All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Madan Mitra on December 19 mocked former TMC leader Suvendu Adhikari, who joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah by saying TMC workers will celebrate gala evening today as 'we're free from the virus now'.
He said, "I'm told that Suvendu said Trinamool Congress (TMC) did nothing for the last 10 years.
If TMC had done nothing is last 10 years why were you silent?
Today, there will be a gala evening for TMC workers as we're free from virus now."Along with Adhikari, 11 MLAs, an MP and a former MP joined BJP in presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah rally in Medinipur.
In the latest episode of On The Record, West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra spoke to Hindustan Times' Sunetra Choudhury about home minister Amit Shah’s prediction that the BJP will win 200 seats in the assembly elections, the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s message, and the TMC demand to club the remaining seats in a single phase, among other issues. Polling for the first four phases has been concluded while the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth phases will take place on April 17, 22, 26 and 29 respectively. Counting of votes will take place on May 2. Watch the full video for more details.
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BJP supporters staged protest after a party candidate, Jagannath Chattopadhyay got allegedly attacked by TMC workers. The attack happened when he was returning from a rally ahead of 5th phase of elections. Jagannath Chattopadhyay is a BJP candidate from Suri constituency. The eight-phase Bengal Assembly elections will conclude on April 29.
Halfway through the West Bengal elections, a controversy over Trinamool Congress' poll strategist Prashant Kishor's leaked chat caused a storm. One of the statements made by Kishor, as released by BJP, involved a declaration that 'if there's a vote, it's for Hindus, for polarisation, and for Modi'. Pollster Yashwant Deshmukh decodes this statement, and how political parties in India have used appeasement and polarisation politics to win votes. Watch the full video for more.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah made a big claim in a public meeting in West Bengal’s Sitalkuchi. Shah said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is winning over 50 of 60 seats in the second phase of the West Bengal Assembly Election. Amit Shah also claimed that Mamata Banerjee is losing from the Nandigram constituency. The second phase of voting for the Assembly election in West Bengal took place on Thursday. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is contesting from Nandigram seat. BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari is contesting from the same seat against Mamata. Watch the full video for more details.
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Senior TMC leader Madan Mitra on Friday appeared before Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials in connection with the probe in the Saradha Scam case. "It's a routine thing. Enforcement Directorate is an authorised agency as per the Constitution and the legal side of the country. They called, I came. But 2-3 hours during election period is very costly, I tried my best to convince them that I'll come whenever they call me. Even you do not call me by summon, you call me on mobile only. In 2 hours we could have covered at least 2 blocks to get mandate of the people," Mitra said. "Whatever they wanted Pan card, Adhaar card, voter card, income tax returns, I tried to give them all sort of information , the mandate of the electorate is the protection of the democracy and the country. Just give me the time I will come on time. Every time I tried my best to co-operate with the investigation and this time also I am doing that," he added.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah holds a huge roadshow in Krishnanagar in West Bengal. Huge crowd at the roadshow with no social distancing. Covid-19 norms flouted. This as the country recorded the biggest ever single-day rise of 2.17 lakh cases in a day
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Home Minister Amit Shah today conducted roadshow in Krishnanagar ahead of 5th phase of West Bengal assembly elections. Massive crowd joined the roadshow despite surging cases of coronavirus in the country, Today, Election Commission had called for all-party meeting in West Bengal to ensure strict implementation of COVID guidelines.
Amid West Bengal polls, a TMC delegation will meet the Election Commission to highlight that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are "creating differences"among people of different caste and creed. TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee said, "We are going to highlight that PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are creating differences among people of different caste and creed. They are making provocative statements. We're also condemning PM Modi's way of delivering speech. It is below the standard of a Prime Minister. It is very unfortunate that Election Commission has not taken any cognizance of it till now."
After an all-party meeting with Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of West Bengal Aariz Aftab on April 16, the BJP leader Sawapan Dasgupta said that they have advised the Election Commission to balance robust democratic culture with safety norms. "We've advised the Election Commission to balance the need for a robust democratic culture with safety norms. It is up to the Election Commission to tell us what exactly political parties must do. We've assured them that we'll adhere to protocols," said Swapan Dasgupta.
Ahead of third phase of West Bengal assembly elections, popular actress-turned-TMC leader Sayantika Banerjee said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is making actors and MPs contest elections of MLAs. "BJP is short of candidates because they're making MPs contest MLA polls and are taking help of actors. They don't make normal people their candidates, they either make MPs as MLAs or take help of celebrity candidates. Mamata Banerjee will be CM," said Sayantika Banerjee. Third phase of West Bengal assembly elections is scheduled to be held on April 06.
Supporters of three suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs staged a protest outside the Odisha Assembly on April 03. BJP MLAs Jayanarayan Mishra, Bishnu Prasad Sethi and Mohan Majhi were suspended for allegedly hurling shoes, microphones and other items at Assembly speaker's podium."All members took observation of footage and have moved a resolution accordingly," said Odisha Assembly speaker Surjya Narayan Patro to ANI.
A TMC worker was allegedly stabbed to death in West Bengal's Paschim Medinipur. Incident took place in the district's Keshpur area in the early hours of Thursday. Police said Uttam Dolui was at a local club in Hariharpur when he was attacked. Police added that around 10-15 people allegedly attacked Dolui with sharp weapons. The 48-year-old TMC worker reportedly died on the way to a hospital in Midnapore. Police said seven people have been arrested in connection with the incident. Dolui's family alleged that BJP 'goons' attacked him to create tension in the area. BJP dismissed the allegations, saying they have no reason for resorting to violence. Meanwhile, a BJP worker was found hanging at his home in Purba Medinipur's Nandigram. Uday Dubey was found hanging at his home in Bhekutia area on Thursday morning. Dubey's family claimed that he was under stress as he was receiving threats from TMC. However, TMC denied charges and hit out at BJP for indulging in politics over a death. Police said a case of unnatural death has been lodged and further probe is underway. High-voltage Nandigram is under heavy security cover with Section 144 being clamped. In Nandigram, CM Mamata Banerjee is taking on her former aide, Suvendu Adhikari.
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Ramping up the campaign for the upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a roadshow in Medinipur for which huge crowd gathered in support of the party. The roadshow began from Dak Bunglow ground and culminated at Bolpur Chowrasta More. BJP supporters raised party flag and chanted "Jai Shri Ram" and "Vande Mataram" slogans. Shah, with state BJP president Dilip Ghosh was seen waving to the crowd. Elections for 294-West Bengal Assembly will be held in eight phases, with the first phase on March 27 and last on April 29. The results will be announced on May 2.
While addressing a rally at Midnapore on Friday, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan targeted Trinamool Congress and created a new full form of word 'Didi' and called Mamata Banerjee a 'dictator'. "To me, 'D' of Didi means dictator, which she is, 'I' is being 'insensitive' towards people, 'D' means Deed of spreading fear and 'I' means an 'Incompetent' CM. In 1906, the British divided West Bengal and now you've divided Sonar Bangla into Hindus and Muslims," said Shivraj. "When I use word Didi, picture of Mamata Didi used to come and Mamata Didi you have destroyed West Bengal and you have no right to remain in power," he added. "Mamata Didi, why you get panic on Shree Ram name? While Lord Ram is our god, soul and identity, why you used to shout TMC? Please answer," he further said.
Election strategist Prashant Kishor has said that the BJP will not even cross double digits in the 2021 West Bengal assembly polls. The poll strategist, who has been roped in by the Mamata government,..
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