After joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections, actor Mithun Chakraborty on Sunday raised a new poll slogan "Ek chhobole chhobi" (finish in one attack), in a veiled attack on the Trinamool Congress (TMC).
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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 19 interacted with leading doctors from across the country via video conferencing on the COVID-19 situation. With 2,73,810 new COVID cases, the country reported highest ever spike today.
COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference meeting with top pharma companies in the country on April 19. With 2,73,810 new COVID cases, the country reported highest ever spike today.
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.
Amid election season in West Bengal, bombs were hurled at BJP's camp office and residence of party workers in Panihati last night. BJP candidate from Panihati constituency, Sanmoy Banerjee alleged TMC workers for the incident. He said, "TMC people have resorted to these attacks as they know they are losing the polls. Police are acting as mere spectators." The eight-phased Bengal elections will conclude on April 29.
Ahead of the Assembly polls in West Bengal, Bengali actors Rajshree Rajbanshi and Bonny Sengupta joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on March 10. The actors have been inducted into the party in the presence of West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh. Recently, Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty joined BJP on March 7 during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally at Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata. West Bengal Assembly elections will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting taking place on April 29.
TMC MP Saugata Roy took a jibe at yesteryear Bollywood heartthrob Mithun Chakraborty for joining the BJP. Roy said Chakraborty was originally a Naxalite and had changed parties four times. “Mithun Chakraborty is not a star of today. He is a star of yesteryears. He has changed parties four times. He was originally a Naxalite, then went to CPM, then he joined TMC and was made a Rajya Sabha MP. BJP threatened him with ED cases, so he left the Rajya Sabha. He has no credibility, no respect and no influence among the people,” said Roy. Mithun Chakraborty joined the BJP at Brigade Parade Ground on March 7 ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mega rally. He was welcomed into the fold by BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and state president Dilip Ghosh, among others. Watch the full video for more.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public rally at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground on March 07 mocked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her Ravan remark. "A lot has been said about me. Sometimes Ravan, sometimes devil, sometimes goon, Didi, why so angry?," said PM Modi.
Wearing PPE kits, three COVID-19 positive patients came to cast their votes in WB's Siliguri on April 17. They went to Booth No 173A at Siliguri Girls School to exercise their right. Fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections held today.
With fifth phase of polling is underway in West Bengal, a report of TMC camp office vandalism has surfaced from Deganga Assembly constituency. TMC's camp office was vandalised at booth number 81 in Kumarpur on April 17. The party workers alleged that central forces are behind the vandalism. West Bengal recorded a voter turnout of 69.40 per cent till 3.30 pm across 45 constituencies in six districts during the fifth phase of the state Assembly polls, according to the Election Commission (EC). Voting for the fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls began at 7 am on Saturday amid tight security.
In the ongoing West Bengal Assembly polls, BJP candidate from Bidhan Nagar, Sabya Sabyasachi Dutta alleged that 'TCM goons' are stopping voters in Nayapatti Bidhan Nagar during polls. "TMC goons stopped me here at Nayapatti. They are also stopping the voters even as polling is underway," he said. Heavy central forces are deployed at the polling station to maintain the law and order. Fifth phase of polling are underway for the 45 Assembly constituencies.
All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mimi Chakraborty cast her vote at a polling booth in Jalpaiguri on Apr 17 as fifth phase of the WB Assembly elections is underway today. She followed COVID precautionary measures at the polling station. Mimi was also seen clicking pictures with her fans.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that Delhi will be under a six-day lockdown from 10 pm tonight to 5 am on Monday.
Hit by the second Covid wave, India recorded 2,73,810 fresh infections and 1,619 deaths in a new record high, taking the caseload to 1.5 crore.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a meeting to discuss the coronavirus crisis in the country as India battles an unprecedented surge in cases that saw a new record daily high today with over 2.73 lakh fresh infections. Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien on Sunday tweeted that Mamata Banerjee will not campaign in Kolkata anymore. Amid the row over Remdesivir supply, Shiv Sena MLA Sanjay Gaikwad has said if he would have found the coronavirus, he would have put it into the mouth of BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, sparking protests by the opposition party in Maharashtra.
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Ahead of the sixth phase of voting in West Bengal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held massive roadshows. While the BJP leader held a rally in Habra, the Trinamool Congress chief led a roadshow in Kolkata. Many participants at the rallies didn't follow Covid protocol, failing to maintain social distance. Some didn't even wear face masks. Watch the full video for more.
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