BJP was denied permission to hold a roadshow of Mithun Chakraborty in Kolkata's Behala. A group of party activists held a demonstration in front of Parnasree police station. Protest was led by BJP's Srabanti Chatterjee, who is contesting from Behala Paschim seat. “I have done so many campaigns, when did you see us breaking law and order. Problem is caused by them (TMC), I want to know the reason for cancellation. It is saddening that our party president (Dilip Ghosh) is being attacked. We will tolerate everything till April 21, we won't let violence mar elections,” Mithun said. Mithun, however, led a roadshow in Tollygunge for BJP's candidate Babul Supriyo. “It is a shameful incident, didi (Mamata Banerjee) is scared of defeat. She is trying to kill democracy through violence as always. They also did not give permission to campaign here, but we managed to do it,” Babul said.
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BJP workers staged protest near Kolkata's Parnashree Police station after actor-turned-politician Mithun Chakraborty's roadshow was cancelled. Mithun Chakraborty demanded reason behind cancelling the roadshow. "I have done almost 37 campaigns today. I want to know the cause of cancelling the roadshow. Did you see anything coming from our side that could start violence? All of it is coming from that side. Where is the problem in law and order from our side?," said actor turned politician Mithun Chakraborty. Terming it a shameful act, BJP leader Babul Supriyo said, "They have always used violence to kill democracy."
Actor-cum-politician Mithun Chakraborty held road show in WB's Hooghly on April 02. He did road show in Pursurah for party's candidate Biman Ghosh. A large number of supporters came forward in the road show. He said, "There was no 'parivartan' earlier, it was a lie. There will be a change now; there will be no riots or violence. This is BJP's motto." Mithun Chakraborty joined BJP on March 07. However, he is not contesting elections. The eight phase West Bengal polls will conclude on April 29.
West Bengal BJP vice president Arjun Singh accused West Bengal Police of taking side and running on guidelines by CM Mamata Banerjee after a bomb was allegedly hurled outside his residence. The police had filed an FIR against Singh in the matter. "The bomb was hurled outside my house. The most important thing is when the incident happened, I wasn't at my home. Again around 10:30 pm yesterday, the bomb hurled there in presence of media and police. The inspector has filed suo motu FIR against me after all this that happened. Now, one can easily understand that police is too biased and is running on guidelines by CM Mamata Banerjee," said Arjun Singh.
As West Bengal elections are approaching; BJP MP Arjun Singh alleged that three people hurled bombs at his residence on March 17. Speaking on the matter Barrackpore Police Commissioner Ajay Nand on March 18 said, "It's fully political. Both TMC and BJP workers hurled bombs at each other and vandalized locals' houses. Probe underway, culprits will be arrested."
As West Bengal elections are approaching, BJP MP Arjun Singh on March 18 alleged that three people hurled bombs at around 15 places and destroyed CCTV cameras in North 24 Parganas' Jagaddal area leaving three injured. "Bombs have been hurled at around 15 places and CCTV cameras installed by police have been broken by three people and their associates," said BJP MP Arjun Singh.
A snow leopard gave birth to three cubs in WB's Darjeeling. The cubs were welcomed by Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. Under snow leopard conservation breeding project of PNHZP, total number of snow leopards reached to 12 now. The snow leopard gave birth to cubs on April 10.
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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While addressing a public conference in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas on April 13, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took a jibe at state CM Mamata Banerjee for protesting against EC's decision for banning her from election campaigning over violation of Model Code of Conduct. He said, "You talk nonsense about our Prime Minister. Why do you blame him for everything? I have also been a Chief Minister, I know how a CM should behave...Election Commission has banned her for 24 hours citing Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violation. She's now against the EC. Didi, can you spare anyone?"
Ahead of fifth phase of West Bengal polls, Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah held a massive roadshow in Islampur of Uttar Dinajpur on April 13. Score of BJP supporters and workers were present during the roadshow. However, social distancing norms were disappeared and many were seen without masks. The 5th phase of Bengal elections are secluded to be held on April 17.
