes after some reports of vandalism of BJP offices and attacks on party workers in some parts of the state. BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya congratulated Mamata Banerjee for her party’s big win in the assembly elections and said that the BJP will play the role of a healthy opposition party in the state. Mamata Banerjee led TMC scripted a big victory in the assembly election. BP, which had claimed it would win over 200 seats, did not even manage to touch the 100 mark. Watch the full video for all the details.
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After West Bengal assembly election results, BJP alleged that TMC goons have attacked their party offices and workers in the state. Congratulating CM Mamata Banerjee on her landmark win, BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya urged her to take cognisance of the violence by TMC workers at BJP offices. "We welcome and respect the people's mandate in West Bengal assembly elections. We will be in the opposition. And we would like to congratulate and assure you that we will play the role of a good opposition. He further urged her to stop the violence by TMC workers against BJP workers." TMC retained power in West Bengal by winning 200+ seats in the assembly elections while BJP garnered victory on nearly 80 of them.
Voting for the sixth phase of West Bengal elections is underway on April 22. BJP national vice president Mukul Roy cast his vote at booth number 141 at Kanchrapara Municipal Polytechnic High School, in Kanchrapara of North 24 Parganas. Eight-phased Bengal polls will conclude on April 29.
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As West Bengal elections are approaching, BJP on March 18 alleged that three people hurled bombs at around 15 places and destroyed CCTV cameras in North 24 Parganas' Jagaddal area leaving 3 injured. BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said that TMC is synonymous with 'politics of violence'. He further urged the Election Commission to take the incident as a warning for the upcoming state assembly eletions. Vijayvargiya said, "Even after implementation of MCC, goons are hurling bombs and firing bullets there. Election Commission should take it as a warning otherwise we suspect polling would not happen peacefully there." Reacting on the incident BJP leader Mukul Roy said that party will speak to the election commission as what needs to be done on it.
BJP chief JP Nadda met violence-affected BJP workers in West Bengal on May 4. He met the family of party worker who was allegedly killed in post-poll violence in Beliaghata, Kolkata. West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh also accompanied Nadda. “Only those who cannot hear a mother’s screams can call such serious issues a stunt, a drama. BJP will not tolerate such bloodied politics done just for power. BJP will not tolerate political oppression on the people of Bengal. I had said it earlier too, Mamata ji does not represent Bengali culture. Intolerance, thy name is Mamata ji,” said Nadda. Watch the full video for more.
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On May 04, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda and state party chief Dilip Ghosh visited residence of party worker that has been allegedly vandalised by TMC workers. JP Nadda talked to the violence-affected BJP workers there. Nadda is on a two-day visit to the state.
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on May 03 claimed that nine people have died in the last 24 hours in violence since the results were announced for the state assembly. Ghosh further said several more were injured while hundreds of houses have been damaged, adding that there is an environment in West Bengal. The TMC returned to power in the state for third straight term despite a high voltage election campaign by the BJP. TMC won 213 of the 292 seats while BJP got 77 seats.