Actor Mithun Chakraborty ended all speculation over his political plunge on Sunday. Chakraborty reached Kolkata's Brigade Parade ground where PM Modi will hold a mega rally. Ahead of the rally which is scheduled to start at 2 pm, Chakraborty joined BJP. On Saturday, BJP's Kailash Vijayvargiya had announced that Mithun will attend the PM's rally. In 2014, Chakraborty was sent to Rajya Sabha by TMC after it stormed to power in 2011. Chakraborty's political sting was short-lived as he resigned in 2016 citing health reasons. Meanwhile, BJP has claimed that 10 lakh people will attend PM Modi's election rally. PM's rally comes as Bengal heads for an high-voltage assembly election starting March 27. The eight-phase polling will conclude on April 29, results on May 2. Bengal is likely to see a triangular contest with TMC, Cong-Left alliance and BJP in fray.
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Ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections, the national general secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kailash Vijayvargiya conducted poll campaigning in Kolkata on March 06. He did the election campaigning in Kalighat Hawkers Market of Kolkata along with party workers to invite people for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally at Brigade Parade Ground which will be held on March 07. The central observer for West Bengal, Vijayvargiya also enjoyed tea in 'kulhad' at a tea stall in the market. West Bengal Assembly polls will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting will taking place on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 02. West Bengal is likely to witness a triangular contest this time with TMC, Congress-Left alliance and the BJP in the fray.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned the attack on local party worker's 80-year-old mother and trains gun on Mamata Banerjee led TMC government over the law and order situation and said that the barbarism on an 80-year-old mother has shown TMC's cruel face to entire country. "You are well aware of the condition of 'Maa, Manush, Maati'. Mothers are being attacked on streets and in their houses. Recently, the cruelty unleashed on an 80-year-old mother has shown their cruel face to the entire country," said PM Modi during his address at a public rally at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground on March 07.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a jibe at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's e-scooty rally and quipped why her scooty took a turn towards Nandigram instead of going to Bhawanipore? "Some days back, when you (Mamata Banerjee) rode a scooty, everyone was praying that you are not hurt. It is good that you didn't fall, otherwise, you would have made enemy the state where the scooty was manufactured. Your (Mamata Banerjee's) scooty took a turn towards Nandigram instead of going to Bhawanipore. Didi, I wish everyone well and don't want anyone hurt. But what can I do if the scooty is destined to fall in Nandigram?," said PM Modi during his address at a public rally at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground on March 07.
After joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections, actor Mithun Chakraborty on Sunday raised a new poll slogan "Ek chhobole chhobi" (finish in one attack), in a veiled attack on the Trinamool Congress (TMC). He joined the BJP at Brigade Parade Ground where Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed his first rally after the announcement of the West Bengal Assembly poll schedule. "Ami Jol Dhorao noi, Bele Borao noi, ami ekta cobra, jat ghokhro, ek chhobole chhobi (I am not Jol Dhora, I am not Bele Bora, I am a pure cobra, you will be finished in one strike). Now, remember the new slogan Ek chhobole chhobi," he said. Watch the full video for more details.
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Addressing a massive BJP rally at the Brigade Parade Grounds, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in West Bengal hit out at his detractors who accuse him of favouring a handful of his businessmen friends. "You have betrayed and insulted the people of Bengal who trusted that you will be the harbinger of change after the end of the Left rule. You smashed to smithereens (chaknachoor) their hopes and dreams," he said. Watch the full video for more details.
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BJP will strengthen democratic system and will re-establish public belief in government system in Bengal guaranteed Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing at a public rally at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground on March 07.
A 21-year-old woman sarpanch Bhagyashree Lekhmi from Kothi Village of Naxal-affected Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra is working to develop her village. She said, "I aim to make my village no.1 by ensuring that traditional values are not lost and there's development too." This woman proves strong mettle despite various challenges.
The first women battalion of India's largest Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) unit, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was started in the year 1986. The 35th foundation day of this battalion was celebrated on February 06. Women officers are performing operational duty, signal, medical and other administrative duties in the battalion. They are deployed in sensitive regions such as Srinagar for counter-insurgency, Naxalite areas and static parts. The women battalion is also serving in Naxalite areas like- Bijapur and Dantewada. While speaking to ANI, the Commandant in CRPF's 88th women battalion, Neeraj Bala said, "Out of 1,200, 1,100 are women here for operational duty, signal, medical and other administrative duties." "They are deployed in sensitive regions such as Srinagar for counter-insurgency, Naxalite areas and static parts," she added. Speaking to ANI, the Deputy Commandant of CRPF's 88th Women Battalion, Krishna Ahlawat said, "I joined as a head constable in 1986. Faced family woes initially but they are proud of me now. Served in Naxalite areas like Bijapur and Dantewada, didn't face any problem because of my gender." "Women's induction in Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBra) unit is a positive step," she added.
While speaking to media in Mumbai on March 05, the Home Minister of Maharashtra, Anil Deshmukh spoke on operation carried in Naxalite area in Gadchiroli. HM Deshmukh said, "Gadchiroli is remote district affected by the Naxal activities in Maharashtra. Police conducted raid at the arms manufacturing factory in Abujhmad and destroyed it. Gadchiroli Police conducted operation under Tactical Counter Offensive Campaign (TCOC)."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured people of Bengal that state will be once again in forefront when India completes centenary of independence. He was addressing public gathering at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground on March 07. "The next 25 years are very important for the development of Bengal. The development here in the next 5 years will lay the foundation for State's development in the next 25 years. In 2047, when India will celebrate 100 years of independence, Bengal will lead the country once again," said PM Modi.
A BJP delegation including party's general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya met Chief Election Commissioner of India (ECI), Sunil Arora on March 04. Speaking on the meeting, Vijayvargiya said, "In Hubli,..