BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya reacted on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement calling the party "more dangerous than Naxals". He said that BJP doesn't need CM Banerjee's certificate that it is dangerous or not. "People of the country have made Narendra Modi Prime Minister second time so we don't need Mamata Banerjee's certificate,' he said. He added that BJP will only choose those TMC leaders who are not indulged in anti-national activities.
Days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that she would contest the upcoming state assembly election from Nandigram, now her former aide turned BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari has hit back. While Adhikari refused to confirm his candidature from Nandigram, he said that he would guarantee the victory of the candidate the BJP fields in Nandigram. ‘Mamata Banerjee has announced to contest from there, relying on 62,000 votes but I have 2.13 lakh people who chant 'Jai Shri Ram,’ Adhikari said. Meanwhile, in a fresh setback to the Trinamool Congress, Arindam Bhattacharya joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and said that he wants to join PM Modi’s mission of making an Atmanirbhar Bengal. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Ranjan Banerjee, senior vice-president of Aditya Birla Group, joined the BJP in Kolkata on January 20. He joined the party in the presence of BJP's national vice president Mukul Roy. Meanwhile, Arindam Bhattacharya, a former Congress MLA who later switched to TMC joined BJP. He joined BJP in the presence of party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya in New Delhi. Speaking to ANI, Ranjan Banerjee said, "I thank BJP for giving me this opportunity to serve the people of the state. We need to bring industries here so that people can get employment." Bengal is going for polls in the mid of 2021.
BJP leader Dilip Ghosh has likened West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to US President Donald Trump and added that she also has the traits of a dictator. Ghosh cited the US Capitol attack and said that the West Bengal CM may also refuse to leave the secretariat after losing polls. ‘The manner in which Donald Trump is behaving today, if a dictator like Mamata Banerjee loses, she won't leave Nabanna. Her behaviour makes people think that she can do something like this. She won't be ready to leave Nabannna even if she loses the election,’ Ghosh said. West Bengal is gearing up for the Assembly Election for 294 seats this year. The tenure of the current government in the state of West Bengal is coming to an end on May 30. Several TMC leaders have deserted the party to join the BJP ahead of the polls in the state. Watch the full video for all the details.
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BJP West Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh compared WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with United States' outgoing president Donald Trump. Dilip Ghosh said that both of them have a dictatorial behaviour that doesn't believe in democracy. He further alleged that Mamata Banerjee won't leave Nabanna if she faces defeat in the upcoming elections. "She has always shown Trump-like adamant behaviour, a dictatorial behaviour that doesn't believe in democracy. Her party itself has no democracy; people are leaving and going away. There's no democracy or law and order in state too. The manner in which Donald Trump is behaving today, if a dictator like Mamata Banerjee loses, she will also behave the same way, she won't leave Nabanna. Her behaviour makes people think that she can do something like this. She won't be ready to leave Nabannna even if she loses election," said Dilip Ghosh while speaking to ANI on January 11.
Delhi continued to shiver as cold conditions prevailed in the city on January 20. Intense cold waves tightened its grip over the northern region. Dense fog shrouded the national capital, leading to reduced visibility. Severe winters have affected the daily lives of people. India Meteorological Department reported temperature at Palam and Safdarjung was recorded as 9.4 degrees Celsius and 9.8 degrees Celsius respectively. Lowest visibility was reported over Palam during the morning hours. Delhi recorded temperature of 9.8 degrees Celsius in the morning of January 20.
Severe winters continued to tighten its grip over northern India. The national capital remained shrouded in dense fog reducing the visibility in the morning of January 19. Delhiites shivered due to the cold waves blowing across the city. According to the India Meteorological Department, the national capital recorded temperature of 8.6 degrees Celsius in the morning. IMD had predicted that temperature in Northern plains will begin to rise during day and fall in the night.
Dense fog enveloped Aligarh city of Uttar Pradesh on January 18. It led to low visibility at various locations. Similar situation of fog was observed in Bihar's Muzaffarpur today. A thick blanket of dense fog also engulfed Punjab's Ludhiana. Locals were seen keeping themselves warm near the bonfire amid chilly winter season. The city recorded a minimum temperature of 8 degrees celsius, as per India Meteorological Department (IMD).
The roof of a building reportedly collapsed amid heavy rain in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad on January 3. Many people were trapped under the rubble with police, fire brigade and National Disaster Response Force teams working to rescue them. DM Ajay Shankar Pandey said that although an exact number of people trapped wasn't known, rescue teams wouldn't stop until everyone was extricated. Watch the full video for more.
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Indian Air Force helicopter refilled Bambi Bucket from a lake near Dimapur to douse the wildfire at Dzouku Valley near Kohima, Nagaland. NDRF has also deployed 60 personnel to control the wildfire. The popular tourist spot is under danger due to massive fire.
The world famous Rajarani Music Festival took off on a high note in Odisha's Bhubaneswar on January 18. The three-day event is being held on 11th century Rajarani Temple's premises. The audience was enthralled after listening to the euphonious phrases. The festival celebrates the richness of Indian classical music. The annual event features artistes from across the country. This international music festival is being organised since 2003 by the state tourism department.
Chilika Lake has become a favourite destination not only for migratory birds but also for rare Irrawaddy Dolphins. According to Chilika Development Authority (CDA), the lake records its highest ever count with 11.42 lakh migratory birds. During the monitoring of flora and fauna of Chilika Lake on January 15, 2021, dolphin population in Chilika Lake recorded with 156 along with five species of seagrass were reported. The annual bird count of Asia's largest brackish water lagoon was undertaken on January 14. Chilika now has 22 per cent of India's seagrass area. "State Government is focusing on eco-tourism in the state. At present there are around 47 such sites in the state along with Chilika Lake, we are focusing to add more facilities at these sites," Hari Shankar Upadhyay, Principal Chief Conservation of Forests (Wildlife), Odisha said.