Amid election fever in West Bengal, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Jaya Bachchan visited the state on April 05, to extend party's support to All India Trinamool Congress (TMC). She praised Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for "single-handedly fighting and struggling during elections". "A single woman is...
Wearing PPE kits, three COVID-19 positive patients came to cast their votes in WB's Siliguri on April 17. They went to Booth No 173A at Siliguri Girls School to exercise their right. Fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections held today.
With fifth phase of polling is underway in West Bengal, a report of TMC camp office vandalism has surfaced from Deganga Assembly constituency. TMC's camp office was vandalised at booth number 81 in Kumarpur on April 17. The party workers alleged that central forces are behind the vandalism. West Bengal recorded a voter turnout of 69.40 per cent till 3.30 pm across 45 constituencies in six districts during the fifth phase of the state Assembly polls, according to the Election Commission (EC). Voting for the fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls began at 7 am on Saturday amid tight security.
The national capital reported over 24,000 fresh COVID infections in last 24 hours, informed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on April 17. "Around 24,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours, data will come shortly. There is shortage of oxygen and Remdesivir in Delhi," said CM Kejriwal.
Delhi facing shortage of oxygen and ICU beds, informed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on April 17. "Delhi has a limited number of ICU beds. Oxygen and ICU beds are decreasing very sharply. We are taking several steps to scale up beds capacity," said CM Kejriwal.
Delhi Special Commissioner of Police Sanjay Singh urged people to stay at home and step out of home only if necessary. He also requested people to follow COVID-19 SOPs and to maintain basic hygiene for the safety of their family members. The Delhi Special Commissioner of Police added that Delhi government has taken the step of weekend curfew to break the chain of COVID-19.
Creating a fresh controversy, the BJP had on Friday released an audiotape in which West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee can purportedly be heard proposing a rally with the bodies of the 5 firing victims of Cooch Behar. Mamata Banerjee has now alleged that her phone is being tapped.
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BJP released a purported audio clip of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee speaking to Sitalkuchi nominee. BJP claimed that Mamata proposed a rally with bodies of Cooch Behar firing victims. A BJP delegation urged Bengal Chief Electoral Officer Ariz Aftab to take note of the clip. BJP claimed such a move could lead to untoward situations in the state amid ongoing polls. Meanwhile, TMC has described the audio clip as 'bogus' and said no such conversation took place. Violence marred a Cooch Behar polling booth during the fourth round of voting on April 10. Four persons died near a booth in Sitalkuchi constituency of Cooch Behar district. Reports suggest central forces opened fire allegedly after coming under attack from locals. Incident took place after locals allegedly attempted to snatch rifles of central forces. Watch the full video for more details.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 17 slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on killing that took place in Cooch Behar. He said that doing politics on corpses is an old habit of CM Banerjee. PM Modi said, "Didi, how far will you go for vote bank? The truth is that Didi thought of her political benefit through those deaths. Doing politics on corpses is an old habit of Didi." "You might have listened to an audiotape over what happened in Cooch Behar. After the death of 5 people, Didi is doing politics. In this audiotape, Cooch Behar TMC leader is being told to hold a rally with the bodies of the 5 deceased," he added.
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