During a public meeting at West Bengal's Purba Bardhaman, BJP chief JP Nadda pointed at CM Mamata Banerjeee for not commenting on 'anti-Dalit' statement by a TMC leader. "Today is Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar's 130th birth anniversary... Just now, a TMC leader used an offending word for Dalit brothers that I can't say here. I am sad by seeing that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has not yet condemned it. This is TMC's anti-Dalit face and we should understand this," said JP Nadda. TMC leader Sujata Mondal Khan made controversial remarks against Dalits as she equated them with beggars.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday met with the families of people who were killed during the fourth round of voting for the state assembly elections on April 10 in Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar. While an 18-year-old first time voter was shot dead by miscreants when he was standing in a queue to cast his vote, four others were killed in firing by central forces reportedly in self-defence on the same day.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a pot shot at BJP by saying that wherever the party and its ideologue RSS go, hatred starts to intensify there. He said, "People of Assam say their history and culture are being attacked. Tamil Nadu and Bengal are facing the same thing." The fifth phase of assembly polls will be held in West Bengal on April 17.
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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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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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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Clash broke out between BJP and TMC workers during a roadshow of party state president Dilip Ghosh's in West Bengal's Bardhaman on April 13. Party workers of BJP, TMC pelted stones at each other. TMC Party office was also vandalised. Police rushed to the spot and handled the situation. The fifth and sixth phases of the ongoing Assembly elections in the state will take place on April 17 and April 22. Counting of votes will take place on May 02.
Workers of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha staged a unique protest against the fuel price hike on March 15. Workers took out the march and dragged a car tied with rope against the BJP-led government. Protestors..