After BJP president JP Nadda claimed to win Assembly elections and forming government in West Bengal, TMC leader Derek O'Brien declined his claims and called it "mind games"."I am amused with mind games of 'MoShah' (Modi and Shah).
Last night, Modi-Shah and BJP president JP Nadda, had a review meeting over Bengal.
They know that we're ahead of them.
In 2019 Lok Sabha polls, we were 3% ahead of BJP and this time it's increased to 6%.
So, catch us if you can.
'Tourist Gang', despite big talks, are behind, that's why the mind games.
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.
BJP President JP Nadda, while condemning the post-poll violence in West Bengal, said that the brutal incidents reminded him of the partition days. "I condemn the brutal killings which have taken place after the results. We also stand by the people of Bengal and all citizens residing in Bengal with whom such incidents took place. This makes me remember the partition days," said Nadda
All India NR Congress (AINRC) president N Rangasamy took oath as the Chief Minister of Puducherry on May 07. The oath was administered by Puducherry Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan. AINRC won 10 seats in Assembly elections while its ally BJP bagged six seats.
Oath taking ceremony of newly elected MLAs of Bengal was held inside the state Legislative Assembly on May 07. MLAs of West Bengal took oath as members of the state assembly in Kolkata. All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) got an absolute majority on its own by bagging 213 seats in the 294-member assembly. While BJP ended with 38% vote-share, it won 77 seats and became principal opposition party in WB.
TMC MP Derek O’Brien lashed out at the TMC leaders who deserted the party ahead of the West Bengal polls. The TMC MP said that the same people who featured in tapes accepting bribes and had been earlier attacked by the BJP are now in the saffron party and are considered to be clean. Calling them traitors, the TMC Rajya Sabha MP said that those leaders took a knife and stabbed the party in the back ahead of elections. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Trinamool MP and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's go-to man in Delhi Derek O'Brien spoke exclusively to Hindustan Times' Kumkum Chadha on the West Bengal polls. Speaking on the elections, the TMC MP said that the BJP has out-funded the Trinamool Congress in the state. “TMC is fighting a tough battle,” the TMC MP adds. Watch the full interview for more details.
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Trinamool MP and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's go-to man in Delhi Derek O'Brien spoke exclusively to Hindustan Times' Kumkum Chadha on the West Bengal polls. Speaking on the issue of corruption in the state, the TMC MP said that the BJP is very good at spreading negative perception and added that if TMC has retail corruption, then BJP has wholesale corruption. Watch some excerpts from this interview.
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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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A purported video from Sitalkuchi in Bengal's Cooch Behar is doing rounds on social media. Four villagers had died in the area in an altercation with CRPF jawans during the fourth phase of polling. Ruling TMC said video vindicates its position that there was no provocation for CRPF to fire. TMC MP and spokesperson Derek O'Brien went on to dub it as cold-blooded genocide. The video shows many locals gathered in a field, while some are seen wielding sticks. In the viral video, some central force jawans can also be seen. Soon firing can be heard, though it is not clear who fired the shot. Video shows a ruckus erupt in the area after the shots are fired. Earlier, Cooch Behar SP had said there was rumour that police opened fire. Debasish Dhar had added that the rumour led locals to come out in large numbers. The SP had said that this led the Central forces to open fire in self defence.
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A four-member MHA team visited Diamond Harbour area in South 24 Parganas district on May 07. MHA deputed the team to assess ground situation amid post-poll violence in Bengal. Violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after assembly results.
Amid political campaigning and upcoming fourth phase Assembly elections in West Bengal, BJP workers staged a protest outside Jadavpur Police Station in Kolkata over the attack on state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh's convoy. The protestors alleged that TMC goons attacked the convoy of Ghosh. BJP chief Dilip Ghosh's convoy was allegedly attacked in Cooch Behar on April 08. The first three phases of the eight-phased West Bengal polls have already taken place. The fourth phase of the elections will be held on April 10. Counting of the votes will take place on May 02.
Ahead of upcoming Assembly elections in Kerala, Union Home Minister Amit Shah attended a public meeting at Wayanad on April 3 and said Prime Minister has put forward the vision of 'FAST' and these could be the foundation of the development of the state. "For Kerala, PM Narendra Modi has put forward the vision of FAST. F stands for Fisheries and Fertiliser, A means Agriculture and Ayurveda, S means Skill Development and Social Empowerment, and T means Tourism and Technology," said Shah.
A 4-member Union Home Ministry team visited Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on May 07. MHA deputed the team to assess ground situation amid post-poll violence in Bengal. The violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after Assembly results. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led TMC won the recent-concluded West Bengal polls by majority.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over violence in the state. Javadekar slammed TMC over the attack on Union Minister V Muraleedharan. Earlier in the day, the minister’s convoy was attacked. Muraleedharan alleged that his convoy was “attacked by TMC goons”. Slamming Mamata over the violence, Javadekar alleged that the attack is a “conspiracy by Mamata Banerjee against BJP supporters”. Watch the full video for more details.
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As West Bengal is witnessing series of political killings following the elections results of state assembly, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on May 06 announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the victims of the post-poll violence. CM Mamata said that 16 people were killed in the violence. Mamata further said 16 people were killed since the results were announced and the violence took the equal toll on both BJP and TMC workers. "Those who died in the post-poll violence will be given a compensation of Rs 2 lakhs each without any discrimination. Under law and order by EC, 16 were killed half of whom are from TMC and half from BJP, one was from Sanjukta Morcha," said CM Mamata.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on May 07 slammed Central government over the management of the current COVID situation in the country. She said India is "crippled by a political leadership today that has no empathy for the people". ""I say this categorically - India is crippled by a political leadership today that has no empathy for the people. The Modi govt has failed the people of our country"," Sonia said at Congress Parliamentary Party Meeting.
TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee responded to a reporter’s question on the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Banerjee said that said fighting Covid-19 is one of her top priorities now. “I am just a street fighter. I can boost up people so that we can fight against BJP. One cannot do everything alone. I think all together we can fight the battle for 2024. Let's fight Covid first. Now it is not the time, we should concentrate on Covid,” said Mamata. Banerjee powered TMC to victory in the West Bengal Assembly Elections. She will be sworn in as the CM of West Bengal for the third time on May 5. Watch the full video for more.
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Home Minister Amit Shah met party workers in Guwahati on March 22. Party's National president JP Nadda, vice president Baijayant Jay Panda and Union Minister Dr..
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting concluded at party headquarters in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party president JP..