Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public rally at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground on March 07 mocked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her Ravan remark. "A lot has been said about me. Sometimes Ravan, sometimes devil, sometimes goon, Didi, why so angry?," said PM Modi.
BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said farmers' union will go to Kolkata on March 13 to speak to farmers as "Govt has gone to the state". "Govt has gone to Kolkata so we will also go there on 13th March to speak with farmers," said BKU leader Rakesh Tikait. Prime Minister Modi is currently in West Bengal to address public gathering ahead of elections. Farmers protest against farm laws is going on since November, last year.
Actor Mithun Chakraborty after joining BJP said that he will join the campaign of the party which is about to begin from March 12th. "The campaign will begin on 12th March. I will join. If you have watched Fatakeshto (film series), you would know," he said. Chakraborty added that, he wants to make a glorious West Bengal like Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. Mithun Chakraborty joined BJP ahead of assembly elections in West Bengal. The state will go to polls on March 27th.
Vehicular movement to Ghaziabad from Delhi through Ghazipur border has been partially restored since Monday evening Stung by party colleague Anand Sharma's open condemnation, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury today posted a series of tweets in a scorching thread titled 'Know Your Facts, Anand Sharma'. Union health minister Harsh Vardhan and his wife Nutan Goel took the Covid-19 vaccine shot at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute on Tuesday morning. Another horrific crime committed in UP's Hathras. A man who was jailed briefly in 2018 in a sexualassault case, out on bail ever since, allegedly shot dead the survivor's father on Monday in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras district. The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to BARC former CEO Partho Dasgupta, an accused in the alleged TRP scam.
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India's second phase of the vaccination drive began today, opening registerations for people above 60 years and those aged 45 in the second phase of the inoculation drive. In the second phase, Prime Minister was among the first to take the vaccination. Till now questions had been raised that why has the Prime Minister not taken the vaccine. Not just that he even opted out for the Bharat Biotech's covaxin that led to a barrage of criticism from the opposition for the trials for the vaccine still had not been completed. Ever since the vaccination drive began in the couuntry, the Vaccine politics has been raging in the country. A lot of questions have been raised by the opposition leaders. Even today after PM Modi took the vaccine, he encouraged everyone who is eligible to come forward and take the jab. But the opposition has not spared him. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury drew a link to the Assam, Kerala and Puducherry elections to the PM’s gesture. Chowdhury said that had PM Modi carried Rishi Aurobindo’s photo and Geetanjali with him, all five poll-bound states would have been covered. Well after he Prime Minister wore a gamosa from Assam, while nurses from Kerala and Puducherry administered the Covaxin shot, many couldn't overlook the connection to the elections. Watch this episode of News Audit.
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Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who is spearheading party's alliance strategy in West Bengal for the upcoming assembly elections, on March 01 said that talks are on the Left, however, no discussions have taken place with RJD or its leader Tejashwi, who met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today. "Talks are on with the Left over alliance and seat-sharing. As far as RJD's Tejashwi Yadav is concerned, if he discusses seats with another party (TMC), I have nothing to do with it, I didn't have a word with any RJD leader over seat-sharing," said Chowdhury.
Congress has clarified that All India Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev has not resigned from the party. Speaking on the reports of her resignation, Congress leader and Member of Parliament, Pradyut Bordoloi said that Sushmita Dev is indispensable part of Congress and very much with us. "She is very much with us. She is a very indispensable part of Congress. She is respected leader of our party," said Congress Member of Parliament Bordoloi.
Political war of words erupted over Income Tax raids on Bollywood celebrities. Properties linked to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and actor Taapsee Pannu was raided. Sites linked to Reliance Entertainment CEO Shibhashish Sarkar were also raided. I-T department was probing alleged tax evasion linked to Phantom Films which was dissolved in 2018. Some politicians and govt critics alleged political vendetta behind the raids. “BJP is misusing institutions like CBI, ED, I-T Department for political benefits. It's political vendetta. There is a dictator who doesn't want to listen to voices against him. He is destroying all institutions. Be it leaders or actors or activists, everyone is being targeted in the political vendetta,” said RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. Watch the full video for more.
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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on March 03, called Income Tax (IT) raid at director Anurag Kashyap and actor Taapsee Pannu's properties, a "political vendetta. "BJP misuses institutions like CBI, ED, IT Dept for political benefits. It's political vendetta. There is a dictator who doesn't want to listen to voices against him. He destroyed all institutions. Be it leaders or actors or activists, everyone is being targeted in the political vendetta," said Tejashwi Yadav.
Prabhavati Khedkar, a centenarian, was vaccinated against Covid-19 on March 6. She was given the first jab at the BKC jumbo vaccination centre in Mumbai. The inoculation coincided with her 100th birthday. Officials helped her cut a cake to mark the occasion. By March 7 morning, India had administered over 2.09 crore vaccines. Watch the full video for more.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Covid-19 vaccination was being done for free at government hospitals. PM Modi was addressing Janaushadhi Diwas celebrations via video conferencing. “We are proud of our scientists for we now have ‘Made in India’ vaccine for us and the rest of the world. Covid-19 vaccination is being done for free at government hospitals in India. Covid-19 vaccine costs Rs 250 in private hospitals which is the cheapest in world. Even I got my first dose of Covid-19.” PM Modi added, “1.5 lakh health and wellness centre are being made in villages out of which 50,000 have already started functioning. These centres will be equipped to tackle serious health issues.” Watch the full video for more.
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BJP leader Arjun Singh spoke on whether Mithun Chakraborty will join the party ahead of assembly elections in West Bengal. The Bengal BJP vice-president said that it would be good for the state if Chakraborty joins the party. "Is Mithun Chakraborty joining BJP? It will be good for Bengal if he joins the party. People of Bengal will be happy when he joins PM on stage. Bengalis will definitely be in power, not outsiders. Mamata Banerjee thinks Bengalis in BJP are outsiders. A chief minister should not comment over others. She herself meets Tejashwi Yadav, Kejriwal, Shiv Sena leaders," Singh said.
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