Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on April 19 announced that 121 fast- track courts has been sanctioned for Bengal for sexual offences against children in West Bengal. "Been writing to Mamata Banerjee for her consent but all went in vain. You're a woman CM. What's the problem with fast-track courts for sexual offences against children?" Law Minister asked. "Fast-track courts established across country for fast-tracking cases of sexual offences against children, wherein Centre provides 50% funds and remaining states do. 121 fast-track courts sanctioned for Bengal, there has been no response from CM Mamata," he added.
BJP national president JP Nadda held a roadshow in West Bengal's Birbhum on April 19. He held roadshow in Sainthia. However, COVID norms were flouted during the roadshow. Despite surge in coronavirus cases, huge crowd gathered there. Today, India reported over 2.7 lakh new positive cases of COVID-19.
As Prime Minister campaigns in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas ahead of third phase of voting, he targeted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said people of Bengal have planned exit of "Taka Maar Company" (TMC) from Nabanna. "Some people in TMC had decided to field Mamata Didi from another seat but some intelligent persons told her that it would be her second biggest mistake. Some people told her that if she would lose both seats, it will become very difficult for TMC to function as a party in future," said PM Modi in Sonarpur. He added, "Didi, you should trust the people of Bengal. People of Bengal have given their verdict. It is decided that you will have to leave Nabanna with your Taka Maar Company (TMC)."
Union Minister Smriti Irani rode a scooty during a roadshow of BJP in West Bengal. Irani, who is on a day-long visit to the poll-bound state, joined a bike rally on Friday. The BJP minister was seen riding scooty in Panchpota area of South 24 Parganas district. Smriti Irani was accompanied by BJP workers and party leader Roopa Ganguly. This comes a day after Mamata Banerjee rode an e-scooter in protest against rising fuel prices. The West Bengal CM Commuted to and from the State Secretariat Nabanna on the electric scooter. On the way to Nabanna in the morning, the CM was seen riding pillion on the battery-powered e-scooter. While in the afternoon, Banerjee took the driver's seat on the way to her residence in Kalighat. While Banerjee rode the scooter at a slow speed, some security personnel followed her on foot. Elections to the 294-member West Bengal assembly are due in march-may this year. The eight-phase polling will start on march 27 and conclude on April 29, results on May 2.
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee protested against the fuel price hike in a unique style. On Thursday, Banerjee commuted to and from state secretariat Nabanna on an electric scooter. On the way to Nabanna in the morning, the CM was seen riding pillion on a battery-powered e-scooter. While in the afternoon, Banerjee took the driver's seat on the way to her residence in Kalighat. While Banerjee rode the scooter at a slow speed, some security personnel followed her on foot. "Today, we silently protested against the hike in petrol, diesel and LPG prices. I rode a pillion on an electric scooter on my way to the Secretariat. The battery-powered electric scooter was driven by minister Firhad (Bobby) Hakim. While returning, I myself rode the e-scooter. Even though this was my first attempt, riding the e-scooter seemed easy. I will ride it again and become an efficient rider. I thank each and everyone for their support," Banerjee said. The TMC supremo is not missing any opportunity to score over her main rival BJP. Elections to the 294-member West Bengal assembly are due in April-May this year.
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Mamata Banerjee was discharged from hospital two days after she had suffered injuries. The Bengal CM was admitted to state-run SSKM Hospital in Kolkata with severe bone injuries. Mamata was discharged on Friday evening after doctors found her recovery 'satisfactory’. Doctors took the decision after the TMC supremo repeatedly requested them to discharge her. The 66-year-old CM will, however, have to return to hospital within a week for check-up. Seated on a wheelchair with foot plastered, Mamata came out of the hospital's Woodburn block. Mamata was helped by Abhishek Banerjee and Firhad Hakim to get into her car's front seat. The CM went straight to her Kalighat house with heavy police deployment along the route. Mamata fell and suffered injuries after she was allegedly pushed by 4-5 unidentified people. Incident happened on Wednesday evening during her campaigning in Nandigram.
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee nearly falls while driving an electric scooter in Howrah, as a mark of protest against fuel price hike. She quickly regained her balance with support and continued to drive. She is travelling to Kalighat from State Secretariat in Nabanna
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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLAs on Thursday staged a protest at the state assembly against the rising fuel prices. The protest was staged with the slogans like 'Petrol diesel k daam kam karo', 'Mehngai..