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.
Dismissing the exit polls for Assam assembly elections which indicate return of BJP alliance in the state, Assam Congress President Ripun Bora on April 30 expressed confidence that the party with its allies will get a thumping majority and will form next government in Assam. "Congress and Mahajot will get a thumping majority and will form next government in Assam. Congress-led Mahajot is very much confident and it's a matter of one day only. Everything will be clear on 2nd May," said Assam Congress President.
Congress senior leader Kapil Sibal while appreciating TMC chief Mamata Banerjee's victory in West Bengal state assembly elections irrespective of what Centre government did called her 'Jhansi ki Rani.' He further called Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'Goliath.' Kapil Sibal said, "When PM won '19 polls, I congratulated him, couldn't have called him Jhansi ki Rani, he was Goliath. We must congratulate leaders who win. Centre did everything and EC helped. Despite that, if Mamata ji gets 2/3rd majority, she should be called Jhansi ki Rani."
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.
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.
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