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 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 BJP alleged TMC workers for the attacks on their party workers ahead of West Bengal Assembly election, Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim accused the former of "communalising politics" and blamed the clash between new and old BJP for the attacks. He said, "They are unable to tackle their own workers, so, there is a clash between the old BJP and the new BJP, Suvendu BJP vs the old BJP. They are blaming TMC as they don't have control over their workers." Hakim further said that BJP has only two things, polarization and communalization, that will help them in the upcoming elections.
West Bengal Minister for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Firhad Hakim on March 11 demanded the probe in the matter of state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's alleged attack, and also informed that their party MPs, under the Saugata Roy's leadership will go to Election Commission of India (ECI) tomorrow (March 12) to demand probe. He said, "People are saying that it happened after the vehicle hit an iron pole. Had that been the case, there would've been scratch marks on vehicle? But there's none. It means CM was standing on footboard and greeting people when she was pushed. We're demanding probe." "Our MPs are going to ECI tomorrow, under Saugata Roy's leadership, to demand probe. A BJP MP had said wait and watch what'll happen on 10th. ADG (Law and Order) and DG were removed from their posts. There was no police or mgmt for crowd control? All this should be probed," he added CM Banerjee on March 10 suffered injury after being allegedly 'pushed' by few persons in Nandigram. She's currently admitted at IPGMER and SSKM
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.
After BJP failed to wrest West Bengal from TMC despite a high pitch election campaign, state party chief Dilip Ghosh said BJP will analyse the election results as to what went wrong, but added that the party's performance since the last assembly elections has increased many fold. The BJP was leading on 77 seats, according to the latest information provided by the Election Commission which also showed TMC ahead on 213 of 294 seats.
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 and the people of the state proved that they did not vote under any pressure. As per the latest Election Commission trends, TMC was leading on 205 seats while BJP was ahead in 79 constituencies.
A 10-member BJP delegation, led by state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, met the four-member team from Home Ministry at the BSF office in Kolkata. MHA deputed the team to assess the ground situation amid the post-poll violence in West Bengal. Additional Secretary in Home Ministry Govind Mohan, Additional Secretary in Education Ministry Vinit Joshi, Joint Director of Intelligence Bureau Janardan Singh and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) IB, Nalin are among the team. Violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after post-poll results.
BJP chief JP Nadda met violence-affected BJP workers in West Bengal on May 4. He met the family of party worker who was allegedly killed in post-poll violence in Beliaghata, Kolkata. West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh also accompanied Nadda. “Only those who cannot hear a mother’s screams can call such serious issues a stunt, a drama. BJP will not tolerate such bloodied politics done just for power. BJP will not tolerate political oppression on the people of Bengal. I had said it earlier too, Mamata ji does not represent Bengali culture. Intolerance, thy name is Mamata ji,” said Nadda. Watch the full video for more.
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On May 04, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda and state party chief Dilip Ghosh visited residence of party worker that has been allegedly vandalised by TMC workers. JP Nadda talked to the violence-affected BJP workers there. Nadda is on a two-day visit to the state.
Halfway through the West Bengal Assembly polls, the Election Commission of India has got a new chief. On April 13, Sushil Chandra took charge as the 24th CEC, succeeding Sunil Arora. On the latter's last day in office, the EC barred Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours. Chandra became an Election Commissioner in 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. He will now oversee voting in the remaining 4 phases in Bengal, as well as declaration of results of elections in 4 states and 1 Union Territory. Watch the full video for more.
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Sushil Chandra on April 13 took charge as the 24th Chief Election Commissioner. Chandra replaces Sunil Arora who retired on April 12. Sushil Chandra was appointed as Election Commissioner in 2019 before Lok Sabha elections.