Union Minister Smriti Irani rode a scooty on February 26 during BJP's roadshow in Panchpota area of West Bengal for upcoming assembly elections.
Interestingly, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had also tried her hands at an electric scooty a day before in Kolkata where she was riding the electric vehicle to protest against the rising fuel prices.
Former Attorney General & Constitutional law expert Soli Sorabjee died on Friday. The 91-year-old veteran lawyer passed away after getting infected with Covid-19. Sorabjee had served as the Attorney General for India from 1989-90 & then from 1998-2004. The Former Attorney General was admitted to a private hospital in South Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and condoled Sorabjee's demise. VP Venkaiah Naidu, union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, RS Prasad and Smriti Irani also paid their tribute to the former Attorney General. NCP chief Sharad Pawar and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also tweeted and expressed their condolences. Born in 1930, Soli Sorabjee had been honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 2002.
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The first convocation of 31 students of National Institute of Fashion Technology Srinagar was held in Srinagar's Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre on April 09. Textiles Minister Smriti Irani was the chief guest on the occasion and Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju was the Guest of Honour at institute's convocation. JandK Governor Manoj Sinha also attended the convocation via video conferencing from Jammu's Raj Bhawan. NIFT Srinagar offers two undergraduate courses in Fashion Design and Fashion Communication of four years respectively. It plays a vital role in providing exposure to students in order to enhance their creativity. Students were overjoyed with the convocation that took place amid pandemic.
Union minister Smriti Irani hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the latter's comments regarding personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force. The Trinamool Congress chief reportedly said that she respects 'real soldiers', but not those who 'create nuisance, and harass people at the behest of the Bharatiya Janata Party'. Irani said that Bengal residents have decided to end Mamata's roguishness. Watch the full video for more.
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A day after 3rd phase of West Bengal assembly elections, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani targeted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her remarks on paramilitary forces. "Mamata ji's hooliganism took another turn but people of West Bengal have decided to stop it. She can see her defeat in these polls. She was against poor in Bengal and is now speaking against paramilitary forces," said Smriti Irani in Phansidewa, Darjeeling. In a rally in Cooch Behar, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, "We want free and fair polls, public should be allowed to cast their votes. CRPF shouldn't obstruct them from entering the polling center. I respect CRPF who are real jawans but I don't respect BJP CRPF who are doing nuisance, attacking women and harassing people."
BJP president JP Nadda alleged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's involvement in post-poll violence and said her silence for 36 hours is in itself is a proof. "The manner in which massacre and brutal killings took place and the manner in which the acting CM stayed silent for 36 hours speaks of her involvement. Mamata ji's silence speaks about her involvement and she starts her third term with blood on her hands," said Nadda.
As West Bengal is witnessing political violence in parts of the state soon after assembly election results were announced, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condemned the incidents of violence, and said such incidents cannot be tolerated. She, however, blamed the BJP for these incidents, saying there is "more disturbance" in place where the opposition party has won. "No such incident can be tolerated. There is more disturbance in places where BJP has won. BJP is circulating about fake incidents through old videos. My appeal to all political parties is to stop this. You all have done a lot during elections. Bengal is a place of unity,"
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker's house in Kankinara Ramnagar colony area of Bhatpara were vandalised by miscreants on May 04. CCTV footage shows crude bombs were hurled at BJP worker house. The BJP worker alleged that TMC is behind the attack. A series of post-poll violence witnessed in parts of Bengal.
Petrol and diesel prices in the national capital after a slight increase stood at Rs 90.99 and Rs 81.42 per litre, respectively on May 06. Prices rose by 25 paisa and 30 paisa respectively in Delhi. In Mumbai, the prices of petrol and diesel jumped by 22 paisa and 30 paisa to Rs 97.34 and Rs 88.49. The price of petrol and diesel in Chennai was Rs 92.90 and Rs 86.35 per litre respectively and Rs 90.92 and Rs 83.98 per litre in Kolkata.
BJP chief JP Nadda, on May 05, addressed the party leader in Kolkata and asked the leaders to take oath that they will carry out our responsibility, by happily accepting the mandate, and play the important role of Opposition. "What we fought in Bengal - political violence, appeasement and tyranny - we won't step back from carrying out our duties," said Nadda. Nadda, who is on two-day visit to West Bengal reached there following post poll violence to meet the victims.
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee took oath as West Bengal Chief Minister on May 05 for third consecutive term in presence of Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata. Congratulating Mamata Banerjee for the third consecutive victory, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said that he has every hope that the chief minister will restore rule of law in the state and accord relief to hurt on priority basis. Governor said, "I congratulate Mamata ji on her third term. Our priority is that we must bring an end to this senseless violence that has affected society at large. I have every hope that the CM on an urgent basis will take all steps to restore rule of law and ensure those who are hurt are accorded relief on priority basis."
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee took oath as West Bengal Chief Minister on May 05 for third consecutive term. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar administered the oath at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata. The swearing-in ceremony was very low-key due to ongoing COVID pandemic. Trinamool Congress won 213 seats in recently concluded West Bengal Assembly elections.
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