While speaking to ANI, BJP chief JP Nadda on April 13 said, "She (Mamata Banerjee) can go (to Cooch Behar), it's democracy but she said nothing about Anand Burman, a 22-yr-old youth who was killed. We spoke about everyone, the four people who were killed, Anand Burman, and even the Bihar SHO who was beaten to death in Uttar Dinajpur. She is the CM but she said nothing. She looks at everything through the glasses of politics. We look at society from a development point of view and we speak of taking everyone together."
Over CM Mamata Banerjee's protest against Election Commission's decision of banning her from election campaigning, BJP chief JP Nadda on April 13 took a jibe and said that she thinks that she is alone the truthful one. "EC is an independent body. They might have done it by noticing something. But Mamata ji's stand is that if you listen to her then everything is fine but if you don't then everything is wrong, that she alone is the truthful one. That's not the case," said JP Nadda.
Telugu New Year 'Ugadi' is being celebrated today. MoS Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy celebrated the festival at BJP Telangana state office. BJP workers also participated in the ceremony. According to the Hindu calendar, Gudi Padwa and Ugadi are celebrated on the first day of the year.
Ahead of fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a roadshow at Kalimpong on Apr 12 and appealed people to choose 'lotus govt' to get justice. Slamming CM Mamata Banerjee, HM Shah said, "Kalimpong suffered for years. In 1986, CPM oppressed you, over 1200 Gorkhas lost lives. You were not given justice. When Didi came, she took lives of several Gorkhas. You were not given justice. Choose 'lotus govt', we'll form SIT and send them behind bars."
Ahead of the fifth phase of West Bengal state Assembly elections 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah will hold series of rallies and roadshows in state today. HM Amit Shah held a roadshow in Kalimpong on April 12. People in large numbers thronged the site to get a glimpse of the leader. 5th phase of West Bengal elections will be held on April 17.
Amidst the ongoing polling for the fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections on Saturday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Locket Chatterjee was allegedly attacked in Hooghly's Chunchura. Chatterjee spoke to an Election Commission official saying that she was attacked by locals at polling booth no 66 in Chunchura. She also said that journalists were attacked too. The BJP leader demanded additional forces to be sent in Chunchura. Voting for 44 constituencies in West Bengal's fourth phase Assembly elections began at 7 am on Saturday amid tight security. Watch the full video for more details.
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In the ongoing fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly cast his vote at a polling booth in Behala constituency of South 24 Parganas district. A total of 1,15,81,022 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in this fourth phase of assembly election. The fifth phase of the assembly elections will commence on April 17. Counting of votes will take place on May 02.
Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh attacked West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee over her dharna against EC's campaign ban. Ghosh blamed the Bengal CM for deaths in Cooch Behar during the fourth phase of polling. “She (Mamata) is targeting the Election Commission and giving direction to loot EVMs. Mamata Banerjee is completely responsible for the deaths (in Sitalkuchi). She is not following the decision taken by EC and is sitting on dharna. She, who protests against SC and the Constitution, will never follow law,” said Ghosh. Mamata is sitting on dharna next to a Mahatma Gandhi's statue at Kolkata's Mayo road. EC imposed a 24-hour ban on the TMC supremo from campaigning in any manner. Ban has been imposed over Mamata's remarks against the central forces. Meanwhile, EC also issued a notice to Ghosh for his remarks on the Sitalkuchi incident.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sat on 'dharna' at Gandhi Murti in Kolkata on April 13. She is protesting against EC's ban on her campaigning for 24 hours from 8 pm of April 12 till 8 pm of April 13. While sitting on dharna she kept herself busy with painting. EC banned her over her 'highly insinuating and provocative remarks' amid elections in West Bengal.
Bharatiya Janata Party National President Jagat Prakash Nadda reacted on attack on convoy of West Bengal state chief Dilip Ghosh. Condemning the attack, he said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has..