BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty finally breaks silence over West Bengal violence, says 'Bengal is burning'
Wednesday, 5 May 2021 () Actor-turned-politician Mithun Chakraborty on Tueday (May 5) appealed to people to stop violence which erupted after the victory of TMC in West Bengal Assembly election on May 2.
Terming Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee "Tigress of Bengal" after the TMC was looking set to return for the third straight term, Shiv Sena congratulated the leader on party's performance in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the democracy has won in West Bengal...
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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All India NR Congress (AINRC) president N Rangasamy took oath as the Chief Minister of Puducherry on May 07. The oath was administered by Puducherry Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan. AINRC won 10 seats in Assembly elections while its ally BJP bagged six seats.
Oath taking ceremony of newly elected MLAs of Bengal was held inside the state Legislative Assembly on May 07. MLAs of West Bengal took oath as members of the state assembly in Kolkata. All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) got an absolute majority on its own by bagging 213 seats in the 294-member assembly. While BJP ended with 38% vote-share, it won 77 seats and became principal opposition party in WB.
A four-member MHA team visited Diamond Harbour area in South 24 Parganas district on May 07. MHA deputed the team to assess ground situation amid post-poll violence in Bengal. Violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after assembly results.
A 4-member Union Home Ministry team visited Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on May 07. MHA deputed the team to assess ground situation amid post-poll violence in Bengal. The violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after Assembly results. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led TMC won the recent-concluded West Bengal polls by majority.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over violence in the state. Javadekar slammed TMC over the attack on Union Minister V Muraleedharan. Earlier in the day, the minister’s convoy was attacked. Muraleedharan alleged that his convoy was “attacked by TMC goons”. Slamming Mamata over the violence, Javadekar alleged that the attack is a “conspiracy by Mamata Banerjee against BJP supporters”. Watch the full video for more details.
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As West Bengal is witnessing series of political killings following the elections results of state assembly, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on May 06 announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the victims of the post-poll violence. CM Mamata said that 16 people were killed in the violence. Mamata further said 16 people were killed since the results were announced and the violence took the equal toll on both BJP and TMC workers. "Those who died in the post-poll violence will be given a compensation of Rs 2 lakhs each without any discrimination. Under law and order by EC, 16 were killed half of whom are from TMC and half from BJP, one was from Sanjukta Morcha," said CM Mamata.
After Mamata Banerjee-led TMC's grand victory in the West Bengal state Assembly elections, several photos and videos depicting violence of BJP workers by TMC cadres surfaced on social media and created uproar. New stories of violence come into limelight daily, therefore, a 4-member Union Home Ministry team arrived at Kolkata airport to analyse ground situation of West Bengal post poll violence.
Newly elected MLAs of West Bengal took oath as members of the state assembly in presence of Protem Speaker Subrata Mukherjee on May 06. TMC chief Mamata Banerjee took oath as West Bengal Chief Minister on May 05 for third consecutive term. Trinamool Congress won 213 seats in recently concluded West Bengal Assembly elections.
Union Minister for State for Parliamentrary Affairs, V Muraleedharan, on May 06 visited the house of a BJP worker in West Bengal's Paschim Medinipur and met the victims of the post-polls violence that..
A four-member MHA team visited Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district on May 06. MHA deputed the team to assess ground situation amid post-poll violence in Bengal. Violence has been reported in several..
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) was ahead in 202 of the 292 seats that went to polls in West Bengal, way over the halfway mark of 147, leaving the BJP trailing far... IndiaTimes Also reported by •Zee News
Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Thursday (May 6, 2021) said that his convoy was attacked in the West Midnapore area, West Bengal by TMC... Zee News Also reported by •DNA •IndiaTimes